8 Matching Westerncore Outfits for Pets and Their Parents

Listen up, folks—there’s a new style trend in town. It’s called Westerncore, and it has suburbanites and city dwellers across the U.S. reaching for fringe knits, leather belts, bandanas and other cowboy-inspired attire.

As pet parents, we’d venture to say there’s no better (or more Insta-worthy) way to embrace this fashion craze than by twinning in Western wear with your furry BFF. So, we’ve lassoed up our favorite matching Wild West-inspired outfits and accessories.

1Sweater Weather with a Western Twist

A bold, Southwest-inspired pattern will make your pet look like they stepped straight off the “Yellowstone” set.

westerncore: dog sweater

Photos: Chewy Studios, Faherty; Design: Sara Paul

For pet:

For those brisk night walks, wrap your furry friend in Western warmth with the Frisco Western Pattern Dog & Cat Sweater (sizes XS-3XL, starting at $7). With its cozy, cable-knit acrylic material, this piece will keep your pet snug as a bug in a rug.

For pet parent:

Twin with your dog or cat with the B.YELLOWTAIL Fairisle Zip Cardigan (sizes S-2XL, $199). This statement cardigan is crafted from a luxurious wool blend and features a zip front, making it a perfect layering piece for chillier temps.

2Denim, the Western Fabric of Our Lives

Denim is a staple of southwestern fashion, making it an indispensable part of the Westerncore trend.

westerncore: dog denim jacket

Photos: Chewy Studios, Wrangler; Design: Sara Paul

For pet:

To get your pet in on the denim action, dress them in this adorable Frisco Western Fleece-Lined Dog & Cat Coat (sizes XS-3XL, starting at $10). Lined with Sherpa fleece and featuring hook-and-loop fasteners, this mid-heavyweight coat is perfect for chilly night walks or day wear during colder months.

For pet parent:

Keep up with your stylish fur baby with this Wrangler Memory Maker Denim Jacket (sizes XS-2XL, $89). With its classic style and cozy sherpa lining, it’s ideal for jumping on the Westerncore bandwagon.

3A Lighter Take on Denim

Because you can never have too much denim when embracing the Westerncore trend.

westerncore: denim dress for dog

Photos: Chewy Studios, Promesa; Design: Sara Paul

For pet:

For a denim look for warmer spring and summer days, don’t miss this Hotel Doggy Dog Dress (sizes XS-S, starting at $20). Featuring faux buttons and a peplum-style skirt, this dress is as cute as apple pie. It’s stretchy, too, allowing for easy on and off.

For pet parent:

For a selfie-worthy “mommy and me” moment, match with your pooch with this lookalike babydoll denim dress (sizes S-L, $73). We love the drop-waist silhouette and the acid-wash look of this striped denim. Pair it with cowboy boots and hit the trail with your denim-clad pup.

4Buckle Up for a Good Time

No Westerncore outfit is complete without lots of leather and a big, flashy belt (and an even flashier silver etched buckle!).

westerncore: dog leather collar

Photos: MyFamily, Ariat; Design: Sara Paul

For pet:

Pets don’t need belts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your furry friend a similar look with the MyFamily El Paso Genuine Embossed Dog Collar (sizes 12-inch, 16-inch, 18-inc, 26-inch; starting at $32). This fashion-forward accessory is made from high-quality genuine leather and features a stunning embossed design, gold-tone hardware and a sturdy buckle closure.

For pet parent:

To match with your pup, cinch your prairie dress or Levi’s with this Ariat Western Star Medallion Belt (sizes 34, 38-44; $75). While the belt loop is undoubtedly eye-catching, the etched buckle and silver star conchos really steal the show.

5Westerncore in Your Sleep

So you can dream of those pink- and orange-hued Southwestern sunsets.

westerncore: dog pendleton bed

Photos: Pendleton, Design: Sara Paul

For pet:

Weave the Westerncore trend into your home décor, too, with these uber-luxurious Pendleton National Park Kuddler Dog Beds (sizes L-XL, starting at $229), which are made with a non-pilling polar fleece fabric and overstuffed with recycled high-loft memory fiber polyester. The Acadia and Grand Canyon designs, specifically, are reminiscent of Arizona sunsets and will add a touch of Western charm to your home.

For pet parent:

For mom or dad, get the matching Acadia or Grand Canyon Pendleton blanket (sizes full and queen, starting at $289). Boasting a soft, thick fabric made of pure virgin wool and woven in Pendleton’s American mills, these blankets are perfect for draping over your bed or, better yet, snuggling with on the couch (with your pet, of course).

6Fringe Is In

Fringe is to Westerncore like sprinkles are to ice cream—it adds the perfect finishing touch to a look.


Photos: Chewy Studios, Lucleon; Design: Sara Paul

For pet:

Get your fur baby in on the trend with this Frisco Southwest Fringe Dog & Cat Bandana. (sizes XS/S, M/L; $7).  This easy-to-wear polyester bandana is suitable for any season. Simply tie it comfortably around your pet’s neck to instantly transform your four-legged companion into a couture cowboy or girl.

For pet parent:

For a picture-perfect matching moment, you can don this Lucleon Heims Black and White Scarf Bandana ($65) made with 100 percent recycled cotton. Soft and comfortable and designed in Denmark, this bandana will not only help you stay warm as temps drop, but you can tie the scarf in countless ways.

7This Leash Was Made for Walkin’

Leather and whipstitched detailing screams Western whimsy.

westerncore: leather dog and cat leash

Photos: Scotch & Co., Ted Baker; Design: Sara Paul

For pet:

Take to the trails and streets in Western style with the Scotch & Co. Lola Handcrafted Dog Leash ($17). Made for small to medium dogs, this handmade leash is crafted from premium leather that’s lightweight, water-resistant and easy to wipe clean.

For pet parent:

Have a matching moment with Ted Baker’s Edasina purse ($95), which has a similar look with its leather construction and braided shoulder strap.

8Giddy Up, Cowboy!

Go Westerncore this Halloween.

westerncore: dog cowboy costume

Photos: Chewy Studios, Sears; Design: Sara Paul

For pet:

If you have a costume party on your calendar or you’re just hankerin’ for some dress-up fun with your pet, embrace the Westerncore trend with this outrageously adorable Frisco Cowboy Dog & Cat Costume (sizes S-M, 2XL; starting at $13). The front-walking style of this two-piece costume will make it look like your fur baby is strutting up to an Old West saloon.

For pet parent:

And don’t worry, you can join in on the fun, too, with this matching Cowgirl Costume (one size, $36). The machine washable costume comes with a denim skirt, bow tie, vest shirt and a hat.

Tell Me More About Westerncore

yellowstone tv show cast

Photo: Peacock/Paramount Network

Westerncore is exactly what it sounds like: It’s a fashion trend embracing Western-inspired clothing and accessories, from fringed jackets and denim button-down shirts to cowboy hats and boots. And we can largely thank the TV drama “Yellowstone” for America’s sudden obsession with Western attire.

Yellowstone” follows the Dutton family—owners of the largest ranch in Montana—and their conflicts with the bordering Broken Rock Indian Reservation and Yellowstone National Park. The show streaming on Peacock is so popular, it set a record for the most-watched TV show of 2022—effectively bringing cowboy culture back to the fore. We expect the “Yellowstone effect” to continue raging on this year, especially with the highly anticipated Season 5 Part 2 slated to premiere this summer.

Gallop into New Fashion Frontiers

Our Westerncore expedition has come to an end but fear not—there are plenty more fashion adventures to be had. Once you and your pet have mastered Westerncore, why not experiment with Barbiecore, rom-com core or even music festival style?

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