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PJ on the Streets

Although some might consider this trend to be one of the strangest we've seen in a while, this is not the first time pajamas have been on our radar.
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The trend is for the "sleepwear", especially out of bed! That is not to please all... If the pajama made its way on the runways, events and streets, however there is one place that it didn't have its entry and that's on the schools doorway. Kate Chisholm, a school director in northern UK, sent a letter to her students parents asking them to make an effort and get dressed properly when accompanying their children and that to give them the right example.

How to explain to this lady, that it's been two seasons that designers and fashionistas are encouraging us to wear our night gear for the day! Dolce&Gabbana, Etro, Gucci, Balenciaga, Celine, Fendi, Valentino, Givenchy...have all their own version of pajama: with lace details, slips, black with gold ...Heidi Klum was seen wearing one at the airport, Selena Gomez at Paris Fashion week, Rita Ora at an event, Rihanna introducing her new album was wearing a slip and a kimono. The idea, is to get a style as if just jumped out of bed.

Well, according to the New York, London, and Paris runways, sleepwear is apparently the new daywear. Some of you may be sitting there and thinking, "there is no way I can pull off pajamas," but if Givenchy says it's OK, then it looks like you're safe!

Although some might consider this trend to be one of the strangest we've seen in a while, this is not the first time pajamas have been on our radar. In fact, stylish pajamas have made their appearances on the red carpet, runways, and streets over the past few years, and these looks always manage to make headlining news. Why? Because going out in public in PJs breaks almost every fashion rule there is...but we love it regardless!

Some trace it to Julian Schnabel American painter and filmmaker, the perpetually pajama-wearing...

Holli Rogers, fashion director of Net-a-Porter, pinpoints the trend's runway debut at Dolce & Gabbana's Spring 2009 show, held in September 2008, which featured womanly takes on classic men's silk pajamas. "Back then it was subtle," she says. By 2011, pajama dressing had picked up steam, appearing everywhere.

And ready-to-wear designers who have noticed these sleepwear are putting bedtime glamour on their catwalks for spring/summer 2016 collections with lace-edged nighties, pyjamas and dressing-gown cover-ups from Balenciaga, Thakoon, Givenchy, Calvin Klein and Alexander Wang.
(Think: Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner in the '60s with his silky smoking jacket!)

We wouldn't want you to have this image in your mind...There are actually chic and easy ways to style your pajamas without looking like you're heading to bed. Follow these rules of pajama dressing and you'll never look better!

• Opt for a kimono and belt it over your jeans with some substantial sexy heels.
• Definitely go for silk if you decide to wear matching pajama set (Leave the cotton pajama for bedtime).
• Use the pajama top as a chic alternative for a classic button-down shirt. The piping and open neckline make a perfect pairing to a boyfriend jeans or even a pencil skirt, a leather one or leather leggings.
• For a great boudoir elegance, look for interesting features in your pajama: prints, double-breasted top...and remember the full pajama look needs height: Opt for platforms or open-toed heeled sandals. Definitely avoid slippers. Sneakers and why not brogues work if you're a tall woman.
• Layer the pajama shirt them under a fitted jacket thrown on your shoulders or a belted cardigan with bold buttons on top.
• Push up the sleeves of the pajama shirt for an insouciant look.
• Make the most of a flattering neckline and add a fun necklace
To pajama or not to pajama is your call. Why not let linger this great comfort cocoonish feeling in the jungle out there? Why not create a parenthesis of slow living in a fast forward world starting by your sartorial attitude and mood?
Something vain to think about in our deadly serious environment...