I haven't written about outfits in a while on Cubicle Chic. So let's talk about one of the hottest trends lately - the pajamas for day time style.
As a trend observer and sometimes follow, I ventured out and gave this style a try earlier this year. I can't say I have been fully convinced just yet that this style is here to stay. Let's face it: this is definitely one of those trends that "looks so good in magazine/covershots, but looks like joke on me" kind of thing.
So imagine my surprise, when my ASOS order came in and this pink little number fit really well on me. Still quite different from how it looks on the model, but hey, I liked it.
So I thought about how I made made it work, and realized that when putting together this outfit, I thought about these things below.
Principles I adhere to when filtering new trends to try:
1) Have I seen enough of it on others to know that it's likely to work on "normal people"?
This was quite simple to answer - I really HAVE been seeing this trend everywhere, and quite a few of them have caught my eyes. I have seen how it works, and I have seen how it doesn't work. And when it does work, I can see myself emulating these trend setters on how to style the PJ style romper/sets.
2) Are there ways to tone down the trendiness of it?
For this particular jumpsuit I wore, I know rolling up the sleeves make any button down shirt look more casual and relaxed. So that's what I did. I also carried a backpack in this ensemble, which is another hot trend lately but a more casual and everyday kind of trend. By adding these two elements, I made this outfit look more everyday.
3) Do I have existing pieces in my wardrobe to style this outfit with?
There's a reason why I started Cubicle Chic - my wardrobe is filled with work appropriate clothing and my style falls on the conservative side of things. Is there a way I can style this trend to fit my #girlboss image? I decided to pair them with my Banana Republic Jolene Mules so I look more polished and clean.
4) Do I have at least a few occasion to wear this outfit to, if it's not an everyday kind of piece?
I had PoshFest, The Collective, and the company holiday party coming up so I knew there are occasions that I could test out this trendy outfit for. I didn't wind up wearing it for any of these occasions because I just have too many choices in my closet, but I have a plan for it... just wait and see!
All Photography from Natalie Alvarado @ Stylenfuse