Did you know that August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day? Not to be confused with Black Cat Adoption Month (July) and Black Cat Awareness Day (October 27), Black Cat Appreciation Day was started by Wayne Morris, who created the holiday in honor of his black cat loving sister who passed away on August 17.
Many of us who have been owned by a black cat know that they are some of the most loving companions on earth, but unfortunately they continue to struggle at shelters, where potential adopters overlook them because of old superstitions. I can say from personal experience that having a black cat cross my path is the luckiest thing that's ever happened to me, and I hope that one day the myth of the black cat being evil and unlucky will fade away, as more and more people begin to open their hearts and homes to these wonderful creatures.
In honor of Black Cat Appreciation Day 2012, I rounded up 21 of my favorite feline inspired fashions you can wear, to show the world that black cats are the coolest kitties ever!
Betsey Johnson 'Morocco Adventure' Stretch Ring - Nordstrom
Joyrich The Paris Cat Shoulder Tee - Karmaloop
Grey Cat Sweater - Wallis Fashion
Sterling Silver Black Cat Necklace - Every Bear Jewel
Reconstructed Black Panther Party Dress - I'm Your Present
Black Cat Pants - Ambidex Store
Alexander Henry Crazy Black Cats Clutch - The Tiny Bird
Happy Kitty Mary Jane Shoes - Em and Sprout
Wildfox Couture Cat Face Lennon Sweater - Revolve Clothing
Cat Print Tights - Yes Style
Black Cat Dress - Leah Goren
Black Cat Leather Bag - La Lisette
Black Kooky Cat Round Coin Purse - Lulu Guinness
Black Cat Heart Earrings - Neighborhood Story
Up Your Alley Cat Flat - ModCloth
Black Cat Tote - T-Shirt 99