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Friday Finds: elevated pyjama pants

valentino pajamas styled for evening

It seems that, in fashion, nothing is sacred. Even our intimates are soon to be trotted out as outerwear in the newest spring trend that has the fashion pack on red alert. It started with a simple silk camisole in the pre-spring Calvin Klein NYC show, and has snowballed into an entire trend report all of its own. From long-line petticoats to striped pyjamas and night shirts, the style set are taking our favourite nightwear and re-purposing it for day.

A fresh new spin on spring fashion that gives florals the boot, intimates in the finest fabric set the tone for warmer climes with silk, lace dentelle and organza dictating the fashion narrative. Ideal for flashing a bit of flesh in effortless style, or adding fluidity to a stuffy work wardrobe, pyjama pants and spaghetti strap camisoles are key pieces for honing your fashion prowess this season.

We're all guilty of popping to the shops for a pint of milk in our PJ bottoms and Ugg boots on a groggy Sunday, but unlike our flannel favourites for cosy winter eves, the pyjama pant is the nightwear equivalent 2.0. Tailored to fit with an irreverent edge of sartorial cool, high fashion favourites like Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander Wang put a modern twist on a night time classic with chic ready-to-wear pyjamas to take you from day to night.

Following fashion cues from style vanguards like Leandra Medine and Jenna Lyons, these Valentino Bird Print Palazzo Pants  are a simple and versatile take on this quirky trend curve ball. Discreet enough to wear to the office without your fellow colleagues assuming you've lost the plot, these rich navy palazzo pants subtly transition into the dominant wide leg trend whilst touching on the brave nightwear look.

Also available as a set, chop and change your style with neutral separates – or pair the two together if you're feeling extra brave. For those of us still ambivalent as to the wearability of this new spring trend, pair these high waisted printed pants with a matching VAUGHAN Classic silk shirt in a midnight blue. Adding a casual accent to this dominant look, splicing the trend into two with a smart shirt in a similar colour will take some of the heat off this grandstanding show stopper and give you the confidence to play with more vivid prints and styles.

Adding some contradictory hues into the mix, let your accessories do the talking with a pair of statement heels to give this look some fashion kudos. These Kat Maconie Velma Burgundy Platform Peep Toe Ankle Boots  reinforce the vintage silk print on the pyjama pants and add an interesting geometric element to a seemingly simple ensemble. Adding some height and authority to your outfit, these chunky platform wedges with gold detailing contrast the soft pink and navy blue blend, offering a sophisticated palette to a nicely neutral pairing. Finishing the look is this KOTUR Simone Merrick Clutch with gold lamé accents. An aesthetic piece that adds a touch of whimsy to a fiercely feminine ensemble, dress up night time intimates with this sunrise to sundown catwalk ensemble to beat.

Pictured: VAUGHAN Hepburn shirt in Dragon Seed, Valentino palazzo pants, Kat Maconie ankle boots, KOTUR clutch

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