Trend Watch: Pajamas at Work

Fans of the blog know that being “on trend” isn’t really my style. Sure, there are elements of what might be considered trendy or in fashion that I like to adopt into my personal dress, but chasing trends is not an activity I chose to participate in. Having said that, there’s an emerging trend that I am extremely excited about and wanted to share with you: pajamas as workwear. Here are some of the many advantages of pajamas in the workplace.

Trend Watch: Pajamas at Work - He Spoke Style

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With many workplaces requiring employees to put in longer hours and do more with less, pajamas allow you to easily transition from day to night to overnight in the office, ensuring maximum productivity. Also, consistently putting in overnight sessions will demonstrate to your boss an unprecedented commitment to the company, which will increase your chances for advancement exponentially.

As with any trend, my motto is go big or go home. Choose pajamas in a bold color or pattern and don’t be afraid to engage in some playful pattern mixing or juxtaposition. Those interested in professional development may want to opt for an elastic waistband rather than a drawstring.

Trend Watch: Pajamas at Work - He Spoke Style

Trend Watch: Pajamas at Work - He Spoke Style

Remember, the devil is always in the details. Just like how letting the skinny end of your tie hang just a little lower than the larger end can project sartorial sophistication as casual nonchalance, one sock inside out can have the same effect. This look is definitely not for everyone, but as long as you can do it with confidence, it will look right.

Trend Watch: Pajamas at Work - He Spoke Style

This Look: Shirt c/o Johnston & Murphy – Pajama pants by U-Trau (old, similar here) – Glasses by Bellagio (similar here) – Watch by Timex – Socks c/o ASOS – Slippers by Gap (old, similar here)

Could you pull off pajamas at work?

Thanks for reading.

Foolishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Ive McRobber Photo.


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  • Igal Reysher

    Wow Brian the Pajama is Awesome!!!
    And the slippers is amazing!!!


  • Joey

    I’m not sure companies would be on board for pajamas at work? Can definitely see this as an option if you have the opportunity to work from home. Great look though!

  • Robin

    I really like the addition of the leather portfolio, really elevates the look to allow you to even go out with friends straight from the office. Well done.

  • LaReesa

    Haha brilliant post. You crack me up. Please do a post on rocking sweats and a wife beater in the office next?

  • Molly

    I’m having trouble finding a high-quality down pillow that will also fit in my bottom desk drawer. Any recs?

  • Shane Martin

    LMAO!!! Good stuff Brian. I’ve already ordered a set!

  • Steve

    This trend is sooo late-2013. Didn’t you see the Xmas jammies video?

    I like the inside out sock though. Just the right touch of sprezzatura.

  • K/F/K

    Hilarious post!
    “Day to night to overnight” haha

  • Ij

    Lol happy April 1st to you too!! Great blog btw

  • Ped

    Love those pajamas! Great blog!

  • Vaughn

    Wow! You got me, Brian! Got me good! I thought – “Ok, we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this one…” If the PJ bottoms color had been a better blend to the shirt, you might have even convinced me! :)

    • Brian Sacawa

      Haha, that’s fantastic! Cheers, Vaughn.

  • Mensweatr

    Great post Brian! Working in retail I’m not sure if this is something I could pull off myself however I do have to admit the idea of pyjama’s at work is impressively brave and stylish- don’t see why this can’t be pulled off in an office…would love to see it in action! -Richard

  • Seth Nelson

    Love it! April 1 is my birthday, so I’m normally alert then, but I was not expecting it right now and I fell for it. Really enjoyed reading this. Haha.

    • Brian Sacawa

      Will have to try to one-up this one next year…