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Pastel Pandemonium: Baby Pinks and Blues in Doggy Style this Fall!

Posted on November 03 2013

My pup, Sophie, ventured out today for the first time in her new fall dog coat.  I have to say, even though I'm a warm weather girl, I do get excited when it's time to pull out the fall clothes. There's something about putting an outfit together that feels good like you're really dressed and, this year, I like many of the trends from the runway. I can see how I would incorporate pieces into my wardrobe and, with some, into Sophie's. Let’s take a look at one of the big trends this season – pastels.

 

Baby Pinks and Blues - a Fall Staple!

Sophie, as well as your pup, is no different from us. Having a new, stylish coat to debut when it gets chilly is a part of the Fall allure. You can combine trends like the classic Couture by Sophie pale pink and violet plaid mohair coat below or you can go completely pale, like the very chic Chanel-like Marple Millionaire posh coat above, with a lovely knit, faux fur and a crystal belt embellishment. I am a major fan of Chanel design and the incredible work Karl Lagerfeld has done each season with that brand. Wow!

A little tidbit of fashion history I found: In 1916, Coco Chanel was the first to use jersey knit in clothing and sent the fashion industry in an uproar. Until then, jersey had only been associated with and used for underwear! She is credited with making jersey what it is today - a staple. It is used in everything from t-shirts to dresses and tops to skirts.

 

The pastel trend has found expression in varying forms by designers. The New York Times described, "If the sheer number of baby pinks and chalky blues on the fall runways was any indication, pastels will be making a big statement this fall," and they are. The designers incorporated pastels to soften winter and lift the spirit when it's freezing and dreary outside. You've probably already seen some of your local department stores and boutiques carrying pale pink and blue coats.

Making It Work for Our Dogs

 

How can we adapt this lovely trend for our canine friends? It's easy and I'm going to recommend some items I love! If you love them too, you can click on the links and purchase them. Whether you go pale pink or blue, there's something for everyone this fall.

 

Here's a smart, on-trend coat that will keep your baby warm. I love this gorgeous shade of aqua blue. And, it’s very practical. This winter snow harness coat has a water-resistant outer shell and a toasty fleece lining so your pup can play outside to his heart’s content. A detachable hood and reflector stripes on the easy on/off canvas strap and buckle closure make this a great staple for winter. 

 

Another way to inject pastels into your dog’s wardrobe is with a great, statement sweater. During these nippy fall months, a cozy sweater will come in handy. And if you live in a warmer climate, it does get chilly some evenings. Here’s a stunning one pictured below. A soft and textured baby pink and silver sweater coat with embroidery, beading, satin lining, and fringe trim. Perfection! This is a custom item and you can get your dog’s name or initials embroidered inside, as well! Please hand wash cold and lay flat to dry. No heat.


 

 

And an unusual and very beautiful Bella Princess Italian lambskin harness/vest with matching leash in Robin’s egg blue, hand quilted with handcrafted beading made from Swarovski crystal elements. The vest is lined in white Ultrasuede with white Velcro closures. A crystallized removable Diva Dangle is attached to the vest via a solid cast brass D ring. This is a piece of art.

 

 

Pastel Dog Collars and Carriers

Pastel accessories are hot! From collars to pale carriers, there are many ways to rock the pale trend. I love this pink Petsak faux embossed croc carrier. It’s got a clean, modern look, and it’s cruelty-free. Has white mesh sides and wipes clean with a damp cloth.


This adorable cupcake martingale collar is whimsical and made of durable nylon ribbon. And very friendly at $14.00.


This beautiful Chien Coature Bluebell Collar is made of Italian lambskin with velvet ribbon and encrusted with Swarovski crystal elements. This is a custom item so your dog’s neck must be measured exactly.




  

In Summary


Hopefully, I’ve given you some food for thought and some ideas of how to incorporate the pastel trend into your furry friends’ wardrobe. Pastels are a great way to add a touch of spring into the cold winter months, and pale pinks and blues are flattering on almost any color or sized dog. With so much to choose from, follow your fancy! Enjoy the season in style and stay in the pink (and blue)!

Guest Blog:

Jody Miller-Young

Dog Fashion Expert and Blogger

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