Would you wear pyjamas outside? I don’t mean in a slobby, shuffle to the corner shop for a pint of milk and hope no-one sees you way, but as a real, bona fide fashion ‘look’ as seen on the spring/summer catwalks at Stella McCartney, Jonathan Saunders, Jil Sander and JW Anderson to name a few.
I went on a sleepover-themed hen weekend recently and decided to take the catwalk trend literally by purchasing some lovely white cotton pjs with a blue floral print from Topshop. Worn with espadrilles and a string of pearls, I almost managed to convince myself that I was on the Riviera rather than in a nightclub called 'Coyotes' dancing to the Venga Boys.
Funnily enough, this baptism of fire persuaded me that this could actually be quite a chic, summertime look, if done with the right amount of chutzpah. What we’re aiming for here is more ‘Audrey Tautou in Coco Avant Chanel’ and less ‘little boy in The Snowman’.
Or you can break it down into separates – a silky pyjama jacket worn with rolled up boyfriend jeans or denim cut-offs and sandals, or pyjama trousers with a t-shirt (Uniqlo men's ones are the best - and only £4.99!) And if you were smart enough to buy the pyjama shorts suit from Marni’s H&M collection earlier this spring you have my sincere congratulations.
So come on, tell me what you think; is this a fanciful trend too far, or do you agree with me that it doesn’t do to be too po-faced about fashion?
Picture credit: Rex Features