Sick of Barbiecore? Here Are 5 Trends to Try Instead

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It feels like all anyone could talk about for the last year was the Barbie movie and Barbiecore.

But let’s be real, rocking hot pink isn’t for everyone. And, even if you dug the trend at one point, you might be over it now, ready to move on to something else (and we don’t blame you!).

So, let’s take a look at some of our favorite summer/fall trends to give you a much needed break from all that pink.

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1. Back to School

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It’s just about that time: time to go back to school! But fortunately, you don’t need to be a student to rock the trend. Embrace some varsity sweaters, cable knit sweater vests, pleated mini skirts, and some oxfords and you’ll be well on your way to nailing the look.

2. Crochet

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Crochet has been back for a while and it doesn’t look like it’s going away any time soon. The great thing about the crochet trend is it has a little bit of something for everyone — there are plenty of neutral crochet pieces if you love the minimalist look, as well as more colorful pieces if you’re hoping to make more of a statement.

3. White Linen

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Get ready to break out your white linens (and no, we’re not talking about tablecloths!). Of course, neither white or linen for summer is particularly revolutionary, but there’s something about a crisp white linen top that will never go out of style.

4. Quiet Luxury

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Thank Succession and Sofia Richie for the emergence of quiet luxury, aka the upscale aesthetic that doesn’t scream but rather subtly makes a statement. Of course, you don’t need to be a billionaire to take part in the trend. Quite Luxury is all about choosing classic pieces that have the look and feel of money, even if you didn’t spend an arm and a leg to get them.

5. Western

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Western vibes used to just be for Coachella but now, you can rock Western pieces all summer long! Be careful here though — too many Western-inspired pieces in one outfit and you’ll end up looking like you’re dressed for Halloween. Instead, opt to integrate one or two pieces into your daily wardrobe, like cowboy boots or western-style denim.


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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.