When it comes to traveling I love doing it in style. Disney is the perfect place to be yourself and have fun. However, there are a few things you will need to keep in mind when planning your wardrobe.
Things to keep in mind:
1) Weather (Think of what time of year you are traveling)
2) Pack smart and practical (Practical doesn’t have to mean boring!)
3) Make sure you have comfy shoes (Comfy doesn’t mean they have to be ugly!)
Also, try and pack as few shoes as possible. I like to have shoes I can wear with multiple outfits. I chose three pairs of cute sandals and one pair of wedges for our nice dinner.
4) Look at your trip's itinerary and weigh out your wardrobe options (Do I need to wear a dress for a nice dinner? Is rain in the forecast? Will I be doing a lot of walking?)
With those tips in mind, here's what I wore on my Walt Disney World trip!
I wanted to incorporate a little bit of Disney into my wardrobe. I didn’t want to be over the top, but I figured one bold Disney shirt wouldn’t hurt. Luckily for me, I found this awesome Mickey shirt at Forever 21 right before I left for my trip. You want to be comfy on the plane so I figured a nice cotton shirt and some leggings would be the perfect outfit for the day spent mostly traveling. I wore sandals to make going through airline security quick and easy. Planes can get cold a lot of the time so wearing leggings kept me nice and warm the whole ride there.
Our first full day was spent at Hollywood Studios and it was the only day that had any sort of real rain. I knew that it would be hot the entire time we were going to be there so I made sure to pack shorts. I wanted to rock another Disney shirt. This more subtle Mickey shirt was purchased about a year ago at a store called Delia’s. I am not sure if the store is still in business, but I had been saving this shirt for over a year so I could wear it at Disney. I kept the outfit not only cute, but very practical with the comfy sandals and weather appropriate attire.
We visited Epcot on day three and it was going to be a long day of walking and sweating. I chose to wear comfy sandals yet again and some light weight materials so I wouldn’t be miserable. Light colors and light fabrics are your best friend when it comes to hot weather. You want to reflect away the sun and not wear dark colors to absorb it and make you even hotter. Epcot has a lot of beautiful scenery and I wanted my outfit to be very photographable and cute. I chose a lace top and some cotton high wasted shorts from New York and Company.
We were at Animal Kingdom on day four and it was by far the hottest day of the entire trip. Animal Kingdom has lots of foliage and shade, but with those trees it blocks a lot of the breeze and it’s the park with the least amount of indoor air conditioned buildings. I chose a bright color not only for the parks atmosphere, but I also knew it was going to keep me cool. I also made sure to wear light weight cotton white shorts so my legs weren’t hot too.
Day 5 was the day I was most excited for, because we were spending all day at Magic Kingdom. I wanted to keep my outfit cute, comfy, simple and with a touch of Cinderella. I didn't go too far with Disney bounding (where people go crazy and theme their entire wardrobe similar to one of the Disney characters), but I brought something pretty and blue. I also, made sure to wear my Mickey ears! I wore chiffon because if I was going to sweat or get splashed on I wanted a material that would dry super fast.
This was our last full day at Disney before heading back home to Chicago. I originally thought I would wear this dress at Magic Kingdom, but I was worried it might get wet and dirty on some of the attractions. I also knew Friday was our relaxation day at the resort before our nice dinner at The Yachtsman, so it was the perfect day for this Lauren Conrad dress. This dress was from her Disney line at Kohls. I waited to buy it in hopes it would be on sale or clearance. Sure enough I walked in a couple weeks before our trip and found the dress in my size. It fit as good as Cinderella’s foot fit in that glass slipper. I mean how cute are the tiny Minnies on the dress? To go with the dress, I brought super comfy wedge heels in case we did some exploring after dinner.
You cannot have a true Disney experience until you’ve purchased your very own Mouse Ears. Almost everyone in the park is sporting some type of Mickey and/or Minnie ears. I have purchased ears once before, but I figured I needed ones that were more unique and fitting to my personality. I found these lovely ears at a shop at Hollywood Studios.
Make sure to check out the men’s clothing in the Disney shops. You'd be amazed at the cute stuff they have too! I found a men’s long sleeve top (pictured at top of post) at Downtown Disney. So comfy and I even wore it home on the plane.
I'm Hillary Haymond. I am not only a huge Disney fan, but also a performer and make-up artist. I have a Bachelors Degree in Theater Performance and I am working towards becoming a certified make-up artist.
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