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April 19, 2016

Boudoir Style

Coordinating Sleepwear Fashion with Bedroom Design

Say “goodbye” to the Athleisure trend and say “good evening” to Boudoir Style. It’s time to ditch the gym clothes and just wear what you roll out of bed in – but in that chic “I just got out of bed…but my hair and makeup are just perfect” kind of look!!!! Sleepy models hit the runways this spring in what the fashion media is calling “Boudoir Elegance” or “Pajama Party”. I think it’s interesting that this new trend which could be considered the height of laziness follows the activewear craze. Maybe we are exhausted from dressing like we have been exercising all day and now we just need a little relaxation. Here’s what Elle Magazine says about this new trend – “The pieces that are normally relegated to the bedroom are getting their day in the sun. Alexander Wang, Wes Gordon, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, and Yigal Azrouel – tested, editor approved.”

Elle Magazine - Best Spring 2016 Fashions

Elle Magazine – Best Spring 2016 Fashions

Making lazy look good may seem tricky, but the celebs have fully embraced the sultry, sleepy look. In The Huffington Post’s “Pajama Dressing Is The Runway Trend That Gives Laziness The Green Light”, we see Kim K., Rihanna and Selena Gomez going full stop in their Boudoir chic.

The Huffington Post - Pajama Dressing Is The Runway Trend That Gives Laziness The Green Light

The Huffington Post – Pajama Dressing Is The Runway Trend That Gives Laziness The Green Light

Actually, the effortless PJ look is pretty hard to get right. I have found a number of fashion magazines offering up good advice. British Vogue stresses “A sense of humour is the ultimate way to accessorise your sleepwear style. A nudge, a smile and a knowing wink are all you need to pull it off with aplomb,” – Ways to Wear: Pyjamas by Day” (love the British spelling!).

Vogue - How to Wear: Pyjamas by Day

Vogue – Ways to Wear: Pyjamas by Day

Still having a hard time with seeing yourself in PJ’s by day or night? I love this piece “This is How to Wear Pajamas During the Day” in Glamour Magazine where their staff shows how real people are actually taking this trend into every day life. Click on the link to see the GIF’s, they are really fun to watch and will inspire your new Boudoir Style!!

Glamour - This is How to Wear Pajamas During the Day

Glamour – This is How to Wear Pajamas During the Day

Even though the trend is to take pajamas out of the bedroom, I just thought I would have a little fun pairing the newly liberated boudoir attire with master bedrooms I have designed. Here are some runway looks coordinated with bedrooms with a similar design aesthetic.

Boudoir Style - Takoon Pajama set

Valerie Grant Interiors | Takoon/Style.com

Boudoir Style - Pajama Dressing Brock Collection

Valerie Grant Interiors | Brock Collection/Los Angeles Times

Boudoir Style - Pajama Dressing Prabal Gurung

Valerie Grant Interiors | Prabal Gurung/Style.com

After a hectic day of working, playing or socializing in your pajamas, it is nice to come home and relax with a well deserved nightcap. I found a great post on Chowhound with important advice about nighttime drinks and several recipes to help you unwind. According to Chowhound, “There are only a few rules: no cocktails, no beer, and no scary stories (they might cause bad dreams).”

Chowhound - Nightcap Recipes

Chowhound

Looking forward to seeing you out and about in your Boudoir Style!!!

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