Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Style Highlight: "Boudoir" Beauty

Arguably, one of the most comfortable trends to come about this year is that of pajama dressing, or at least, boudoir-inspired dressing. Manifesting itself first through silky drawstring pants, pretty slips, then flowy robes, designers have now gone literal and put forth full-fledged pajama sets. 

Blending both fashion and function, these sets, available in pretty solids to playful prints, can be worn together, or, for those not quite ready to commit, split apart and worn separately. However this trend comes about in an existing wardrobe, it all comes down to material...luxurious silks and sumptuous velvet exude a high-fashion feel, while your garden variety cotton screams, "why bother?", LOL! Our advice?!! If you're going to attempt this look, COMMIT. It's well worth the investment.

Nothing beats the drape of an impeccably tailored set in silk and/or velvet...the shirt will hang off the body just so, while the pants will have that perfect "slouch" in the thighs, hips, and seat giving off an air of ease and effortlessness. Prevent the "I just rolled out of bed" look by pairing sleek and sophisticated accessories with your pajama set of choice: big, bold jewellery punctuates the look while a MUST-HAVE leather jacket keeps it fresh, edgy, and modern. A no-brainer for us this season has been Equipment's "Avery Pajama Set" in True Black (pictured above). Incredibly luxurious in feel, it comes complete with a classic pajama shirt featuring a single breast pocket and contrast piping throughout. Amazing as a topper to its coordinating bottom, it also looks FABULOUS paired with distressed denim and pointed-toe heels. Alternatively, the pants look dynamite paired with a leather jacket, graphic tee, and statement-making slides. 

No longer restricted to just after-hours wear, pajama-inspired garments ranging from shirts to camis to even footwear, have now hit the fashion mainstream and seen not only as acceptable, but rather highly coveted items. Fashionable and comfortable...too presumptuous of us to declare this style of dressing a staple rather than a trend?!! ;)

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