How to Dress Well for your Dog Walk this Winter
There are many perks that come with taking your dog out for a walk; it is a great way to keep active, get your daily fix of fresh air and spend some quality time with your beloved pooch. More than ever, practical garments are becoming wardrobe stables, and whilst comfort is of course key, there is nothing to say you can’t feel good in your clothes too. From carefully layering sweatshirts and jumpers to wrapping up in cosy fleece and wool, there are ample options when it comes to dressing for your dog walk.
To help give you some inspiration, Seasalt Cornwall rounds up their top tips for dressing well for your dog walk this winter.
The perfect pair of boots
When dressing for a walk, it’s often easy to neglect your feet. Practical shoes don’t have to be an eyesore, in fact the perfect pair of boots can be a great way to freshen up your look. Whether you prefer knee-high riding boots, buckled classics or Chelsea boots, you can up the ante of every outfit. Compliment with a fitted pair of trousers to make them stand out and avoid loose material getting splashed with mud or rain.
Opt for a reliable raincoat
Keeping in mind the unpredictable weather in the UK, having a reliable and lightweight raincoat is a must this winter. As one of the most important staples when walking, you will most likely get wear out of a raincoat all year round and will keep it for years to come. If you are walking, or even running, a high-quality waterproof will keep you at the perfect temperature whilst also protecting you against the ailments, as well as shielding any jumpers or accessories layered underneath.
Opting for a raincoat with bright colours or a playful pattern is sure to make your whole outfit stand out during the dark, grey days of winter. This can be easily styled with a black pair of joggers, jeans or trousers as well as a neutral sweatshirt and trainers.
Knitwear is arguably the most prominent staple of any winter wardrobe and it’s safe to say it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. As the temperatures plummet, opting for layers is a great way to make sure you are always prepared whilst still looking and feeling great. Jumpers, sweatshirts and cardigans come in an array of textures and tones, providing a low maintenance way to style any outfit.
To dress it down, you can couple with a beanie, puffer coat and jeans with either trainers or boots. If you are wanting a smarter look, you can trade your coat for a quality jacket with a cashmere cardigan underneath, black trousers and a pair of leather boots. This versatile trend will also see you right through to spring as you can layer your favourite knits over a crisp white shirt, quality t-shirt and lightweight trousers.
Wrap up with accessories
Adding a winter hat and scarf to an outfit is a great way to give it a new dimension with little to no effort needed. Not only are they mandatory accessories to keep us warm, but they also have the ability to upgrade the look of an entire outfit.
When it comes to hats, there is a wide array of choices that can brighten up the outfit, whether it be a beanie, pom pom, beret or even a fedora, there’s plenty to choose from. When it comes to matching your hat to the rest of your outfit, it’s worthwhile considering the colour and materials of your most used coats and winter scarves, as this will help to really pull a look together.
When faced with bleak winter weather, it’s hard to get fresh inspiration for what to wear when heading out with your furry friend. By investing in quality and timeless staples you are able to rotate, you will always be equipped to both look and feel good on your dog walk this winter.