Alicia Derico

Being a dancer typically means living a busy life. Sometimes, that comes with sacrifices made to save time, including simplifying your everyday style during the week. It can be difficult to wear something that works for school and dance or to make time to change outfits during the day, but there are some things you can do to make it easier to show off your fashion sense throughout the week!


Some dance clothes, like leotards and tank tops, can make great layering pieces. Use them a stylish piece of dancewear as the base of your outfit and add other pieces on top. Embrace the balletcore trend in a way that is fab and functional! Plus, when the weather is cooler, it’s easy to disguise extra layers. Look cute at school or wherever else you have to be during the day. Then take off the extra clothing pieces for dance later.

Embrace the Look

If you love your dance clothes as much as anything else you might wear, embrace the dancer’s look! Use accessories and other clothing items to match your dancewear to your style. If you have hip hop after class, create an edgier or street-style outfit. You can find great inspiration for these styles in magazines such as Vogue or mine Pinterest for new looks. For a ballet or contemporary look, use a leotard as a bodysuit layered with a sweater, jeans, and comfy shoes.  

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Making a look interesting and unique isn’t always about being elaborate. Create a signature look with accessories that are easy to put on or take off for school and dance. Try out new hairstyles that keep your hair out of your face but look cute. If you’re a makeup girlie, create light makeup looks with blush, mascara, and lipgloss. Stack necklaces, bracelets, rings, and put on some cute earrings to bring out the best in even really simple outfits. Creating a look doesn’t have to be complicated! Just prioritize the details that make you happy. Leave the rest.

Remember that “I can’t. I have dance.” doesn’t apply to your sense of style!

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Trina Hannah is a graphic design major and dancer at Siena Heights University. She loves all things creative including photography, painting, and writing. Trina has a passion for helping other young women build up their self esteem and chase their dreams all while making a positive impact.