Gone are the days that pajamas were worn as sleeping clothes to keep you cozy and comfortable on your bed, as the “pajama look” became a major fashion trend on the streets. Keep on reading for cool and comfy ways to wear pajama trend while keeping your looks stylish and polished.
1. Accessorize your pajama outfit.
Street style stars and celebrities have already endorsed the look of silk pajama sets and piped cotton night shirts in stylish ways. As for the overly sexy lace pajamas, save them for cocktails with the girls to avoid looking inappropriately sexy on the streets. If you intend to pull both pieces of your pajama as a set, bring out your best accessories like chic sunglasses, classic shoes, structured bag, chiffon scarf, hat, and such to avoid looking like you’re heading to bed. Just keep in mind that you must go for the most sophisticated and polished accessories to avoid the sloppy and shabby look in pajama outfit. Whether you choose sneakers or stilettos, choose a pair of shoes that looks decidedly not like slippers when rocking a pajama set on the street. For a safer choice, go for heels over flats to some sophistication to your too laid-back outfit.
2. Go for a great fit and prints of your pajama outfit.
Though traditional pajamas are designed shapeless and loose to keep you comfortable in the bed, opt for sleeker styles, structured silhouettes, and dressier prints. Skip those oversized fitting that will take away the sophistication in you. Instead, go for ones in stylish prints like floral, stripes, geometric, plaids and such in silk, or other dressy fabrics. Though pajama tops are often long sleeve and in conservative cuts, you may add some twist to the trend by going for sleeveless, halter, or cut-out styles.
3. Drape a stylish coat or jacket for a street-worthy looks.
If you’re a fan of pulling both pieces of your pajama outfit, wear a jacket or coat to make them look polished, especially if you’re sporting a quirky or bedtime-inspired prints. A structured blazer in neutral shades, as well as a leather jacket will instantly dress up your pajama outfit in a stylish but intentional way. When you’re wearing a printed set of pajama pieces, go for solid-colored outerwear to keep your looks balanced and polished.
4. Pair your one pajama piece with chic ensemble on your wardrobe.
“The key to pulling off the pajama trend is pairing it with pieces you already in your wardrobe,” says stylist Lindsay Mousoudakis. If you choose to wear printed pajama pants, style it with a chic blouse, button down shirt, chambray shirt, or even sexy tank top. When you wear heels, bracelets, big watch, and sunglasses with your outfit, it just clearly states that you’re not wearing them to bed.
5. Find a pajama-inspired piece as an alternative to pajama set.
If you’re interested in the trend, but not quite ready to wear your pajamas out on the town, just look for pajama-like details whether it’s the looseness of the pants, piping on the pockets and cuffs, or soft and comfy fabric. For instance, culottes, palazzo pants, or wide-leg pants can look great as an alternative to the typical pajama pants, but still look trendy. Also, look for a differentiating feature in your out-of-doors boudoir look whether a double-breasted top, structured style, or sleek top. This way, you make the pajama trend ladylike and polished.
While wearing the pajama trend, always keep your pieces look pajama-inspired, but still modern and more ladylike than what we’d wear to bed. This way, you’re keeping your street style trendy but still polished.