Inside the Closets of Three Disney Starlets

Bridgit Mendler (plays Olivia White)

Age: 18

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Pairs owned: 20

Favorite brands: “If you’re going for comfort, Uggs are great. I also have Preview International sandals I wear [almost] every day from Nordstrom Rack. I’m a big fan of shopping for a bargain. I also like Vans and Cole Haan.”

Best travel pair: “It’s usually important to travel with a closed-toe shoe. I’m a boot girl in general, but [for traveling], I’d say sneakers — a white pair of Vans.”

Favorite athletic brand to work out in: “I wear my Nike running shoes when I’m on a hike or working out.”

Most comfortable shoes for between takes: “If I’m on set and I’m wearing a pair of high heels, I will definitely go for my Uggs. They make my feet cozy and warm.”

Next purchase: Black flats. “They’re not really statement shoes, but they’re good for spring.”

Organizational strategy: “I have a box for shoes divided into sections. In each section I put a pair of sandals, and I have shoes in boxes on top of that. My boots are lined up on a shelf above, and my slippers are on the floor.”

How does your personal style compare with your character’s? “Her style is a bit more feminine than mine. I like to wear skirts and dresses, but I’ll make the [outfit] more edgy by adding some jewelry.”

What type of shoes will you wear in the film? “I’m a little bit taller than the other girls, so they put me in flats and boots for a lot of [the movie]. They were cute and comfy, so it worked well.”

How were the styles different from what your character, Juliet, wore on “Wizards of Waverly Place?” “My character was ultra-feminine, so she wore girly flats in pretty pastel [colors] with flowers.”

Hayley Kiyoko (plays Stella Yamada)

Age: 19

Hometown: Westlake Village, Calif.

Pairs owned: 25

Favorite pair: “My Birkenstock sandals. They are super-comfortable. And I don’t care what anyone says, I think they are awesome.”

Personal style: “My friends describe it as old man/beach bum, but with a little bit of edge. I love browns, I love leather and I love my boyfriend jeans. I wear a lot of sneakers and flats, [so] I’m always close to the ground.”

Best place to shop for footwear: “I’m normally at the Topanga Mall when I shop for shoes because it has a nice variety of stores, [including] Steve Madden, Chinese Laundry and Macy’s.”

Best weekend footwear: Creative Recreation sneakers. “They are camo high-tops, but they have zippers so you can fold them into a low-top [look].”

Premiere shoes: “I have these really high Steve Madden [pumps that] are black with gold studs. They look really expensive and fierce. I’ve been training in high heels for about a year and a half now, so I can wear them all day.”

Biggest splurge: “I don’t like to spend too much money on high heels, but I did buy Chinese Laundry [pumps] for $180. That was a big deal for me because I’m a sneaker girl.”

Most memorable ensemble worn in the Cartoon Network “Scooby Doo” movies: “My orange outfit as Velma. I don’t own one thing in orange.”

Favorite “Lemonade Mouth” look: “Stella wears a lot of Dr. Martens. I fell in love with them. I wear great purple ones in the film.”

How is Stella’s style different from the other characters’ looks? “You can’t compare her style to anybody in the film. She is very edgy. She loves to [decorate] her own T-shirts with spray paint. She has this Joan Jett look, and you could see her shopping at Hot Topic.”

Naomi Scott (plays Mohini “Mo” Banjaree)

Age: 17

Hometown: London

Pairs owned: 25

Favorite brands: “I don’t own a lot of branded shoes, but my manager did take me to Steve Madden, and that might be a new [store] I like.”

Biggest footwear regret: “Some heels that were a tiny bit too small. They looked good, but they killed my feet. The moral is don’t buy shoes that are too small.”

Best bargain: “Nine West workboots for $24 at Buffalo Exchange. I wear them all the time.”

Personal style: “I wear a lot of browns and warm textures. I love boots that are casual and comfortable, and I have a few good pairs of wedges. One of my favorite shops is Zara.”

Do you prefer flats or height? “Boots and wedges, that’s me. You can dress up boots and make them look effortlessly cool. And I like that wedges are [height] without a heel.”

How would you describe Mohini’s style in the film? “She wears wedges, which is great. She wears boots as well, and [in one scene] I got to wear these cool black lace-up boots [that hit] just below my knee. It was a bit out of character [for me], but it wasn’t too crazy because they were black.”

Which character’s style do you most admire? “Mo gets to wear killer shoes. I wore really high ankle boots and [felt] like a rock star in them.”

Do you ever share footwear or style tips with your co-stars? “I convinced Bridgit [Mendler] to buy workboots from Buffalo Exchange, and she said, ‘I don’t know if I can pull them off.’ Now she wears them all the time. Hayley [Kiyoko] and I have similar style.”

Favorite stores: Zara and Topshop. “[Zara has] great shoes in a [variety of] colors and they are good quality.”

Dream pair: “I would like to buy Steve Madden next, or NikeID, where you can design [the shoes] yourself.”

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