Sheets to Streets: PJs Go Public

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by Caitlin Gronski, Fashion Writer

Remember that time Jessica Biel totally dissed women who wear their pajama pants in public? Well, she tweeted, “I’m all about an elastic waistband but I’m still amazed by the amount of grown ass women wearing pajamas in airports.” While Biel’s taste is usually spot-on, it looks like this is one instance where the star got it wrong. Wearing pajamas outside the house has never looked, or felt, better.

Celebrities have taken a stab at public PJ style while jet-setting around the globe. Feast your eyes on Selena Gomez, the style icon who recently donned a flowy navy pajama set with fire red heels and a red lip while out and about in Paris. Sienna Miller also took on the trend by wearing a pair of pinstripe pajama pants, along with chunky heels and a fitted cardigan.


Why has this trend recently taken off like wildfire? Simple. We love pajamas. Plus, they are comfy and show our personalities. A matching set of simple black linen PJs communicates that you’re a classy lady with her sh*t together. A printed onesie jumpsuit, like Cara Delevingne’s, shows that you’re still a kid at heart. Polka-dot printed pants with a tie at the waist lets everyone know you’re a woman who’s not ashamed of her femininity, damn it.


The possibilities are endless when it comes to styling pajamas for the street. Mixing and matching pajama bottoms or tops with a more fitted item, like skinnies or a halter top, helps maintain shape. Another way to rock PJs is to wear both the matching top and bottom together for a girly vibe, adding platforms and a leather jacket for flair. A third way to rock this trend is to grab a baggy men’s button-down and layer it under a chunky sweater with skinnies for a model-off-duty look. No matter how you style PJs, accessories can be kept minimal and in the same color family, since pajamas already steal the show.

In essence, pajamas in public add some unmistakable spunk and playfulness to spice up your daily routine. Plus, who doesn’t love getting to sleep in for an extra ten minutes?


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