Fashion Inspiration: Ellie from Disney Pixar’s Up

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Back in 2009, famed animation companies Disney and Pixar teamed up to create yet another heart-warming film, the now-classic adventure story Up. For those of you who haven’t yet seen the movie, the introduction focuses on an endearing relationship between characters Carl and Ellie, who have been together since childhood. Ellie’s life-long dream is to travel to South America, described in the movie as a land full of mystery and adventure.

Below, I’ve created a series of real-life-wearable looks inspired by the character Ellie. In hopes to not spoil the movie for our lovely readers still wanting to watch it, listed are some key elements to remember in forming your own Ellie-approved outfits, whether you’re planning a trip to a far away place or just to class.

About Ellie

  • Ellie is a very optimistic and upbeat character, so she is seen wearing bright colors and playful patterns throughout her scenes.
  • As I mentioned earlier, Ellie’s dream is to travel to South America. In the meantime, she works at a zoo with exotic animals likely to be found in the Amazon jungles.
  • Ellie can be very girly and feminine while still remaining true to her adventurous side.

Now that you have a brief description Ellie’s personality, scroll down for a series of outfits that channel those key elements of her character.

Outfit 1.


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Outfit inspired by Ellie from Disney Pixar's Up: Green dress, purple scarf, motorcycle boots

Dress, Boots, Scarf, Belt, Earrings

This outfit is a wink at Ellie’s uniform at the zoo. Try a safari-inspired army green dress paired with riding boots. Switch out the tie belt with a leather one for a look that’s more Ellie-inspired. A jewel-tone scarf and playful parrot earrings help to finish the outfit.

Outfit 2.


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Outfit inspired by Ellie from Disney Pixar's Up: Yellow Dress, Mary-Janes, camera necklace

Dress, Shoes, Necklace, Earrings

Showing off her more girly side, Ellie dons a series of sundresses when she’s not at work. Snag her adorable look with this gingham printed, sunshine yellow dress that’s perfect for a picnic. Wear it with Mary-Jane wedges for a vintage appeal. Add a cute camera charm necklace and cherry stud earrings before heading to the park!

Outfit 3.


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Outfit inspired by Ellie from Disney Pixar's Up: Purple jeans, floral top, TOMS

Top, Pants, Shoes, Earrings, Headband

For her more relaxed look, Ellie wears colorful pants and vibrant print tops. To update this look, try a pair of bright pants with a cute floral crop top. Add black TOMS to keep it comfy and simple, and accessorize with floral earrings and a cute headband. This outfit would be great for spending the day reading about far away places, or maybe traveling yourself!

What do you think?

Have you seen the movie Up? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which one was your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like this in the future?

Let me know in the comments!

43 thoughts on “Fashion Inspiration: Ellie from Disney Pixar’s Up”

  1. I love this movie so much and I can’t watch it without crying. I love the third outfit because it is so casual and fun 🙂 I love this!

  2. this part of the movie makes me cry every time…but this is so cute oh my god. i love the first outfit, and that yellow dress is amazing.

  3. That is a totally inspirational, clever, and beautifully realized idea. Though I’m going back to school (I’m a Junior or something at Colorado State University), I’m 61! The clothes are adorable and right for those newly out of high school, or young, college kids. You just keep being inspired by characters you see-you’re doing great!


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