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2013 January 15

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt noticed the trend in cute animal sweaters. They’re EVERYWHERE. You can get owls, foxes, puppies, horses–you name it, I’m sure you can find a sweater out there featuring your favorite creature. It’s a veritable fashion Noah’s Ark out there. Here are some of the favorites I’ve noticed over the last few months:

Jil Sander

Keiko Lynn, sporting a cat with glasses. And a cute pup. Pretty much all the best things.

Old Navy

ASOS

Damsel in Dior shows off her bulldogs

Clarabelle celebrating her puffin sweater

I haven’t found the perfect nanimal sweater yet, but I just couldn’t pass up a t-shirt with Boston Terriers on it I found at Urban Outfitters last weekend, on sale for $12:

What do you guys think of the trend? Do you have any sweaters with cute animals on them? Would you wear them?

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  1. January 15, 2013

    I’m a little afraid that they’ll look dated in a couple years, but damnit this is one trend I can get behind. Who doesn’t want an adorable sheep/puppy/whale on their sweater?

  2. January 15, 2013

    I’ve made several comments in the last few months about how utterly screwed I am when this goes out of style. I currently have blouses with foxes and robots (but not robot foxes, which would be a way to get me to buy another shirt, Zara!), and I have the Frenchie J.Crew sweater (pictured above), and I have a sweater with a giant gnome. Do gnomes count? I think gnomes count. I also have a heart sweater.

    This paragraph has taught me two things: I have purchased too much in the last year, and I want more things with things on them. ALL OF THE THINGS.

  3. January 15, 2013

    Thanks for the shoutout lovely!! This is definitely one of my favorite trends this season!

  4. Raquel permalink
    January 16, 2013

    What does “nanimal” mean?

    I have been guilty of following this trend for years before it was a trend, as evidenced by the growing collection of things with a penguin on them in my closet… :)

    I hope this cute animal trend doesn’t go away. :)

    • Jill permalink
      January 17, 2013

      Nanimal is just a funny word I say sometimes. :)

      • Raquel permalink
        January 18, 2013

        OH! I thought it was like a “thing.” Like some official fashion-world term for items with animals on them. I was all, woe, I am behind the trend terminology.

        It is adorable, and so are you! And so is your puppy t-shirt.

  5. Julia permalink
    June 26, 2013

    Aria Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars is wearing the Boston Terrier shirt in the newest episode of PLL! I’ve been searching all over for it, but I cannot find the shirt!

    • Jill permalink
      June 27, 2013

      Oh no! I picked mine up at Urban Outfitters back in the fall, but they may still have it in the sale section? Good luck finding it!

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