Ever since I read this post by Lady Smaggle, I’ve been obsessed with dance- and ballet-style outfits. I always wanted to study ballet as a little girl, but living in a small country town meant that there wasn’t a dance school within coo-ee. I had to make do with cultivating a love of the effortless, feminine grace that ballerinas seem to embody. It was this grace and simplicity that I tried to incorporate into a couple of ballet-style outfits this week.
I am wearing:
– Black leotard from Remember Me
– Black mini skirt (thrifted)
– Black Razamatazz opaque tights
– Jolly Roger ballet flats from Shoe Bizarre
– Amethyst ring
– Cream headscarf (thrifted)
– Cream lace bolero from Supre
When I’m putting together a ballerina-inspired outfit, I try to incorporate some typical dancer elements, such as opaque tights and leotards. Blacks and neutral tones are good, as are simple lines and fabrics. I tend to keep my jewellery very minimal with these looks.
I am wearing:
– Black, off the shoulder sweater from Cotton On
– Black and red rag skirt from Dotti
– Black opaque tights from Razzamatazz
– Red mary janes from I love Billy
-Red singlet from Cotton On (under sweater).
I’ve been slicking my hair back into a tight bun, which is wonderful in this windy weather we’ve been having. Not a single strand can escape the web of bobby pins I’ve woven, so I look perfectly polished all day.
My ballerina makeup is very soft and feminine. I’ve been going for a barely-there, natural look, which means using just a touch of strategically-placed products.
Products I used:
– The Face Shop hydro splash BB cream
– Erase Paste concealer from Benefit
– Revlon translucent facial powder
– Bad Gal Plum mascara
– Soft Aura blush from Avon
– Estee Lauder soft pink eyeshadow
– Australis black khol pencil
– Smashbox O-gloss lipgloss
Whaddaya think? Will you be trying ballerina chic this winter?