Sorry, I just don’t get this trend. While the pyjama is in itself the classic and classy man’s pyjama that we all know, and while maybe Ryan Gossling can pull it off once at a red carpet premiere, this isn’t working for me. In my view, it’s just someone who’s decided to go to work in his/her PJs.
Heck, I’ve worned my pyjama pants a few times when going to the food hall back in college, but I wasn’t trying to pass it off for anything other than what it actually was.
it’s very different from what I would expect from the Sartorialist but I guess that’s what makes this look appealing.
It’s very different in a sense that I expect this look to be seen in a bedroom setting, but the car, the busy background makes it look very out of place. I wonder what her footwear was, I suspect a pointy stilettos (now THAT would make a difference)
@ Antonia; Nurses wear scrubs. Those are NOT even close. Maybe in Sweden they do, of course. It not only looks like a silky men’s PJ top, it may very well be one. It looks wonderful. Of course she looks like the picture of health, happiness and prettiness.
I really don’t understand the problem. If an article of clothing is pretty, sufficiently modest, and comfortable, what could be wrong with wearing it? Just because it is designated as “pajama”? Obviously she didn’t sleep in it. No sane person would wear something that structured to bed anyway. Normal people sleep in worn out t shirts or nothing at all. So why not let a lovely top be seen?
Really?! It’s kind of crazy to me that so many people are loving this in the comments here. I’m not against pjs in public, I think maybe over a pair of skinny jeans or something like that that would contrast more with it stylistically, it might work, but really it looks like she has pajamas over pajamas. Not a fan.
I love the retro pyjamas, somehow I never seem to pull that one off myself. I’m tracing the new designer vintage trends for spring/summer 2012. Would love to see if you agree on my spotting an Audrey Hepburn look @ Valentino http://www.luxos.com/magazine/vintage-clothing-trend
Pretty girl emerging from the shadow into the sun ..
Hair pulled back, minimal makeup, no jewelry, and a simple strap for a bag that we cant see ..
Not sure of her occupation if this is indicative of any job description,
If only there was a glimpse of her shoes – could tell some tales.
Really? She wore this – outside? Good for her. I love the smile on her face too. She seems to be saying – “yeah, I know, but what?!” Love this – totally different than anything else you’ve featured. Happy Friday! xo
I certainly don’t see anything wrong with or unappealing about pajamas (in ensemble or as elements) in public per se. That top would look great with a pair of slim jeans, and as Cassandra says, the pants would look fab with a tank. And I have no argument with folks just deciding, “Screw it, I feel like wearing pj’s today. Pass the hot cocoa.”
What I do find tiresome is the sort of faux-daring attitude that often comes with wearing pj’s in public–”Ooh, look, I’m wearing jammies outside. Mom would be sooooo mad!” There’s also its counterpart, the faux-indifferent–”Whatevs. I so don’t care what you think. I’m wearing (perfectly matched and clean and cute) jammies to the store.”
My philosophy is this: if you pick a look or an attitude, own it. (And pass the hot cocoa!)
thousand times thank-you for the post.
and welcome to the debate……..this seems to be long way the entry with more NOS in this blog history.
She’s herself, obviously she’s not looking for acceptance. That’s the point, creating the rules, not just following them. Translating our own moods, listening to ourselves, never asking for permission………..
I love so many of the people on here and get why they are, but this…I just don’t get other than she’s really pretty. PJs in public and actually being celebrated? Is it because they are designer PJs? I don’t know, but I bet they are. I bet if I went out in my JCrew / Old Navy PJs I wouldn’t be on this website (not that I ever would because I live in Calgary, Canada). This is just wrong on so many levels….
In certain Northern towns in the UK, wearing PJs in the street in daytime is almost normal. Not great – but normal. At least this outfit is not adorned with teddy bears, but for me it has far too many familiar and most ‘un’ stylish connotations.
Although she’s an attractive woman, the look really isn’t original at all. We went to school like that in the 80s, to clubs like that in the 90s, and every slob thinks they can pull this look off now. In NYC, and on Long Island, I see this everyday, although not as polished.
Perhaps that’s the success of the photo, that she doesn’t look like a genuine slob.
Sadly, the greatest failure in the execution of the photo, is that we don’t see her shoes, which could bring the look to the next level. I suspect the were left out of the photo because there wasn’t any value added.
This is the perfect encapsulation of the difference in fashion between southern Europe and both North America and Europe north of the Alps. Italians are playful and have a flair for design and aesthetics that may at time rumple some feathers. At least they always seem to be having fun and enjoying life while doing it. Great photo. And yes, she is adorable.
Families in Shanghai go out in pijamas. Every time I see this i really cannot understand. Really? have the decency to take a shower, dress-up and go out. It’s such a bad habit, I can’t believe that someone has actually made a “pijama look” for the streets. Ridiculous.
I don’t know if the look is perfect or not, but the attempts at humor at her expense here are really pretty uninspired. If I wanted to make fun of someone, which I don’t do now that I am an adult, wether on a blog, or anywhere else, I would try to actually be funny.
It looks a little bit like a person that got up straight from bed and wandered on the streets. It’s original but a bit too exotic for me:). I would keep one of the elements I guess if I were to dress like this.
I just bought this Rag and Bone PJ shirt at Barneys the other day. All the people saying how wrong this look is should see and feel the shirt in reality. It is a medium weight silk and feels so luxuious on the body. I live in NYC (born here, lived here most of my life) and I am excited when I see a new look or proportion that forces the eye to adjust. In fact, I am inspired every single day by the things that I see all around me. Even the little old ladies with their shopping carts, all dressed up as they did back in their heyday inspire me. My experience is that new looks take about 2 years to trickle down into the mainstream. It would be interesting to see if the naysayers have changed their opinions in a couple of years. Oh, and it was nice to see my style choice validated by a true fashion insider, Marina.