Monday, 10 March 2014

nightwear vs outerwear

Underwear as outerwear certainly has been a big trend over the past few seasons. After all, when Mr Marc Jacobs gives a trend his seal of approval, we know we will see the usual suspects rocking the trend. The big question, however is how to tackle the trend as an everyday muggle who cannot pull off the lingerie dress with model-esque ease. Read: An epic Rachel Green style overexposure situation. So when Marks and Spencer challenged me to create an outfit using an item from their Lingerie and Nightwear section, I opted for these gorgeous Rosie for Autograph pyjamas to maintain as much flesh coverage as possible, strictly avoiding any of those situations.

So whilst it may be a little odd to head out in one's pyjamas, I maintain that it is strangely liberating, and a hell of a lot more stylish than the old hungover uni runs to the local supermarket. Thrown on with a snappy pair of heels and a devil may care attitude, you may just be ready to run the world. Depending on the exact type of pyjamas you may opt to rock them as a co-ord, or just an updated version of the power suit. I chose to break up the set, as who can argue with two for the price of one? With an man's shirt and my cosiest knit, the trousers certainly did turn some heads, but when an outfit is as comfortable as this, I'm really not too bothered.

For a simpler look, I layer the pyjama shirt with a pastel shirt (and fabulous shoes to match) and the perfect peek-a-boo camisole to really capture the underwear as outerwear trend. Is it one for the faint hearted? Probably not. But it is one for those of us who just can't seem to separate ourselves from the bed in the morning. 

In other news, yes this is my first blog post of the year. Thank you lack of internet in my new flat. And yes, I did chop off a considerable amount (12 inches to be exact) of my hair. But that was so 2 months ago, and it's now grown out quite a bit. Apart from the monumental lack of wifi and loss of inches, my life has mainly consisted of work, work and more work. Now fashion week is firmly behind us, I may be able to catch a breather and finally get back on track.


  1. And the best thing about this whole outfit and wearing nightwear as outerwear? THE FACT YOU CAN JUMP STRAIGHT INTO AND OUT OF BED - heaven! And oh so comfortable! PLUS I think you look ace in this outfit!x

  2. Haha! Tha's amazing, and you've actually made it work! :D
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  3. I'm a brand new follower. I haven't heard of the pyjamas as outerwear trend. Love the way you've styled the pyjamas, really individual, looks fab!

  4. I love the second outfit! I think you wear it so well!

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  5. The shirt looks really good with the pastel tones :)
    Becky x
    Vintage Clothing UK

  6. You have made pyjamas look so stylish, love the look


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