Columbia has launched a Mickey Mouse-themed collection of technical clothing for adults and kids — here's how to style the pieces as streetwear
Columbia and Disney have teamed up for a Mickey Mouse-themed collection of outdoor gear for adults and kids. For the first time ever, Mickey Mouse is pictured in camping/hiking gear. The collection includes rain jackets, anoraks, hoodies, T-shirts, fleeces, pants, shorts, and more. The pieces are priced from $30 to $200. The Columbia x Disney Mickey Mouse Collection is not limited, which is a good thing for fans. You can collect your favorite pieces without it quickly selling out like other popular Mickey Mouse collaborations. While the collection is designed for the outdoors, it can also be worn as streetwear. Keep reading to see my favorite pieces and how I styled them.
Columbia has teamed up with Disney for Star Wars and Frozen-themed collections in the past, but its latest collaboration is with the most famous character in the world, Mickey Mouse. Geared towards the outdoors, the Columbia x Disney Mickey Mouse Collection includes rain jackets, packable anoraks, technical hoodies and T-shirts, pants, hats, and more. Priced between $30 and $200, each item in the collection includes a graphic of Mickey Mouse in camping/hiking gear, which is a first in the history of Disney clothing collaborations.
Availability and sizing Unlike most collaborations, the Columbia x Disney Mickey Mouse Collection was made to be readily available for an extended period of time, which is great for super fans. You can collect multiple pieces of gear without worrying about it selling out immediately. The kids' items come in sizes XXS through XL and the adult items come in sizes XXS through XXL, so people of almost all sizes will find something that fits them.
How I wore the gear Here I am wearing the Unisex Disney Shredder Hat ($35), Disney Tech Trail Energy Popover ($85), Disney Santa Ana Anorak ($90), Disney Santa Ana Wind Pant ($80), and a pair of Black/Red Air Jordan 11s. The Santa Ana pieces are subtle (you'll find a small hiking Mickey Mouse logo on the left shoulder of the jacket and above the right back pocket), so I went with the all-over print hoodie underneath, which features graphics inspired by animation paper. You'll see the different stages of drawing Mickey Mouse.
Although I went for a street-casual look with sneakers while wearing it in the city, you can absolutely wear the Columbia x Disney Mickey Mouse Collection with the right shoes and hit the backcountry. If you're looking for Columbia footwear to complement the collection, I recommend the SH/FT OutDry Sneaker Boot or the SH/FT OutDry Mid. They're warm, waterproof, and rugged, yet stylish enough to wear off the hiking trails and campgrounds.
The bottom line Disney has collaborated with countless brands on Mickey Mouse-themed products over the years, but Columbia's is one of the best collections in recent history. It's not super exclusive (and expensive) like the recent Gucci collaboration and it's not overdone to the point where you can only sensibly wear it at a Disney amusement park. The Columbia x Disney Mickey Mouse Collection comes in a wide range of styles and sizes for all kinds of people, and that's the way it should be. After all, Mickey Mouse is loved by people of all ages. Whether you're a fan of Mickey Mouse, an outdoorsy person looking for quality gear that's fun and stylish, or you're into Chinese Zodiacs (2020 is The Year of the Rat), you'll find something you like in this collection.
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It's a useful parenting tool; flipping on a show is an easy way to keep your child engaged while you take the opportunity to make dinner, pay the bills, or take a much-needed shower. A short show like "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" or"Jake and the Never Land Pirates" can buy you just enough time. Building upon the lineup found on Disney's various channels, the new Disney Plus streaming service now offers on-demand access to a lot these children-friendly programs, along with several exclusive kids' shows. What is Disney Plus and how much does it cost? With Disney Plus, Disney's new commercial-free streaming service, finding kids' entertainment can be easier and cheaper than with a traditional cable plan. For $6.99 month or $69.99 a year, Disney Plus subscribers can get ad-free access to thousands of movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. You can also bundle it with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month. See which plan is right for you with our breakdown of the service here. What shows can my kids watch? You'll get a huge selection of kid-friendly movies (which we've listed here) along with shows like "Adventures of the Gummi Bears" and "Vampirina". Plus there's brand new content created exclusively for Disney Plus, so your kids aren't just watching reruns. A big bonus for parents is that you can stream Disney Plus on a tablet or smartphone, so if you need to keep the kids busy while you're at the checkout line at Target, you'll be covered with hours of kid-friendly content. Here are all the new kid-friendly shows exclusively on Disney Plus: "Forky Asks a Question" - currently available Forky, the beloved spork from "Toy Story 4" asks existential questions about time, love, and even cheese in this 10-episode animated shorts series. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - available now This animated series is a great entry point for any young Jedi. 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Disney World character actors for Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck reported getting touched inappropriately by visitors
