Instagram-Famous Dogs Model Spring’s Top 10 Fashion Trends

We’ve had it up to our over-the-knee boots with the rains of El Nino and the snow drifts of winter storm Jonas. Sure, we love a faux-fur-trimmed parka as much as the next gal, but we’re ready to lighten things up with looks that are sure to put a spring in our step once temperatures rise.

While models, designers, editors and other trendsetters flock to New York Fashion Week to preview what we’ll be wearing next fall, we’re letting our sense of fashion go to the dogs — in the most stylish of ways. We’re taking a cue from some of the most sartorially savvy pups on Instagram, whom we spotted sporting spring’s most wearable trends.

Get ready to give your chunky turtlenecks and puffer coats the boot. It’s time to clear some room in your closet for these 10 trendsetting spring looks.

The 10 Most Fetching Spring Fashion Trends

Fashion Dogs @heygizmo
Shoulders Above the Rest

The fashion industry is known to be fickle, and this season, designers really gave the cold shoulder. Flashes of above-the-collarbone skin highlighted nearly every runway show, with models donning off-the-shoulder tops, cutout gowns and asymmetrical necklines aplenty. Gizmo, a Brussels Griffon, nails the bare-shouldered silhouette — sassy head tilt and all.

Fashion Dogs @samsonthedood
Pajama Dressing

With a robe that cozy, it doesn’t look like Samson, a Goldendoodle, will be leaving bed anytime soon, but spring’s boudoir-inspired slip dresses and lacy little numbers are wide awake and ready to leave the bedroom. Pull off pajama dressing with panache by pairing a silky pj top with more structured jeans and black pumps. Satiny sheaths need not be reserved for sleeping, but maintain your modesty by layering a simple T-shirt underneath.

Fashion Dogs @lacorgi
Stripes Are Stars

As Geordi La Corgi illustrates, you can never go wrong with a classic stripe. But, of-the-moment stripes have drifted nautical miles away from what we’ve seen in seasons past. Spring 2016 runways banished fine lines in favor of supersized, bold, graphic patterns. So, whether wearing a boatneck top or a look-at-me floor-length number, as they say, go big or go home.

Fashion Dogs @toastmeetsworld
The Love Affair Lives On

The romantic styles that waltzed their way onto the fashion scene this past fall have lingered into the spring, but the girlie looks have grown up a bit. This time around, puffed sleeves and high collars are coupled with flats, shorter hemlines and relaxed silhouettes, giving dresses a decidedly unfussy feel. Not the girlie type? Just hint at romance with a lace top tucked beneath a more structured blazer or moto jacket. That easy-does-it approach is certainly working for Toast, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who couldn’t look more lovely.

Fashion Dogs @mensweardog
Anything-but-Basic White Shirt

Menswear Dog, a fashion-forward Shiba Inu, knows that one can never go wrong with a classic oxford shirt. But, isn’t it time we gave the borrowed-from-the-boys look a flatteringly feminine update? To upgrade your button-down for 2016, opt for a dramatic shirttail, down-to-there draping or cascading ruffles. Not-so-basic white has never felt so right.

Fashion Dogs @marniethedog
Latin Love

Fashion models could have been mistaken for flamenco dancers on many of the spring 2016 runways. From brocade jackets to floral detailing, all in rich shades of red, some of this season’s sultriest styles looked oh-so-Latin. If the ornate fabrics and bold colors of this matador-inspired trend seem a bit too much for your everyday look, go for subtler, Spanish-inspired touches with an embroidered clutch or tassel-adorned heels. Marnie, a Shih Tzu who puts her own spin on the trend, couldn’t look more bella

Fashion Dogs @remixthedog
Orange Crush

This spring, consider orange your antidote to the dark-colored wool coats that dotted winter’s snow-covered sidewalks. Like a jolt of vitamin C, the happy hue was everywhere on the runways, enlivening otherwise demure lace dresses and pleated skirts. Remix prefers his pop of color in the form of a hoodie, but this season you can’t go wrong however you slice your orange.

Fashion Dogs @bleecker_thefrenchie
Sole Mates

Feet will rediscover their long-lost love — comfort! — in spring’s flat and cozy footwear. Make like Bleecker, the oh-so-fab Frenchie, and step out of your toe-torturing stilettos and into a pair of comfy velvet slippers or of-the-moment mules. What you’ll lose in height, you’ll make up for in walkability and spring style points.

Fashion Dogs @iggyjoey
The Finishing Touches

This season’s “it” earrings are lobe-busting, and the handbags are half-moon-shaped and more graphic than ever, but it’s the necklaces that have us all choked up. Chokers, like the one bedecking Iggy Joey, an Italian Greyhound, were everywhere on the runways. From simple, sculptural styles to much more ornate beaded numbers, these statement makers will add an exclamation point to your off-duty outfits.

Fashion Dogs @dogsofinstagram
No. 1 Fashion Trend of Spring 2016: You Do You

A look that’s always in style? Wearing what makes you feel your best — regardless of the season at hand or the trends dominating the runways. After all, remember that no matter what you have on, at least to that furry bundle of love at your feet, you look pretty perfect.

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