For most people, a dog-walking outfit consists of joggers, the comfiest hoodie and the shoes nearest to the door. For Emily Ratajkowski however, it’s more like a daily personal runway with her chic looks worn walking her dog Colombo regularly captured by the paparazzi. But although they’re a little more dressy than what we’re used to wearing for the errand, they’re boasting the perfect off-duty inspiration we never knew we needed. From slouchy boots with double denim to midi dresses with trainers, these looks present the perfect blend of effortless and put together, whilst being super easy to recreate at the same time. Here’s what we can learn from them for our own daily looks…
1. Double denim
Now that we’ve welcomed double denim back into our lives with open arms after a little while of battling with the idea of the Canadian tuxedo, EmRata shows us just how you can elevate it that step further with a great pair of slouchy white boots. The trick is to keep the rest of your look pretty laid back with a messy bun and shades to let the footwear do the talking.
2. Little yellow dress
A simple mini dress is amongst one of the most versatile pieces of all. For dog walking purposes, take notes from Emily and pair a bright-coloured option with your comfiest trainers, layered jewellery and some sunglasses. What easily dresses this look up is a ’90s style shoulder bag, which lends itself as the perfect accessory for a lunch date later on.
3. Proper off-duty
We know that suits aren’t just for the office and definitely don’t always mean business, but wearing them for a dog walk wasn’t exactly the first thing that came to mind. Alas, Emily makes it work. It seems when you choose an oversized slouchy silhouette, paired with a crop top and some white trainers a suit suddenly becomes the most obvious dog-walking outfit choice. Who knew?
4. Traffic-stopping boots
Again proving that it’s really all about the boots, Emily brightens up the humble jeans and a white tank combination with some seriously traffic-stopping boots. You might not be able to walk far and wide in them, but you’ll for sure catch some eyes and look good doing it. Plus, crossing the road is guaranteed to always be super easy.
5. Throw-on and go
For more of an easy breezy option, a white casual midi dress ticks all the boxes for ‘dog walking, but make it chic’. The slightly longer length of the dress gives it some elevation, especially when styled with a snakeskin shoulder bag and what appears to be Emily’s favourite necklace. The white trainers still keep it laid back and mean you can walk around for longer.
6. Sporty chic
To turn the gym staple unitard into a dressed-up look that takes you from dog walking to drinks with ease, look no further. It’s actually just a simple addition of a waist-cinching belt, another shoulder bag and some heeled boots – we’re sensing a theme here. Extra style points if your dog lead ties into the colour scheme.
7. White on white on white
Maybe not the best option for a muddy park session, but a white on white on white ensemble definitely works for a daytime stroll around the block. It’s perhaps the most simple look of them all, but the monochrome aspect makes for an easy look to recreate day-to-day. We’d recommend pairing the look with an extra bright lead like Emily to add a pop of colour.
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