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.
For love of a pug
Do you just love pugs? Declare your passion in one graphic tee. Let your best friend be your totemic symbol for all that is right in the world.
All glitz, no growl
NYC is renowned for being the centre of the American fashion world, 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 years ago. Playing off a theme versus a direct matching print makes a twin look feel less forced.
A boy and his dog
LA Photographer Grace Chon‘s adorable portrait series 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 jewellery 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 and buy the scarf and jumper set and call it a day.
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!
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