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Sleep to street
Tips for styling nightwear as daywear

Pyjamas as outerwear, you ask? Yes indeed. The recent sleep-to-street-style trend is making waves in the fashion world. Thanks to celebrities like Rihanna and Jessica Alba (and fashion shows inspired by luxe loungewear), pj’s for the day has been a trend for a few seasons now. Since it’s a little tricky to sport nightwear as daywear, it’s better to go through some style tips so you can rock it better!

PJ sets

PJ sets

When it comes to wearing the whole nightwear set as outerwear, the cut and the size matters. It needs to be oversized enough so that you’re comfortable while sleeping; but at the same time it also needs to be perfectly tailored in order for them to look flattering when worn in public. Do not wear flats or ballet shoes, even if you’re tall. Heels or wedges are the best option ‘coz the idea is to move away from the pajama theme.

Slips and short chemises:

Slips and short chemises

Yesteryear screen-goddesses swore by it. And now it’s back on the fashion scene and catwalks. Loved for its soft fabric and delicate lace, you can layer your slip with a jacket and wear it with sneakers for a casual look; or go ultra glam with a pair of sexy stilettos, bright lipstick and a tousled just-got-out-of-the-bed hair for a sultry diva look!

Shorts:

Shorts

Very often we hunt for outfits that are both stylish and easy to get around in, especially when you’re travelling. That’s the best chance for you to try the sleep-to-street look. The key to wearing shorts is to not make them look too casual. Adding a blazer, or a fun element like cool sunglasses is the ultimate way to accesorise your sleepwear style.

Pajamas:

Pajamas

Pjs are cute, that’s a given. But when you’re bringing your pajamas out in the sun, you need to add an edge to it. Throw on a denim shirt or a leather jacket to add sharpness to your look, or pair it with a structured blouse, something that will help deviate from the slouchiness or the cuteness of the pajamas. Avoid checks or small prints, ‘coz they’re way too typical to offset pajamas as outerwear.

Product featured above: Purple Floral “Lil-Bow” Pajamas

Tops/ Camis:

Tops/ Camis

Satin and sumptuous lace has the potential to give your jimjams a glam twist. Team it up with skinny jeans or a leather skirt for an edgy look. The contrast of the satin and tough works like a dream. Tempted? Here are some sexy camis to whet your appetite.

Image credits: https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/photographer/norman-jean-roy/#13459506