Fresh Pawz

After matching and exchanging a few messages with a total cutie on Dig the Dog Person’s Dating App, it’s finally time to meet up and go on a first date. If you’re anything like me, you’re excited but nervous. First dates haven’t always been ideal. You’re unsure of yourself, spill drinks on your lap, and trip over your words. It can be a bit of a nightmare.

The issue isn’t dating itself; it’s having a lack of confidence. A good self-esteem allows you to have an easier time connecting with others. That being said, suddenly obtaining an amazing sense of self-confidence right in time before a date may not be feasible. But as the saying goes, fake it ‘till you make it.

An easy way to look calm and collected on dates is to dress like it. Research has found your style choices indicate a lot more than just where you like to shop. Instead, your clothes can communicate your entire personality, down to your political beliefs.

Simply put, style is an important form of self-expression.

On a first date, you want to convey you’re as cool as a cucumber and not internally freaking out. In order to do so, try rocking some streetwear.

This casual style, inspired by skating culture, hip-hop, and sportswear, is increasingly popular. Popular brands include Stussy, Supreme, and Anti Social Social Club. Streetwear is subdued, minimal, and chic.

People of all genders, shapes, and sizes can look incredible in streetwear apparel. This accessible, comfortable style is perfect for casual, dog-friendly dates. You’ll look simultaneously put-together and laid-back in a dad hat, fresh kicks, and a black denim jacket while perusing the farmers’ market, grabbing a drink at a bar with an outdoor patio, or going to the dog park.

Speaking of dogs, one of the best icebreakers for Dig daters is to bring their precious pups along. With your pooch present on a first date, you’ll feel more relaxed. Not only that, but by interacting with your pup, baby talk and all, your date can catch glimpses of your sweet side.

Now, if you’re stylin’ on a date, shouldn’t your pup be too? After all, first impressions matter.

To show off you and your dog’s strong bond, consider wearing matching outfits. (Personally if I had a date show up in a matching ensemble with their dog, I’d instantly fall in love.)

But where do you even find streetwear for your pup? Well, you’re in luck. Fresh Pawz is the official streetwear brand for dogs and a great friend to Dig. There are so many trendsetting pieces perfect for urban pups, ranging from a Pupreme hoodie to an Anti-social social pup t-shirt. The company also offers high-quality, innovative accessories. Mesh harnesses, that are equally durable and fashionable, are great for hiking dates. For more formal occasions, attach a classy but cool bowtie to your pupper’s collar. If you really want to dazzle your date, complete your doggo’s streetwear look with a luxurious stainless steel collar and leash.  With Fresh Pawz help your furry friend will turn into the ultimate hypebeast.

Decking your dog out in Fresh Pawz exclusive designs, influenced by streetwear culture, not only showcases your passion for fashion, but also your wonderful sense of humor. While the dog apparel and accessories are seriously stylin’, the products are playful. According to a study from the University of Kansas, playfulness is necessary when establishing a relationship. Those who share a similar sense of humor will likely stay together for the long hall. If your date cracks a smile over your pup’s pawsome outfit, they may be the one for you.

Fresh Pawz’s clothing items also happen to be a killer conversation starter. Rather than struggling to talk about the weather, start chatting about Fido’s fresh duds.

Purchasing products from Fresh Pawz also shows your date you care about a greater cause. The company donates 5% of their proceeds to help minimize the number of strays that get euthanized every year.

So, stop stressing before first dates. Put on a cool, comfortable outfit that makes you feel confident. Bring along your pup, decked out in Fresh Pawz’s unique, trendy designs. Make a connection, share some laughs, and have the time of your life.

Where do you strut your mutt when you’re decked out together? Email us your fresh summer date ideas and photos to for a chance to be featured in Dig’s next story!