While we know you practically live in your leos and tights (and a tightly wound bun), summer is the perfect time to literally let your hair down and show off your style outside the studio.

Not sure where to start? Take a page from these pro dancers' ensembles. From classically chic to kooky and daring, these ballerinas know how to express themselves—on and off the stage. The #1 rule? There are no rules.


Maria Kochetkova

Principal dancer, San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theatre

Masha's look is anything but matchy-matchy, and she shows that mixing patterns, like an abstract flower blouse and a paisley-print skirt, is a do.

Kelsey Ivana Hellebuyck

Company dancer, Kansas City Ballet

Apparently you can eat your veggies and wear them, too! Kelsey Ivana Hellebuyck opts for an allover, unexpected print, and it looks especially comfortable.

Natalie Varnum

Corps de ballet, Houston Ballet

Sweater weather can strike at any time, so Natalie Varnum knows to keep a cardigan on hand. Side note: Is anyone else sensing a subtle theme of food-meets-fashion?

Stella Abrera

Principal, American Ballet Theatre

Sometimes, nothing beats a simple T-shirt and jeans. Stella Abrera shines in this no-fuss outfit.

Michaela DePrince

Soloist, Dutch National Ballet

Forget the LDB. Michaela DePrince makes a basic black cami and tailored shorts totally glam. Anything you can kick in!

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