When Canadian fashion blogger Claude-Alicia of Conscience Coupable told us she was visiting both Walt Disney World and Disneyland this month, we had to hear what she was wearing. She shared that it would be her first time DisneyBounding, so we couldn’t wait to see what inspired looks she put her unique and fashionable spin on.
Every Disney girl has their own style, aesthetic, and way of expressing their everlasting devotion to Mickey and his friends. I, personally, have always had a penchant for new designer collaborations featuring my favorite characters, and vintage Disney pieces that still work into today’s fashion, but I never ventured to the most popular movement of Park dressing—DisneyBounding!
I’m a little late to the party, but being that there’s no time like the present, I thought I’d give it a go and start with the basics. I ended up putting together a beginners lineup that I’m pretty proud of, and had a ton of fun in the process!
In fashion, I know that you really can’t go wrong with a classic, so I started with the leader of the club. My giant ears cap was a purchase from Japan that I love to revisit! Pairing it with extra Mickey ears on my loafers felt like the right move. With Mickey, “less is more” is just not a rule you need to abide by in fashion. So, I stuck to his same color palette in a chic and fashionable way.
Taking on the ultimate Disney fashion icon was kinda daunting, yet it became my favorite look to DisneyBound. You can’t skip Minnie’s polka dots, and pairing a vintage-inspired dress and accessories, with fun contemporary touches, made my Minnie feel cool and effortless. (Besides, I always love a chance to put my hair up in double buns.)
While in Disneyland Paris this past summer, I crossed paths with an adorable Daisy duck cap, that reminded me of the hats I used to wear as a young lass around the Parks in the ’90s. I couldn’t resist bringing one home to put it to good fashion use. Daisy, like myself, loves a good pastel number, and this was no exception.
Hair Bow and Choker: Hot Topic, Jacket: Iro, Tee: Topshop, Skirt: Unique Vintage, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Puma
It felt like the right time to channel Jack Skellington, since it’s what I like to call the actual most wonderful time of the year. Plus, it was the perfect look for Mickey’s Halloween Party. The leather jacket, pencil skirt, rockabilly-inspired combo really sold me, and adding little Halloween King accessories and striped touches made me think I was finally getting the hang of this ‘Bounding thing.
One thing is certain, this may have been my first attempt, but it definitely won’t be my last! I have a ton of favorite characters I can’t wait to pay fashion homage to, and I now know just the way to do it!