GETTING BY ON THE SLY: YOUR NO-FAIL PAJAMA EQUATION

It may be okay for models to look as though they literally just rolled out of bed and decided not to get dressed, but I personally do not support the head-to-toe ‘pajama’ dressing trend that took hold of many a spring 2011 runway. While these styles may be comfy, their slouchy and unpolished nature is not going to be appropriate for most real life situations, despite the long-standing American tradition of touting PJs in public.

However, there is indeed merit in pulling bits and pieces from your sleepwear repertoire and pairing them with more appropriate items. In general, you can follow a simple, no-fail equation to make your sleepy wardrobe choices work to your advantage:

1 Structured Item1 PJ Item0 Bum Factor

1. The Pajama Pants

DKNY Ankle-Length Pleat Front Pant, $225 + ASOS Tuxedo Shirt, $43

2. The Pajama Top

Eighteenth Descending Hem Top, $108 + AllSaints Karin Cigarette Pant, $140

3. The Lingerie Top

ModCloth Diaphanous Darling Top, $42 + Loeffler Randall Combo Short, $158 + Forever 21 Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Tunic, $9

4. The Sleep Dress

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Quilted Corset Dress with Lace Skirt, $155 + Hue Cable Sweater Tights, $18

–AMBER DANESE GRANDFIELD

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