If you’re a proud pet parent, you know all about getting up at the crack of dawn to walk them during summertime. You know about braving those brisk temperatures in the middle of winter. And you know all about chasing your feisty friend when they see something that catches their attention. Dog-walking is definitely an adventure, but it’s also one of the most joyous parts of being a pet owner.
It’s great for their physical health, of course, and it allows you to spend some quality time with your loyal companion every day of the week. Going outside is also great for your fitness and well being. Make the most of the routine by choosing comfortable outfits that help you feel your best while you’re busy working up a sweat. Here are five ideas to consider adding to your wardrobe.
Keep things simple and relaxed in your most comfy sweats. The beauty of this choice is that you can simply pop outside in the same clothes you work in from home or relax on the weekends. Sweats are the ultimate form of loungewear — easy, soft, and perfect when you’re taking a relaxed walk around the neighborhood or the park with your equally cozy companion.
You have options galore, too. Pull on a hoodie and a pair of matching sweatpants. Try a pullover and a pair of joggers. Throw on an oversized sweatshirt with leggings. Step into a pair of canvas shoes or slip-on sneakers and revel in your comfort from head to toe.
If your morning routine consists of an intense workout, why worry about changing clothes after you walk the dog? Step out in a pair of women’s yoga pants, then immediately make your way to the gym or session. These comfortable bottoms are the epitome of versatile, stylish loungewear. They’re a touch more refined than sweatpants, offering a more structured appearance.
They’re also available in a wide range of colors and styles, so you can mix and match them with your favorite T-shirts and tank tops to create fresh, new looks every day of the week. Styles with flowing legs are ideal, as they promote ventilation and keep you comfortable when it’s warm out there.
Believe it or not, you can even comfortably wear a dress when you go for a walk with your fur baby. While you probably don’t want to wear that gorgeous number you reserve for special occasions, you definitely should add a few casual options to your wardrobe so that you can throw them on precisely for moments like these.
The most practical choice for a dog-walking session? Try a cute T-shirt dress. Available in many different silhouettes, colors, and patterns, they all evoke a certain sense of effortless relaxation that makes them perfect for playing with pets and running after them. A knit dress made with cotton is always a great choice for a warmer day. You can layer a cardigan and even pull on some leggings if it gets chilly outside.
There’s nothing like spending a balmy spring or summer day with your sweet pet. Both of you can take advantage of the great weather and enjoy plenty of quality time soaking up the sunshine and making memories you’ll treasure forever. But you need to prioritize your comfort if you’ll be outside for a while.
Opt for a pair of women’s shorts to keep you as cool as possible even when the temperature skyrockets. In short, medium, and long lengths, they look great with lightweight T-shirts and tank tops alike — choose something that pulls moisture from your skin so that you stay as fresh and dry as possible. Opt for materials that are crisp and hold their shape well, as you’ll need to wash them frequently during the warmest months.
If you favor something with a bit more coverage but don’t necessarily want to wear a pair of pants, try a pair of capri pants instead. Lightweight and practical for outdoor activities, capri pants help you stay comfortable while you’re busily navigating the neighborhood or the park with your pet.
Moreover, they just plain look great. They’re available in a wide range of colors, and you can easily make them a core part of your wardrobe throughout spring, summer, and even the early days of fall. If you’re wearing them on a cooler day, try them with a T-shirt and a flyaway cardigan sweater or denim jacket.
Walking your pet regularly is easily one of the most important things you can do — for both of you. There’s nothing like that special bond. And when you wear comfortable clothing, you can be sure that all your attention is right where it belongs.