PJ’s in Public

“Wait, you’re wearing those in public? Aren’t those pajamas?”

“No, they’re from Zara. The whole pajama thing is in.”

Yep, this conversation happened over the weekend when Lydia was at my apartment. Is “the whole pajama thing” in? Who really knows, but there is a whole lot of overly comfy chic going on. What is Overly Comfy Chic? A term I just made up. Think silk trousers, funky sweatshirts, cool graphic tees, dressed-up track pants, destroyed boyfriend jeans, on-trend sneakers, etc. Apparently we all just want to be comfortable!

I took my public pajamas out for a spin this weekend for a casual brunch. It thankfully wasn’t too steamy in the city this weekend, but these shorts would have been great to have around during the heat wave. Nice and breezy!

Zara Shorts | J.Crew Sequin Stripe Tank (old, similar styles at Banana Republic & Target) | Walter Baker Denim Jacket (similar styles here & here) | BCBG Sunglasses | J.Crew Sandals (extra 30% off!) | Coach Watch (old, updated style here) | Capwell + Co Bracelet

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

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  1. 8.20.13

    pajama party all.day.long.? yes please. would make life wonderful if pajamas were the norm until it was time to get dressed up to go out. pajamas all day and dresses/heels all night? works for me. pillow fight would be OK too.

  2. 8.20.13
    Danielle said:

    Ugh, no fair– I want that exact sequin stripe tank ;p Such a cute outfit!

  3. 8.20.13

    I love those shorts they’re so cute!
    Fashion and Happy Things

  4. 8.20.13
    stephanie said:

    I think these shorts look cool!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  5. 8.20.13
    Stacey said:

    Those shots are co cute! I am all for PJ like pieces, comfy pieces are my favourite!


    Five Minute Style

  6. 8.20.13
    Rachelle said:

    Love these, they would be perfect for the heat wave in South Florida.


  7. 8.20.13

    So cute!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  8. 8.20.13
    Kimberly said:

    I’m totally all over this trend – any kind of comfy, slouchy pant that I can pass off as wearable in public, I’m for it! Cute subtle mix of prints here too 🙂


  9. 8.20.13
    Jenna said:

    I was JUST looking at these shorts last night online and added them to my mental wish-list, they look great! I’m all for the “pajama-chic” trend – when fashion is comfortable, it’s a win-win in my book!

    Clothed in Confetti

  10. 8.20.13
    KaLeena said:

    Those shorts are SO cute! I love how you styled them with the denim jacket to contrast with the comfiness of the shorts. Too bad this can’t be a trend picked up for the office….

  11. 8.20.13
    Lauren said:

    I think it’s a cute look either way! I love how you paired them with the sequin top and neutral heels. It makes the little pajama party look more dressed up!

  12. 8.20.13
    Alicia said:

    So cute!! x

  13. 8.20.13
    Heidi said:

    I think this is the perfect summer brunch outfit! Gotta have a jacket on or nearby because AC will kill you if you don’t.


  14. 8.20.13
    Lauren said:

    I would have never thought those were PJs by looking at them! Adorable and comfy for the win!

    Fizz and Frosting

  15. 8.20.13
    Lisa said:

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  16. 8.20.13
    Rose said:

    Um, who cares if they look like pajamas because those are super cute!!! This might break my streak of not shopping at Zara for about 3 weeks 😉

  17. 8.20.13

    L-O-V-E I-T!! Those shorts looks fantastic with the shirt!


  18. 8.20.13
    Brooke said:

    Too cute! PJs are so fashionable now, you can literally wear them right out of the house! I just did a post on PJs under $40 today, and I would definitely wear some of these pieces to more than just bed. You can see my post here

    honestly, b.

  19. 8.20.13
    Deanna said:

    I’m all about the PJ look [which is funny because I would never go out in public in PJ’s, but this.. I’m into]. Get it, girl.

    Because I’m Obsessed

  20. 8.20.13

    This outfit is so adorable I can’t even handle it!



  21. 8.20.13
    Olivia said:

    I love everything about this! The shorts look great with the jean jacket and sequin tee!

