What to Wear to Universal Studios: 12 Cute Outfit Ideas for Your Next Theme Park Adventure

I’ve visited Universal Studios more times than I can count, and let me tell you – figuring out what to wear is key! As someone who loves theme parks, I’ve tested out my fair share of outfits, and learned that comfort and practicality are crucial. But you can still look seriously cute!

From graphic tees and jean shorts to fuzzy jackets and leather skirts, I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorite Universal Studios outfits that are equal parts stylish and functional. I’ll also share my personal tips so you can dress to impress while riding Rip Ride Rockit!

Things to Consider When Planning Your Universal Studios Outfit

Before we dive into specific outfit ideas, let’s go over some key factors to keep in mind when deciding what to wear:

  1. Weather: Both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida are located in warm, sunny climates. Check the forecast and plan accordingly – you’ll likely want to opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics.
  2. Comfort: You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are a must. Avoid anything too tight or restrictive that could make you miserable by the end of the day.
  3. Theme Park Rules: Universal Studios does have some guidelines about what you can and can’t wear. We will discuss later.
  4. Personal Style: Don’t forget to let your personality shine through! Whether you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan or just love bold colors, find a way to incorporate your unique style into your park outfit.

Universal Studios Outfit Ideas

Now for the fun part – putting together the perfect look! Here are some tried-and-true outfit formulas:

1. Graphic Tee + Jean Shorts

a flat lay featuring a Jurassic Park t-shirt, distressed denim shorts, white converse sneakers, and black sunglasses
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I love kicking things off with a classic, casual outfit perfect for hot Orlando days. A graphic tee (bonus points if it’s Universal Studios themed) paired with distressed jean shorts is a foolproof combo in my book.

Make sure your shorts aren’t too tight or short though – you’ll be going on rides and waiting in long lines, so comfort is key!

I recommend a loose or cropped graphic tee on top. Tuck it in loosely or tie it up for a cute look. Add some white sneakers or sandals and you’re good to go! This outfit is all about staying cool and comfy while showing off your personal style.

2. Sundress + Sneakers

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Nothing says “I’m here for summer fun!” quite like a cute sundress. I always pack at least one breezy sundress or two whenever I visit Universal. Flowy midi sundresses are perfect for the Florida heat.

Make sure to wear bike shorts underneath in case of wardrobe malfunctions! I advise you to pair your sundress with comfy sneakers as well. Chucks, Vans, or sporty sandals work nicely. You’ll be on your feet all day, so supportive footwear is a must. Add a crossbody bag to hold essentials hands-free.

3. Matching Set

a woman wearing a tropical print crop top and matching shorts
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Coordinating sets are my go-to when I want an outfit that’s stylish yet requires zero thought. I just love an adorable matching lounge set! The crop top and shorts combo is a warm weather staple.

They’re so versatile – dress them up with heels or sandals for daytime fun, then swap for sneakers in the evening. They also photograph beautifully in front of Hogwarts Castle!

A neutral, pastel or graphic print set pairs nicely with casual sandals or slip-ons. Make sure your shorts aren’t too short, as certain rides have restrictions. Add a crossbody bag and some dainty jewelry to finish off this cute look.

4. Romper + Denim Jacket

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For those who want a one-and-done outfit, I highly recommend a romper! Rompers are basically an outfit in one, which makes getting ready a breeze. Plus, they’re seriously cute while being comfy at the same time.

Make sure to pick lightweight, breathable fabrics especially for hot Orlando summers. To give this look some versatility, I advise you to layer it with a classic denim jacket. Tie the jacket around your waist in case you get too hot walking around the park.

Finish things off with sporty sneakers or sandals. I love to throw my hair in a top knot and add some hoops with this outfit! The romper paired with a denim jacket creates such a fun summer vibe.

5. Bright Fuzzy Jacket, Light-wash jeans and Sandals

Even during warmer months, Orlando can have some chilly nights. When temps start dropping, I always throw on my favorite fuzzy jacket! Nothing beats a brightly colored, textured topper.

Pair your vibrant fuzzy jacket with light-wash denim and casual sandals/sneakers. Not only is this outfit trendy, it’ll also keep you nice and cozy for nighttime shows or rides. You’ll stand out from the crowd while feeling fabulous.

I love hot pink or bright red fuzzy jackets, but any color works! For jeans, opt for slim fit or straight leg silhouettes. And don’t forget the sandals – supportive footwear is crucial for all-day park adventures. Add some fun accessories like hoops, hair clips or a novelty backpack.

6. Graphic Tee + Jeans

women wearing a Minions graphic tee, light blue jeans, and white converse sneakers

You can never go wrong with a graphic tee and jeans combo. It’s a classic look that works for all ages. Graphic tees are the perfect way to show off your interests and personality!

Tuck your tee into your jeans or front-tuck for a polished touch. I advise you to cuff your jeans to show off trendy sneakers or sandals.

