Over the past few months, we’ve all been seeking comfort in our daily routines, our homes, and especially our clothes. Loungewear has turned into all-day every-day wear, and pajamas – well let’s just say they’re now made for more than sleeping. And since the desire for clothing that feels good doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, we’ve rounded up 6 ways you can stylishly wear sleepwear pieces outside the house.
Maybe you’re thinking pajamas are the last thing you want to be seen wearing while running an errand. And while we’re not suggesting you roll out of bed and head out the door in those fuzzy slippers, there are plenty of stylish pajama pieces that you can mix seamlessly with other items in your wardrobe – creating a look that’s comfy and totally cute.
Don’t sleep on these picks! Keep scrolling to see all our polished pajama picks for women and men (and how to add them to your daytime wardrobe).
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Nightgown As A Dress
Consider bringing your nightgown into the daytime. Any style that’s cut like a dress (and not too revealing or short) can easily transition into a fashionable (and comfortable) look. Whether it’s light and airy, silky slip, or collared shirtdress, try it layered under a jacket or sweater to really elevate it beyond the bedroom.
PAIR WITH: A denim jacket and ankle boots
Pajama Top As A Button-Up
A casual but polished pajama top makes a perfect stand-in for your standard button-up. The notch collar means it already has a tailored feel that will work with lots of different looks (without making you look like you just woke up). Try a cotton or linen version for a more casual take and opt for silk when you really want to dress it up.
PAIR WITH: A pair of chinos and sneakers
Pajama Set As A Head To Toe Look
Ready to really embrace PJs in public? Then take the look head to toe. A matching pajama set can make a real style statement (just avoid anything that screams slumber party). Instead opt for solids, stripes, and silks in a classic button-up style that feels tailored – but still totally fun.
PAIR WITH: Heels for something more formal, or flats and a trench coat.
Pajama Shirt As A Layering Piece
A pajama top is perfectly suited to so much more than just sleeping! Slip it on for an easy layering piece that will look great with everything from a pencil skirt to a pair of jeans. It’s also a great way to add something unexpected to an outfit, even if it’s just peeking out under your outerwear.
PAIR WITH: A long sweater, jacket, or blazer with jeans, and loafers
Pajama Bottoms As A Casual Pant
While sweatpants are certainly a comfy classic, consider pajama bottoms an equally adaptable piece of casualwear. Guys or Gals can easily incorporate them into any look that’s all about leisure. Try pairing them with sporty pieces or cozy knitwear for more contrast.
PAIR WITH: An oversize knit sweater and slip-on sneakers