There’s nothing the fashion crowd loves more than getting behind a rather specific aesthetic. Whether it’s adopting kitschy 2000’s-era kidcore or cosplaying as a country club-attending tennis star, fashion people love participating in a bit of sartorial role play. Look, I don’t make the rules. As I mentioned, the tennis courts were a huge theme we noticed all over Instagram last year, but recently we’ve been seeing a new fashion aesthetic spring up, and, yes, it’s all about embodying your inner ballerina.
Even though my own ballet career fatefully ended at the age of five, there’s nothing stopping me from styling all the ballet-inspired fashion items that are currently having a moment, right? But let’s go more granular. Which pieces exactly am I seeing bubble up? The ballet class getup encompasses everything from pretty tie-up tops to trendy leggings worn sans pants and even a certain hair accessory you can snag at the drugstore. If you’re ready to dive in, continue on to discover each of the seven items that I think are defining this on-the-rise aesthetic, and then shop the pieces that, dare I say, are on pointe.