In grade school, we all looked forward to that fateful day where we were allowed to wear pajamas to class. It was hard to not get excited about wearing your cupcake-adorned flannels or for the die-hards, footy pajamas, for those few hours.
Now college students, the concept of rolling out of bed and heading to class is anything but exciting or cute. The mood has changed to “I’m tired, this is comfortable, and I could honestly care less about how I look.”
Luckily, for those seeking comfort on those gruesome days, the inspirations of the fall/winter 2011 collections of luxurious jammies continue to take the look of sleepwear in the daytime direction.
When I first saw this trend I thought it was completely ridiculous, but as most things, it has since grown on me. After these midterms, I am kicking myself for not investing in a great oversized silk pajama pants to lounge in in class, instead of looking frumpy in old sweatpants.
While many designers, such as Emilio Pucci, put forth head to toe sets, I much prefer the looks of Los Angeles design Jenni Kayne, who chose to mix silky separates with chunky knits to make the look completely wearable.
The key to this trend is to mix textures, as anything that consists of just one fabric is bound to be boring. Combining items such as a silk dress with an oversized coat or a blouse with textured trousers is much more appealing than a matching set.
So, readers, I encourage you to take your loungewear to the next level. Although everyday in college could be your own pajama day, aim to make your sleepy look a little more fab instead of drab.
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