In recent months, nights out on the town have been replaced with trips to the supermarket and Sunday strolls, with many of us using these outings as an excuse to ditch our lockdown uniform of stretchy leggings and get dressed up.
But street style is not just for humans.
As pet owners look to upgrade their own wardrobes, so too are they investing in fashionable options for their pooches, to ensure they look their very best on daily walks around the local park.
According to a recent report by global market research company Mintel, half of UK adults own a pet, with 30 per cent of these owners saying they feel it is very important that their pet keeps up with all the latest trends in clothing and grooming styles.
If you’re one of those people looking to upgrade your dog’s wardrobe, you’re in luck, because it just so happens that Zara – the go-to place for all our stylish shopping needs – has launched a new collection of items designed specifically for your furry friends.
The range, which is available to buy online now, features everything you need to have your pup winning the best-dressed title, including a seriously chic line-up of doggy-sized jackets, cosy hoodies, bodysuits and even fancy neckerchiefs.
But that’s not all – the collection also features stylish accessories that are both fashionable and functional, with everything from leather collars to checked blankets up for grabs.
Feeling inspired to invest in your four-legged friend’s closet? We’ve rounded up our picks from the new range to shop now, because there’s no reason why your pooch shouldn’t look as, if not more, fashionable than you.
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Zara pet collection sweatshirt: £17.99, Zara.com
Loungewear has become a staple in many of our wardrobes since the pandemic started, and it seems only right that our doggos should be granted the same luxury.
A sweatshirt for dogs doesn’t get much more adorable than this one, which is made of a soft cotton blend and features a comfortable round neckline. We also love the on-trend camel colour which will coordinate nicely with almost any of your own ensembles.
Zara pet collection leather bandana collar: £17.99, Zara.com
Keep your canine companion cosy and chic with this bandana that comes in a trendy gingham check pattern.
Available in a variety of sizes, from XS to L, it’s perfect for miniature and bigger pups alike, and comes in two different colours – black and camel – depending on your pooch’s personal style. The soft fabric is in a triangular shape and attached to a leather collar with an adjustable fastening.
Zara pet collection hoodie: £17.99, Zara.com
If you prefer to kick back with a more casual outfit during dog walks, opt for the matchy-matchy look with this cosy hoodie that’s the perfect treat for any stylish pup.
Not just good looking, this hoodie is made from a cotton blend that provides your pet with warmth and comfort, whether you’re out and about or relaxing at home.
Zara leather pet collection collar and lead: £19.99, Zara.com
Make the early morning walk a touch more chic with this leather lead. Featuring a metal lobster clasp, adjustable collar and soft leather loop, it is designed to fit comfortably for fuss-free frolics.
We also love the adorable addition of the decorative silver pendant, which features an embossed illustration of a bone.
Zara roll-up pet collection bed: £27.99, Zara.com
Designed for pets on-the-go, this roll-up bed is great to keep in the boot of your car if you’re heading on an adventure, and is thickly padded to provide your dog with a warm and cosy place to rest up.
It’s made from a soft cotton and linen blend and has a lined interior with creamy faux shearling. It can be easily folded back up using snap-button fastenings and has a handle, making it easy to carry around with you on long walks, in case your pooch runs out of steam.
Zara check pet collection blanket: £17.99, Zara.com
Let your furry friend burrow under this chic blanket or use it to protect your furniture and bedding from shedding.
The cosy throw is designed with a smart check pattern in neutral shades of tan, cream and grey, and is finished with frayed hems for a fashionable touch.
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