  22. 8.20.13
    Chelsea said:

    This outfit is so great Jessica! I love the pajama trend that’s going around today (anything to be comfy!) and that striped top is adorable. Such a fun brunch look!

    Chelsea & The City

  23. 8.20.13

    I love the subtle mixing of the stripes and the floral, the scalloped detail on the bottom of the shorts are ADORABLE! You look beautiful (per usual!)


  24. 8.20.13
    Carly said:

    The one thing I love more than pretty pajamas is pretty pajamas you can wear in public


  25. 8.20.13

    According to September’s Vogue the PJs out and about is totally in! Way to be on trend 😉

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

    • 8.20.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      haha Nice! I need to pick that up ASAP..

  26. 8.20.13
    Annick said:

    Gorgeous look! Loving the darker jean jacket for fall – I’m sure it will come in handy again!

    Bold Subtlety

  27. 8.20.13
    Kaylee said:

    Um..love!! Those shorts are awesome! 🙂

  28. 8.20.13

    Out of context, nobody know pjs are pjs unless they’re flannel! They look cute with your jean jacket and fun top!

    Luci’s Morsels – fashion. food. frivolity.

  29. 8.20.13

    These shorts don’t scream pjs at all. Luckily prints and “flowy” are on trend, so this looks stylish!

    Trendy Mondays – your online destination for Indie European designs.

  30. 8.20.13
    Shelby said:

    I am LOVING your public pj party 😉 I am going through my closet in my head thinking of ways I can replicate it!


  31. 8.20.13
    Nikki said:

    Those shorts are too cute!! Love them. And I love the way you styled them. And that conversation totally sounds like something my husband would say to me!


  32. 8.20.13
    Ali said:

    Love those shorts! I think they are awesome, but I constantly have that conversation with my boyfriend!

  33. 8.20.13

    I am all for the pajama trend and I think you wore these shorts perfectly!

  34. 8.20.13
    Vicki said:

    Yes! I’m in for the PJ’s for day trend this fall. I’m in love with so many printed pants that I’ve seen in the stores. These shorts are super cute, love the bottom detail.

  35. 8.20.13
    Lulu said:

    So cute! Love the pajama pants 🙂

    xo Lulu
    $200 J.Crew gift card GIVEAWAY

  36. 8.21.13
    Lori said:

    I love this! I am all about the pajama chic/ comfy chic trend and you look super cute! I love the bit of glam added with the sequins on your top! Perfect pairing!


  37. 8.21.13
    Anya said:

    I love the colours 🙂
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  38. 8.21.13

    I like the term Overly Comfy Chic! Can I steal it? I think I wore a sweatshirt that was so Overly Comfy Chic in an outfit post yesterday – ha! cute post.

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

  39. 8.21.13

    Super cute! Totally workable! <3

  40. 8.21.13
    Elle said:

    Sometimes comfy pieces can be found in daywear, too, but those just look like loose (love that) shorts with an adorable print. Great for day and night, no worries of course.

    I, myself, picked up a “nightgown” (apparently) at Marshall’s that was actually the perfect maxi length for short me. I’m so petite that a certain current(?) LC Lauren Conrad dress is taller than I am! I haven’t been able to convince someone to photograph me nex to it yet. Can’ exactly set up a tripod in the Kohl’s. Haha.

    Anyway, I love your writing in this post – and your attitude. 🙂

  41. 8.22.13
    AJ said:

    I think without the denim jacket, it would really look like you rolled out of bed and went to brunch. But the jacket and your accessories dress it up a little bit. I’m all about this new comfy/cute trend!


    • 8.22.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Haha! I wish I could say that I slept in sequins..

  42. 8.23.13
    Kodi said:

    I LOVE these cute shorts! Just another reason I wish there was a Zara close to where I live. They’re so cute, and paired with the striped sequin top and those bracelets — just a perfect summery little outfit!
    grey et al

  43. 8.25.13
    Rachel said:

    I love the shorts! I am all about Overly Comfy Chic. 🙂