Multiple Disney World employees in Orlando, Florida, filed police reports in December, alleging that park visitors...Multiple Disney World employees in Orlando, Florida, filed police reports in December, alleging that park visitors touched them inappropriately, sending one woman who was wearing the Mickey Mouse costume to the hospital. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck character actors were groped by visiting tourists, according to police reports. The Mickey Mouse costume wearer claims she received neck injuries from a grandmother patting the character's head, although she doesn't believe the woman intentionally hurt her, and the family of the woman says she "barely" touched the head of the costume. The woman portraying Minnie Mouse says a 61-year-old man from Minnesota groped her chest after he and his wife took a picture with her in costume, but she declined to press charges. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is a popular winter holiday destination for families, and in the month of December three cast members filed police reports related to inappropriate touching. A 36-year-old woman who portrays Mickey Mouse had to go to the hospital after a visiting grandmother allegedly patted the head of her costume about five times, causing it to slide down and strain her neck, The Orlando Sentinel reported. The Disney employee doesn't believe the act was intentional, and the incident is being handled as a civil case, not a criminal one. The family of the grandmother told the Sentinel that the woman was showing her 2-year-old grandson that he didn't have to be afraid of the character and said that she "barely touched him." Character actors and costume wearers at Disney World often give high fives and hugs to visitors, so the family was unaware of any rules against touching. Two other employees say they were groped sexually. Another 36-year-old woman who portrays Minnie Mouse said a 61-year-old man from Minnesota groped her three times after she posed for a picture with him and his wife in character. She turned to give the man a hug, and he wordlessly grabbed her chest. The cast member identified him in pictures but declined to press charges. It wasn't the first time the Minnesota man, a Disney Vacation Club member, had been accused of inappropriate behavior with characters. Earlier in December, he reportedly had an "inappropriate interaction" at Magic Kingdom and has since been banned from Disney properties besides the Saratoga Springs resort. An 18-year-old woman playing Donald Duck was accosted by a woman in her sixties wishing to kiss the character, who then grabbed the costume's arms, chest, belly, and face. The actor moved toward her character attendant, and the woman "frantically" put her hands inside the costume, grabbing the 18-year-old's chest," the Sentinel reported. That Disney World employee later declined to press charges, because she believes the woman may have dementia. A Disney spokesperson told the Sentinel that the park encourages cast members to come forward in any uncomfortable situation with park guests and that on-site law enforcement are available to respond. Read more: 19 Disney rides and attractions that opened this decade — and 11 that closed Disappointing photos show what Disney parks look like in real life 20 relaxing things you can do on a Disney World vacation outside of the parks A 'Star Wars' hotel that will make you feel like you're on a giant ship is coming to Disney World in 2021. Here's everything we know. Join the conversation about this story »
Leggings may not be pants, but that doesn't mean that you can't wear them to work....Leggings may not be pants, but that doesn't mean that you can't wear them to work. The tights of today have come a long way since, say, 2010. In fact, there are now a number of companies making leggings that look a whole lot like pants — minus the discomfort, annoying buttons, and general constriction. The best leggings for the office can keep you comfortable and chic all day long, and we love ADAY's leggings best of all. Who says going to work has to be like going to purgatory? At least, insofar as your wardrobe is concerned — as for the content of your work itself, that's a totally different story. In fact, I submit to you that the right pair of leggings are the perfect bottoms for days when you just can't bring yourself to pull on slacks, a skirt, or a dress. I'm not suggesting that you run around in sheer pantyhose-esque leggings for all to see, but as it turns out, the tights of today have come a long way since, say, 2010. There are now a number of companies making leggings that look a whole lot like pants — minus the discomfort, annoying buttons, and general constriction. When it comes to picking your favorite pair of work-appropriate leggings, you'll want to keep a few things in mind. First and foremost, your leggings must be comfortable. If they're not, then you might as well just go back to your more quotidian wardrobe options. Luckily, most leggings these days are indeed extremely soft, breathable, and livable, which makes them an excellent alternative to anything else in your closet. Second, you'll want to be sure that the leggings are opaque and structured enough that you don't feel the need to constantly cover your rear. You know what I'm talking about — if you're wearing the wrong pair of tights, you're constantly pulling down your shirt or opting for boxier, looser tops that cover your derriere. But that, my friends, is no way to live. You'll also want to keep in mind the formality of your office. There are some tights that could get you near the business formal zone, but of course, you'll want to exercise