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A couple days after check in, usually Friday or Saturday, you'll have Traditions. Traditions is your welcome to the company orientation. After traditions you'll have welcome to operations, location orientation, and one or two role training classes. All these classes require business casual or business professional attire. What does that mean?
Layering for a Perfect Look
Layering helps by minimizing the number of pieces you need to buy while maximizing your outfits. It also helps with whether and cold classrooms. I used ten pieces to make five outfits with bottoms, tops, and a coat, that can also be mixed and matched with accessories for infinitely more outfits, which is helpful if you're taking a class since classes also require business casual dress.
Accessories are a great way to customize and add personality to your outfits. Be careful not to go over the top with accessories though. Sometimes more is less, and subtle is sophisticated. You can also use accessories for comfort, warmth, and convenience.
Shoes: I love my haunted mansion shoes, they're dressy flats (but still show my love of Disney without dominating my outfit). I don't recommend heels, especially for traditions and location orientation. Black or tan shoes go with any outfit!
Jewelry: A classy watch makes an outfit much nicer! Plus, it's much better to look at your watch during your training class than pulling out your phone. I have two simple rings I wear every day, so I added them to my outfit, I don't recommend large rings though.
Purses: Bringing a bag is a great idea. I love this purse because it's classy but it doesn't hold too much. I'd recommend bringing a larger bag or a small backpack to fit your traditions folder, program guide, cast member ID, wallet, water bottle, pen, and small snack. If you bring a larger bag, you can also bring a change of clothes to play in the parks after your class!
Necklaces: I love the way statement necklaces look with a solid colored shirt. These necklaces are good because they're natural colors and conservative styles. I bought one of these at Charming Charlies and one at Forever21.
Scarves: Scarves are also a great neck accessory, especially if it's a colder day. If you have a shirt with a lower cut neckline, you can cover up with a scarf. A scarf can be a good pop of color, while still being conservative and professional in style.
Nametag: Don't forget your nametag! You'll receive it at Traditions and be expected to wear it to each training day after that. (Also bring your company ID, which you'll also receive at Traditions.) It belongs on your left side over your heart.
Hair: Remember to have your hair color and cut in Disney look. Good hairstlyes are pinned back, half up half down, buns, and ponytails. Training classes are not a good time to try more fun hairstyles. I also like wearing a matching bow with my bun or ponytail.
Makeup: Makeup should be simple, natural, and conservative. This looks different for different people, you should wear what makes you feel confident.
Smile: You're never fully dressed without a smile!
Leggings: It can be cold in January, even in Florida, and Disney University tends to be on the cold side. I like to wear these knit leggings. They look nice and are very warm. I get cold easily, so these are a necessity for me!
Tights or Hose: Black or nude tights or hose also look good with a skirt, and can help cover any tattoos (or if you're avoiding shaving).
Socks: Black socks or the mini ones that hide in flats look good with flats or heels and make shoes more comfortable. Of course, you can always wear nude hose if you want!
Coats: Along the lines of staying warm, you can bring a warmer coat with you to keep you warm, even if it doesn't match too well. You can bring a winter coat or a dress coat (like a peacoat) or even a raincoat if it's raining.
Don't forget, the best place to learn more about Disney look and the official rules is on the the Disney College Program Website. Don't forget to click the links in the menu on the right too! If you have more questions about Disney Look or what to wear for Traditions, feel free to comment below, find me on social media, or contact me on the "about me" tab.