Celebrate National Dog Day With 9 Dog-Inspired Items That Are Almost As Cute As A Real Pet

Did you know that it's National Dog Day today (Insert dog days of summer joke here)? There are lots of ways to celebrate, like reading up on hero dogs throughout history and admiring the Internet's most fashionable dogs, but personally? I plan on posting an embarrassing number of pictures of my dog on Instagram, and maybe treating her to one of those giant soup bones, if I can make it over to the butcher counter later today. She deserves a treat, especially after getting terrified during Khloe Kardashian's midnight fireworks bonanza last night.

All in all, I'm a pretty massive dog fan — and as such, I love incorporating them into my personal style whenever possible. Not in a Cruella de Vil way, of course — I'm more a fan of the whimsical intarsia sweater, or artsy screen-printed T-shirt variety. I also have a tote that bears the message, "Be the person your dog thinks you are," and it never fails to get approving nods.

So, in addition to lavishing extra attention on your four-legged friend, why not celebrate in style with some dog-inspired apparel and accessories? Here are a few options to get your National Dog Day wardrobe off to a good start! Also, here's a gratuitous picture of my mutt:

1. Dog Print T-Shirt

Être Cécile Dog Print T-Shirt, $104.22, Farfetch

2. Dog Head Ring in Yellow Gold

Elisa Solomon Dog Head Ring in Yellow Gold, $321.75, Ylang23

3. Succulent T-Shirt In Disney Spaghetti Print

Paul and Joe Sister Succulent T-shirt In Disney Spaghetti Print, $71.66, ASOS

4. Pug At My Heartstrings Scarf

Pug At My Heartstrings Scarf, $22.99, Modcloth

5. Frenchie Dress

Antwerp Essentials Frenchie Dress, $365, Anthropologie

6. Wisdom by Winston Tee

Wisdom by Winston Tee, $29.99, Modcloth

7. Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are Big Tote

Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are Big Tote, $32, Dogeared

8. Sweatshirt With Roar Dog Print

Brat & Suzie Sweatshirt With Roar Dog Print, $34.04, ASOS

9. Monopoly Dog Expandable Wire Bangle

Alex and Ani Monopoly Dog Expandable Wire Bangle, $32, Bloomingdale's

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