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Hot Off the Runway! How Your Pet Can Wear 7 of Fall’s Most Fashionable Trends

If your pet loves to rock a sweater or scarf, then this is the ideal time to give their fall/winter wardrobe a refresh. (If your pet is not comfortable in clothing though, a pet parent’s gotta respect that.) And there’s no chicer point of inspiration for fashion for dogs and cats than the Fall/Winter 2020 runways—yes, the human runways! We know you've already started scouting stores for your next favorite pair of boots, a plush knit or a new coat for your closet. So why not take a cue from this season’s hottest trends and match your pet's wardrobe accordingly?

Ahead, discover seven of Fall 2020’s most fashionable trends, and shop our edit of dog and kitty sweaters, coats and cold-weather accessories that feature those in-vogue styles.

Fashion Trend No. 1: Faux-Fur Trim

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One of the top trends for Fall 2020 is the return to maximalism and that means luxe and luscious fabrics abound. So, it’s no surprise that faux-fur coats and anything trimmed in this wintery staple are among the top outerwear wants for this season. (Need inspiration? From all-over shearling to fluffy frills, check out some of the coolest faux-fur toppers that came down the Dior, Coach and Stella McCartney catwalks.)

Get the look in cold-weather pet pieces with this mulberry-hued Frisco Pom Pom Bow Dog & Cat Peacoat, this super soft Plush Fur Dog & Cat Hoodie or a city-chic gray Dog & Cat Peacoat that all feature furry fringe for everyday use or for holiday gatherings and other special, seasonal occasions.

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Fashion Trend No. 2: High-Shine Metallic

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Nothing adds drama and makes a garment more memorable than rich, gleaming, glowing metallic detailing—which is why fanciful fabrics in silver and gold are a signature of luxury labels like Celine, Saint Laurent and Oscar de la Renta. And whether in the form of a shiny puffer coat (see Frisco's Silver Polka Dotted Dog Coat), quilted jacket (check out the Frisco Metallic Quilted Dog & Cat Coat), or a delicately gilded party dress (see the Frisco Pom Pom Bow Cable Knit Dog & Cat Sweater Dress) you can give your pet a high-shine moment of their very own.

It’s also worth noting that this trend isn’t just for the holiday party circuit. You can celebrate all that’s merry and bright every day with shiny staple pieces, like metallic-threaded knits. Shine on!

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Fashion Trend No. 3: Floral Outerware

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Fall florals are just as trendy as their spring counterparts, coming in darker hues like deep navy and rich plum. Isabel Marant and Brock Collection made a case for floral-printed outwear on the human runways. From ditsy florals to bold bouquets, we love how Isabel and Brock used these magical, celestial-hued patterns to segue from summer into a fall flowery finish. Can your pet rock this trend? Of course. Check out the warm-yet-breathable Frisco Floral Patterned Dog & Cat Fleece Vest or the quilted and water-resistant Patterned Floral Dog & Cat Coat.

Fair warning: This statement-making trend isn't for wallflowers. You might even consider coordinating your own posy-printed outerwear with your pet’s. That’ll surely get you noticed!

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Fashion Trend No. 4: ’90s-Inspired Punky Plaid

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Designers from Marc Jacobs to Miu Miu to Gucci showcased tartan checks with a distinctly daring feel. While always in style this time of year, plaids this season exhibited some major ’90s street style influence with head-to-toe plaid dressing and unconventional punky patchwork.

From the ’90s streets to the dog park, help your pet channel this checkered look with the slightly preppy Plaid Dog & Cat Sweatshirt Dress, cool and casual Frisco Quilted Water-Resistant Reversible Dog & Cat Jacket and fuzzy and fierce Plaid Dog & Cat Fleece Vest.

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Fashion Trend No. 5: Tailored Tweed

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Woolen textured tweed is iconic for fall with ultra-tailored pieces as an essential look this season. Designers from Tory Burch to Prada showcased suits, long coats and trim blazers in the nubby fabric on the runway, all with a preppy air. Chanel even updated their trademark tweed pieces with cool colorings and hardware detailing.

We love this look in coat form for our pups and cats. Check out the Frisco Manhattan Tweed Dog & Cat Jacket—it’ll add a cozy sophistication to all your cold-weathered walks.

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Fashion Trend No. 6: ’80s Collegiate

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Another nostalgic trend that ruled designer runways for fall took its inspiration from '80s collegiate fashion. Think: bright sweaters and oversized sportswear layered with roomy blazers and coats, as witnessed at the Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Chloé runway shows. From candy-colored cardigans (see Chanel) to color block, billowing windbreakers (hellooo, Louis Vuitton) that would’ve looked right at home at an ’80s yacht party, these new pieces just make us wanna dance with somebody—and who better than our furry friends?

Pets can harness this trend with primary-hued color block sweaters and hoodies for that blast-from-the-past inspired style. We love the Frisco Colorblock Dog and Cat Hoodie and Colorblock Dog & Cat Turtleneck Sweater with Sleeves for their loud and linear hues.

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Fashion Trend No. 7: Cozy Cable Knits

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From sweaters to accessories, come fall, no weave is more iconic than the cable knit. This season, designers from Michael Kors to Victoria Beckham gave us humans surprisingly fresh iterations in neutral shades and jewel tones alike. Our favorite look was this warm woolen overload shown by Michael Kors. With an oversized, blanket-like sweater and scarf combo, we desperately want to cocoon in all that cable knit coziness.

Coordinate your pet and think of cable knit as their wear-everywhere trend for the season. The Frisco Bobble-Knit Hearts Dog & Cat Turtleneck Sweater, Plaid Cable Knit Dog & Cat Sweater, or a cozy cap, like the Frisco Cable Knit Dog & Cat Knitted Hat, all can seamlessly transition from doggy training school to a puppy play date as the weather continues to cool.

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With these luxe looks, your pet will be ready to strut down the catwalk or earn the title of "best-dressed" at the dog park. Who knew fashion for dogs and cats could be so, well, fashionable!

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By: Laura Lajiness
Laura Lajiness is a freelance writer, editor and rescue dog mom based in New York City. She covers everything from fashion (including pet style!) to fitness, home and travel. You can see her work across various outlets, including ELLE, InStyle, Glamour, Brides, Women's Health, The Zoe Report, Popsugar, Refinery 29, The Editorialist and Well+Good, among other titles and brands.

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