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My Cat Tells Me What to Wear: The Summer Edition

Last fall I asked my cat Cosmo to choose a complete outfit for me. The results were questionable, so now I give him another chance.

 |  Sep 2nd 2014  |   8 Contributions


Last year, right here on Catster, I asked my cat Cosmo to choose my outfit. He made some interesting choices, although I don't think I would have worn the ensemble to Target or anything. But who am I to judge style? Maybe he's right in line with what's happening in the high fashion scene in Paris. 

Since his last creation involved fall and winter components, I thought I'd give him the opportunity to see what he could do with some summer selections. He was all too eager to oblige. Like before, I told him I wanted to maintain a little control, and he responded with a sassy smirk. Those creative types can be so snooty, you know. I provided him with three each of tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories, and his busy paws went straight to work.

Cosmo introduces all the selections.

The first three items included a breezy, green cotton-top, a stretchy gray tank top with tiny flowers on it, and my laser cats T-shirt. Cosmo wasted no time in making his selection. Color me surprised. Not really.

I think he's a little biased with this choice.

Next up were the bottoms. I showed him some very casual brown shorts I wear around the house, a cute little purple and gray skirt and some plain gray shorts. He took his time with this grouping, closely examining each one. He even asked me to bring the laser-cats shirt over so he could better visualize the possible outfits. After much contemplation, he went with the skirt.

Cosmo skirts the issue.

Shoes! I love summer shoes and laid out three of my favorite summer pairs. He immediately ruled out the striped flats, and then moved over to the open-toed numbers. I thought for sure he liked the cork-heeled, black slip-ons, but at the last minute, he decided on the cute red heels with the white polka-dots. I could tell he wasn't completely convinced he'd made the right choice. He wouldn't even look at the camera.

He chooses, but wonders if it's the right selection.

Lastly, I presented him with three accessories: some purple cat-eye sunglasses with white polka-dots, my cat ears and some plain, everyday sunglasses. I should have known he'd go for the cat-eye glasses and cat ears. Why wouldn't he? He liked them both so much that he insisted I wear both. I had to agree.

He can't decide between purple sunglasses or cat ears ... so both.

After he'd made his final decisions, I went into the "dressing room" and tried on the completed outfit. When I came out to model it, he nearly fell on the floor, in complete awe of his own artistic eye. I don't know that I'd ever piece together this particular outfit, but I suppose it could have been worse. I smiled and told him I thought he did a good job. Again, what do I know? He could be reading Vogue magazines all day. I'm just the human who fills his food dish.

Hmmm ... OK, but maybe he should keep his day job?

What kind of fashion choices would your cat make for you? Tell us about them in the comments!

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About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (birthed right here on Catster) and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food. 

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