A coworker recently stopped me mid-video conference to ask what I was wearing. "Is that velour? It looks high fashion," she said.
I thought she was joking, because I was wearing pajamas — specifically, a cozy pajama-sweats hybrid made by a company called PajamaGram. I don't know what kind of tricks the camera was playing, but they were clearly in my favor.
As someone who works from home, loungewear is very important to me. I have drawers of sweatpants, leggings, sweaters, and anything I can get away with wearing without a bra. I'm constantly on the lookout for clothes that can go from bed to grocery store without garnering too many, "Wow, she's so young to be giving up like that" looks from strangers.
Enter PajamaGram's Shearling Rollneck Pajamas. It took me a long time to find these babies, and I'm sharing them with you lucky ducks now.
My mom buys our whole family pajamas for Christmas every year, and I always get to pick mine. This year, I scoured Amazon for the highest quality PJs with the best reviews. I wanted thick material (to withstand Portland weather), a big pocket (for my many lip balms), and pants that could easily tuck into boots. This set was highly rated (4.6 stars on Amazon) but pricey, coming in at around $70.
It's worth every damn penny.
When I say this two-piece set is warm, I don't mean simply cozy; I mean I feel like I'm walking around wrapped in a blanket tailored to my body. The shearling cowl neck cradles my neck, protecting me from the harsh morning chill. I sleep in them. I eat in them. I've worn them to the dog park.
I frequently break up the set and wear the sweatshirt with skinny jeans and a puffy vest, or the sweatpants with a tight top and sneakers. You'd never know they were pajamas, especially because athleisure is having such a moment.
If you've been having trouble finding the perfect pajamas for you, these are it.