19th, April, 2013

Hm, a bit of an odd title, don’t you think? At first, I might have even thought so myself! Strangely though, one of the questions I’m emailed about most often (besides lipstick and hair!) is about cat clothing. Namely, people have no idea where to buy cute feline clothing or accessories – let alone how to style them! Now, it’s fairly common amongst fashion bloggers to have a love for cats in fashion. I’d even go so far as saying it’s a staple diet – and I know that there are other bloggers out there who certainly agree (Carrie, Erin, I’m looking at you!) So it seems an absolute necessity that I post somewhat of a guide of how to wear cats on clothing, and not feel too silly and out of place about it.

1. A simple tote bag.

A bag is one of the easiest ways to cure the feline need. It’s easy. Wear whatever you like, then sling a bag over your shoulder, and voila – finished. A cat bag is fantastic way to really ease you into the trend, perfect for if you find it slightly intimidating! The bag I’m wearing above is one of my outfit staples. It’s sadly sold out, but a cute alternative is definitely this bag (which I adore!) – or even this one!

2. Kitty cat tights.

I LOVE these cat tights. Their little grumpy faces are the sweetest ever. Plus, they’re quite subtle when on, as the tights are flesh coloured. It looks almost as though you’ve been doodling on your knees with a felt tip pen (one of my regular habits when I was little!) These seem to sell out fairly often (sob!) so an adorable alternative are these ones, which are on my birthday wishlist!

3. Cat jewellery.

Ahh, jewellery! You make it so easy for those of us that choose the subtle route. Pick out your favourite cat jewellery piece and wear it however you please. I opted for an adorable handmade silver kitten pendant that my Mum gifted to me about five years ago. I don’t wear it terribly often, as I love it to pieces and am so worried that I’ll damage it. But when I do… I love it even more! As for jewellery alternatives, I think this cat ring is gorgeous. Oh, and I love this bracelet too!

4. Feline footwear.

Now, it doesn’t matter whether you can afford the ever-coveted Charlotte Olympia flats – there is always a way to introduce kitty-cats into your footwear. I love wearing cat socks in particular, just because it seems extra sweet to see a little face peeking out from below your ankles! Above I’m wearing a sold-out pair from Modcloth, but I think this pair – or even these, are a pretty sweet alternative!

5. And lastly – a cat hat!

Cat hats are sweet – oh go on, admit it! There is something about the addition of two pointed ears which seems to make headwear oh-so perfect. Barnaby might think I look slightly barmy when I wear my blue Boohoo cat hat down the street, but that’s fine by me. After all, I am slightly barmy! It keeps my head warm and it looks adorable. That’s my boxes checked! A couple of sweet alternatives are this cat beret or a cat bowler hat. Which one is your favourite?

Lastly – the big question; what are some of my very top kitty cat picks? Just take a glance below!

1. Paul & Joe Cat Collection Blush Sticks 2. Vintage Cat Design Shoulder bag 3. Tatty Divine Cat Ring 4. Rare Breed Flat 5. Cat Ear Bowler Hat 6. Loose Cat Print Sweatshirt

22 Comments on “Cat Fashion”

  1. Having recently got a cat I have gone crazy for all cat like items love love the hat, very Charlotte Olympia! xx

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  2. You’re adorable and so are your cat-fashion picks! Love that blue hat. Also, not sure if I’ve told you, but I’m smitten with your new hair color, you’ve inspired me to go blonder this summer! xo

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    • Really?! Oh wow, coming from you, Julie, that is awesome! : ) Can’t wait to see it! You always give me the BIGGEST hair envy! x

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  3. very cute post! 😀 lots of feline finds here :p such a pretty photo of you in the cat hat too 😀 xx

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  4. ohmygod those kitty tights are adorable. I wish I could get them somewhere, you should start selling them haha

    Love your outfit

    xx

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  5. Couldn’t help but fall in love with this kitty-inspired post. I did find cat tights that were similar to the ones you wanted at a cheaper price though. However it’s a Facebook shop that’s selling it (not related to me, just sharing the info). You can find them here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=447846228640804&set=a.447846018640825.1073741836.100002462938455&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-prn1%2F923474_447846228640804_1008079267_n.jpg&size=750%2C500

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