Call me dramatic or call me an over-thinker (I can confirm that, yes, I am both of these things) but I find it a genuinely difficult task packing for a trip to Disneyland Paris. It's a case of 'ok sure my weather app is saying that it is going to be 24 degrees on that day but knowing my luck and knowing how unpredictable Paris' weather can be, it is more likely to be around 19....' or 'ok, we are going to be doing a lot of walking around so are these clothes going to be comfy enough?' and also 'will this look good for the gram? Have I got the perfect balance between looking good, practical and comfortable?'. It is certainly no easy task.
But this year? I might have just cracked it. A very suitable t-shirt, a Minnie inspired dress and something cute. I was warm enough, comfortable enough and hey... I think the outfits were good enough for the gram!
Now don't get me wrong, I had to bring the ol' waterproof too (it is Paris after all) and it wouldn't be a Disney holiday if I didn't have to buy a hoody for those super cold, early mornings. But, if you ask me, I aced it!
Here's what I wore to Disneyland Paris and my tips for staying comfy and cute whilst you're there!
I always say it, but honestly, the comfiest thing you could wear whilst remaining grammable is a t-shirt and jeans. Find a t-shirt that's loose and comfy, isn't going to rub on anything as you wander around the parks endlessly. Pick your favourite pair of the jeans. The ones you can seriously rely on, the truly comfy ones and the ones that have a little give... Disney has a lot of food on offer.
Our first day was pretty darn warm (27 degrees to be exact) so I grabbed my Topshop Paris Skyline t-shirt, I mean... when in Paris (it's a bit cheating really... Disney is actually nowhere near Paris...) and my comfiest jeans which are of course the Topshop Joni Jeans.
This year I only brought one pair of schools. My copycat classic Vans dupes from Primark. At only £3, I was surprised at just how comfy they were. We did around 28,000 steps a day (I know right!?) and my feet didn't rub or blister. The perfect choice.
Tuesday was our first (and only) full day in the park meaning we could take advantage of Early Magic Hours. For the time of year we went, it meant that between 8:30am and around 9:00am, the park is literally empty with the majority of people queuing to meet Minnie. That time is the perfect oppurtunity to jump in front of the castle and get snapping so I knew I had to go for something pretty!
The Primark red polka dot wrap dress was one of my favourite clothing pieces in Summer so I knew I wanted to give it one last spin before it becomes way too hot to wear it and Disney really did seem like the perfect place. I mean, if you can't wear a red polka dot dress in Disney and accidentally cosplay as Minnie.... when can you?
My tips for wearing dresses in Disney? Stick on a pair of cycling or Yoga shorts underneath, the wind and rides just may catch you out!
Wednesday was our last day in the parks and also travel day so I knew I wanted to be super comfy. I pulled out the Topshop Joni Jeans again and went for my lace detail cami top from Urban Outfitters. Nothing too special or too fancy but by this day I was definitely tired, needed a hair wash and just really 3wanted to be as comfy as possible.
I chucked my Primark pink faux suede jacket over the top to counteract the September chill and there we go, the job was a gooden! I mean, it was as comfortable as I was going to get without getting into my PJ's or sporting a onesie, you know?