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Fashion Inspiration: Pixar’s “The Blue Umbrella”


Pixar's The Blue Umbrella
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The Blue Umbrella is one of Disney/Pixar’s memorable animated shorts, and was shown in theaters before Monsters University. It’s a cute love story about a pair of umbrellas, and it takes place on a rainy day in the city. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch a short clip below:

These adorable umbrellas not only stand out from the crowd, but are cheerful amidst their dark and dreary surroundings. So if you’re still waiting for the rain and snow to make way for spring, grabbing a bright pair of rain boots (or a bright umbrella!) is the perfect pick-me-up. Check out these two rainy day looks inspired by The Blue Umbrella:


Blue umbrella blue rain boots
Product Info: Dress – Dorothy Perkins, Jacket – Target, Boots – Hunter, Tights – H&M, Bag – Dorothy Perkins, Nail Polish – OPI in “Keeping Suzy at Bay”

Whether it’s a casual day at the office or several hours of classes, you can always perk up a gray day with a bit of color. For a sophisticated look with a bit of fun, try pairing a little black dress and lace tights with bright blue rain boots. Layer on a quilted gray jacket, and grab a stylish white tote for your books and binders. Lastly, paint your nails a bright blue shade that matches your boots – it’s the perfect thing to add some pep to a dreary Monday!


Blue umbrella red rain boots
Product Info: Blouse – Modcloth, Jeans – H&M, Bag – Forever 21, Boots – Zappos, Earrings – Saks Fifth Avenue, Lip Stain – Target

This casual, feminine ensemble is perfect for a rainy day date. (For a super cute idea inspired by the short, pick up red and blue umbrellas for you and your significant other!) A dressy pussy bow blouse contrasts nicely with distressed jeans, while a pair of bright red rain boots are eye-catching and practical. Accessorize with a classic cross-body tote and heart earrings, then add in another pop of red with a pretty lip stain.


Have you seen the The Blue Umbrella? Which look is your favorite? What do you wear to cheer yourself up on a rainy day? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on on March 18, 2014 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , ,

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5 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: Pixar’s “The Blue Umbrella””

  1. 1
    March 18th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Love this, always thought a yellow umbrella would be too obviously HIMYM ;). Going to go get myself a nice red umbrella for London rain!

  2. 2
    March 18th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    OMG I LOVE THE BLUE UMBRELLA! It’s by far one of my animated shorts. It always cheers me up!

  3. 3
    March 18th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Why are there no actual umbrellas included in this post? That would have been nice to include.

  4. 4
    March 19th, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Chloe–Sorry I didn’t include any umbrellas, I chose not to because I thought it would be too obvious/repetitive. But of course, a red or blue umbrella would go great with these outfits! Here’s one I like:

  5. 5
    March 19th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I love these kinds of simple but classy outfits! This post was so cute but practical. One of my favorties! If only I looked good in rainboots…sigh

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