How To Wear: Pyjama Dressing
How To Wear: Pyjama Dressing
Ever dream of rolling out of bed and right out the door? Then, dear friends, the pyjama dressing trend is tailor-made for you. These are looks inspired by sleepwear classics (read: easy-to-wear shapes) that earn style cred for basking in cool insouciance. And while the most stylish outfits come across as effortlessly chic, you can’t doze off while putting one together — certain guidelines must be followed.
Pyjamas are the jumping-off point, but the key word here is dressing. This isn’t about taking cutesy printed flannels or cozy waffle weaves out for a daytime spin. Instead, this trend succeeds when you lean into luxe-looking fabrics, bold prints and a sophisticated palette. Achieving a polished effect is also mandatory. From understated dabbling to more daring interpretations, there’s several ways pyjama dressing can wake up your wardrobe.
Zara Printed Blouse, $70, and Culottes, $70, zara.com
For the most options in terms of customizing a pyjama dressing outfit, you can’t do better than the collared blouse and loose pants; these separates are central to the trend. At the full-tilt end of the spectrum, try pairing a matching printed blouse and pants together — the "go big or go home" way to do pyjama dressing. Paying attention to details adds polish to such an outfit, so be sure to include subtle styling tweaks like rolling the sleeves and tucking in the shirt to create a sense of shape.
Want to get in bed with a more understated approach? Focus on creating an outfit based on a single pyjama-inspired piece. Then, bring other relaxed shapes into the mix while making contrasting textures a key component. Consider wearing a silky pyjama-style blouse with wide-leg trousers in lightweight wool, or add a loose linen-blend t-shirt to pyjama-style pants. Whichever way you decide to roll, consider grounding your look with well-chosen footwear. Chunky heels, menswear-inspired flats or low-cut sneakers will all provide a visual anchor to these slouchy shapes.
ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Slip Dress, $515, shopbop.com
The sexiest bedfellow of the pyjama dressing trend is the slip dress. To pull one off during the day, avoid styles with deeply plunging necklines or an abundance of lacy details. Adding a base layer will also play up the casual vibe. A featherweight turtleneck or simple white (or black) crewneck t-shirt are foolproof choices for what to wear under there. And try flats or sneakers to finish the look; the most covetable slip-dress outfits incorporate masculine or sporty elements.
If you’re heading out in a slip dress after the sun has set, the rules become much more relaxed in terms of necklines, embellishment and accessories. See above for Aubrey Plaza's recent take and copy everything, including her majorly glam defined eyes and dark lip colour.
GAP 1969 Denim Kimono Wrap Jacket, $90, gapcanada.ca
The kimono jacket is the final piece of the pyjama dressing trend that deserves a serious nod. By balancing voluminous sleeves with an waist-enhancing belt, the wrap-style garment proves to be eye-catching and figure-flattering. Drapey versions abound, but the hottest style this season is offered in hearty denim, which only makes it even more wearable.
A denim kimono jacket looks super stylish with pretty much anything from leather leggings to a slim dress, but it also instantly updates the Canadian tuxedo (so please allow one to cuddle up to a pair of jeans).