Building Out Your Dog’s Capsule Wardrobe From Scratch
Bea and I have started to see flowers cropping up everywhere when we’re out for our walks which only means one thing...spring is upon us! If you’re anything like us, when we start to transition out of our winter hibernation mode and finally feel the warmer weather, all we want to do is freshen up and pare down.
Enter: the capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a curated selection of a few choice pieces that fit your lifestyle. They’re easy-to-wear favorites you remix together over and over again, and one way you can shop less often and more intentionally. Think quality over quantity.
Bea and I have figured out that these same principles apply when you curate your dog’s capsule wardrobe. These are four of our tried-and-true, go-to dog capsule wardrobe staples:
1. A get-the-job-done classic collar/leash/harness combo.
It’s something you’ll be using every single day, so find one that’s built to last. The Scot Collection set from See Scout Sleep (coming soon!) is handmade with superior waxed cotton, 100% natural hemp webbing, and gorgeous solid brass hardware. It’s breathable, durable, and super strong, which means it’s for all dogs—even the pullers.
2. Matching mask and bandana set.
Bandanas easily add a touch of colorful style and lightweight flair to your dog’s wardrobe. Plus, you can easily throw into the wash to clean. The cute citrus-patterned bandana in this Face Mask and Dog Bandana Set from Goodboy is made of machine-washable combed cotton and the mask (for you!) features a protective cotton outer layer, a polyester fiber middle layer for filtration, and an ultra-soft inner layer. We have two sizes to chose from, depending on the size of your dog.
3. An on-trend sweatshirt.
Pets are just like us, which means they appreciate comfy loungewear that wears like fashion. This Heather Grey Crewneck Sweatshirt from Small Stuff is just that. Long sleeves, 100% cotton, and an embroidered logo. It’s perfect for going out or staying in.
4. A piece of seasonally appropriate outerwear.
Raincoat. Trench coat. Parka. Chore coat. The weather won’t always be glorious this time of year, so it’s a good idea to make sure your dog is always prepared. This Blue BitMe Fleece Zip-Up Jacket is a zippered mockneck jacket made out of super soft poly-fleece that easily protects your dog from the harsher elements in spring.