Despite its rather relaxed connotations, the pyjama trend shows no signs of slowing down.
In fact, the inclusion of silky slips and loose satin co-ords into everyday wear is now so
accepted I think we have surpassed trend status into the realm of wardrobe classics,
something I can totally get behind.
In saying this, there are a few rules to getting the look right. In order to avoid any unwanted
Hugh Hefner overtones (though you can’t say the guy doesn’t rock the loungewear), below
are some of the rules I abide by personally to feel great in my PJs.
i. Focus on fit. Going too fitted or too oversized will cause everything to seem awkward and
ill-considered. Aim for that easy, in-between fit that exudes an ease while remaining sleek
ii. Anchor those loose layers. Choose a neat loafer, mule or sleek heel if you can – sandals
or sneakers can verge on looking a little too laid-back, with the aim being to elevate the
look rather than relax it.
iii. The same goes for any bags and accessories. Keep bags structured and jewellery or
eyewear minimal and to the point – the focus should be the matching pyjama-esque layers,
which should be statement enough on their own.
iv. Finally, ensure you wear your set with attitude. With the right fit and accessories as
per the above, you will be looking mighty cool so go forth and own it.
To get the look, you can opt for the luxe version as I have and pull together some silky designer
pieces from your existing wardrobe that happen to coordinate, or you can get the most out of any
cash you splash and purchase an actual pyjama set (such as this one or this one I have my eye
on) and give a new, somewhat literal meaning to the term “I woke up like this.”
Whichever way you want to go, I have rounded up a few of my favourite pieces and sets for
you below so be sure to scroll through to see what catches your eye.
Photos by Hannah Roche.
shirt/blouse: Haider Ackermann (similar here + here) . flares: Ellery (on sale) . bag: Givenchy ‘Antigona’ .
sunglasses: Epokhe ‘Notomy’ (also in Gold)