Fashion Week in NYC is coming up February 12th through the 19th, and everyone will be watching the latest trends hit the runway. You don’t have to be human to be fashionable though, and our canine companions want to stay stylish with the hottest looks, too!
Coming out of the winter doldrums, expect to see lots of color, and it will not be limited to the traditional springtime pastel palette. Bright neon colors will still be grabbing attention this year, but remember to balance bright pieces with muted shades and neutrals. You don’t want your pet’s natural beauty drowned out by a rainbow of colors. Accessorize with a flashy collar and leash combo before stepping out, whether you are heading to the catwalk or the dog park.
When shopping, the options can be overwhelming, so please consider a few things when selecting new fashions for your pup:
Clothing that doesn’t fit correctly or is poorly designed may present tripping or entrapment hazards. Make sure that there aren’t any loops or pieces on which a foot or tooth might become caught. Ensure that all fasteners are in working order and easily opened and closed before putting the item on your pet. If you often walk your dog at night, look for reflective details in addition to flashing collar lights to help you both stay visible.
Winter weather calls for warmer gear unless your dog already has a heavy fur coat. Consider your dog’s natural temperature tolerances when selecting apparel. A thick coated dog may not want a winter jacket but a short haired pup will need one. Extra layers on a warm day may overheat your dog.
Make sure that your canine friend is comfortable and has a full range of motion while wearing those new duds. Restrictive clothing will hamper your pet’s ability to run and play. There is nothing fashionable about a grouchy dog.
Make sure that your furry family member exhibits a style that flatters your own look while still expressing his or her unique doggie personality. Not every dog can rock a motorcycle jacket, nor can every dog make a tiara look natural. Some dogs love to get dressed up, but some dogs don’t want any part of it. Forced fashion isn’t fashionable at all.
Dog fashion has evolved from the fancy boutique collars and hand-knit sweaters of decades gone by. Today you can find an enormous variety of apparel for your pet ranging from the very simple to the most sophisticated. Rain coats, parkas, and boots are available to protect our furry friends from adverse weather conditions. Wedding attire, party dresses, casual wear, sports team gear, costumes and fancy footwear are all available. While you’re watching the highlights from Fashion Week, keep your canine companion in mind. Maybe you both need an updated wardrobe this spring. If you are having trouble finding what you need for your friend, the vast world of online shopping makes the possibilities endless.