It was only a matter of time — Pajamas as Outerwear.
TRENDY or LAZY?
Since when does the fashion industry look to Wal-mart shoppers for trends? Admittedly, these were lovely Victoria Secret style gowns and designs that one could get away with slipping down to the hotel gift shop or lounging pool-side after hours.
One of the hosts was even wearing a sheik black pajama pantsuit with leopard boots.
Trust me when I say, this is not what the general public will do.
Upon hearing it is trendy to wear pajamas in public, they will. Everywhere. And it won’t be silk or crushed velvet. It will be natty plaid straight out of bed to the local Starbucks, the grocery store and the airport with real bed-head, not the kind that comes in a bottle.
This is not trendy, people. It’s lazy.
We all know that dressing for travel went the way of deregulation.
If I could stand at the airplane boarding door and slap black strips across the eyes of those who are an affront to fashion we would have enough “Glamour Don’t” pictures for the next decade of magazine issues.
I can’t count how many times I’ve swept through the cabin after a flight collecting a stack of fashion magazines wondering, Who in hell read these?
Certainly not anyone putting the advice into practical application.
The airplane is one place people definitely don’t need encouragement to wear pajamas.
Or sweat-pants for that matter.
We’re not fooled by JUICY, PINK or some other tasty label slapped across your ass. You haven’t so much graduated from pajamas as traded them in for what my friend Eileen fondly refers to as
Leave them at home along with the pet-haired Patagonia, wife-beaters, Crocs and any other type of fugly shoe that can be tossed in a dishwasher.
Only Jesus can rock a pair of Birkenstocks.
MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN
Whatever shoes you’re wearing, if you’re tempted to slip them off and leave them parked in that personal space beneath the seat in front of you while you make your way to that mile high honey bucket, DON’T.
It’s highly unlikely that is lavender spring water on the lavatory floor, even if you are in
A note to Mom and Dad: Children are the likely exception with their bed-headed, big-eyed “Where am I?” gaze as they stumble down the aisle but even they should keep footwear on to protect little piggies far and wee.
In fact, there’s only one adult I know of who could get away with crushed velvet pajamas as daywear and that man is no longer with us.
I propose we all honor the memory of Hugh Hefner by refraining from wearing pajamas in public and allow that fashion statement to rest in peace with the man himself.