Finish off with chunky white sneakers, sporty sandals or slip-ons. Don’t forget sunnies and a baseball cap for added protection from Florida rays! This casual outfit will have you looking cool and feeling comfy all day long.

7. Fuzzy Vest + Striped Top

For chilly winter months, this outfit is an adorable way to stay cozy in the parks! A fuzzy vest adds the perfect textured layer over a classic striped tee. Black and white stripes paired with an all-black skirt and boots makes for such a chic look.

I love fuzzy vests because they keep your core warm without bulking up your silhouette. An A-line faux leather or denim skirt looks incredibly cute and moves well as you walk around. Make sure to wear leggings or shorts underneath in case of gusty winds!

Finish with a crossbody bag and fun hair accessories like a bow or headband. You’ll look incredibly fashionable while beating the Orlando chill!

8. Tank Top + Shorts

When temps climb above 90 degrees, less is more! I advise you to beat the heat with a simple tank and shorts combo. Make sure both pieces are loose, breathable and moisture-wicking.

Stick to light colors for extra coolness. Add plenty of SPF and a hat for sun protection too.

In terms of footwear, waterproof sandals, sporty slides or mesh sneakers work best. You want air flow for your feet on scorching days! This fuss-free outfit will keep you cute, cool and comfortable on the hottest Orlando days!

9. Teddy Jacket, Black Leather Skirt and Knee-High Boots

For chilly nights, this outfit combo is equal parts edgy and cozy! A fuzzy teddy jacket instantly amps up any look. I love the juxtaposition of the soft, textured topper with a faux leather skirt.

Make sure your jacket has a loose, open front – this prevents bulking up. For the skirt, consider a midi or maxi length. An A-line silhouette with a small slit allows great mobility for walking around the parks all day and night.

Pair with over-the-knee boots in black leather or suede to match the rock n’ roll vibe. You’ll stay nice and warm while looking incredibly stylish! Accessorize with layered necklaces and a crossbody bag. This outfit guarantees all eyes will be on you!

10. Layered Look

The layered look has been trending hard lately! I just love mixing lightweight tees and tanks to create dimension. The contrast of white-on-black is so striking.

Finish with casual sneakers or sporty sandals and you’ve got a comfy yet polished look! This outfit is also easy to modify as temps change – just shed layers as needed. Don’t forget sunnies and a crossbody bag to hold essentials as you explore the parks.

11. Long-Sleeved Crop Top + Cargo Pants

During cooler months, try a long-sleeved cropped top with cargo pants. Make sure the fabric is lightweight and breathable. Cargo pants have the perfect oversized, utility vibe. Plus all those pockets come in handy!

Finish with chunky sneakers or sporty sandals and you’re set. Don’t forget a crossbody bag to carry essentials hands-free as you explore the Wizarding World.

12. Red Crop Top with Black Leggings and Sneakers

Nothing makes more of a statement than all-red! I just love a bright red cropped tee – it instantly grabs attention while still being casual. And it photographs so nicely in front of park icons like the Hogwarts Express.

Make sure to tuck your vibrant top into high-waisted black leggings. Leggings allow maximum mobility while keeping you streamlined and supported. Finish with white or black sneakers to keep comfortable all day.

I advise you to keep accessories minimal with this bold outfit – small hoops, dainty necklace and black crossbody bag or backpack. You’ll turn heads for all the right reasons in this fun, summery look!

What Not to Wear at Universal Studios

  • No clothing with offensive language, graphics, or obscene content
  • Avoid excessively torn or revealing clothing
  • Costumes should not be too realistic or resemble Universal Studios staff uniforms
  • Masks and veils are not permitted (except for face coverings worn for health reasons)
  • Clothing should be appropriate for a family-friendly environment

Must-Have Accessories

No Universal Studios outfit is complete without the right accessories! Here are a few must-haves:

AccessoryWhy You Need It
SunglassesProtect your eyes from the sun (and look super cool while doing it)
Hat or VisorShield your face from UV rays and keep your hair out of your face
Backpack or Fanny PackCarry all your park essentials hands-free
Refillable Water BottleStay hydrated without spending a fortune on bottled water
Portable Phone ChargerKeep your phone juiced up for all those photo ops and ride wait times

Final Tips

Before I send you off on your Universal Studios adventure, here are a few final words of wisdom:

  • Wear layers: Temperature can vary a lot from morning to night, so it’s always a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweatshirt.
  • Plan for rain: Florida weather can be unpredictable, so pack a poncho or umbrella just in case.
  • Break in your shoes: Trust me, you do not want to be breaking in new shoes while walking miles around a theme park. Stick to trusted, comfortable footwear.
  • Have fun with it!: Remember, there’s no one “right” way to dress for a theme park. Wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable – that’s the key to having an amazing day.

I hope this guide has given you some inspiration for your next Universal Studios outfit. I’d love to see your theme park looks – tag me on Instagram or leave a comment below! And if you’re looking for even more theme park style inspo, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. Happy park hopping!

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