From Bright Pink Birkenstocks to Fluorescent Suitcases, Bring Barbiecore and Ken-Ergy on Your Next Trip with This Gear
Barbie has infiltrated pop culture, including these vacay-friendly items.
If it seems like Barbie pink is everywhere, you’re not wrong. The marketing team for the film has done a brilliant job of making sure Barbie is on the brain. Which is just as well; there’s something incredibly dopamine-inducing about the dolls’ beach-loving lifestyle and horse-obsessed leading lad that goes beyond the campy color scheme. The Barbie dream houses in the film, which used up the entire supply of Rosco’s fluorescent pink paint, were inspired by Palm Springs architecture. And many of the beach scenes are clearly inspired by Los Angeles beaches.
And now, you can infuse that kitsch into your travels. Whether you want to sport the now-viral “I am Ken-ough” sweatshirt on your next plane ride or simply are looking for some eye-catching, bubblegum-colored luggage, these Barbieland-inspired travel items are perfect for bringing on your next vacation, no matter if you’re jetting off to Muscle Beach in Venice or Ken’s Airbnb Dreamhome in Malibu.
Béis x Barbie Suitcase
Béis is making passport and luggage tags in the signature Barbie pink, as well as hard-side roller bags that are the perfect shade for fans. They are available for pre-order now, but won’t ship til January 2024. ($354)
I am Kenough Hoodie
Embroidered with the traditional ‘K’ monogram, this unisex fleece hoodie from Mattel would be perfect to wear on your next flight, or by the campfire. Anything that’s good enough for Gosling is good for us. ($60)
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals
Without being a full spoiler for those who haven’t seen the movie yet, these classic comfy Arizona slides make an appearance in the film, and would definitely brighten up a travel day ‘fit. ($96)
Funboy x Barbie Pool Floats
We’ve always been big fans of Funboy’s towels and floaties, and this festive film-inspired collection is no exception to the rule. No matter if you’re relaxing by the pool at your dream house or staging a photoshoot at the beach, the colors definitely pop. ($39)
Zara x Barbie Sleep Mask
It’s imperative to take care of your sleep while traveling, and a great eye mask is an essential. These pink ones will help you do it in style. There are also matching pajama sets available if you really want to get into the theme. ($59)
Left on Friday Swimsuits
It’s hard to find a women’s suit with both form and function, but the Weekender fits the bill. The low plunge neckline has supportive cross-back straps that allow you to move freely, and the smoothing, stay-put suits now come in a Barbie pink color, too. ($170)
CHI x Barbie On-The-Go Travel Kit
If this travel-friendly hot pink flat iron and hair dryer kit, which stores perfectly inside a Barbie-inspired travel bag, makes us look anywhere near as perfect as Margot Robbie, we’re here for it. ($110)
Kitsch Silk Pillowcase Cover
If you’re a stickler about using a silk pillowcase for protecting your hair and skin when you travel, this one from Kitsch sure is cute. Using a silk pillowcase helps to tame frizz and reduce breakage by creating less friction, and helps you stay cool all night if you’re lucky enough to be traveling to a tropical area. ($22)