Lockdowns might have been arduous and isolating, but they weren’t all bad. Being forced to stay in saw a resurgence in stylish and comfortable lounge, sleep, and activewear. We added so much new loungewear to our wardrobes, but what to do with it now that we can get out and about?

Fortunately, designers are a clever bunch and they created pieces for us that look and feel comfy at home but also chic on the street. A little ingenuity and forward planning on their part means that we can now double our wardrobe with loungewear that can be styled for the street.

If you’re unsure of how to style your PJs for brunch, the beach, or a night out, we have you covered. The easiest option to quickly style your loungewear for heading out is to pair your pieces with denim. Any top, even a pyjama shirt, can be worn stylishly with jeans or denim shorts.

But you don’t have to stop there. Read on to discover creative and stylish ways to transform your loungewear into streetwear.

 Pink short sleeve pyjama set worn over Retro floral bikini top

Throw a short pyjama set over your bikini for a cute beach look

Short Pyjama Set

A short sleeve button up shirt and drawstring shorts can be styled a number of ways for casual day dressing. Regardless of the colour, a short PJ set is a versatile loungewear option if you want to wear your pieces out and about.

Brunch Date. Wear your set with the top unbuttoned with a crop top or singlet top underneath. Be sure to show the drawstring detail by tucking in longer tops, creating a more pulled together look. Throw on a pair of cute slides or sneakers to complete the look. A cap and sunnies will give your outfit a cool, athletic vibe.

Beach Day. Again, wear your full short sleeve lounge set out of the house, with the shirt open. This time, wear it over your swimwear. Show off a cute bikini top or chic one piece under your cool and comfortable lounge set. Add slides or sandals, an oversized beach bag, and a straw hat or visor.

Long navy pyjama set worn over bodysuit or one piece swimsuit for a night out

A long pyjama set serves understated elegance when paired with a bodysuit

Long PJ Set

Longer pyjamas can be a little trickier to style, so keeping it simple is the key. Just like the short set you can easily wear a long loungewear over your swimwear for the beach, but instead of the whole set, just wear the shirt over your one piece or bikini.

Night Out. Simply wear the long drawstring pants with a bodysuit. Add layers of fine gold chains, heels and a statement clutch bag. Elevate your elegant look with a bright lipstick and accessorise with a healthy dose of confidence.

Winter Chic. Roll out of bed and straight to a breakfast date by styling your long lounge set for a cold winter’s morning. Tuck in the shirt to show off the drawstring and throw on a long open coat. Accessorise with a pair of brogues or high top sneakers, a wool scarf, and cross body bag. Keep the look polished with a fresh blow dry and chic manicure. 

Paisley Short Pyjama Set

While plain block colours are easily styled for streetwear, prints can be a challenge. Many loungewear prints are highly recognisable as pyjamas, but the fresh paisley blue print is ideal for wearing on the street.  

Summer Chic. For a hot day out, pair the paisley shorts with a white ribbed singlet or cropped white tee. Keep the look fresh and casual with low cut white sneakers and accessorise with fun hoop earrings and a cute bag.

First Date. Wear the paisley lounge top over a fitted ribbed dress. Leave the buttons undone and tie it at the waist. Keep the look feminine with wedge heeled espadrilles, a cute up-do, and lots of fine silver jewellery.

Blue paisley robe worn as a jacket over bodysuit and jeans

Throw a kimono style robe over a simple top and jeans

Paisley Kimono Robe

Embrace the boho look by styling a kimono robe with a simple outfit for day or night. Throwing on a beautifully printed robe, like the paisley blue kimono, will elevate a mediocre outfit into a chic and stylish look.

Girls Night Out. A silk camisole worn with high waisted flared jeans is a great look in itself but throw on a paisley kimono and you look like a style queen who knows her stuff. Pair your outfit with wedge heels, beachy waves and fine silver jewels, and ooze effortless style.

Poolside Chic. Throw your paisley robe over your swimwear for a day of lounging by the pool. When you need to head out for lunch, simply add denim shorts or white lounge shorts, and slip on a pair of white or navy Birkenstocks.

February 15, 2022 — Capriosca Team