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Doggy Style: Top Fall 2014 Runway Styles Your Pooch Can Take To the Street

Dara Foster is a World Renowned Pet Fashion Stylist and International TV personality and the best selling author of "Now You See It: PupStyle!", "PupStyle Red Carpet Pups" and "PupStyle Trick or Treat". Founder of PupStyle.com, Dara is a contributing editor to our just launched DoggyBnB Blog.

 

As the sunlight changes and day light hours dwindle, lighten up your dog’s Fall wardrobe with pet fashion trends you can take from New York’s Fashion Week to the streets on a leash.

Never before has pet fashion been so in-step with human trends that it’s a piece of cake to style your pooch to match your personal style sense.

Four HOT Key fashion trends for fall 2014 to play around with are The Need For Tweed,Orange Is The New BlackPick Me A Posy and Plaids & Checks Please.  The best part about pet fashion is that you can experiment with these trends by styling your dog in anything from a checked bow tie dog collar, to a classic tweed coat or even a formal couture gown.  You don’t have to dress your dog in full-on clothing to have your dog looking as good as YOU—the options are truly endless!

The Need For Tweed

Mutts & Hounds

When it comes to Tweeds it’s extremely hard to beat UK designers. The Brits are known for their classic tweeds and this is their year to really shine!  If you are looking for a beautiful, lasting tweed coat for your pup, look no further than the well-known UK brand Mutts & Hounds.  Mutts & Hounds serves up just about anything pet related in a beautiful plaids and  tweeds including stylish home furnishings.  Plaids & checks are flooding the stores and streets and with the Balmoral Check Tweed Coat you can get in on both HOT trends at the same time.

The Balmoral Check Tweed Coat fabric has been crafted in a Yorkshire woolen mill since 1837. This coat is fully lined and extremely east to put on a wiggly dog. It has an adjustable velcro strap for perfect fit £50.00.

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Orange Is The New Black

Dog Days Orange Floral Couture Dress by Kelly Owens Couture

It’s gong to be nearly impossible to hit any pet boutique this fall without noticing all of the fun orange fashion and accessories. Bright citrus colors especially orange are a must-have staple for your pet fashion collection.  Orange is the latest color to be treated like a basic black that you can pair up with metallics and other fresh colors like pinks and browns you name it.

Kelly Owens Couture designed this spectacular orange couture dress with a modern take on a classic flower appliqué.  This piece is hand-made with perfection and you can easily layer this with a necklace or collar and leash to add to add a contrasting or complementary color $65.

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Plaids And Checks Please

The Rover Boutique

 Checks and plaids are here to stay!  Everywhere you turn you’ll find plaid on anything from shirts, dresses, collars and even as trim or an embellishment on a garment.  Designers are experimenting with new unexpected color combinations and fabrics but the classic “Perl Jam” flannel from the 90’s  and Preppy checks are flooding the streets.  Pet fashion has evolved to the point where you can play with fashion trends without dressing your dog in clothes and go for a checked collar and still make a fashion statement.

The Rover Boutique is famous for it’s trendy plaid and checked clothing and collars.  Their Red Check Bow Tie collar is a fun way to style your dog in fashion without clothing.  This is ideal for warm climates or the big dogs who have a difficult time finding fashion.  The red check pattern is great for fall because you can transition into a holiday look by adding a festive gold metallic leash, sweater, coat, tutu or hat for heirloom holiday pictures. $44.82 CAD

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Pick Me A Posy

Vintage looking, small floral prints are popping up everywhere this fall. The prints are being used on a huge variety of fabrics from denim to silk and can be styled to look ultra girly or edgy-chic. The floral trend is even being carefully paired with plaids for a fun, fresh twist. Your dog can strut in a girlie floral denim vest with an attached tutu and gold punk-rock studs from Wooflink and be the HOT topic of conversation on the streets. Wooflink’s Flower Denim Vest is a great value and easy to dress with it’s roomy arm holes and easy zipper. $46

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