I’m all for pyjama dressing, but how to make sure your piped Dolce & Gabbana pjs and brocade Gucci slippers don’t look like you just tumbled out of bed? Easy. First make sure you go for a thicker, luxer class of PJ, so look at Dolce, Marni, Dries van Noten and Gucci. You can try wearing actual pyjamas for day wear, but let’s be honest, this requires a certain nonchalance to pull off. Instead, the elevated daywear version will be slightly crisper in fabric and structured in cut, plus I’d go for a contrasting rather than matching pair. Even better, wear the top with sharply tailored pants or the bottoms with an amazing artisanal knit.
it’s also worth making sure your accessories have a level of polish. Go for a structured bag and chunky, purposeful heels, rather than a soft bag and anything too bedroom slipper-ish. I love the Sarah Rutson pic (above); stick it on your Pinterest and study it daily! She’s wearing For Restless Sleepers, which is a Milanese brand that uses plush Italian fabrics for its pyjama-centric designs (buy them at Net-a-Porter). Slightly more casual, I love the idea of a cropped pyjama-stripe pant, boyish lace-ups and a simple knit sweater (I like Paul Smith, Sacai and & Other Stories).
Good hair, a bit of makeup and statement jewellery also help to elevate. So, a deep magenta stain, plus a mannish watch (Shinola, Uniform Wares or Rolex according to budget) or a stack of thin bangles will do the trick. Oh, I also love the idea of a dress over PJ pants. This is a well-versed Prada trick that never gets old. In fact, I love this for the more eccentric interpretation. Just make sure there’s a level of polish so you don’t veer too Grey Gardens.
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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
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