I always seem to be able to find room in my closet for more pajama sets. I’m notorious for slipping into them as soon as I get home…or as soon as our team leaves in the evening, since we’re working out of our house until our office is finished next month! As much as I love getting cozied up at the end of a long day, my favorite thing about wearing luxe sleepwear is waking up to the feeling of smooth silk, airy linen, or super-soft pima cotton against my skin. It has been years since I slept in college t-shirts and shorts, so I can attest to the fact that waking up in pretty pajamas does wonders for starting the day on a brighter note. The way I’m dressed always has an impact on my mood, so why wouldn’t I want to feel polished and elegant from the moment I open my eyes? With the addition of a steaming mug of coffee, there is truly no better way to begin the day.
If the only time you wear pajama sets is over the holidays, let the summer sleepwear I’ve rounded up in this post inspire you to bring that tradition into your daily life this season. Much like with my everyday clothing, I keep an eye out for soft fabrics, feminine colors and patterns, and special details like ruffles or piping when shopping for pajamas. If you can’t imagine leaving your old t-shirts behind, remember this: the key to opting for pajama sets on a nightly basis is to make sure you choose cuts and fabrics that you truly love. For example, if you’ve shied away from them because you could never sleep comfortably in a collared top, try a collarless option like this striped Three J NYC set. Get warm easily when you’re sleeping? Opt for the lightest, most breathable fabrics you can find, like these Serena and Lily linen pajamas. Once you find the sets that work perfectly for you, I promise you won’t look back.
Along with pajamas, I’ve stocked up on a few beautiful robes and pairs of slippers that keep me cozy on cool mornings. I love waking up early enough to catch the sunrise, so even in the summertime, I sometimes need that extra layer. During the warm months, I trade my thick flannel winter robe for something lighter, made of materials like jersey or cotton. They’re just right for slipping over my pajamas and heading to the porch for a quiet moment before the day begins.