From sleep to street: why pyjama bottoms are my must-have item this spring
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From sleep to street: why pyjama bottoms are my must-have item this spring

PJ-style pants combine comfort and style. A combination I’ve fallen for this spring. Here are five reasons you need a pair.

There’s one pair of trousers I never want to take off again: a pair of yellow chequed pyjama-style pants by JJXX. Over the past few weeks, I’ve worked, slept, strolled, chilled and brunched in these comfy cotton-linen mix bottoms – and gradually come out of winter mode.

Here are five reasons I believe pyjama bottoms or PJ-style pants are an essential item this spring.

1. Brave unpredictable spring weather

Endorphin-boosting sunshine one day, dreary showers the next. The unpredictable weather is notoriously challenging when it comes to choosing outfits. Long pyjama-style trousers have become just as essential for me as a light trench coat. Their loose and airy fit protect your legs from chilly breezes as well as the sun beating down.

This green and pink look screams spring.
This green and pink look screams spring.
Source: Instagram: @chlosertoyou

2. Take the edge off the daily grind

No place is as comfortable as your bed. This makes pants that are made for sleeping hard to beat when it comes to comfort. While I’m forced to ditch my duvet when I leave the house, I can keep on my trousers. Thanks to their soft, lightweight fabric, a loose fit and elastic waistband, I can take some bedroom comfort with me.

Sleep or hit the streets in this look.
Sleep or hit the streets in this look.
Source: Instagram: @alexxwalther

3. Laze about in style

Tracksuit bottoms in a fancy restaurant, trekking sneakers at the office? These days, it’s common to use items of clothing differently than what they were actually intended for. As a result, sleepwear made its way into streetwear a while ago. A few years ago, sexy lingerie was considered trendy everyday wear. Now it’s relaxed pyjama pants made of linen or cotton. I’m particularly fond of colourful striped and checked styles. They’re perfect for a laid-back, stylish look that shows you’re aware of trends.

4. Combine with various styles

Pyjama pants sound like they’d be a garment with a limited area of use. But they’re not that different from other relaxed pants for everyday wear – think linen pants with a drawstring. There are numerous ways to wear them. For a playful look, I like to combine PJ bottoms with a puff-sleeved blouse and ballerinas. If I’m aiming for something more casual, I pair them with a sweatshirt and sneakers. For an elegant touch, I combined them with a blazer and strappy pumps.

Sweatshirt and trousers with that classic striped pyjama look – a simple, trendy combination.
Sweatshirt and trousers with that classic striped pyjama look – a simple, trendy combination.
Source: Instagram: @michellefleur

5. Put a spring in your step

Apart from a flowy dress, there’s no other item of clothing that makes me feel as ready for springtime as colourful PJ-style pants. They make we want to slip them over a bikini and stroll down to the nearest pool, or throw on a loose shirt and sniff my way through a flower market. They make me feel comfy and free, which is perfect for the season that stands for new beginnings.

Here are five pretty models from the women’s and men’s range:

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La Redoute Collections Pyjama trousers

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