We know what you are thinking. We’ve all made a quick grocery store run in our night time uniform of cotton or fleece leggings, an oversized college tee, and Ugg boots. In fact, it is probably not too far fetched to say that on Saturdays and Sundays, any errands that involve a drive thru or happen before 10 a.m. are completed with that same ensemble. However, what if I were to tell you that putting some effort into those sleepwear looks can easily transform them into acceptable daywear looks?
Now, when we say more effort that means no coffee stains allowed! In fact, be ready to spend a pretty penny on these garments. With perfectly tailored hems and bold salacious prints that ooze “unbothered”, the Hollywood pajama trend must be done in only one way in order to be done correctly. You need real pajamas. And then pair those with confidence. You will need it when you come to terms with the fact that no one else is wearing what you are as you walk down the street.
That is not to say that the pajama trend is a fail. Since the early 2000s, high-end fashion houses like Prada and Dolce and Gabbana have been showing pajama pieces in their fashion shows. Fashion editors for style Bibles like the Nylons and Cosmos of the world have invested in the trend and paired pajama tops with designer jackets to prance around the city like the fashion Gods that they are. For some people, meaning celebrities who are just going from cocktail party to after party, it just works!
Frankly, we do not see any harm in the pajamas on the street trend. Although, we do question the motives and the logic behind it. Is this just the fashion realm’s ploy to combat the overly accessible styles and trendiness of fast fashion. Are they trying to show how “different” the high-end consumer is from the average mall rat? An everyday person barely wears pjs to bed, and as mentioned earlier, the majority of the public prefers to wear comfortable athletic wear or ruined street clothes to bed instead of investing in a matching set of striped satin pants and its button down short sleeve top. Can you blame us? Due to the high quality fabrics used to make these garments, the retail prices are a bit steep to say the least, leaving markdown prices for Givenchy sleep tops just shy of $1,000 at $811 …. and that’s just for the top. Plus, in order to accessorize these looks correctly, they must be paired with a fab smokers shoe or an ankle breaking heel that just negates the entire idea of sleepwear and comfort. Oxymoron, or nah?
Still, we are far from against the trend. Camisoles have gotten more and more lacey and at this point, could be considered lingerie. When combined with jeans and a blazer or cardigan, you can go just about any where. The key to people like you and me killing this trend, is to wear it in moderation. A slip dress and jeans is never a bad idea. But we can even take the plunge and couple a long silk robe with our office wear.
So, pajamas in the street, is it okay? We say, Yes! Just think of the street as your runway and to add drama to your daytime look, keep one of your night time pieces on. Let us know what you think in the poll below.
Written By: Chay Rodriguez