Monday, February 20, 2012
Pajama Style: yea, or nay?
Last week I caught a fashion segment on The Today Show where they were touting kimono-style tops as a key trend for Spring and Summer. Then the very next day at Target, I noticed just such a top by Mossimo in the juniors department (which I'd link to, but unfortunately I can't find it online on Target.com).
And then today, I see this article on A Bullseye View about "Pajama Style", and whether or not you'd wear it in public. While most of us leave the house in the morning trying to look like we’re not dressed in our PJs, fashion designers have recently taken inspiration from traditional nightwear. Labels like Derek Lam, Peter Som and Robert Rodriguez are dressing models in silky, patterned pants and buttoned-up blouses reminiscent of luxe lounge suits. Sure, the outfits seem comfy, but would you wear them out of the bedroom? To find out, they polled 100 women in Los Angeles for their take on the trend.
Like any slightly out-there fashion fad, some women were a bit apprehensive to try this look. “Either it looks like you’re wearing pajamas or it looks like you made a mistake” said one twenty-something respondent. But most were open-minded about the trend. “I say go for it! I mean, if red jeans are in style right now…” one woman remarked. “I think it looks cute,” said another. Others said they’d pair a pair of skinny jeans with a loose pajama-like top.
In the end, 78 percent of women said they'd rock pajama-inspired style in public, while only 22 percent stated they'd prefer to keep this look at home. I'd have to put myself as part of the 22%. How about you out there, readers? Is this a look you'll embrace this Spring?