Who said wearing pajamas to a work meeting or a party is a big fashion no-no?
Have you ever gone a whole weekend without leaving the house? It is those magical days spent huddled in bed, binge watching season 2 of The Crown, and of course, wearing your favorite pajama set, that ratty one you bought ten years ago and don't have the heart to throw away. Then, Monday comes knocking at your door and you have to wear ordinary clothes again. You put on a shirt, and it feels uncomfortable. You put on jeans, and they feel too tight. So as you try on outfit after outfit, you kind of wish you could just step outside with your pajamas and get on with things. So, who decided pajamas are for the sheets and not for the streets? No one knows, but in this era of athleisure and plastic jeans, PJs are now fully embraced in high street fashion.
If you’re ready to join the army of comfort lovers and embrace the pajamas-in-public trend, here are a few things you can do to avoid looking as if you just got out of bed.
Heels Are A Must
Just as you can wear sneakers with an elegant suit, you can rock this contrasting combo as well. Match your silkie jammies with a pair of impeccable heels. It is the small details that bring the look together.
The Silkier The Better
The common denominator in all of these outfits are the fabrics and the patterns of the pajamas. The clue here is to go with high quality fabrics that are silky and smooth. You can go for bold patterns or neutral colors, it doesn't matter as long as the fabric and the cut is right for you. If your pajamas have lint or look creased, then you'll obviously looked rumpled, so if you're going for this trend, it is the small details that will make your outfit either crash and burn or work all the way.
Accessories, Accessories, Accessories
Of course, the point is to be comfortable, but you can pair your jammies with a cool handbag or chunky jewelry that contrasts perfectly with the patterns or colors of your outfit. If you do this, then people will know that it was all perfectly planned and not a last minute dash out of the house.
Don't Be Afraid To Mix It Up
Maybe you feel the world is not ready to see you wearing pajamas on the street. If that’s the case, you don’t have to go all the way. You can start by wearing staple pieces, like a silky top with jeans or a kimono dress with long sleeves. See how you feel and don't be afraid to mix and match. Go for a fashionable blouse and pair it with your silky bottoms for a date, you’ll feel like you’re floating, and not just because your date is dreamy.
Choose: Neutral, Bold, Or Patterned
For me the benefit of wearing dark or neutral colors is that people won't notice firsthand that you're wearing a pajamas-inspired outfit. You can go to an important work meeting wearing this killer outfit and feel like you’ve hacked human civilization and won everything in life.
Yeah, A Shower Is Kind Of A Must
I don't want to be patronizing with the whole grooming thing and make up, at the end of the day that's up to you, but in my experience if I want to feel confident wearing this kind of look I make sure that I have a bit of mascara and some lipstick on. But the most important thing is your attitude, if you feel you're on top of the world, you'll look it as well.
This trend is nothing new really , but it is by paying attention to the small details that you can confidently rock this look. You ready?
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