Your guide to the balletcore aesthetic

As you've probably noticed, one of the latest aesthetics taking over Fashion TikTok right now is balletcore. Not only will it fulfill your dreams of dressing like a ballerina, but it's all about the comfiest style. From the soft sweaters to flats and the cutest shades of pink, balletcore is bound to be your next obsession this spring. Continue reading to find out exactly what you need to get the look!

Wrap long-sleeve tops

Hollister, $15

There's something about wrap tops that give *all* the ballerina vibes. Stick to neutrals and light pink hues to effortlessly achieve the look.

Stirrup leggings

Nasty Gal, $12

One of the key pieces to achieving the balletcore look is a pair of black leggings—the stirrup detail is just a fun little addition to elevate the classic pair you already wear all the time.


Abercrombie & Fitch, $45

As a variation of a leotard, a bodysuit is basically required here. Go for a black one for a sleek look or a baby pink one for some soft-girl vibes.

Ballet flats

ASOS, $18

For the balletcore aesthetic, you *need* a pair of ballet flats (it's literally in the name). They tend to be super comfy, but if you're someone who loves some height, opt for a pair with a small heel (we heart W Concept's Ballerina Flat, $69,

Satin wrap skirts

Shein, $14

This pink wrap skirt will look ah-mazing with a nude bodysuit and your fave pair of ballet flats. You'll look like you've just stepped out of rehearsal.

Cropped boleros

H&M, $12.99

Boleros have been popping up in stores this winter, and they just so happen to be a classic item for ballet outfits (very convenient, tbh). The ballerina off-duty look has never been easier to achieve.

Leg warmers

Shein, $4.50

Leg warmers are such a versatile item—you can wear them with a skirt and tights to stay cozy and cute, or with leggings for a more casual vibe.

Hair bows and ribbons

Emery Rose, $2.50

If you want to accessorize your balletcore outfit, you can add a cute bow or ribbon in your hair. If you're looking for even more balletcore hairstyle inspo, check out our TikTok video for some super cute and easy ideas.

Pearl jewelry

Urban Outfitters, $20

Anything dainty or with pearl details will do the trick. Try layering a gold necklace over a pearl necklace with a pink or nude top for the *cutest* look.

Pink nail polish

Essie, $9

Lastly, we can't forget our nails. Going along with all the dreamy and delicate vibes, this perfect shade of pink will complete your balletcore look (it's called ballet slippers after all).

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by Alaina Cintron | 2/26/2022