Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Meet the New Pajama Company Intern: Steffi Badanes

Friday, May 17th, 2013

By Steffi Badanes, Social Media Intern

Editor’s Note: Steffi Badanes is our newest Pajama Company intern. You will see her around this blog, Facebook, Twitter, Polyvore, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest. As always, we asked Steffi to introduce herself to you by answering some very important Pajama Company questions. 

1. Describe your favorite pajamas.

They’re a pair of blue and green argyle pajama pants that say “nerds rule” on the butt! I love David & Goliath. They always make the cutest PJs!

2. What would your perfect day look like?

I love spring/summer weather, so it would have to be at least 75 degrees out. I love wearing shorts and tank tops, so hitting the town in a cute outfit with some close buds is perfect!

3. What was the last book you read?

I’m a college student. The last book I read was a memoir about eating disorders for my writing class called Wasted by Marya Hornacher. It was tough to read at points but a really honest look at the human mind of someone with an eating disorder.

4. What song is currently stuck in your head 

Love Today by Mika. It’s just such a happy and positive tune!

5. What youtube video are you watching over and over?

Space Oddity: A music video in space by Commander Chris Hadfield! I’ve always wondered what astronauts do for fun while they’re hanging out in space.

6. Winter or Summer?

Summer. Without question. I love expressing myself through my clothes. You have to cover up your cute outfits with giant puffy coats in the winter!

7. Stripes or plaid? 

I’m such a stripes girl. I wear some form of stripes everyday. I own five different black and white striped shirts!


Tuesday, July 17th, 2012


Olympic Pajama Style

Monday, July 16th, 2012
Olympic Pajama Style

Olympic Pajama Style by media-1 featuring peace sign t shirts

Meet The New Pajama Company Intern

Friday, June 8th, 2012

By Makenzie Lynch, The Pajama Company Summer Intern

Hi Pajama Company Community!

My name is Makenzie and I am the newest summer intern at The Pajama Company. I am a recent college graduate from Miami University in Ohio. I am hoping to pursue a career in the fashion industry, and was so excited for the opportunity to become a social media intern at The Pajama Company. I will be working with Jilly and Ellie this summer to fill you in on everything happening at the Pajama Company and update you on all the latest trends…plus, I get to do this all in my pajamas, not a bad job!

Editor’s Note: To help us get to know Makenzie, we asked her to answer a few very important questions.

1. Describe your favorite pajamas.

First and foremost, I like my pajamas to be comfortable. But it’s definitely a plus when they are also cute and girly. I love fun patterns and bright colors.

2. What would your perfect day look like?

My perfect days usually involve spending time with friends and family. I would love to sleep in, have an afternoon at the beach, go to a nice dinner (with a good bottle of wine), and end the day watching a movie, hopefully in some comfy pajamas.

3. What was the last book you read?

I actually just re-read The Catcher in the Rye. It was a lot more fun to read outside of my high school English class.

4. What song is currently stuck in your head 

Right now, “Pay Phone” by Maroon 5, but that is probably because they play it every few minutes on the radio.

5. What youtube video are you watching over and over?

I love finding funny Youtube videos! The animal ones usually get me. This one of a kitten attempting to jump off of a table is hilarious. The video is only about 7 seconds long but it makes me laugh every time.

6. Winter or Summer?

I would have to lean towards summer because I don’t do too well in the cold, but my favorite time of year has always been early fall.

7. Stripes or plaid? 

Definitely stripes for me!

Pajamas At Prom

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

A fashion trend has truly stuck when it makes it way into the halls of high school. And according to Teen Vogue and The Wall Street Journal, that is exactly where the fashion forward pajama trend is headed this spring.

Teen Vogue suggests girls wear pajamas could be the big trend at proms this year.

Of course, pajamas in high school is no new fad. Teens have been wearing pajama pants to class for years (whether or not it’s pajama day). But pajamas have never been seen at prom, until perhaps this season.

According to Teen Vogue’s April 2012 prom issue, high schoolers could be trading in their formal dresses for formal pajama sets. Teen Vogue’s fashion news director told the Journal that teens inspired by rebellious, trendsetting celebs who have dressed up their pj’s for high profile events  – see Salma Hayek, Rihanna and Rachel Roy‘s recent looks — could be making fashion statements at proms around the country this year. She suggests teens looking to emulate the runway and red carpet looks pair their pajama sets with “red lips, heels and festive jewels” to make the prom outfit complete. (Make sure to check out our tips on dressing up pajamas as well!)

Here are a few of our favorite pajamas that could easily be dressed up and made into the perfect prom outfit.

