Hola Sugarcups,

My favorite pop star, Dua Lipa co-designed a brand new collection with Donatella Versace’s latest collection “La Vacanza” (meaning: the holiday). The collection takes back to the ’90s feminine, fun and
vacation vibes. The theme of the collection was pulled at a poolside at this topiary-filled villa in Cannes. As London is soaking all the sun for the year, the new Versace x Hua collection is already giving me a dopamine hit of a virtual beach vacation, tbh. The show was projected as an intimate one with exclusive invites to some of the global fashion influencers and iconic Gen Z artists.

Being the famous Italian fashion house, Versace cannot emphasis more on spectacle, sophisticated engineering of garment, the La Vacanza collection is inspired from the 1990s Versace archives of resort
wears. The new collaboration with Dua Lipa is all about adding the pop of color, bringing the zest of youthful energy and living the classic 90s diva vibes. The vacation season is here and I have summarized few looks inspired from the collection to re-create the duo’s newest collection in the most budget-friendly way in this blog.

So while Dua and Donatella stretches their wings, you get ready to take over the fashion-sphere like Versace. Scroll down to see what Dua Lipa x Versace La Vacanza collection looks like and how you can get into it without throwing your money around like confetti.

These 7 Items You Need To Create Barbiecore Like Dua Lipa x Versace on Budget

1.     Bodycon dress

Bodycon dresses are a fashion staple throughout 2023 – be it fall or summer. The Barbiecore trend of 2023 makes no change to this body-flattering trend. The bodycon in popping pink and cobalt blue were seen on the Versace runnway and the color looks deliciously gorgeous when you are on a holiday cruise. I have found the beautiful pink bodycon with a cut-out from Stradivarius is a spotlight worthy piece to slide into. While the Barbie movie has made ‘Let’s go Barbie’ an alpha attitude in women, bodycon dress can be a powerful statement to wear to work and off-duty outings.

2.     Pink Shirt

A brilliant fit shirt is one and the only piece that any women would ever need to look timeless fashionable and chic. The Barbiecore reintroduced us to the our favorite, nostalgic pink shirt. Be it
oversized or crop length, the ink shirt can be styled with almost everything in your wardrobe! Not just Versace’s latest La Vacanza made me talk about it but Valentino, single-handedly sparked the pink-shirt
trend back in 2020. From wide-leg jeans to tapered trouser, maxi denim skirts and even shorts, pink shirt is a safe and my most favorite piece from Barbiecore.

3.     Pink Slip dress

The pastel pink slip dress from Stradivarius is a universally flattering slip dress for all body types and sizes. The perky pink satin dress can be worn with a denim jacket for windy days and can
easily to dressed down with a cute crop top over it for a day outing.

4.     Slogan t-shirt

“Going for it”, “Go Big or Go Home” – slogan t-shirts tribe is growing strong and Brabiecore trend is multiplying the strength of it. The slogan tees are espousing Gen Z attitude and beliefs in a way, us
millennials can relate seamlessly. Embodying a message with a cool, bright tee is a the right way of celebrating summer this year.

5.     Slingback sandal

Thankfully, we said good bye to spindly stilettos and fashion runways and high-street brands saw a lot of slingback sandals for summer. The feet-friendly block heels, with a close-toe in stunning shades of
summer looks comfortable and welcoming. The Y2K approved the denim footwear in Spring 2023 and now the Gen Z is head over heels with the slingback, close toe sandals that can go a long way.

6.     Pantsuit

If I have to go back and check on Kate Middleton’s royal pink pantsuit, I think the high-street fashion brands are loving the reign of pantsuits and making it street-style staple. While Summer is all about linen trousers in all shades of white and light, pink pantsuit takes the cake for sure. Worn with a sneakers for a city strolling, pumps to work and stilettos for a formal dinner, pantsuit can easily
switch up your fashion in 5 ways at least.

7.     Handbag

As Barbiecore personifies the main-barbie-doll vibe, summer is dominated with pretty feminine colors in almost everything including handbag. For starters who think pink is too girly of a color to style, handbag in pink hue can be a nice refresher for your wardrobe. With all the summer fashion trends 2023 floating around us, Barbiecore inspired handbag is giving the playful summer feeling.

Verdict: Versace is not the first of the A-line brands tapping into the super pocket of high-profile artists and musicians. But, for Versace, it is the first time that they have collaborated with an artist. The brand strategically timed its fashion show in Cannes and made their collection available instantly to skim the cream. Besides, the Dua Lipa x Versace collection is a goddess vision in pink and with all brands incorporating Barbiecore trend, it’s time you pick the bold, fashionable pop of pink and all vibrant hue.

Until next time,