Essential Style Picks for Dog Moms in Chilly Weather

I'm excited to share a curated list of must-have items for every dog mom, ensuring not even the coldest and wettest seasons can dampen our spirits.

As the days grow colder and wetter, many choose to cosy up indoors, but for devoted dog moms, there’s no such luxury. Rain or shine, our four-legged companions require their daily walks and explorations. In this week’s blog post, I’m excited to share a curated list of must-have items for every dog mom, ensuring not even the coldest and wettest seasons can dampen our spirits.

A good pair of walking shoes, and wellies or other high boots that are waterproof are essential for any dog mum facing the winter weather

Waterproof Boots: Elegant Protection for Your Paws

Nothing ruins a dog walk like cold, wet feet. Invest in the ultimate shield against the elements with a quality pair of wellies or performance boots. Not only will your feet thank you, but your doctor might too!

In spring/summer, I swear by ankle-high Timberland walking boots for a secure fit. As soon as the rainy season arrives, wellies or knee-high boots become my go-to. They not only keep my feet warm and dry but also shield the bottoms of my jeans from getting dirty. For a more elegant twist, consider the Explorer Boots from Fairfax & Favor; I’ve recently got a pair in mahogany. Those of you following me on Instagram @Ode2Style will have already seen me wearing and loving them.

Rain-Proof Jacket: Stylish Solutions for Staying Dry

Now that our feet are snug and protected, let’s ensure the rest of us is too. A high-quality rain jacket is a non-negotiable for any dog parent. Opt for one that extends a bit longer than standard jackets to minimise the gap between where your jacket ends and your boots start. This guarantees optimal protection against the rain, keeping you both dry and stylish.

When choosing a rain jacket, dark colours like green, blue, or black are ideal for concealing muddy paw prints. I found my perfect match with Dubarry of Ireland—an olive-coloured rain jacket that falls just above my knee. With an adjustable waist and hood, it’s not only practical but also a stylish addition to my seasonal wardrobe.

A good rain proof jacket, wax field jacket and for the winter times a proper parka are must-have when you are a dog mum.

Style Tip

The fleece-lined gilet

Add a fleece-lined gilet underneath your raincoat for those in-between days when it’s not quite winter coat weather but too chilly for just a rain jacket. This simple hack ensures you stay comfortable and stylish. The one I’m wearing is from Holland Cooper Clothing, linking some options here

A fleece-lined gilet is a dog mum’s best friend during transition use it at the end of summer over a shirt and in the fall under your rain jacket when days become colder.
Every dog mum needs a cosy jumper to snuggle up in style and this one frome Holland Cooper just does that.

Cosy Jumper: Snuggle Up in Style

For those chillier days, a cosy wool jumper is a wardrobe essential for every dog mom. Not only will it keep you warm and snug, but these jumpers also come in the cutest and most stylish colors and forms.

My personal favourite is from the AW23 Holland Cooper Clothing collection. Expect to see me sporting this jumper constantly—it’s the softest, coziest, and warmest addition to my wardrobe, complete with a beautiful Fair Isle print.

With waterproof boots, a rain-proof jacket, and a cosy jumper, you’ll be well-equipped to embrace every dog walk, no matter the weather. Share your must-have items for the season in the comments below—I’d love to hear about your go-to essentials!

Embrace the elements with style; for every dog mom, waterproof boots, a rain-proof jacket, and a cosy jumper are not just wardrobe essentials but a declaration that no weather can dampen the joy of cherished dog walks.

Welcoming January: A Blank Canvas of Winter Elegance

Welcoming January: A Blank Canvas of Winter Elegance

As we embrace January’s chill, let’s redefine our style narrative. Pledge to chase timeless wardrobe goals, embark on a journey with winter staples, and indulge in beauty rituals for that extra winter glow. Join me in the celebration of winter’s elegance—a promise of perennial beauty and unique stories woven into our wardrobes.


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