Our days at the barre are certainly behind us. These days we prefer bars of a different nature. But while we may not be itching to put on a pair of pink tights anytime soon (or ever again), we must admit that undeniable je ne sais quoi of a dancer is still something we strive for daily. If, like us, you’ve traded your ballet slippers for ankle boots, don’t fret – with these four ways to channel your inner ballerina, you can still to tap into that Swan Lake spirit.
1. Put on a bodysuit.
Slipping into a bodysuit, the article of clothing formerly known as a leotard, is probably the quickest way to send yourself into ballerina mode. Sure, trips to the powder room will take a little bit longer, but donning skintight spandex is guaranteed to make you roll your shoulders back and stand up straight with the posture of a prima ballerina.
We remember our first tutu like it was yesterday … The ballet was “Sleeping Beauty.” The tutu was powder blue, and we looked smashing in it. Flash forward a few decades years and the thought of a tutu still gets us excited. Just save the colorful layers of tulle for the stage and opt for a chicer black version, like this Topshop Tulle Mini Skirt tuft.
4. Be a bunhead.
As the preferred hairstyle of ballerinas, the bun is the pinnacle of ballet beauty. True bunheads steer clear of the messy bun, but feel free to tie your hair up into a top knot, scoop it into a low chignon or throw a sock bun in.
Is the ballerina look a yah or nah in your book? Sound off in the comments below.