This pajama set was worn on the red carpet by Rachel Roy. $162

Wear "Whales" for an even more unique look. $94

This violet satin pajama has a more feminine touch. $142

Are you planning to wear pajamas to prom? Tell us about it and send pictures to

Enter The Pajama Street Fashion Photo Contest

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

We have seen pajamas on the runway and the red carpet. Now it’s your turn to show us how you are styling your pj’s.

This week The Pajama Company is holding the Pajama Street Fashion Photo Contest. The person who submits the best photo of themselves wearing an outfit that features pajamas as part of a fashionable daily outfit will win “Anchors Away” red check capri pajama pants. (Refer to Official Contest Rules for more information)

Try wearing pajama pants with a classic shirt:

Or wear a pajama shirt with trousers:

For inspiration on how to style your pajamas into a fashionable outfit, check out our recent blog, How To Turn Your Pajamas Into A Fashionable Outfit, and the great examples from New York Magazine, NY Mag Fashion: “Pajama Hour is Any Hour”.

Enter the Pajama Street Fashion Photo Contest before midnight on Sunday, April 15 to qualify.

How To Turn Your Pajamas Into A Fashionable Outfit

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Now that stars like Rihanna and Salma Hayek have been spotted looking stylish in their pajamas, there is no question that pajamas outside of the house is a fashion trend. And why shouldn’t it be? Pajamas are comfortable, lightweight and flattering.

If you can’t get your hands on Rihanna’s Pucci pajamas, there’s still hope. We have tips to help you make this trend your own and examples of how to do so with pieces from our collection.

To turn your sleepwear into street wear, just follow these three rules:

Rule #1 Wearing pajamas out of the house is not an excuse to look sloppy. Take a shower, do your hair and make-up and make sure your pajamas are clean and freshly ironed.

Rule #2 Pair your pajamas with non-sleepwear accessories like heels or sandals or a classic blazer or cardigan.

Rule #3 Be creative!

Here are a few examples using items from our own collection.

Pair these Navy Toile Classic Flannel Pajama Pants

with a navy blue sweater (like this one from

and blue flats (like these from Steve Madden)

Complete the outfit with accessories like a scarf or bracelets.

Roll up the legs of these pajamas to the length of a cropped pant.

Pair with a black tank top and denim shirt (like this one from Lands End)

And red wedge sandals (like these from TOMS).

How do you style your pajamas?

Rihanna Wears Pajamas On The Red Carpet

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Another celebrity traded the designer dress for designer pajamas on the red carpet. Superstar Rihanna showed up for the world premier of her new film “Battleship” in Tokyo on Tuesday in her pajamas.

Of course, these weren’t just any pajamas that she pulled from her closet. The singer wore blue and gold metallic pajamas from Emilio Pucci’s Autumn Winter 2012 collection. To transform the pajamas from sleepwear to evening wear, Rihanna paired them with nude heels and long elegant earrings to complete the outfit.

For those keeping track at home, Rihanna makes the third celebrity we have caught dressing up pajamas. (See: Rachel Roy and Selma Hayek)

Will you be joining in on the trend?

Five-Year-Old Suri Cruise Wears Pajamas To Dinner (So What??)

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The twittersphere was all worked up last week over the news that Katie Homes brought her daughter Suri to dinner wearing pajamasAccording to dad, Tom Cruise, the 5-year-old Suri has her own sense of style and chooses her own outfits.

So did the celebrity kid, who was out to dinner with her mom and grandmother, decide to make a style statement following the leads of fashion icons Rachel Roy and Selma Hayek who were recently seen dressing up their pajamas? Doubtful. (Uh, she’s five. Remember?)

Our guess is Suri chose pajamas for the same reason many of us adults do; they’re comfy, cute and unique.

To turn her pajamas into an outfit, Suri paired heart print capri pant and top with a purple jacket and silver flats.

Some moms are still upset about Suri’s style choice or her mother’s allowing her daughter’s fashion freedom. A writer on points out that mom, Katie Holmes, had an opportunity to bring Suri a change of clothes after their afternoon activity.

But is it really that big of a deal for a 5-year-old to go out in pajamas? What do you think?

Salma Hayek Wears Pajamas In Public

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

One may be a fluke, two a coincidence. But three makes a trend.

Yesterday Salma Hayek joined the ranks of style icons turning pajamas into daywear fashion. And we couldn’t be more thrilled!

On Tuesday, Hayek was spotted walking through LAX airport wearing beautiful grey and red polka dot silk pajamas. To upgrade her pajamas from sleepwear to daywear, she paired them with a black cardigan, red and white heels and a black bag.

Now that we’ve seen fashion designer Rachel Roy on the red carpet in pajamas, Swedish fashion blogger Elin Klingshopping in her pj pants and even Lucky magazine weighing in on pajama style, we can proclaim pajamas in public is officially a fashion trend.

So give it a try, and send us a picture!