Fake it until you make it! Style Tips and Fun with Fashion, over 40.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Pyjamas as Daywear, over 40, without looking silly?

Fake Fabulous | Pyjama trousers, over 40. Casual daywear.

Pyjama-style trousers as daywear?
Can anyone really look good in them?

I have to admit to secretly loving these pyjama-style trousers.
They are obviously VERY comfortable.
{That goes without saying, though, doesn't it!}
With comfort comes that relaxed feeling which is reflected in my mood.
Fidgeting with uncomfortable clothing is never a good look.

This pair of pyjama-style trousers have a luxe feel and a nice drape.
The design has an almost denim-like base colour, with a high gloss shine.
They are undeniably fun!
BUT, can we really get away with it, over 40?

You know my answer to this one....Of course we can!

If you love your slouchy PJ trousers (or anything else for that matter) and you feel good in them, then go for it!

If you are a bit nervous about looking like you couldn't be bothered to get dressed...

  • Forget about teaming your slouchy pyjama trousers with slouchy tops. Leave the sweatshirt for another day.
  • Pull them down a little, onto your hips. Honestly, it works a treat!
  • Stick to luxe fabrics with a decent weight.
  • Try wearing a high heeled bootie or (for evening) a dressy heeled sandal.
  • Keep the lines of your top simple. Now is not the time for ruffles, bows or pleats.
  • Add a "grown-up" bag in a neutral tone.
  • Don't wear them with ballerinas...it just looks wrong.
Of course, I could have worn a high heeled bootie, plain bag, and a neutral top with these trousers.
Aiming for more of a glamorous and grown-up look.
BUT, I was all about comfort and colour today....and fun!

Fake Fabulous | Pyjama trousers, over 40. Casual daywear.

Personally, I would not be comfortable wearing the full pyjama-style look.
No matter how stylish it is supposed to be, it does not work for me.
However, pyjama-style trousers with a more fitted top (and some casual footwear) is a look I can get into, very easily.

Fake Fabulous | Pyjama trousers, over 40. Casual daywear.

I kept the rest of this outfit simple.
Teaming this patterned pair with a plain, but colourful, cashmere jumper and suede trainers.
This long blue pendant finished things off nicely!

Fake Fabulous | Pyjama trousers, over 40. Casual daywear.

I know pom poms are on their way out but, I could not resist adding this colourful duo to my bag!
{Not very grown-up at all}

Bag: Urban Country
Trousers: Topshop (these are nice)
Jumper: Boden
Trainers: Nike
Necklace: A Gift

 Fake Fabulous | Pyjama trousers, over 40. Casual daywear.

Have you been tempted by the pyjama trend?
Or is that one look you are leaving well alone?

Please let me know in the comments.
Or if you prefer, tweet me @samantha4blair

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12 comments

  1. Well, you rock these pants! Love the sweater, necklace, & trainers, too! Everything goes perfectly with the pants!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you very much Andrea! The weekend is nearly over :o(. There are not enough hours in the day. XXX

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  2. Your pants are delicious, Sam, laidback but by no means frumpy. I've been toying with the idea of wearing some satin-esque PJ pants but haven't quite finished putting the concept together.

    p/s one is never too old for pom-poms!! I love yours!!

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    1. Your Epic shoe collection could elevate a satin PJ trouser into something really special, Sheela....I hope you make that happen! XXX

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  3. So my first thought when I read your title was just say no! Because I was thinking there are so many other great clothing items we have and can look fabulous in.
    But after seeing your pants...they look wonderful---I'm not sure I'd even consider them pajama pants---they look like a silky dress up pant (at least from the pictures).
    You really know how to give us pause and rethink things!! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Ahh..thank you Jodie!
      They are pretty pyjama-like in the "flesh". My husband was confused by them. Some (in fact most) fashion or trendy items are nothing to do with pleasing the men in our lives, are they? That is another story though. They are very silky and remind me of a PJ set I had as a young teen...I treasured them until they fell to pieces. XXX

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  4. I bought some slouchy what I suppose could be considered a bit like PJ pants a couple of years ago in silk but I called them harem pants. I find I can only wear them if I have on heels otherwise they make me look stumpy. I don't have your sleek slim figure with extra long legs though, I think that helps you tremendously in this outfit.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne.
      I did think that perhaps a heel would have been a more grown-up choice....not to mention looking a lot better. We can't deny that heels look great!
      BUT, I was so into the comfort factor that I did not want to compromise on that. I could have slept in this outfit, quite happily (I even chose one of those soft bras for extra comfort points) XXX

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  5. Yes, it looks like fun. Really a lot of fun. The sneakers book-end the beautiful sweater. Such a nice relaxed look. Boden has such nice sweaters. This ones proves that again. And I love the cute bag.
    Greetje

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    1. Thank you so much Greetje! It was almost too easy to wear this look. Super comfortable....that could become addictive. XXX

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  6. You are so cute! And you will always get a solid YES from me for pajama days. In fact, just last week, I literally rolled out of bed and swapped my real pajama pants for a silky pair. I did wear long johns underneath because the silky silk of the pants was going to keep me cold. I'll tell you what: I was so comfortable all day long!

    What's not to love about pajama pants--during the day or night. Sleep tight!!

    Thanks for coming over and linking up to the Kremb de la Kremb Style Stories No. 12 Link Up. Love seeing you there Sam.

    Love, Annie

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    1. Annie, you have probably guessed that I am wearing my thermals under this outfit too! Comfort and warmth come first (always). XXX

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