There are few trends that drift in and out of mainstream fashion quite the way pajamas do. We can vaguely remember a few looks from 2011, its quiet reappearance in 2009, and its earnest insistence on sticking around in the early 2000’s. And now, with little to no effort, it’s back on the bodies of hollywood’s most fashionable.
This time we say, if you can have all the damn eggs and pancakes you want at 12 o’clock at night wearing a sequin mini dress, then why the heck not steak and potatoes 6 o’clock in the evening wearing a silk pajama set? BUT—and this is a big but—it all depends on how you wear it. To crush any confusion you might have about wearing pajamas outdoors fashionably, we’ve put together a quick how-to guide.
Here are 7 Do’s and Don’ts to wearing pajama fashion.
1. DON’T Wear Childish Prints
You will look crazy. End of story.
2. DO Opt For Luxurious Fabrics
It’s definitely better to wear your fashion pajamas in silk, satin, or other luxe fabrics. Cotton or flannel will come off too domestic instead of dressy.
3. DON’T Wear Them If They Swallow You
Keri, baby, as they say, “wear ya size.” Oversized pajamas are not the move. They will come off less sleepy-time and more hammer-time.
4. DO Go For Fitted And Belted Styles
Viviana Volpicella, Vogue Nippon Editor
More tailored fashion pajamas are the absolute best. A close top and tapered leg bottom, or belted waist, will give you a polished and put together look in an otherwise cozy style.
5. DON’T Miss-Match Tops And Bottoms
Pajama fashion is a slippery slope, and one sure way for this trend to go downhill FAST is by mixing and matching the tops and bottoms. Stick to the matching sets, pretty please, with a cherry on top.
6. DO Dress Them Up
Since PJ’s are comfort clothes, they can easily get lost in translation if it not styled right. For an evening out, pair them with dressy shoes and accessories just like you would a cocktail dress. The only person that will accept any less is Tivo and he’s not invited.
But DON’T Go Too Hard!
We know we said to dress them up and accessorize them stylishly, but for the love of God don’t over do it! This trend is off beat enough, so you don’t need to go to town with it—crazy town. Keep the add-ons to a minimum for a look that is smart but not too calculated.
StyleBlazers, are you on board with this trend or on to the next?