I've always envied people who can quickly run errands and do small things like visit the next door grocer, in their pyjamas and slippers. It's a skill I haven't picked up over the years, as a result of which I've spent a lot of time changing in and out of day wear and my comfortable home clothes.
But 2014 changed some of that. Over the last three years pyjama wear was suddenly blazing the ramps across the globe. Suddenly, a whole new world opened up. I discovered that pyjama wear could be as chic and elegant as any of your couture fashion, and it's only a matter of a tiny leap of faith to pull it off and pull it off well, in fact.
So here are a list of do's and don'ts when it comes to effective pyjama wear for the day time.
Pair your pyjama bottoms with platform heels or stilettos to give them some definition. It also gives the impression that you didn't just roll out of bed and spill on to the streets in your nightwear.
For pyjama tops, pair them like you would your silk shirts. They go with leather pants, pencil skirts, or even your faded jeans. Make sure you tuck the shirt in loosely, if you don't want to look like a scarecrow.
Use a long sweater to offset the top. It's instantly slimming and gives the outfit a more sophisticated look. Even a rakish-looking men's overcoat, would compliment the overall ensemble.
Pyjama shorts are all the rage right now. Pair them with silk tops or a t-shirt and a straight-cut jacket, and you're ready to hit the hotspots of the town.
Pyjama-inspired shirt dresses are also great for your summer day out look. Compliment these with strap-on heels and some light jewelry.
Never go for the cotton pyjamas as day wear. Stick to silk, satin or luxe fabrics. They're an excellent combination of comfort and style. Childish prints are a serious no-no. You will look like a crazy person.
Don't wear over-sized ones, unless you're going for the home-less, bohemian look. Try to avoid wearing the pyjama top and bottom together, if you're not too sure that you can pull it off. Go for one piece at a time.