Weekends—they are full of so many contradictions. You want to stay in bed and nestle in your most luxurious pj’s with a good book and an even better cup of tea, but you also want to get out, see friends, eat brunch, be alive. Well then, good news comes your way from the upper echelons of the fashion crowd—it’s never been more acceptable to wear your boudoir attire out in public.
We all know pyjama-dressing has held its place in the merry-go-round of seasonal trends for a noticeably long time, but there’s still been a certain reluctance from many to go out all-out on the look. Now there are a plethora of options even outside of the OG pj combo—kimono-style dressing gowns are being worn as stand-alone frocks, camisoles are layered upon tees to get maximum daytime exposure, and pajama suits have been cropped short and sweet for summer days (or even tweaked with the addition of culottes in order to feel more fashion-forward).
Your comfy closet has arrived, just in time for this weekend’s mattress-to–flower market jaunt. Scroll through the gallery to see how some of the best dressed ladies on our radar have this whole pyjama-fashion thing wrapped up.
Style Notes: There are two lessons to be learnt here. Firstly, a silky suit looks cool with a white tee. Secondly, ladylike heels are a good option for smartening the louche vibes up.
Style Notes: Yup, we're talking about negligées too. To not feel like an extra in a naughty retro movie, we'd suggest taking this tack: Layer over a shirt and jeans. And relax.
Style Notes: Margaret Zhang has the silk pyjama suit trend wrapped up with a choker on top! The pretty pink fabric benefits from these dark accessories, so it's quite clear she hasn't actually rolled out of bed.
Style Notes: You know the kind of hippie garms you pick up on your gap year? Those are now considered appropriate dresses for day, so go on and dig yours out. Take the trend a step further with embroidered slippers and watch everyone marvel at your bravery.
Style Notes: Anum Bashir of Desert Mannequin opted for crisp cottons and plenty of statement accessories in order to fashion-up her sleepwear.
Style Notes: You don't have to do pj's head to toe: Even a pair of Hugh Heffner–worthy trousers go the distance. Pair with your favourite weekend shirt and flats.
Style Notes: For girls who simply cannot hide away their legs yet (summer is still here, after all), we'd recommend choosing a short 'n' sweet pyjama co-ord like Lorna from Symphony of Silk.
So becoming our new duster coat.
It's ON SALE.
Because someone's got to lounge about in Prada, right?
Slinky but so easy to wear.
Channel your tomboyish side and wear these with light loafers.
These come in so many colours, but this jade green is so pretty.
Follow Zara's lead and style with jeans.
These could pass for vintage.