So there’s been a bit of a problem around here lately…for a personal style blog, I haven’t posted a lot of my personal style in the last few months. In fact, outfits have kind of fallen by the wayside entirely! After going through a style crisis in the past couple of years, I think I’m kind of over that now. The outcome of this hasn’t been lots of amazing outfits to share on the blog though – it’s meant feeling more comfortable and casual, not trying too hard to create outfits, but feeling happy in what I wear. As a result, I haven’t really worn anything groundbreaking or felt like sharing any of the outfits.
I’m trying really hard to move away from fast fashion at the moment. This year, I’ve only bought a couple of basic T shirts to wear underneath layers and with patterned bottoms. I’ve been trying to stay away from the likes of ASOS and Primark because I know they’re my weakness – although I did succumb to a “nice top” (ie. to wear with jeans for going out for meals – you know the kind I mean!) and a pair of yoga leggings in Primark about a month ago.
Instead, I’m trying to rewear items. I’ve got drawers and wardrobes full of stuff, so I don’t need more. I’m trying to live by only buying clothes when the ones I have are worn out, so I’ve pared down what I have by donating things I don’t wear, and I’m actually wearing them. It means a lot of repeated outfits, but I’m feeling better about it.
Anyway, that’s why I haven’t been around a lot with outfits lately. I don’t really plan to change my shopping habits back to how they were in the near future, but I do have plans to continue to share outfits again, when I feel like it. But this post was supposed to be about Disneyland Paris, so I’ll get back on track! Basically, in a roundabout way, I was trying to say that I didn’t finish sharing the photos from our trip because I was trying to change my way with clothes and shopping so got out of the habit of posting outfits.
So this is a pretty great outfit for a mid-September day in Disneyland Paris. The weather can be massively changeable, so layers are key. We had gorgeous sunshine for the majority of our trip, but it didn’t mean it was always warm. This day, I ended up removing my sweater about half way through the day (which ruins my Beauty and the Beast themed title as my T shirt underneath was Little Mermaid themed!), but I also needed it back again later on.
Being comfortable is also massively important, so the basics like these comfy Minnie Mouse trainers from Superga and comfortable undergarments (click here for an example) are absolutely key. Trekking around the parks in shoes that rub your feet or a bra that’s stabbing you (head over to BCLC if you have this issue – I can help over there!) is going to make you unhappy and ultimately not enjoy Disney as much – I know from experience, believe me!
These three quarter length capris are always a good bet too – more coverage than shorts and skirts if it’s chilly, but enough to keep you cool when the sun does come out. I love these Hell Bunny ones because they’re stretchy and super comfortable – they’re a pretty big staple part of my wardrobe in transition weather times.
And having said that I’m trying to stay away from fast fashion where possible, you might note that a lot of this outfit is from Primark! In my defence, I bought these items last year and owned them for at least 6 months before going to Disneyland Paris. I’ve still got them too, because Primark is awesome for Disney accessories and themed items, and because I’m not going to throw away things I already own just because they’re from Primark. I’ll wear them until they die, then replace – and yes, that may be with another Disney item from Primark, but my plan is to try not to hoard items like this! Although I’d prefer to get them from somewhere like an indie designer on Etsy – and I have a few of these to show you on our Disney honeymoon!
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