My sister sent me this little gem recently:
“Pajama Jeans! Pajamas you live in, Jeans you sleep in!”
I’m sorry, this is a real thing? It IS.
For only $39.95 you can have your very own pair and look like this.
Huh. Well, she looks like she’s wearing jeans, I guess. But…really? Why not just wear JEANS?
Actual testimonial, supposedly from a Creative Director at Elle says, “They look so chic…I love it. They look like a sharp, clean, polished denim. I’m always a big fan of something that can look slick and be comfortable. I don’t think we always need to suffer for style every single moment of our lives.” It also goes on to say that he wore them to Fashion Week. I think I’m calling BS on that one.
The website and some blogs I stumbled across think it’s so great because you can wear sweats while still looking chic. No more shlubby sweats! But, here’s the thing. Sweatpants are sweatpants. Sure, I’ve worn my stretchy black ones out in public, but I KNOW I’m wearing them out in public. I’m not trying to look stylish is sweats.
And conversely, if I want to be comfy in the house, I don’t need to look stylish. At the end of the day when I’m kicking back on the couch, who is going to care if my pants look like jeans? Kodiak? I doubt it.
In the end, if you feel the need for some non-jean jeans, may I suggest “jeggings“?
Just, you know, don’t wear them as pants.