The 24-Hour Wardrobe: PJs That Can Totally Pass For Stylish Daywear

Emily Ruane
·5 mins read

While our lives are hardly high-impact these days, it’s quite the opposite of our wardrobes. With a limited repertoire of events and destinations, we’ve got less reason to cycle through outfits — meaning we’re now asking our garments to do double (sometimes triple) duty as we wear them throughout the day and into the night. Even our dresses are no longer relegated to eveningwear as we’re now eating, napping, and errand running all in the same damn frock! It’s a lot to ask of a single item, so we set out to find clothes that were up to the 24-hour task.

The pieces that we assembled for our 24-hour wardrobe can truly do it all: they keep us cocooned as we sleep, comfy as we laptop the day away on our couch, and cute on those rare occasions that we hit the streets for a walk or an outdoor cocktail. Click through to see 12 of these pajama-like pieces that can totally pass for stylish daywear — so much so, that it's likely no one will ever guess you just rolled out of bed and never got around to changing.

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<h3>Loving People Loose Fit Jumpsuit<br></h3><br>This loosey-goosey jumpsuit with dropped armholes won‘t constrict you at nighttime, and you can layer it over a longline bra for a public-facing update.<br><br><em>Shop </em><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/stores/Loving+People/page/F36F4FF8-E673-404D-98CC-23AECFCEA636" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Loving People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>Loving People</em></a></strong><em> on Amazon </em><br><br><strong>Loving People</strong> Loose Fit Jumpsuit, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072BQZBL1/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Loving People Loose Fit Jumpsuit


This loosey-goosey jumpsuit with dropped armholes won‘t constrict you at nighttime, and you can layer it over a longline bra for a public-facing update.

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Loving People Loose Fit Jumpsuit, $, available at Amazon
<h3>Nike Jersey Dress<br></h3><br>This ’90s-inspired jersey column frock has all the chic minimalism of a slipdress with the comfort of a cotton nightgown.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.nike.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nike" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nike</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Jersey Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nike.com%2Ft%2Fsportswear-womens-jersey-dress-plus-size-5RjpPW%2FCJ3750-871" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nike" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nike</a>

Nike Jersey Dress


This ’90s-inspired jersey column frock has all the chic minimalism of a slipdress with the comfort of a cotton nightgown.

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Nike Jersey Dress, $, available at Nike
<h3>Refinery29 Woven Sleep Shirt</h3><br>We may know a thing or two about stylish loungewear, too — we designed this oversized sleep shirt to rock around the clock. It won’t get in the way of evening snuggles, but will also look chic with sneaks, flats, or worn over leggings during the day.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.nordstrom.com/brands/refinery29--20853?origin=productBrandLink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Refinery29" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Refinery29</a></strong> at Nordstrom</em><br><br><strong>Refinery29</strong> Woven Sleep Shirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Frefinery29-woven-sleep-shirt%2F5597888" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>

Refinery29 Woven Sleep Shirt


We may know a thing or two about stylish loungewear, too — we designed this oversized sleep shirt to rock around the clock. It won’t get in the way of evening snuggles, but will also look chic with sneaks, flats, or worn over leggings during the day.

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Refinery29 Woven Sleep Shirt, $, available at Nordstrom
<h3>Lemedy Yoga Tank Top<br></h3><br>According to over 3,000 fanatic reviewers, this longline sports bra offers plenty of support for light workouts, comfort for round-the-clock wear, and a flattering silhouette that help it jive with cuter clothes. “These feel like Lululemon quality material without the price tag,” said reviewer Lauren. “I’m a personal trainer and needed something that I could work out in, then throw a sweater over during training. I really couldn’t be any happier! Can even be dressed up for a night out.”<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cp_4%3ALemedy&ref=bl_sl_s_ap_web_7141123011" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lemedy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lemedy</a></strong> on Amazon</em><br><br><strong>Lemedy</strong> Yoga Tank Top, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Lemedy-Padded-Fitness-Workout-Running/dp/B0895G6VXT/ref=zg_bs_7147440011_3" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Lemedy Yoga Tank Top


According to over 3,000 fanatic reviewers, this longline sports bra offers plenty of support for light workouts, comfort for round-the-clock wear, and a flattering silhouette that help it jive with cuter clothes. “These feel like Lululemon quality material without the price tag,” said reviewer Lauren. “I’m a personal trainer and needed something that I could work out in, then throw a sweater over during training. I really couldn’t be any happier! Can even be dressed up for a night out.”

