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Style Tips: How to Wear Pajamas All Day

If celebrities can wear their pajamas all day, so can you!

November 30, 2017

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Celebrities are finally discovering what kids around the world have known for a long time — wearing PJ’s in the daytime is a surefire way to amp up the fun and comfort factor in your day. Stars like Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Ryan Gosling, and Kendall Jenner have been spotted out on the town wearing their pajamas, and the fashion world is taking notice.

Change from Night to Day

We’re betting that Ryan Gosling didn’t roll out of bed and hit the streets wearing the jammies he slept in, though. His look is far too polished and unwrinkled! When wearing PJs as a style choice, whether it’s at school on pajama day or out to a lazy Saturday breakfast, you shouldn’t just jump out of bed and head outdoors. At the very least, change your underwear, brush your hair and teeth, wash your face, and make sure your outfit is clean and unwrinkled. But if you’re really going for a stylish look, it’s best to change your outfit completely, even if it is from one set of pj’s to another.

Ryan Gosling looks cool and comfortable in his daytime jammiesRyan Gosling looks cool and comfortable in his daytime jammiesCourtesy of E Online

Wearing the right footwear can make all the difference.

But if you’re looking for a more fashionable statement that doesn’t scream “I’m too lazy to actually put on real clothes today”, accent your sleepwear with a pair of fashionable tennis shoes, a beanie, and sunglasses. And take care when styling your hair, too.

If you want to go all-in on the sleepwear theme, a pair of big, fuzzy slippers or UGGs and a robe complete the lookIf you want to go all-in on the sleepwear theme, a pair of big, fuzzy slippers or UGGs and a robe complete the lookCourtesy of PB Teen

What makes daytime jammies different?

For one thing, they’re clean and fresh, just like day clothes. For another, they are appropriate for outdoor temperatures. Third, daytime jammies have appropriate coverage for heading out in public.

Zendaya wore PJs to the 2017 Teen Choice AwardsZendaya wore PJs to the 2017 Teen Choice AwardsCourtesy of Getty Images

Why wear pajamas in the daytime?

If you have to change anyway, why change into pajamas instead of day clothes? Elastic-waist soft pajamas are almost always more comfortable than even the softest pair of jeans.

Selena Gomez wears her pajamas outside more than any other celeb caught on camera!Selena Gomez wears her pajamas outside more than any other celeb caught on camera!Courtesy of Elle Magazine

Onesies All Day

Pajama onesies have been a rising high school trend in the past few years. There are many different prints and colors, including animal prints like pandas. Some even come with built-in cat ears on the hood.

PB Teen’s onesie has pockets and kitten ears on the hoodPB Teen’s onesie has pockets and kitten ears on the hoodCourtesy of PB Teen
 

Forever 21’s plush knit pajama onesie wraps you in penguin perfect comfort all day long.Forever 21’s plush knit pajama onesie wraps you in penguin perfect comfort all day long.Courtesy of Forever 21
 

Pajamas are Hygge

In Denmark, winters are dark and last a long time. Because of this, Danish people are obsessed with being warm and cozy wherever they go, whether they’re at home, out with friends, or out and about. They even have a word for the feeling of being comfortable and the things that make you feel content: Hygge (pronounced Hoo-geh.

In these cozy pajamas, Cara Delevingne looks like she'd rather be back in bed catching some zzz'sIn these cozy pajamas, Cara Delevingne looks like she'd rather be back in bed catching some zzz'sCourtesy of Getty Images

When you wear pajamas outside the house, you’re taking a little bit of the coziness of home — the feeling of Hygge — with you wherever you go!

Express yourself

Pajamas are also a fun way to express a side of your personality most people don’t get to see. While some celebrity red-carpet pajamas are super cute -- Elle Fanning once wore a pair of adorbs Prada silk race car PJs that came with a $2,000 + price tag -- there are many awesome alternatives that are just as cute and comfy for a lot less cash.

Elle Fanning wearing one of her many daytime pajama ensemblesElle Fanning wearing one of her many daytime pajama ensemblesCourtesy of Elle Magazine

You can wear pajamas that give a shout-out to your favorite video games, like Five Nights at Freddy’s, Pokémon, or Minecraft.

Get caught wearing Pokémon PJs to showcase your passion for video gamesGet caught wearing Pokémon PJs to showcase your passion for video gamesCourtesy of Old Navy

Or your favorite hobbies, like sleeping, or saving the world.

Courtesy of Justice

If your school or your parents frown on wearing PJs out of the house, you may be able to get away with wearing flannel pants and a comfy shirt instead.

Hide your jammies in plain sight by wearing flannel pants and a comfy tee or tankHide your jammies in plain sight by wearing flannel pants and a comfy tee or tankCourtesy of The Pajama Company
 
Have Your Say

Are you putting daytime PJ’s on your holiday wish list this year? Share your thoughts on wearing PJs all day in the comments below.