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If Barbie Were a Millennial

Millennials remember those days back in the ’90s when we played with Barbie dolls and wondered if we would look just like her as teens and twenty-somethings. But the funny thing is that members of Generation Y dress and accessorize very differently from the popular childhood doll. So, what if our Barbie was a millennial IRL?  


1. Millennial Barbie’s #1 accessory: coffee

Whether it’s from Starbucks, Dunkin, or a local “hipster” coffee shop, Millennial Barbie has to have her caffeine fix just like every other hardworking twenty-something out there. And if she’s feeling extra #basic, she’ll be toting a classic iced coffee in December. 

 

2. Millennial Barbie’s “dream house” would be a trendy apartment


Every millennial dreams of living in an upscale apartment with her squad, preferably overlooking a city skyline like NYC.  Millennial Barbie would rent out her original mansion-style Dream House to friends and move into a chic loft.   

 

3. Millennial Barbie would have a brand new wardrobe


Barbie would be trading in her mini-skirts and halter tops for athleisure staples: a quarter-zip and yoga pants. And an outfit for a night out? Barbie would most likely ditch her dress for some black jeans and a sleek top, and be ready for a girlfriends dinner or a date with Ken!

 

4. Millennial Barbie would totally love wine Wednesdays


Just like most of us millennials out there, Barbie would appreciate a nice bottle of white wine and some friendly gossip with her girl gang. Also, wine Wednesdays are a great time to catch up on some Netflix.

 

 

5. Barbie’s name probably wouldn’t be “Barbie” 

Like a lot of Gen Y babies, Barbie probably would have a name of the following: Jessica, Ashley, Sarah, Elizabeth, Madison, or Hannah. Millennials know at least one or two people with those names.

 

Millennial Barbie would be a cool chick and we would hope she would be everyone’s “special friend.” 

 

Lexa is a junior at Boston University, studying Journalism in the College of Communication. You can often find her sipping on an iced coffee and trying to take an artsy photo that fits her Instagram aesthetic. Lexa hopes she can someday combine her passions for fashion, art, dance, and writing into a career, but for now, she'll be strolling down Comm Ave trying to make #LifeasLexa a personal brand.
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