Beautiful pyjamas for when you don’t feel like getting dressed

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  • With a lockdown on the horizon, we will soon all be working from home, for the next few weeks as well. I have been for the past week, and I wrote all about how I am still dressing up to try and keep as much of a routine as possible and make myself feel better.

    However, there are some days where staying in your PJs all day seems like the more desirable option, and that is absolutely fine too. It just so happens that I have plenty of gorgeous sleepwear recommendations too.

    As we slowly come out of the winter season, oversized silk pyjamas make for the perfect trans-seasonal outfit, if there is such a thing anymore when you’re indoors all the time, but you get the idea. Cult brand Sleeper have feather-trimmed and lace styles that are so popular they restock them regularly.

    You know it’s a trend worth investing in when Alexa Chung gets involved. At the end of last year, the style icon launched a collection of seven individual pyjama sets with with her trademark flair for quintessentially British style. Not just aimed for wear at bedtime, Chung envisioned the collection as a multi-tasking wardrobe staple to wear from night to day.

    Further evidence, the street style set getting papped at London Fashion Week. Style note: This season, opt for a silk or linen nightie, layered over a thin roll-neck. At home, wear boxy linen shorts paired with a ruffle shirt, paired with some fluffy socks because you wouldn’t want to get cold, would you?

    If you’re lucky enough to be heading on holiday when this is all over, a now staple look for editors and influencers on holiday is the simple linen dress worn over a bikini or swimsuit. Look to Faithful the Brand for some timeless pastel separates.

    Feeling decadent? For designer sleepwear, head to our favourites Desmond & Dempsey, Three Graces, Agent ProvocateurOlivia Von Halle and La Perla, where you’ll find everything from luxurious lace-trimmed silk slips to short linen suits.

    If you’re on a tighter budget, don’t worry. The high street has plenty to offer too. Topshop, Intimissimi and next all have a great selection of affordable nightwear, ranging from minimal nighties to printed separates.

    Whilst last season was all about matching separates, this time round, try mixing things up a bit. If you’re going for a walk (adopting the social distancing rules of course), team a shirt with a cropped pant, a statement earring and a flip flop, or wear a slip skirt with dad sandals and a crop top. Or simply stay at home, looking fabulous. I’ve included some robes too which you can clash with other printed nighties or pyjama sets.

    Either way, there is a sleepwear style to suit all, so scroll down to shop my edit of the best summer pyjamas, nighties, and shorts and shirt sets around.

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