Truly Magical: Lion King Lookbook

It is time. The mane event draws near! The Lion King hits cinemas in just a few days!

The excitement is so real, that this is the second #KatsieDisneyStyle Lion King style blog I’ve done in preparation for the movie. (You can find the first one here)

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This time, I decided to do something a little different. Instead of styling a Lion King t-shirt like I did in the first style blog, I styled 3 outfits themed to the movie. After all, you don’t have to wear something as obvious as a character t-shirt to celebrate your Disney style. Sometimes all you need is a little imagination and pixie dust – and in my case, ears.

When I think of Disney, the first thing I think of is music. It really helps me plan out my outfits by thinking of them through song. It makes it easier to interpret the setting, and get the feel and the look of the movie I have in mind – so that’s exactly what I did to put together these Lion King ensembles.

I found all of these awesome safari/jungle themed pieces from Mango, and all the ears I made myself.

CIRCLE OF LIFE

The moment I saw this top, I started singing “Naaaants ingonyaaaama bagithi baba” and may have gotten a few stares from people in the store. Lol. Couldn’t help it though. It just screamed Lion King (okay maybe I was screaming Lion King), and I knew I had to use it for a Circle of Life outfit. I mean, just look at those animals! And those trees! So perfect.

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Made these ears out of fur, and hand-painted Simba on one of them with textile paint. Topped it off with a mix of fabrics for the bow – felt, burlap, yellow floral, and tribal print, and added a leaf charm to tie the whole thing together.

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For the outfit, I paired this boxy Circle of Life button down (yes that’s what I’m calling it now) with high waisted chinos, a brown leather belt, and my suede ankle boots. Very safari ranger lol.

I’m ready to step into the sun now.

“It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all.
Through despair and hope, through faith and love.”

HAKUNA MATATA

I wanted continuity when I made these ears so I used some of the same fabrics in each one. For this pair, I used scraps of burlap, the same tribal print and yellow floral print from the first pair, as well as touches of green. I also used a tribal print yellow bow, and small pink flowers and wooden buttons as accents.

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For this outfit, I picked out this jungle print linen top and skirt set, which I thought captured Timon and Pumbaa’s paradise pretty well. I love how the busy prints work together perfectly. Kind of like Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa – all very different, but magical together.

Topped it off with this wet look (lol i’m kidding. It’s hot in Manila okay). But you know, Hakuna Matata.

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“It means no worries, for the rest of your days.
It’s our problem-free philosophy. Hakuna Matata!”

I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO BE KING

I am a sucker for co-ords, so of course I had to do another skirt and top set. You’ll find that all these outfits are linen – perfect for hot weather.

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Picked out this yellow striped print to match Simba’s yellow fur, and picked another geometric design for the ears since it reminds me so much of the “I just can’t wait to be king” scene. Made a burlap bow and used twine as an accent.

I also made my Simba necklace out of polymer clay and suede cord since I didn’t have any Lion King accessories.

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“I’m gonna be the mane event like no king was before.
I’m brushing up on looking down, I’m working on my roar.”

Let’s hear it in the herd and on the wing, it’s gonna be King Simba’s finest fling. Oh I just can’t wait for Lion King!

*Photography: Ayn Rand Parel

If you enjoyed this style blog and want to see more, I have a new series on IGTV where I show you how I style my Disney outfits daily! That’s right, you get to Dress Disney with Me everyday of the week. And for this week, the theme is of course: THE LION KING. Follow along @katsiethegeek

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