10 Times We Took Style Lessons From Barbie

Plastic works fantastic in the real world too

Lesson #1
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Lesson #1

Unique detailing, like the ruffles and asymmetric hem on Barbie’s skirt, help elevate a classic workwear wardrobe.

Lesson #2
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Lesson #2

Jazz up monochromatic ensembles with a bright-coloured accessory.

Lesson #3
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Lesson #3

Make a statement by mixing slogans and prints.

Lesson #4
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Lesson #4

A long vest instantly pulls a casual outfit together.

Lesson #5
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Lesson #5

When it comes to accessorizing, more is always more.

Lesson #6
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Lesson #6

All black doesn’t have to be boring when you have a cool carryall.

Lesson #7
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Lesson #7

Break up top-to-toe prints with solid colour accessories.

Lesson #8
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Lesson #8

For a more modern take on the LBD, pick one made with uncommon materials like netting.

Lesson #9
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Lesson #9

Instead of the usual crop top and shorts, how about a breezy lace-up mini dress for your next music festival?

Lesson #10
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Lesson #10

Drape a jacket over a tee and shorts for a weekend ensemble that’s laidback yet polished.

You no longer have to be under 15 years old to love Barbie openly! The world’s favourite doll is back again, now as an Instagram style star.

Officially created by Mattel, her Instagram account, @barbiestyle, has garnered a whopping 1 million followers since it was launched a little over a year ago, and it’s not hard to see why. Barbie is now a social media and fashion darling, meeting other style icons like Caroline Issa and Eva Chen, travelling from place to place for Coachella and Fashion Week, and snapping regram-worthy #OOTD and #flatlay shots. Is it weird that we’re jealous?

Plus, despite only being 11.5 inches tall, Barbie sure knows how to dress for success — we round up 10 of her best looks and the style lessons we can all learn from them.

Photos: @barbiestyle via Instagram

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