It’s slouchy (but not couchy) dressing that you can easily dress up or down depending on your mood or the occasion.

Like the inception of many mainstream trends, the sleepwear as outerwear trend started on the runways, filtered into retailers and the rest is history.

Getting this trend right does not require too much effort if you wear prints and colours that work for you and keeping your pieces crease-free is the trick. (Easier said than done, believe me)

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Here are some ideas on how to get the most out of this trend this spring without looking like you’re about to hit club duvet.


Satin and florals always go together. Dark florals are a great idea for an evening look and lighter, blooming florals work best for a relaxed daytime outfit. 

Pajama trousers, Zara.


Love tropical birds and wild cats? Then you’ll love this H&M set.

Patterned blouse, R629 and wide linen-blend trousers, R799, H&M.


Long vertical stripes elevate your height and also add a formal touch to a slouchy look.

Give yourself an extra lift by wearing a comfortable pair of heels, which will make wearing the long slouchy pants a lot more comfortable.

Striped trousers, Zara.

Matte finish

If the idea of shiny satin puts you off then you can always invest in a dark matte suit which is easy to style and also does not shout PYJAMA! 

Pyjama-style blazer, Zara.

Palazzo Trousers, Zara.

Mix and match

Gone are the days of not mixing prints. You don’t always have to wear your suit in the same way - play with proportions and sizes as it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in a long slouchy suit. To avoid this you can pair slim fit trousers with a large kimono or flared trousers with a figure-hugging top.

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Rose embroidered kimono, Topshop.

Wide trousers, R799, H&M.


Keep it chic in a simple monochrome look that screams Chanel.

Shop this shirt and trouser set by Margot Molyneux, R1,500.

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