Think pajamas are just for wearing in the comfort of your own home? Think again! Not only can you wear your cozy loungewear out on the town this summer – you absolutely should. Now, we’re not talking frilly nighties or sweatpants that have seen better days, but refined, sophisticated, Art Deco-inspired sets of timeless pjs. Whether meeting a friend for weekend brunch or stepping out for dinner and a movie, pajama sets make for both a comfortable and trend-right addition to your wardrobe.
From floral prints to solid hues, pajama sets offer a variety of designs and styles that speaks to every fashion sense. Whether they’re buttoned or tied, made of rich silk or breezy linen, pajamas exude effortless elegance. Add a piece of statement jewelry and a pair of heels or sandals, and you’re ready for anything but slumber.
Stella McCartney Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection features a classic blue plaid pajama set
Wide horizontal blue and wide stripes adorn this Armani set
This Giles pinstripe look is pretty in pink
Kim Kardashian wears a solid, silky black pajama set
Rashida Jones rocks a printed look at the Sundance Film Festival
Street Style: Large blue and orange circles on a lime green background offer vibrant color
Street Style: Classic black and white with a wide legged bottom
Vogue’s Grace Coddington wears custom-designed Mandarin evening pajamas by Michael Kors, featuring pink, orange and cream blossoms
A more masculine take on the loungewear look from Alexander Wang’s Pre-Fall 2015 line
Street Style: Solid monogrammed sets with contrasting piping
Pastel hues and a tropical theme make these Giles pjs summer ready
If you’re not quite ready to rock a full-fledged pajama set on the streets, there are other ways to get just a taste of the trend. Try pairing one piece, such as pajama bottoms or top, with your everyday look to get a more subtle sleepwear effect.
Street Style: Chambray button-down paired with graphic pj pants
Dries Van Noten Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear look matches striped pajama bottoms with neutrals on top
Street Style: Bright green jacket and electric orange handbag draw attention to the pops of color in this pair of bottoms
Flowing all-white Stella McCartney ensemble draws inspiration from classic pajama sets
Street Style: Gingham robe doubles as chic outerwear