Creating a Ballet Inspired Street Style Look That’s On Point

You may have heard the phrase “Once a ballerina, always a ballerina,” and if you’re anything like me, you completely agree! I started ballet when I was three years old and pursued it with every bit of passion that I put into everything that I do. As often as I can I take the time out of my busy schedule to just dance. Whether it be in the small confined spaces of my living room or a drop in class at a local studio, I am all about expressing myself through the beautiful movement of dance! To me, there’s nothing more freeing than moving to music and letting the rest of the world and its’ challenges disappear.

To honor my years of ballet, I love to create street style fashion inspired by ballerinas. Today I’m sharing with you four tips to embrace your inner ballerina and create a street style outfit that is on point, as well as some fun facts about me and my dancing days!

Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and Pink

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Ballet Inspired Street Style Tips:

  1. Accessorize with ballet pink.

    Let’s start with the obvious by incorporating one thing your outfit can immediately draw inspiration from – ballet pink! I had the wonderful opportunity to co-design a bracelet stack with Sisco & Berluti for their Blogger Babe Collection. My stack was inspired by all of my years of ballet, combined with my love for feminine, edgy and fun pieces! You can purchase this stack here or get the baby stack version which I find myself wearing a lot! I am amazed by the high-quality beading found in these bracelets!
    Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and Pink
    Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and Pink

  2. Incorporate tulle pieces.

    I’m giving you full permission to go for it with confidence. Have that Carrie Bradshaw moment and wear that full flouncy tulle skirt you’ve had your eye on! When I found this Free People tulle skirt I was immediately in love with the flowy mesh, double layering, and satin trim. Unfortunately, they are sold out, but I’ve linked some other favorites at the bottom of this post just for you!

    Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and Pink
    Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and Pink

  3. Wear lace-up flats or heels.

    I am obsessed with the lace up trend. I love it partly because of how chic it looks, but mostly because every time I lace them up I am reminded of my ballet days of tying the ribbons on my pointe shoes. Adding lace ups to your outfit will not only be on trend, but only ballet inspired! That’s the best of both worlds!

    Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and Pink

    Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and Pink

  4. Add your own street style edge to the outfit.

    Don’t like tulle? It’s more than acceptable to avoid the tulle completely and wear a pleated midi skirt. There are absolutely no rules here! In fact, I encourage you to bring your own style into every look that you create! For me, adding my own street style meant wearing all black with some hints of pink. Finding this clutch with some studs also brought out the additional edgy flair I was hoping for.

    Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and Pink

    Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and PinkStyleMissMolly_9414_blog

And now for some fun dance facts about me!

  1. I danced strictly ballet until I was 12 years old where I changed dance studios and started Jazz.
  2. I was in a performing dance company who did all forms of contemporary and modern dance styles for almost 10 years.
  3. The majority of my dance career I danced a minimum of 10 hours a week – plus another 10 on weekends during rehearsals for large performances.
  4. I began dancing en pointe when I was 10 years old.
  5. I’ve gone through at least a hundred of pairs of pointe shoes, for sure!Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and Pink
  6. I’ve played every part in the Nutcracker expect for the doll and Spanish dances.
  7. For three summers I attended the Summer Dance Lab program at Whitman College and was honored with a scholarship to return for their 5-week program.
  8. I combined my love of teaching with dance by teaching dance in an after-school program.
  9. I have choreographed for musicals as the Dance Director for a local Performing Arts Camps for a few summers.
  10. I’ve performed on many stages including some not so normal stages such as malls, parks, fairs, stairwells, woods, garages, streets, and sidewalks, etc.

Ballet Inspired Street Style | Tulle Skirt | Beaded bracelets | Black and Pink

I’d love to hear from you! Do you have any dance experience in your background? Do you love to create ballet inspired outfits too? Let me know in the comments below!

Keep smiling!



Style Miss Molly Bracelet StackSisco & Berlutli   |  Earrings (less than $17) – Happiness Boutique |
Ballet Pink Laceups – Lulus (similar)

Ballet Inspired Skirts:

Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. June 17, 2016 / 5:48 am

    LOVE this look, especially as a dancer myself! We have very similar dance backgrounds! I started point when I was 10, too! I can complete relate with all of the time training – I was at the studio from after school until 8-9 every night during the week. It was literally my second home! I was a competitive dancer, so that’s probably the biggest difference between or dance careers. Always had competitions on the weekend and I loved it. Loved getting to know more about your dance life! Maybe I’ve been inspired to share some of my own on the blog sometime! And I agree – once a dancer, always a dancer!

    • June 17, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      That’s awesome Summer! Competitions are definitely a fun way to go too! I love that we have something so special in common. It definitely was a big part of my life too!

  2. June 20, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE this! It’s so beautiful!

    • June 27, 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Oh my goodness! Thank you so much dear!

  3. Rachel Ritlop
    June 20, 2016 / 10:30 am

    Absolutely LOVE this look1 so timeless and classic and pretty!

    • June 27, 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Thank you Rachel! Glad you love it as much as I do!

  4. June 20, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    This is so cute! The title of this post really peaked my interest. I love your heels and bracelets 🙂

    • June 27, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked it! So kind of you!

  5. Kelsie Kleinmeyer
    June 20, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    This is adorable! I’m not sure if I could pull it off, but I think it’s definitely a super cute look and I love that it brings our your dancing style as well! Great post.

    • June 27, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks Kelsie! It’s fun for me especially because I have such a personal connection to it! Glad you liked the post!

  6. Casey
    June 20, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    You are so stunning! This look is PERFECT on you and you’ve totally got me wanting a tulle skirt!!!:)

    • June 27, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you doll! It’s soooo fun owning a tulle skirt! Hope you get one hehe 😉

  7. June 21, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    I LOVE this look! It is just so dreamy! I love the layers on the skirt and the little pink touches! It’s also so nice to learn a little bit more about you and your dancing past!

    La Belle Sirene

  8. June 22, 2016 / 7:14 am

    You look SO DANG GORGEOUS, Molly!! I love everything about this look, and I lovelovelove how you incorporate all of these dance points…literally head to toe, you’re EN POINTE!
    And every part in the Nutcracker?!?! #yougogirl

    Coming Up Roses

    • June 27, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      Aw thanks Erica! You are so so so kind to me! And yes, I tried hard for every part! #almostgotthere 🙂

  9. June 27, 2016 / 10:03 am

    This is such a cute, classy look! I really love tulle and those heels are gorgeous! How fun is it that you grew up doing ballet! Thanks for sharing more about your dance background 🙂

    • June 27, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      You’re so welcome! So glad you allowed me to share a little bit about myself! <3

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