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.
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.
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?
Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Sometimes, nothing beats a simple T-shirt and jeans. Stella Abrera shines in this no-fuss outfit.
Soloist, Dutch National Ballet
Forget the LDB. Michaela DePrince makes a basic black cami and tailored shorts totally glam. Anything you can kick in!