There are two types of dog lovers in the world: Those who would have no problem at all with wearing matching outfits with their dog, and those who wouldn’t be caught dead.
Think you’d never wear a matching outfit with your dog? Think again!
We’ve scoured the internet for fashion insights sure to inspire a little #twinsie in even the most cynical fashionista. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and who has a stronger mutual admiration society than you and your dog?
We’ll walk you through some dos and don’ts for tandem togs for the two- and four-legged.
Celebs go gaga for American Beagle Outfitters
Two time DWTS champ Julianne Hough getting her selfie on with her dogs Lexi and Harley in matching American Beagle Outfitter puffer vests. Pair matching human puffer and dog version in complimentary colors for a more sophisticated approach.
For love of a pug
If you’re not a stitch witch, this clever scarf and sweater set from Uncommon Goods has got you covered! Paw prints for the human and handprints for your dog. I can’t even.
All glitz, no growl
NYC is renowned for being the center of American fashion, but did you know that includes dog fashion as well? Couture Dogs of New York gives an insider’s look at some of the amazing lifestyles of the dog fashion elite (source).
Paris and Peter Pan Hilton
Paris was early to the twinsie trend, taking lots of fun twinsie pictures last summer. Playing off a theme versus a direct matching print makes a twin look feel less forced (source).
A boy and his dog
LA Photographer Grace Chon‘s adorable portrait series Zoey and Jasper featuring one of her rescue dogs and her young son is a playful, ongoing homage to childhood, dreams, and the bond between a child and a beloved pet (and the mother who loves them both).
Don’t let your personal style get too bogged down in what you should look like. A playful or meaningful piece of jewelry or accessory can give your whole day a boost.
Are you crafty?
Sews Before Bros sets the style bar high with these hand-fashioned frocks. Follow the link for pattern info. Or hang your head in shame. You will never be this crafty. Just go buy the scarf and sweater set and call it good.
What matching isn’t (unless you want it to be)
Retro patterns for mommy and me looks abound. Try an Etsy search should you be so inclined. (If this is what you pictured before you read this article, I hope we’ve broadened your style horizons.)
Now go forth and #twinsie!