caution and determine just what you can get away with. And finally, you'll want to keep price points in mind. While office-appropriate leggings may cost you a bit more than your run-of-the-mill leggings, they still shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg. No matter which of our favorite office-appropriate leggings you choose, we're sure you'll love your new work apparel. Here are the best leggings for work you can buy: Best leggings for work overall: ADAY Best ethically made leggings for work: Everlane Best variety of leggings for work: Spanx Best petite-friendly leggings for work: Banana Republic Best size-inclusive leggings for work: Universal Standard Updated on 09/04/2019 by Mara Leighton: Updated prices, links, and formatting. Added option for petite-friendly leggings and size-inclusive leggings.The best leggings for work overall ADAY's leggings not only look great and feel comfortable, they also have pockets and other great little details. It is a universally accepted truth that pockets make clothes better, and ADAY understands this concept well. The only way to make work-appropriate leggings even more of a blessing is to give them pockets. And that's exactly what ADAY has done with its leggings. ADAY is all about simplicity and seeks to create fabrics and clothing that are multipurpose, long-lasting, and sustainable. And that's incredibly evident in the brand's leggings. You'll want to check out both the Crop & Roll and Throw & Roll options. Thanks to small details like gunmetal snaps, zippered pockets, and slit details at the ankle, these tights look too good for a workout (but would certainly stand up to one). While the Throw & Roll leggings actually have zippered pockets, which I frequently use to hold small things like keys, lip balm, and the like, the Crop & Roll leggings also have a discreet compartment large enough for your phone or perhaps a small wallet. While most tights don't have any space for pockets, ADAY somehow manages to incorporate this very necessary detail in a way that looks effortless and chic. It's also certainly the aspect of these tights that I appreciate the most. After all, how often do you get to pull your phone right out of your leggings? Both pairs of tights are made of material that is quick-drying, sweat-wicking, and sunscreen- and oil-resistant. Plus, they have an elastic waistband with an adjuster so that you can keep the tights tighter during a workout and looser during the workday. While many other work-appropriate leggings are, at their core, workout leggings that just so happen to be good work clothes, too, ADAY takes the opposite approach. The company has a wide range of tops, jackets, and even jumpsuits that pair nicely with its fabulous leggings. ADAY leggings aren't necessarily cheap (they start at $98, but our two favorites cost $125 each), but that price is more in line with high-end athleisure lines like Lululemon or Sweaty Betty that charge similar prices for workout-only gear. — Lulu Chang Pros: Leggings that are truly made for work, convenient pockets, little details add sophistication Cons: While less expensive than some other brands, ADAY leggings are still quite pricey Shop all of ADAY's leggings here The best ethically made leggings for work Everlane's pants are comfortable and stylish, plus, they offer transparent pricing and were made in ethical working conditions. Everlane clothes always look good, but more importantly, they make you feel good too. And we're not just talking about the brand's soft, durable construction — we're also referencing its ethical and transparent sourcing and production methods. When it comes to work-appropriate leggings, Everlane has quite a few options from which to choose. And it just so happens that two of my favorites are very much on sale right now. Take, for example, the Stretch Ponte Skinny Pant. They're in Everlane's "choose what you pay" section, and cost just $47. And they just might be the best $47 you've ever spent. The Ponte Pant definitely feels like a great pair of tights, but looks far more refined. As the name suggests, the final effect is of a slimming skinny pant, and the midweight ponte knit makes it appropriate all year round. It's also stretchy enough to keep you breathing, but fitted enough to hug you in all the right places. Thanks to an elastic waistband and a side zipper, these pants give you a flattering, elongating effect. I also love the Stretch Ponte Crop Pant, which closely resembles its skinny sibling, but has an even more flattering length for the more petite gals out there. And while cropped pants sometimes make me look like a truncated version of myself, these leggings somehow make my legs look just a bit longer. Plus, they're great for showing off your favorite pair of shoes. — Lulu Chang Pros: Affordable, comfortable, extremely easy to care for, ethical production processes Cons: When these on-sale items go away, you may have to wait a bit for new work-appropriate leggings from Everlane Shop Everlane's bottoms collection here The best variety of leggings for work You may not think that you can wear Spanx as pants, but the brand has come a long way to prove you wrong. Believe it or not, your favorite butt, thigh, and midsection shaping Spandex tights can now be worn to work. And before you try to tell me that you don't work at a tech startup and consequently couldn't possibly get away with wearing Spanx as pants, let me redirect you to the brand's new and improved offerings, which now far exceed expectations. The folks over at Who What Wear have been styling Spanx leggings as pants for quite some time, and although I was skeptical at first, I've since become a full-fledged Spanx convert. The real