Yes, You Can: Wear Pajamas to Work


From last week’s confession of lazy hairstyling, comes a similar admission of equally lazy proportions. Sometimes I wear my pajamas to work. As much as I love clothes, shopping, and all things fashion, occasionally only naptime-comfy will do. A chunky sweater over a vintage slip, a drapey cardi tossed over, well, anything, and today’s, lounge-around pants with heels.

Seriously, have you ever noticed how much softer loungewear duds are than their daywear counterparts? Why should such a high level of comfort be reserved for the couch?

Okay, I’m lucky enough to work in an extremely creative environment where pretty much anything goes. And by no means am I talking about wearing your flannel bear-bedecked numbers out in public, or even those all-too-familar sweats with words splayed across the behind. But with a few tips you too can don (at the very least) your silk cami under a blazer and declare tomorrow Wear-Your-Glorified-Pajamas-To-Work Day.

  • Pair with tailored separates. Silky pajama pants with a blazer and heels.
  • A button-up pajama top with a pencil skirt or menswear trousers. It’s all about balance.
  • Try cuffing your pants and even rolling the waist once to take the fit from sloppy to “purposefully undone”.
  • Consider the color. Black and rich prints translate better to the work environment than say heather grey.


By Sam Dulac, Senior Staff Writer

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