Dog Walking Outfit Ideas

There are undeniably many highs and lows of owning a dog, from the unavoidable mess that comes with getting a new puppy to having a loyal friend that will be there for you through thick and thin. A truly enjoyable aspect of having a dog is the chance to get out into the great outdoors regularly to walk them! As our pampered pooches need to be walked no matter the weather, what do you wear for a winter dog walk?

At Potters Of Buxton we’re gearing up for the great Crufts 2018 show (8th-11th March) and we’re getting some inspiration ahead of the dog show on what to wear on our favourite dog walks.


Whether you’re embarking on a quick walk around the block with your dog on a morning before work or taking the time to travel somewhere further afield for a good long walk at the weekend, there’s always a great opportunity during the winter to coordinate your accessories. Now, we don’t expect him to don a pair of gloves to match your own premium leather gloves, but if you have a fine haired hound, why not wear matching coloured jackets? You can both keep warm whilst you walk whilst looking effortlessly stylish with your coordinated look!

Layer up

A classic example of a great dog walking outfit for any time of the year involves layers. We love the look of a gilet which can provide that extra removable layer of warmth that can be worn over long sleeved tops and knitwear easily. Another failsafe outerwear option is the hooded jacket that will keep you happily walking your dog throughout rain showers. In our men’s coats department, we’ve got some great gilets and hooded parkas from Farah Jeans that will suit the stylish gentleman perfectly. The mens parka has been lined with soft fleece which is ideal for keeping the chill at bay on cold dog walks, whilst the black gilet is a great springtime jacket option. Opt for a cable knit jumper underneath the gilet in a contrasting colour and add jeans to make the look casual yet smart.

Ladies looking to stay on trend whilst walking around the park with their beloved dog will love a patterned mac that will brighten up any chilly day. If you and your family enjoy a country walk with the dog then why not opt for a classic countrywear option of a quilted jacket? Lightweight yet warm, a quilted jacket from Joules from our ladies jackets range can be just what you need to elevate the look of your dog walking outfit! A versatile Joules quilted jacket with zipped pockets ensures a flattering silhouette. If your style is a little more vibrant, then we suggest the floral button up mac from Brakeburn that gives a little summertime addition to a simple jumper and jeans outfit for your dog walking activities. Team your quilted jacket or floral mac with a pair of Chelsea boots or wellies to complete the look.

Always remember to go for coats and jackets with pockets to keep those all important dog treats at hand!

Load up on knits

Underneath your dog walking coat, it’s always a good idea to have a base layer of a long sleeved top or a reliable piece of knitwear (or both depending on how long your dog walk in the cold might be!). Our men’s knitwear offers some excellent cosy jumpers and sweatshirts that men of any age can wear with confidence. A spring morning walk wearing a Crew Clothing collared sweatshirt teamed with straight leg jeans and boots is a simple yet effective dog walking outfit that can only be made better by the addition of a warm jacket or gilet like the ones above. Wear a Crew Clothing sweatshirt alone or over a t-shirt for an extra thermal layer.

In our ladies knitwear collection there are some fashionable womens jumpers and cardigans to be explored that can bring a pop of colour or style to any casual outfit before heading outside. Keep the look on trend with nautical stripes or reduce the need for a scarf with a funnel neck jumper that will keep you even warmer when out and about. The ribbed detailing on the incredibly chic Fransa Zuvic funnel neck jumpers keep the jumper slim fitting, making them a great layering piece underneath coats and jackets. Team with leggings and knee high boots for a comfortable yet seasonal dog walking outfit option.

Finishing touches

We all know how bitingly cold it can be during this time of the year, even when we’re approaching spring! Whether you’re walking the dog along the windswept beach or hiking in the woods, adding hats, scarves and gloves can make such a difference to your dog walking experience. At Potters Of Buxton, we’ve got a fantastic selection of mens gloves which includes sophisticated Dents driving gloves in supple leather and suede which can be worn whenever needed! Leather gloves can really elevate an outfit whilst keeping hands mobile and warm. For women, our appealing ladies scarves collection can be just what you need to finish the look of an outfit! Style with a matching hat and you’ve got a stylish look that’s ready to go.

No matter where you and your dog prefer to walk, make sure that you exercise in style with the wide range of fashionable menswear and womenswear pieces from Potters Of Buxton.

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