There. I’ve said it. Almost as much as I love ballet.
I know it’s not practical to wear leg warmers or ballet shoes or even the ballet skirts we wear to class as everyday fashion. But, dig deep into your wardrobe of ballet gear, you’d be inspired to bring this passion with you everywhere you go.
One of my most favourite items that I picked up a while ago was tulle skirts. I hunted high and low and I finally settled on a pink tulle skirt that’s even work-friendly. To test the waters, I initially wore this on a casual Friday. Seeing no one seemed to get offended, I was emboldened to pair it with a collared shirt, cufflinks and high heel pumps on a regular work day.
The picture below was taken at the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week years ago. I paired it with a black woollen turtleneck (Yep, wool in spring!), opaque tights and black high heel pumps.
I’ve also paired it with a simple cardigan, patterned tights and ballet flats for a night of gallivanting and treasure hunting around Sydney (ending at Madame Tussauds).
“Do you do ballet?”
Why funny you should ask! In fact, I do! And I LOVE it!
I’m just waiting for the day I can summon up the courage to pair the tulle skirt with a t-shirt and my Converse.
Shop in your wardrobe
You’d be surprised the pretty leotards that you have for class are too pretty to stay hidden in your wardrobe when you’re not at ballet classes.
There are endless ways to bring a little of ballet with you everywhere you go.
For the ultimate feminine look, pair this leotard with a tulle skirt for a night out.
For a day-to-night look, I’d wear this with a cardigan or a blazer paired with a pencil skirt. Simply remove the cardigan or blazer when you’re ready to clock off.
And finally tying it all together… (pun totally intended)
A wardrobe staple, a pair of ballet flats with a twist. Lace-up ballet flats inspired by pointe shoes. This versatile pair can even be worn with cropped boyfriend jeans to give it a feminine twist.