STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Be a Beautiful Ballerina

Ballerinas are no longer the only girls sporting leotards and flats these days. It seems that ballet trends have taken a grand jeté out of the dance studios and onto the runways. reported from the New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala about designers such as Chloé and Valentino embracing the ballerina tutu in their runway shows. Even Natalie Portman has adopted the ballet lifestyle for her role in the upcoming movie, Black Swan.

This is all very exciting news for me due to my long love affair with the art, and my current status as a dance major. It is also not the first time fashion has taken a hint from the dance world. Although I wasn’t alive in the '80s, I do know that leg warmers were very in style. Now fashion has come full circle, once again using dance attire as an inspiration for stylish outfits.

This Fashionista was spotted wearing a light blue leotard under a black high waisted skirt. I loved the contrast of the tight leotard and the loose full skirt. The thin gold belt was also a nice touch, and helped accentuate her waist line. She matched the belt with a pair of gold oxfords. These shoes are not only trendy, but a nice break from the platform heels I’ve been seeing everywhere. Also choosing flat oxfords over the typical ballet flat made her outfit even more original! To top it all off she pulled back her hair in a sleek bun. This outfit is incredibly stylish and perfect for a day out with friends. She also looks like a beautiful ballerina!

Hint: To find your inner ballerina go to American Apparel for leotards in a variety of colors. As for the perfect ballet flat check out, and for the oxford shoe try

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