Dress Like Young Donna On A Budget


This is not a drill...Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is on Netflix! Feel good, summery happiness is now just a play button away. To honour this occasion, we are going to be revisiting our favourite topic: young Donna Sheridan's enviable boho style.

This style steal will help you get kitted out with Donna's iconic outfits whilst staying low budget. You may even find that you have similar items already sitting in your wardrobe, ready to be worn with different combinations!


Outfit 1: Orange Picking


First up, we have this laid-back maxi skirt and t-shirt combination. This is absolutely perfect for orange picking and skipping around a Greek island singing 'Name of the Game'.


Disclaimer: We can not be held responsible for any goat chases.

The t-shirt is just a simple navy t-shirt but we recommend getting a men's t-shirt, like this one from H&M. Buying oversized in the men's section will give you enough material to tie that cute knot, as Donna has done. To perfect this knot, gather the material to where you'd like it to be and twist the fabric until it's easy to tie a knot into. If you want it to stay all day, without undoing, you can also use a navy hair tie to keep it in place or tuck the knot in the bottom of your bra.


The orange skirt definitely makes the outfit. The pop of colour is so pretty and the length makes the outfit flowy and comfortable. At only £27 in the sale, this skirt from & Other Stories is a bargain and can be the staple pieces of so many other summer outfits. 


Top the outfit off with a cute statement necklace and stacking rings. If you wanted to go full-on Donna, you could try her hairstyle too. Curl all of your hair, small strands at a time. Of course, if your hair is already curly you can skip this step. Once all your hair is curly, give yourself a side parting and starting on the right side, loosely twist your hair, adding more as you go toward the back of your head. Use a hair grip to keep this in place. Repeat on the left side and then gather all your hair into a low ponytail at the back. You can take the hairgrips out at this point, or leave them in if you want it to stay a little bit neater. Pull a small bit of hair out of the twist around your face and hairspray your hair to keep it in place all day. 


Outfit 2: You Really Don't Know Me At All

Next up is the first time we see young Donna wearing dungarees, which becomes her iconic look that was loved in the first film. You can now channel your inner Donna with this cute outfit inspired by this moment in the film. This would be perfect for a casual day out, whether you're going strawberry picking or just for a walk around town.

Although Donna has bare feet with this album, there are many footwear options that will go with this outfit, so this is your opportunity to put your own twist on the look. Sandals would be a great idea for a warmer day, or you may opt for some comfier shoes like trainers or pumps. It's entirely up to you and your own style. 


These Pull & Bear dungarees are the most Donna dungarees we have seen. Despite to loose, flared fit, these dungarees are still super flattering and would work with so many different t-shirts, blouses and jumpers underneath, so they aren't at all bad for £19.99! If you wanted to makes these even more perfect for this outfit you could turn the trouser hem up a couple of times to match Donna.


We loved the yellow top Donna wore under these dungarees and we've managed to found a super stylish alternative. This blouse from Miss Selfridge can be worn so many different ways and has the gorgeous red and yellow contrast. This is great news if yellow isn't normally your colour, as the red will balance it back out.


To get Donna's hair for this look, curl your hair in the same way that you did before, but just take two sections from either side of your parting and grip them at the back of your head. Pull some hair out around your face to make it look tousled and then hairspray to keep it in place. 


Outfit 3: Island Arrival

This ​is the outfit Donna wears when she first steps onto Kalokairi and is such a nice floaty indie look. There is no denying that she looks as though she stayed nice and cool in this outfit. Rest assured that this even looks good once drenched by heavy rain. Bonus for the British weather is that bare legs will dry off quicker than covered legs!


Although this blouse isn't an exact match, it is much easier to wear on a day-to-day basis yet still has the same feel as Donna's choice. The cold shoulder and heavily flared sleeves will keep you nice and cool on a hot day while you stay looking super cute! For just £13.99 this blouse will be a great addition to your wardrobe. 


You may not be able to see them underneath her untucked long blouse, but Donna is wearing a pair of denim shorts with this outfit. Chances are you already have a pair of denim shorts which would look great with this, but if you don't these are a great option for just £19.99!

Finish the outfit off with some messy curls, sunglasses (weather permitting), and some beige boots if you're feeling particularly boho! 


Outfit 4: Double Denim

We don't know about anyone else but we definitely fell in love with this outfit when it came on-screen during the film. Well, it could have been the outfit or the chemistry between her and Sam... we will never know! Although we may never spend a day strolling around a Greek island with a young architect, we can picture ourselves wearing this outfit to a festival!

While these trousers aren't the same pattern as the ones Donna wore, they give the same Donna vibe, with the loose but flattering fit. This bralet is so pretty and is such a great length to wear with high waisted trousers. We love the boucle material and the frayed hem, which gives it an even prettier feel. At only £12.80 it would be rude not to add this to your summer wardrobe. 


Donna wears a little cropped jacket over this outfit in the film however when we saw this denim shirt, we thought it was the perfect alternative! Throw this over the outfit and keep it unbuttoned if it's a cooler day or when it gets cooler at night. As you'll see later on, this shirt can be re-worn in many other outfits.


Outfit 5: Exploring Europe

We absolutely love the way these colours look together. Donna strikes again with her enviable style. This is where you could reuse the denim shirt from the previous outfit. Use it as a base layer with this orange top thrown over it.


Top it off with this funky blue hat and you're good to go... well, once you have chosen some bottoms to go with it of course! You could go full Donna with a flowing maxi skirt or denim shorts, or completely reinvent it to suit your own style!


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