draw of Spanx, of course, is that they are absolutely leggings. They're not comfortable pants or tights-esque bottoms — they're just leggings. That means that by design, they're stretchy, form-flattering, and comfortable. Plus, because they're Spanx, they also help maintain your shape and help you live your best and most fabulous life. If you're working in a more casual office environment, I'm a huge fan of the brand's jeans-like leggings, which are available in petite, regular, and tall inseams. They're not made of denim (they're mostly cotton, with some polyester and Spandex for stretch), but they have an extremely convincing denim print that is flattering on just about any body. These jeans also have Spandex's patented Gut Check shaping technology to keep your midsection in check, and fully functional back pockets combine form with function. I'm also a huge fan of the brand's velvet leggings (sizes XS to 3X, equivalent to sizes 0 to 28). While you may raise your eyebrows at such a seemingly gaudy pair of bottoms, you'll be convinced otherwise once you don them yourself. Available in four elegant yet unique colors, these tights look beautiful paired with a chunky sweater or under a dress. They add just the right level of sophistication and intrigue, and believe me, no one will ever believe that they're Spanx. Of course, if you want to err on the side of caution, you could always go for the brand's seamless offerings, which prevent any embarrassing camel toe situations in the office. For the most daring of all among us, there's the faux leather look, which I've often paired with a simple black top for a sleek effect. All in all, Spanx's leggings are comfortable to wear, easy to care for, and best of all, appropriate for the workplace. — Lulu Chang Pros: Wide selection of styles and colors, great shaping technology, less expensive than some other brands, inclusive sizing Cons: Some women have found the shaping technology too constricting Shop Spanx's collection of leggings here The best petite-friendly leggings for work Banana Republic's petite leggings are fitted and structured like traditional workwear, and have slight compression for a sleek fit. Banana Republic is one of our team's go-to destinations for reliable petite work pants, and their Petite Devon Legging is a great example for why. The Petite Devon sits at the waist, runs fitted through the leg to the ankle, and is offered in three inseams that produce the effect of nicely tailored workwear. The three leg lengths are 26-inch petite, 28-inch regular, and 31-inch long. Petite sizes go from 00 up to 14. The bi-stretch material (a blend of cotton, rayon, and elastane) is machine-washable, stretchy even after multiple washes, and has a mild compression for a sculpting and smoothing look. It moves with your body throughout the day and offers targeted support in necessary areas. A hidden zipper keeps the look streamlined, and darts added in the back lend a figure-flattering fit. This option is on the expensive side at $89.50, but it's not unusual for high-quality workwear — especially if you'll be wearing them often and skipping the dry cleaner fees. It's also worth noting that some reviewers encountered quality issues with the zipper, though most people tipped their hat to fit, versatility, and comfort. Another benefit to shopping at a big store like Banana Republic is catching your favorite items on sale. While 40% off styles may be unlikely at smaller startups, it's commonplace here. If you shop strategically, it's more likely you can get a deal. — Mara Leighton Pros: Comfy "legging-fit" with the look of a work trouser, stretchy fabric that withstands multiple washes Cons: Slightly pricey, some reviewers noted quality issues with the zipper Shop Banana Republic's collection of leggings here The best size-inclusive leggings for work Universal Standard's sizing ranges from 4XS to 4XL, and the site's Fit Liberty policy states that if your size shifts, they'll replace the eligible clothes for free. Universal Standard was founded to address the fact that while 67% of the women in the U.S. reportedly wear a size 14 or higher, the options available on the market typically don't reflect that. The company's sizing options range from 4XS to 4XL (the equivalents of sizes 00 to 40). And to reflect their mission to provide all women with a shopping experience focused on style rather than size, the line spans basics, trendy pieces, workwear, and luxe staples like premium leather jackets. Universal Standard's Moro Pocket Ponte Pants are technically pants, but they have the feeling of leggings. The midweight ponte material is soft and designed to be pill-resistant, and they have a flattering high waist with a flat band that won't roll or twist. As the name suggests, there's also an out-of-the-way pocket and matte black zippers at the ankles for dressing them up or down. If you need a petite version, Universal Standard offers that too. The company also guarantees that if your size shifts up or down within a year of purchase, it will exchange any piece in its Fit Liberty collection for your new size, for free. The Moro Pocket Ponte Pants are included in the collection. In terms of cons, the Ponte Pants are available in only two colors (black and olive) though that tends to be the standard for work-adjacent leggings, and are recommended for hand wash and hang dry. At $80, they may also be a bit more expensive than you're hoping to spend, but the Fit Liberty policy does sweeten the deal a little bit. — Mara Leighton Pros: Wide selection of sizes, petite styles, generous fit policy Cons: Relatively more involved fabric care, slightly pricey Shop Universal Standard's collection of leggings here