Trend Watch: Pajama Pants
It’s no secret that slouchy separates and loungy ready-to-wear have been growing in popularity with each season. However, this spring the low-key RTW look will be on a whole new level. Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Lyn Devon, and Donna Karan were just a few of the many designers who showcased the trend-worthy pajama pant down the spring and summer 2011 runways. Known across the globe as go-to nightwear, the pj pant has officially reached daytime status among fashion’s elite. Why pajamas you ask? Well, what’s better than wearing your favorite jammies at 10pm? Answer: wearing them at three in the afternoon with a pair of platform heels, a soft tee, and a chic trench a la Michael Kors SS 2011. Perfection.
If you’re wondering how to master this sleepy trend without looking disheveled, we have a few tips up our sleeves. First, choose pants in luxe fabrics like silks and satins. Second, lean toward solid colors and neutrals that will blend in nicely with your existing wardrobe. (There’s nothing worse than loud kitschy pjs masquerading as grown-up attire.) For work, try layering your newest obsession under a blazer or a crisp fall jacket to give them a professional edge. If you’re thinking about hitting the town after hours, toss the jacket aside, let your hair down, and pair with a plunging neckline. Voila. Who’s sleepy now?