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5 Ways To Dress Up your PJs To Look Stylish & Comfortable

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - July 24, 2021 5 min read

Much to my dismay, the distance between fashion and I continues to expand every day. And this estrangement happened in stages, just like the lockdown that caused it. From the pre-lockdown era of devoting an hour picking my outfit, and doing a full face of natural-makeup look every morning, I was down to brushing my hair, slapping on some lip balm and wearing a respectable shirt with my tattered shorts for office calls, by the second week of quarantine. And now that we're inches away from crossing the 2-month mark in our new lockdown lives, I've never felt more separated from the notion of dressing up, ever. 


So, a few nights ago, I found myself standing in front of my full-length mirror, and scowling at my outfit choice of pyjamas dating back to undergrad years, and a black t-shirt splotched with the remnants of last nights dinner. And while I was busy internally screaming at the sorry state of my style affairs, I had what I'd like to call an epiphany. Yes, I don't need to step out and ergo, I don't need to dress up. But this cause-effect relationship was established by none other, than me, myself and I. 'Cause as far as I can recall, I was the flag bearer of dressing up for only myself before this lockdown started. Then, why oh why, did I stop simply because there was nobody else around? 



Don't worry, I wasn't using this story to set the stage for a suggestion to pull out your favourite LBD, or strut your 6-inch heels across the living room. You can continue wearing your pyjamas. In fact, I insist you do. Because what will follow now, is a round-up of 5 ways to dress up your PJs at home! Why? For the sole reason that we and our self-esteem, could use some glam every now and then. Especially when we're in the middle of what feels like a bad episode of a dystopian TV show. 


1. Layer Your PJ Slip Over A White T-Shirt 


Layering strappy dresses and maxi gowns over basic t-shirts have been one of the most trending styles this season. For an at-home version, you can swap the fancy strappy dresses for your night slip, and don it over a solid white t-shirt. You can take this PJ outfit idea a couple of notches higher on the trend quotient by sporting a choker on your neck, and pulling up your hair in a loose, messy ponytail. 



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Where can you buy it from?

Loved this style, but no idea where do you buy it from. Worry not! We are here to help you. You can select HERE&NOW Women White Embroidered T-shirt  from Myntra. 


Price @ INR 319


Image Courtesy: Myntra



2. Top Off Your PJs With A Blazer 


A blazer is an absolute fashion saver in most scenarios, along with being the most modish apparel choice to instantly look more put-together. You can effortlessly dress up your home joggers and t-shirt PJ outfit by throwing on an oversized blazer, and adding a simple accessory. Couch-freak to ultra-chic in a matter of minutes, what more could we ask for! 



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Where can you buy it from?

You can try out this off-white solid open-front casual blazer from Mango. It has a notched lapel collar, three-quarter sleeves, two flap pockets, and an attached lining which makes it a perfect choice.


Price @ INR 2795


Image Courtesy: Myntra



3. Wear A PJ Shrug As A Kimono Over White On White


Statement outerwear is always a great idea, especially when the rest of your outfit is as basic as it gets. The at-home version of this trend translates to donning your PJ shrug or dressing gown as a summery slip-on over a solid coloured shorts and t-shirt outfit. For extra oomph, you can add a broad leather belt to your mid-rib for a boho-chic all-PJ look. 



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Where can you buy it from?


You can check out the white t-shirt that we have already mentioned in the above pointers. It can be paired with a white short with fringes by OUTRYT. Outryt , high street’s hip, new home is the quintessential Brand of Bold, a seriously straight-talking brand of sassiness for every fun, urban Woman.


Price @ INR 896


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4. Pair A Printed PJ Bottom With A Solid Colour PJ Top 


This is one of the best ways to style PJs, without incorporating any fancier fashion piece at all. All you need to do here is mismatch a little bit! You can opt for printed bottoms and a solid coloured top, or flip the outfit combo by sporting plain black pyjamas with a vibrantly printed tee or PJ shirt. 



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Where can you buy it from?


You might alread have one in your wardrobe, since its one of the most basic piece of clothing that every women owns. But, in case you do not, then you can check out this simple black PJ type t-shirt from PERFORMAX. It will give you a slightly sports look, but no doubt it will look great with your PJ bottom.


Price @ INR 300


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5. Add A Belt To An Oversized T-Shirt For A PJ Dress


Now, this is a super-easy way to glam up an old extra large t-shirt that you might have lying around the house. If you don't have one over-sized enough, try borrowing your dad's tee. Cinch the waist of this XXL tee with a quirky belt in a contrast colour, and you have a trendy new outfit that's also ultra-comfortable to snack on the couch in. 



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Where can you buy it from?


You can try out this belt from Myntra that is brought to you from the trendy collection of CRUSSET. Adding this stylish element to your look make make you look live the diva you are. 


Price @ INR 665


Image Courtesy: Myntra



And if all else fails, a pop of red lipstick and a pair of hoop earrings can glam up every ensemble, including your next Holi clothes! 

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