As employers look for more work perks and ways to retain happy employees, bringing your dog to the office is becoming more popular than ever before. When Chewy.com needed fall fashion and style tips, they called PupStyle Founder and Pet Style Expert, Dara Foster to get the scoop.
Check out Dara’s interview with Sophia Kercher from BeChewy.com about stylish ways to take your dog to the office this Fall.
“According to recent studies, an increasing number of pet parents are bringing their furry loved ones along with them to work: Not only have 60 percent of surveyed pet parents previously left a job because it did not allow them to bring their pet to work, but 70 percent also said they’d accept lower pay to land a pet-friendly job—and that’s saying something.
“It’s been really interesting to see that as work attire has become more casual—with more people doing hybrid or remote work—pet carrier bags have become more casual,” says Foster. “Dog dads are really embracing pet carriers for both cats and dogs, and items are much more unisex as they bring in their pets to work.”
Foster would know. She has written her blog PupStyle.com for over a decade, as well as five children’s books about dogs, including “PupStyle: When I Grow Up,” which features dogs styled as different career professions that kids can learn about and aspire to.”
Freshen up your dogs summer wardrobe with some simple, quick accessory changes that last all season. Swap out the dark leather winter collar for a lighter more breathable fabric or nylon webbing version. You can’t go wrong going with a traditional red, white and blue color pallets but it doesn’t have to be boring.
Think about mixing polka dots, lobsters and anchor prints together with stars and strips for stylish look. Snap-on bow ties and blossoms are an affordable way to jazz up any basic dog color. American designer Trish Hampton hand makes a quality collection of red, white and printed bow ties and blossoms that mix and match with her nylon webbing and ribbon collar and leash collections.
The Trish Hampton snappy bow tie and blossom has a snap strap that can connect to any collar ! The small size fits 3/8″ and 3/4″ wide collars and the large fits 1″ collars.$18.00 .
The understated Americana polka dot or striped collar $28.00 to mix and match with printed or sold stylish leashes $38.00 .
Finish your Americana style update with a personalized name tag. A name tag with your cell number is the quickest way for a safe return of your pet when on the road $16.00 .
It’s summer and that means BBQ’s, graduations, fireworks and dog weddings!! Yes, dog weddings. Whether your dog is getting remarried or is a first time bride, check out these A-mazing options by Linda Higgins. For dog wedding styling help designing the perfect dog bridesmaid dress or best-dog tux for your wedding contact Dara Foster – Dara@PupStyle.com .
This is nothing new to our loyal PupStyle readers, but the demand for couture, original dog wedding dresses to “one up” your friends is wildly growing.
If you want one of the most original, high-class, couture wedding dresses Linda Higgins Designs has you covered. Linda can look at a picture of your favorite celeb wedding gown or any dress inspiration and re-create it especially for you!
Traditional White For the First Time Bride.
This “Angel” beauty is made of feathers and spear, silk bodice.
For divorced dog getting re-married, Linda designs beautiful wedding gowns in ivory with some unexpected flair!
Nothing barks PupStyle louder than chic winter gloves with dog in the palms of your hands. Walking your dog in style just got warmer thanks to TalkingGloves in Istanbul, Turkey. They hand craft these sassy accessories from a soft lambswool blend making them soft and toasty.
Most of the designs are unisex in style and color and both kids and adults love them. They make a great holiday gift and fashion piece. The minimalist dog shapes keep them looking clean and modern.
Pair these with a plaid or checked scarf and your favorite torn jeans and leather boots for a perfect fall/winter look! They also offer cat versions for the feline lovers out there so it’s easy one stop gift shopping.
The fingerless gloves are ideal for the multi tasking dog walker. You can keep a tight grip on the leash, easily pull out pick-up bags from your pocket and answer texts all while flawlessly drinking a latte.
A really special gift at $36 plus shipping and handling.
When ever a national TV talk show calls me or a client wants ultra luxury for their fur-baby, Kelly Owens Couture is one of the fist designers I contact. My loyal readers and fans know I am EXTREMELY picky when it come to pet fashion and I am constantly WOWed by her creative designs. Your dog deserves nothing but the best!
Recently, Kelly has started to design one-of-a-kind, customs dresses made from up-cycled high-fashion runway designers known for ultra luxury! This gorgeous dress was created for Sophia, a beautiful Pom tailored to her measurements.
You can send her an old scarf or any thing made from fabric you find in your closet or even buy off the runways, and she will create a masterpiece custom to your needs. If you are looking for that something really special for a New Year’s eve or holiday party, here you go!
If you need a fashion stylist to ensure that every thing is taken care of for you seamlessly from start to finish, so you can focus on your busy schedule. Please contact me at Dara@pupStyle.com. Yes, even if you are looking for something for a Guinea Pig!