I have a dog and spend much time walking him around the neighborhood. What can I wear besides trainers and old tees? I’m in my late 40s and don’t want to look sloppy. Thanks! Linda V. ~
Hi Linda, Good question. Let me start by showing what I wear, and then we can devise a recipe.
Here’s me and my dog Bella. It’s October, and I’m wearing a sweater, jeans, and this cute zip-up vest in Ontario. On my feet, I’m wearing flats and black suede booties.
It’s been a year since we got our puppy Bella, and of course, although she is my daughter’s dog, mommy has become the primary caregiver (sound familiar?) Bella has had it pretty easy: sleeping, playing, and eating, but I thought she got out more regularly for a walk.
I don’t like the cold, but walking Bella has become much more pleasant since I picked up this fun Nike puffer coat from eBay. I call it my Legally Blonde jacket because it’s so wildly pink.
I love this coat. It’s excellent quality, really warm, but also very lightweight. I hadn’t considered buying it on eBay before because I thought it only sold pre-owned clothes. But I discovered eBay is so much more.
What I like about it is the fleece lining that you can pull out of the coat and wear as a vest in the spring. Very handy.
These outfits work for me!
Here is a style recipe you can use as a guideline for a good dog walking outfit:
- Tall, Flat Boots or short booties are Stylish – The first thing in your style recipe in the fall should be a good pair of tall boots. Tennis shoes are great if you are going on long hikes, but if you are going around the block and want to look nice, a pair of boots will certainly “up” your style factor! You never know who you might encounter, so why not look fashionable? Short flat booties are also an excellent option.
- Jeans or Leggings – Make sure they have stretch built in.
- Crazy for color! Anytime you wear color up by your face, it will put you in a good mood. Just try it and see!
- Surprise yourself; try a scarf! If you are one of those gals who own a few scarves but never wears them…Then I encourage you to get them out and start wrapping yourself up in one ASAP!
- Coat or vest – casual and comfy. Is your dog-walking outerwear looking shabby and outdated? It might be time for an update! Find something warm but interesting. Texture and color are exciting, or if it’s too warm, why not wear a vest as I have here?
It doesn’t take much to look like a top dog when you are walking your pup. Follow these tips to feel stylish and comfy!