When I was in seventh grade, my best friend and I decided – for whatever reason – that pajama tops (preferably faded, striped ones that looked like they could have belonged to someone’s grandfather) were the height of fashion. Every Saturday afternoon, we headed over to the Salvation Army to scour the nightwear and undergarments section (in retrospect, probably not the most in-demand department), and over time I developed quite the collection.
It’s been about two decades since I embraced the pajamas-as-daytime-wear thing, so I thought it was time for a revisit. Of course, Grandpa’s Old PJs don’t make the cut nowadays; if I’m wearing nightwear out and about in public, I want to make sure it doesn’t look like I just straight-up forgot to get dressed (because trust me…that does happen all on its own from time to time).
– Choose silky or satiny fabrics in sophisticated prints.
– Make sure at least one piece that you’re wearing is structured, to contrast with the flowiness of your PJs.
– Add major jewelry, sparkle, a contrasting belt, heels, or a hat with a strong shape: at least one element of your outfit should be structured and refined.
– If pajama pants or tops make you nervous, you can play with the trend by incorporating a pair of smoking slippers into your outfit; super cute.
On me: Pagoda pajama top c/o Natori; Tom Ford “Carrie” sunglasses; necklace c/o Talbot’s (available Spring 2014); Bondage bag (available November 26) c/o Diesel; Alice & Olivia bellbottoms; Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon on lips.