If you can’t wear your PJs at Christmas time, when can you?
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Whether this is officially a pyjama top or not is up for debate, but I got it on sale at Asos and it had a matching pair of loose shorts (plus the fabric is a soft cotton). Described as a “co-ords set” rather than a pyjama set, it was to all intents and purposes a pyjama top to me…!
The outfit is what I wore on Boxing Day: a loose top with short sleeves (my parents’ house is very warm), high-waisted trousers and comfy flats. Hair tied back with a pearl headband. Minimal makeup. A little gold jewellery.
All in all a nice easy-peasy outfit in shades of pink and green.
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I bought the trousers over a year ago in the peg leg shape I love so much, and although I have a few pairs of green trousers in various shades and cuts I wear them all regularly. The pyjama top (which, to me, has a touch of the Hawaiian shirt about it) goes perfectly with my trousers due to its pink, orange and green seahorses pattern. I actually wore it open for practical reasons: in case I got too hot inside I could strip down to just my sleeveless vest top.
(Stripping off layers wasn’t necessary in the end and I wore the Goldilocks of Boxing Day outfits.)
Turns out I rather liked it worn open and layered – I can see it in the summer with jeans and other vest tops underneath (orange, pink, white, etc.) so it’s now officially one of those wear-all-year-round pieces.
Finally, those new red flatform brogues… I’ve had my eye on them for ages and they were my Christmas present to myself. I think I’m headed towards a wardrobe FULL of different coloured flatforms – they just add that certain something to an outfit, and my goodness they’re comfy. Add some polka dot or large fishnet knee highs underneath and I’m happy, despite deep down wanting to be wearing heels (but without the feet ache).
What unexpected ways have you worn your clothes lately? Tell me in the comments…!
Shirt: Asos (similar, I also like this alternative)
Vest top: Asos (similar)
Trousers: Asos (similar)
Shoes: Amazon (also available in black, white and beige)
Socks: Old (similar)
Headband: Asos (less than half price!)
Necklaces: Locket: notonthehighstreet.com, Chunky chain: & Other Stories
OTHER HAWAIIAN/PYJAMA TOPS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
OTHER GREEN TROUSERS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
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