STYLE GURU STYLE: Pajama Party

In the rag & bone pre-fall 2015 collection, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville go back to their roots with the Englishmen-inspired collection. Wainwright and Neville use the idea of turning pajamas into streetwear through various patterns and silhouettes. The lookbook for this collection focuses on loose shapes and typical pajama patterns. The looks turn classic patterns like stripes and polka dots into high fashion’s newest game changer.

The pre-fall collection for rag & bone is highly unconventional in that it emphasizes the movement towards the relaxed lifestyle. It is not glamorous, but works as comfortable, high fashion clothing for everyday wear. The pajama motif of the collection inspired me to add more comfort to my daily style.  After looking through my wardrobe, I decided to put my own spin on the use of pajamas by creating this look.

Inspired by the rag & bone looks, I wanted to give the “pajamas turned street wear” trend a try. To do so, I pulled out my favorite white and grey Free People slip. To start, I worked with the slip. I layered it beneath a distressed black Free People sweater. Pro tip: you can never own too much Free People, and that’s a fact. Because of the slip’s sheerness, the sweater works perfectly to cover what it needs to. The tights underneath keep everything else covered, allowing the slip to function well as a legitimate dress in this look. By using the slip as a main piece in this outfit, I was able to channel my inner Marcus Wainwright and go comfy-chic on this one. The outfit was so comfortable and trendy, regardless of the fact that I was wearing an intimates piece as a focal point.

To accessorize, I kept things simple. Wearing a long gold necklace, a black and gold ring and a few mixed-metal bangles, I added just the right amount of contrast to the laid-back style of the outfit. For shoes, I wore my favorite high black riding boots. The boots are perfect for trudging through the slushy sidewalks to class, while keeping my legs warm from the knee down.

To recreate this look for yourself, it is important to know your boundaries. Understand that not every pajama piece will work as a functional piece of clothing; I’m talking to you, fleece penguin pajama pants. Don’t be afraid to take a little risk with it, though! If you start with a single piece of comfortable clothing and build around it with more traditional pieces, as I did here, your look will be pajama-fab in no time!

Get My Look: 1. Loose-fitting slip 2 .Distressed, oversized sweater 3. Long necklace