Yes, we know, there’s a very fine line between stepping onto the street pulling off the sleepwear-streetwear look and rocking the mindset of “I’ve been in isolation for two years and haven’t combed my hair in about that amount of time.” The truth is, sleepwear is as deserving of the runway as our dresses and heels and we will die on this hill. There’s nothing like feeling feminine, luxurious, and comfortable at the same time - regardless of the hour. Our clothing should be comfortable and sleek, no? So often we look to celebrities for style inspiration - and the fashion gods have spoken. Sleepwear style has only blossomed in these early years of the ‘20s, and these celebs have proved you can pull it off, too.
Is she ready to strut down the red carpet or is she getting her latte and disappearing back under her comforter? We’ll never know. Oliva Munn is looking stunning in this bright and bold floral print pajama set by Adriana Iglesias - certainly proving that streetwear and sleepwear can (and should) coexist. Florals are a look inspired by our growing desperation for springtime and luckily pajama patterns are always in style regardless of season.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Would anyone but Carrie Bradshaw wear sparkling heels and a pajama set to a red carpet? Maybe not but we should be taking her lead. SJP shows that a chic silk boyfriend-fit set, like this one from Intimissimi, can not only fit in but steal the show at any black-tie event. Notice the unbuttoned front to show a black lace padded bra. Positively stunning. This look was part of Intimissimi’s Empowered Women campaign and she’s giving us nothing but that adjective right now.
Gigi Hadid is forever in the papers for her impossibly impeccable street-style. This effortlessly chic Morgan Lane-designed emerald silk pinstripe pajama set with a traditional drawstring is worn half tucked, high-waisted, and might I say, flawlessly. I can’t decide whether she’s cruising a strip of the French Riviera or heading home to get “unready” after a night out; either way she’s sporting a level of comfort I’ve only ever dreamt of.
Did you say “sleep” or “chic”? Either way, Selena has her bases covered. This navy model top with white piping by Derek Rose is fulfilling all of our fashion fantasies and the matching ruby lipstick-heel combo is the color block we didn’t know we needed. If sleepwear out-of-doors is a little daunting for you - we suggest a solid set to communicate a little less ‘pajama’ and a little more ‘matching cute set’.
Of course, Zendaya is going to look good in anything, and this striped top with matching pants by Ashish is no exception. You don’t need Z’s 5’10 frame to pull off this vertical striped, red (blue) carpet-ready ensemble. A pair of heels adds a sprinkle of elegance to an already totally comfy chic outfit, and it has pockets? Put me down for two.
Zendaya, Round 2
She really can pull of anything, this time in a pajama inspired get-up that’s somewhere between a perfectly wrapped Christmas present and a wild west sleep-set that’s really growing on me; it may be the matching boots. Either way, take it from these celeb icons, sleepwear isn’t just for the bedroom anymore.