So I’m back. Still in my pjs. Really in awe of how all you super cool Brits call them “pyjamas”, which my American spell check absolutely hates, but I honestly think is way cooler than plain ole “pajamas”. Maybe that’s the trick…when we sleep in them, they’re pajamas, and when we are classy and wear them out and about, they’re pyjamas. I like it! But enough about wordplay, let’s talk JAMMIES!
If you’re on the fence about this PYJAMA trend, let me try and talk you off the fence, and on to the appropriate side of the yard (my side, which is, OBVIOUSLY the RIGHT side. ;)) Here’s a few reasons I love this trend, and always have.
It has a kind of “devil may care” vibe. You know those girls who always look cool and like they aren’t trying very hard…that’s what this look kind of gives off. It’s got a little bit of an air of, “I don’t care, I rolled out of bed looking this hot” to it. I’m so not effortlessly cool, so if there’s a style that makes me look like that, I’m instantly sold.
It’s cozy, but still looks nice. These shirts, as I said in the last post about PYJAMAS, are only one step away from collared shirts. This is kind of cool because they look good with slacks, a blazer, or a pencil skirt…among MANY different pieces you can mix them in with. This makes them kind of a classy/casual hybrid. It’s like a button down, but with added interest.
It’s different. While this is definitely a “trend”, I really don’t see this in real life that often. So it’s unique, and you can easily rock this and look like you are “trend setting” because quite honestly, most people don’t really know what’s going on on the runways or in fashion unless they’re super into it like we are. Many of the “trends” I see in magazines are not that popular on the streets unless you live in a fashionable area, or it’s been a “trend” for quite some time. This trend is different, but not so different that you’ll stick out like crazy. It’s a small way to add interest to your outfit without you feeling like you have to go out on a limb and have everyone staring at you! (Unless you enjoy that feeling, and if you do, we should talk because I’ll give you the “special” tips on how to look like a crazy person. I pull that off daily.)
Today, I’ve got a short sleeved pyjama (I just decided that I’m British today, so roll with it ok?) top that I thrifted, and styled two ways. This is very similar to the long sleeved one, but it’s maybe more summer appropriate.
When people say they don’t know what they can wear cowboy boots with, I respond, “um, well, hmmm…EVERYTHING.” But I digress. I love how easy and casual this vintage pyjama (it’s my story, and I’m sticking to it) top looks with some cutoffs. The vintage cowboy boots in red kind of add a “if Wonder Woman wore pyjamas, this is what she’d wear” vibe. Don’t you think? :)
I love these pyjama (stop trying to auto correct me, computer!) style pants from Zara. I think this is a way to class up this vintage top and of course, espadrilles because it’s summer and they are just so comfy, I can’t resist! Again, adding on lots of jewelry to your pyjamas (yep, still doing it) will counteract that “wait…are you just wearing your jammies?” look instantly. Because unless you know someone who sleeps in loads of jewelry, then this is not a normal night time loungewear look!
Have I convinced you yet? No worries, I still got one post to go on this topic. Then I promise to get out of my pyjamas (you’d think auto correct would have given up by now, but it’s a persistent little bugger isn’t it) and talk about some other stuff. I’m not quitting this trend though, even when the magazines decide that it’s “out”. This is to classic and timeless (and comfortable!) to ever be OUT in my opinion!
Happy midweek all you pyjama wearing gals!