Afraid Your Cat Will Eat You if You Die? These Cat Clothes and Jewelry Are too Cool to Do That
Editor's Note: Alison Freer is a contributor to Catster's sister SAY Media site, xojane.com. This article first ran on xojane, but we're rerunning it (with permission!) so you readers can comment on it.
Cats have been having a banner news month. Just yesterday, I came across this story about a couple whose boat exploded, stranding them and their two cats at sea. One of the cats abandoned ship immediately and swam to a rescue boat, the other perched on the bow of the sinking ship until he finally had to give up and deign to swim to safety.
Cats, man. Even in a disaster they are all, "Ugh, I don't want to get wet! Come get me!" It was a tuna boat, too. No wonder that kitty wasn't so keen on abandoning ship.
Other cat lovers around the world aren't faring well either. This lady's cat snacked on her body after she died in her house, and this guy's cat was used against him as evidence after he murdered someone! (Turns out he dismembered the body inside his cat-fur-filled apartment, and cat DNA is just like human DNA. Doh!) It's not the first time cat hair has helped solve a murder, shockingly.
Hold up. You give your cat everything and still they turn against you in your time of need? If you can't trust your cat to help you cover up a murder, who can you count on? Nobody, that's who.
We're obviously crazy for cats as well -- and right now that means we're crazy over a bunch of adorable cat accessories (just like Catster's cat-chic scribe, Stephanie Harwin). If you don't or can't have a pet, I beg you not to despair, as these cat clothes are actually a far better bet -- they are guaranteed never to pee in your brand new Balenciaga handbag or finger you in a murder.
Someone please buy me that "I LIKE CATS" T-shirt immediately. My show just got canceled so I am on a total, immediate spending freeze. (Except I bought this ridiculous "Kate Moss and Some Pizza Slices" sweatshirt because there is some sort of magnetic force field around it that captures your credit card number.) And, yes, that is indeed a pretty superb knockoff of those $600 Charlotte Olympia kitty shoes, courtesy of the never-not-awesome dELiA*s for a measly $33.
Last week when I answered a reader question about how to wear some crazy-ass boots, I suggested she pair them with a cat face dress from H&M. Approximately 999,999 commenters purchased said dress in short order, so I dug up a few other options for you to check out. Because every crazy cat lady needs a cat dress in her life. Which reminds me, that little doll Anna who submitted the question totally ordered the cat dress and then sent me pics of how she styled it.
Plus 5,000 style points to her for the twisted leather belt and jean jacket addition. Even her fiance, who was initially NOT team crazy boots, liked it. It's possible I pulled a muscle patting myself on the back for that one.
I know Taylor Swift burned the cat-ear headband into the ground with her "22" video, but I still kind of think they are a pretty great wardrobe staple. And those cat tattoos up there are totally temporary, you lily-livered sissy. There are just too many good cat clothes and junk out there to fit into a single post. This could be part one of 10,000.
Um, paging Annie. She needs to own that cat snapback up there. (Us Texas babes gotta stick together.)
Cat leggings worn with cat pumps is pretty much the cat lady master class. Why waste time making people WONDER if you are slightly crazed? Wear cat pants with cat shoes and remove all doubt from their minds IMMEDIATELY.
Please do take this post as an excuse to post pics of your best cat clothing purchases and pics of your own kitties. Or cat GIFS, hello! (And thanks to my pal Emily Kavanaugh for the ridiculous pun-ish title that Jane spaced on changing.)
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