Printed pants are the coolest addition to the trouser trade, and I'm confident that they're not going away anytime soon. Printed bottoms are super versatile, insanely comfy, and on-trend enough to be your statement buy of the summer, and why not incorporate it to the office-wear. Or out for a cool evening? Really, wearing PJs anywhere outside your apartment has been pretty much frowned upon, until now. This is one of the trickier trends we’ve seen, and is best avoided if you’re not totally sure you can make it work - but for those brave souls interested in seriously simplifying their morning routine and simply slipping into comfortable pants but with an edge, here's how to do it right: Avoid lace! You don’t want things to get that boudoir. Material question: Always silk. No cotton or jersey. Wear heels: Wedges are a good option, but I recommend stilettos too. Just avoid ballet flats or loafers - the idea is to have your accessories deviate from the PJ theme. Don't be too adventurous and wear it head-to-toe, try one piece at a time. Stay away from pinstripes! A structured, leather bag and stacks of necklaces or bracelets will ensure that you look properly accessorized, making for a look that's far from sleepy. My favorite add-on is definitely a blazer, an essential piece for glamorizing your outfit. I'm a fervent wearer of these pants. I feel so comfortable wearing them and I make sure to give them the right edge to be stylish in any environment.
I funked my Top Shop powdery pink PJ trousers, teaming them with a similar color jacket, adding a bright printed silk scarf with long fringes by Armani and a hat by Maison Michel for a sophisticated touch. And I broke the rules (aren't they made to be broken?) and wore flats, loafers as a matter of fact, with fuchsia and purple leopard prints by Melissa from that great artsy-fartsy store in Sao Paolo. I chose the Marni Ballon bag in bright purple to top up the look. My second attempt with PJ pants was destined for a day at office, hence the more toned down style. Zadig&Voltaire printed pants with Vanessa Bruno fitted jacket, a multi-bows top by Marc by Marc Jacobs and Mariah Sharapova for Cole Haan sandals and a River Island beaded clutch. My third one, not last one though, was for one of my fashion segments on Al Arabiya morning show. I went all edgy rock with flowery PJ pants by Theory, a biker jacket by Philip Lim, a distressed tee, killer heels mules by Marni and loads of bold accessories. If still, I didn't convince you to adopt them then I rest my case your highness. But truly you'll be missing out on a great way to feel comfortable all day long and so sophisticated, enough to ignore anyone who would give you the open-wide eyes look with the inevitable question: Are wearing PJs?! I'd answer that with a wide charming style that says: "You've still got a long way baby to understand my fashion statement"! Ha!