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The misconception that dogs are the only pets who enjoy time outdoors is practically canon at this point, but what most pet parents don’t know is that some cooped-up cats need the mental stimulation and enrichment of outdoor adventures as much as dogs do. You may not see cats strolling city streets on leash, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t in need of a break from the monotony of day to day life, and donning a cozy knit sweater during a quick outdoor sunning session will have your cat feeling stylish and content in no time. Bonus points if that sweater has an adorable pattern, turtleneck, or comfy fleece material. Below, the dog sweaters that our cats are rocking this winter 2022.
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Let’s face it, spending time with your cat is like a chess match — you never really know how it’s going to go. They could end up curled up on your chest or bear “hugging” your leg to initiate “play” time, which is actually just them biting your ankles until you distract them with a wand toy. Might as well get them a checkered sweater to match the vibe.
This classic fairisle sweater is brought into 2022 with its baby blue pastel backdrop and bold colored yarn. Made from 100 percent merino yarn, the floral sweater has just enough stretch to mold to your cat’s shape without getting baggy, so they can wear it for many holiday seasons to come.
Give your cat the gift of ultimate luxury with this cashmere turtleneck. The nautical white and navy striped pattern keeps it from looking too costumey and the material will keep it from feeling that way, making it perfect for the cat that’s sensitive to textures (who isn’t?).
A star knit sweater makes for the perfect addition to any occasion — whether that’s popping outside for some fresh air on a sunny winter’s day or celebrating the fourth of July with a festive make-shift thundershirt.
The easiest way to call out that your cat is a New Yorker born and raised? This adorable yellow taxi cab knit sweater. Plus, it’s a great reminder to look both ways before crossing the city streets together.
Avery is an editor at The Wildest. She has written for numerous publications, including Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and V Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her fiancé and cat, Chicken, and has high hopes that one of them will let her adopt a dog.