Of all the trends to come out of the Spring/Summer 2023 runway shows, pajama dressing might be our favorite. Combining luxurious fabrics, relaxed fits, and colorful prints, it’s the lazy girl’s answer for how to get dressed this season and look effortlessly stylish.
The biggest brand making waves in the pajama dressing trend is an Italia luxury label called For Restless Sleepers. The clothes truly are pajamas, but by showing them during Milan Fashion Week, the brand was able to establish their pieces as trend-forward looks that definitely could and should be worn out of the bedroom.
Dolce & Gabbana sent models in head-to-toe pajama looks down the runway for their SS16 collection in matching silk shirts and wide-leg trousers adorned with rich floral prints, and Sonia Rykiel showed her pajama looks with a fur stole.
Alexander Wang went a more minimal route, showing a relaxed, boxy shirt with a pajama-style lapel paired with black pants.
The idea of wearing your sleepwear out of the house might sound intimidating at first, but it’s not as weird as it might seem. All you really need to make this trend work is to take the thing that’s labeled as “pajamas” out of context.
As soon as you take a silky button-up nightshirt in a colorful print and pair it with jeans or a cool skirt, suddenly it doesn’t look like you wore your actual pajamas to the office or brunch with your girlfriends.
For example, we love the idea of wearing Sleepy Jones‘ silk pajama pants with sandals and a silk blouse or Bodas’ peach sleep shirt tucked into a white eyelet skirt.
However, if you want to embrace the trend fully, we’re all about that!
An untucked pajama shirt paired with wide-leg trousers, a great pair of earrings, and heels are the ultimate lazy girl’s night out look. Or, wear a slinky slip dress under a robe coat. The best part of this trend is that you can go as subtle or as bold as you like.
Ahead, we found 15 pajama and pajama-inspired pieces (at just about every price point) to wear this spring—and provide helpful styling tips and ideas for each one.
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For Restless Sleepers pajama suit
For the dedicated fashionistas, fully commit to the trend in one of For Restless Sleepers’ pajama suits—we love this teal and pink floral print set. (It can also be separated, and each piece will mix in with your spring staples like cropped pants, white shirts, lightweight sweaters, and more.)
Olivia Von Halle’s pajama set
To wear actual pajamas out for the day or night, separate the set. Pair this slinky printed top with your favorite black flare jeans and heels, or tuck it into a pencil skirt.
If you’re feeling brave during summer, pair the shorts with a t-shirt or light sweater for weekend errands or a day by the beach.
Bodas cotton pajama top
Is it summer yet? Why not wear a cute top like this with cutoff shorts over your swimsuit at the beach? Or, right now, tuck it into a full white eyelet midi skirt.
Zara pajama-style trousers
Put on your platform sandals and rock these ultra-comfortable trousers with an oversized, lightweight sweater, a silk camisole, or even a trendy velvet blazer.
Equipment washed-silk pajama shirt
White and blue prints are so wearable, and there’s pretty much no way we could sleep in a top this pretty. Pair it with white jeans or cropped trousers.
Zara belted blazer robe
This cool robe-blazer from Zara is a little trickier to take on than some of the other pajama pieces out there, but we’d wear this over a silk camisole and jeans for a night out or over a slip dress for a sexy, layered look.
For Restless Sleepers, printed trousers
The geo print on these trousers will look cool with all the black and white in your closet, so have a little fun with black pumps and a loose white camisole for date night.
AYR robe dress
AYR’s robe dress can be dressed up for a fun dinner out—pair it with pumps and a few necklaces.
Mango slip dress
This slinky, self-belting slip dress would look insanely cool layered over a pair of cream wide-leg pants. This would downplay the “boudoir” look, and you could easily wear a white blazer over the whole look for a monochromatic ensemble that would be tough to beat.
Mango contrasting trim blazer
For just a hint of pajama-inspired styling, try wearing this structured Mango blazer with any of your workwear staples.
Banana Republic Blouse
This navy Banana Republic blouse is a snap to wear with just about anything. If you want to embrace the pajama vibe all over, try wearing it untucked with wide-leg pants. Otherwise, tuck it into pencil skirts or jeans for an anytime outfit.
MINKPINK pajama top
This playfully printed top will pair perfectly with boyfriend jeans or a pair of slouchy navy trousers.
Sleepy Jones silk pajama pants
Try wearing a pair of silk pajama pants like these with a white button-down shirt and some sexy, strappy sandals.
Equipment pajama shirt
This shirt hardly looks like pajamas at all—we’d wear it with wide-leg trousers to fully embrace the pajama trend, or if you’re a little gun shy, try it with black skinny cropped pants and mules.
Mango flowing trench
If the idea of wearing actual pajamas outside the house feels a bit too youthful for you, embrace the fabric rather than the look! This relaxed trench from Mango is soft and drape-y like your favorite robe but cut to look like a jacket. Wear it over all your favorite spring pieces.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.