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
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.”