I know you just asked yourself: “are people really wearing pajamas as clothes?”. The answer: abso-fucking-lutely. I think the pajama trend is the obvious evolution of the athleisure movement. Our asses just keep getting lazier and lazier when it comes to our wardrobes and no longer will a sports bra, slouchy sweater, legging combo suffice. “pajamas” have now become the answer. I put the word “pajamas” in quotation marks because these are not the jammies you wear to bed. Surprisingly enough, these are being sold in women’s apparel department’s rather than sleep and lounge.
Although it seems bizarre to wear this look in broad daylight, I think it’s a trend worth attempting if your slightly inclined to try. Why? It’s obviously comfortable as hell and also, it actually looks v cool if pulled off properly. In case you are bold enough to take a stab at it, I have listed several quick-hitting tips for you below.
How to wear the Pajama Trend
1. Avoid cotton
A cotton material is a little too literal for this trend. It will make you look like you just rolled out of bed and that is not what were going for, people. The best textiles for this look, in my opinion, are velvet or silk. They definitely help elevate the pajama silhouette.
2. Incorporate a bold print
I’m such a fan of a bold print for this trend. The louder the better. I mean how good does this look? Or this one here? If you are intimidated by a bold print, a bold color block executes just as well. See what I mean here? Yes.
3. Slim fit
I would suggest going with a tailored silhouette if you are a newcomer to the trend. I recommend looking for styles that offer either structure, piping or lining to make it look and feel as though you are wearing a legitimate outfit. One that offers all three- run to the register.
Piling on the accessories will instantly make your PJ’s a little less nighttime, and a little more daytime. Here I’ve added a camel coat, a crossbody, aviators, and some delicate jewels to offset the classic nightwear piece.
Still a little hesitant to try? The best way to ease into this trend is to start with a pajama top, rather than a full-blown jumpsuit or two-piece set. This burgundy beauty is currently sitting in my shopping cart. She would look kick ass with some destroyed denim and a classic pump. Too good.