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#PajamaMama: How to Be Pajama Chic Without Looking Ready for Bed

We all love a good pair of pajamas. On those days when you have no plans and If it was allowed, I’d wear a nice pair of pj’s all day everyday. Fortunately for homebodies like me and everyone else that LOVES to be comfy, wearing them out in public isn’t a taboo thing. The pajama chic trend keeps you comfy while being effortlessly fashionable. Now, this doesn’t mean wearing the pj’s you usually wear for a chill day at the house that aren’t the best looking. Splurge on a pair of good quality pj’s for the luxury.

If you’re unsure where to start, here’s how to work the pajama chic trend into your wardrobe:

The Pajamas

Silk, linen, or cotton pj’s work because they’re most comfy. Silk gives off the luxury vibe and can make you look like you splurged while linen and cotton keeps you cool in the elements. If it’s a pajama set, don’t feel like you have to wear both pieces together. Wearing them separately gives them more versatility.

La Perla Made in Italy Merveille Silk Blend Night Gown $89.99  Photo courtesy of TJMaxx


Thalia Sodi Tropical-Print Sheer Lace Chemise $26.98 Photo courtesy of Macy’s

Lauren Ralph Lauren Seaside Classic Printed Pajama Set $50.99    Photo courtesy of Macy’s

The Shoes

We all know shoes make the outfit. Depending on the occasion, any shoe can work. Brunch or date night? Wear heels. Just running quick errands? Flats.

Wanted Festival Mule $29.98 Photo courtesy of DSW


Vince Camuto Sharrey Printed Block Heel Slide Sandals $46.20 Photo courtesy of Bloomingdales

The Accessories

For pajama chic, I’d say KISS: keep it simple stupid. You’re wearing pajamas so it doesn’t take a lot to take them from loungewear to a LEWK. Personally, if I was wearing pj’s in public to a function, I might add a red lip for some glamour, a simple cat eye, or just go bare-faced period. I don’t want to overpower the outfit too much; keep the attention on your clothes.

If you plan on wearing jewelry, keep it simple here also. Hoops or studs work great to keep the attention away from the neck up but still makes an effect on the look.

Wearing pajamas out in public doesn’t mean looking like you rolled out of bed, literally. It’s simple but packs a lot of punch because it’s not done often. Is this a trend you’ll be trying out in the near future for any upcoming parties or events you’re going to? Why or why not?

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