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Lemedy Yoga Tank Top, $, available at Amazon
<h3>Skims Cozy Knit Pant<br></h3><br>Skims’ boucle lounge separates are legendary in their coziness — “Highly recommend purchasing them if you want to feel like you are wearing puff ball soft clouds all day!” exclaimed one reviewer. The pieces also don’t skimp on style — with a wide waistband and roomy leg, we envision the knit pant looking chic with a sneaker and a button-down at the coffee shop on a Saturday morning — or paired with the matching tank and robe, à la Kim.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://skims.com/collections/lounge#?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Skims" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Skims</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Skims</strong> Cozy Knit Pant, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fskims.com%2Fproducts%2Fcozy-knit-pant-bone" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Skims" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Skims</a>

Skims Cozy Knit Pant


Skims’ boucle lounge separates are legendary in their coziness — “Highly recommend purchasing them if you want to feel like you are wearing puff ball soft clouds all day!” exclaimed one reviewer. The pieces also don’t skimp on style — with a wide waistband and roomy leg, we envision the knit pant looking chic with a sneaker and a button-down at the coffee shop on a Saturday morning — or paired with the matching tank and robe, à la Kim.

Shop Skims

Skims Cozy Knit Pant, $, available at Skims
<h3>BP. Floral Jogger Pants<br></h3><br>These bedtime-friendly joggers have such an exuberant print that we couldn’t bear to keep them cooped up inside all day — we’d add a sweater and a sneaker for a park- or bike ride-ready ’fit.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.nordstrom.com/brands/bp--814" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:BP." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">BP.</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>BP.</strong> Jogger Pants, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fbp-jogger-pants%2F5683456%3Fcolor%3Dblack%2520wildflower" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>

BP. Floral Jogger Pants


These bedtime-friendly joggers have such an exuberant print that we couldn’t bear to keep them cooped up inside all day — we’d add a sweater and a sneaker for a park- or bike ride-ready ’fit.

Shop BP.

BP. Jogger Pants, $, available at Nordstrom
<h3>FP Beach Simone Tee Dress<br></h3><br>When you’re not pairing this ribbed midi dress with heeled boots and a denim jacket, it will easily lend itself to curling up on the couch or even crawling into bed.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.freepeople.com/fp-beach-clothing" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:FP Beach" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">FP Beach</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>FP Beach</strong> Simone Tee Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.freepeople.com%2Fshop%2Fsimone-tee-dress%2F%3Fcategory%3Deasy-dresses%26color%3D061%26type%3DREGULAR%26quantity%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Free People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Free People</a>

FP Beach Simone Tee Dress


When you’re not pairing this ribbed midi dress with heeled boots and a denim jacket, it will easily lend itself to curling up on the couch or even crawling into bed.

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FP Beach Simone Tee Dress, $, available at Free People
<h3>The Drop Estelle French Terry Sweatshirt Dress</h3><br><br>With an on-trend puff sleeve that says “I tried”, this easy-wearing French terry dress will look lovely paired with white sneakers and sunglasses — no one will ever guess that you <em>literally </em>woke up like this. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/thedrop" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Drop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Drop</a></strong> on Amazon</em><br><br><strong>The Drop</strong> Estelle French Terry Sweatshirt Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Drop-Womens-Estelle-Sleeve-Sweatshirt/dp/B0845RB5RT/ref=lp_21180302011_1_12?th=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

The Drop Estelle French Terry Sweatshirt Dress



With an on-trend puff sleeve that says “I tried”, this easy-wearing French terry dress will look lovely paired with white sneakers and sunglasses — no one will ever guess that you literally woke up like this.

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The Drop Estelle French Terry Sweatshirt Dress, $, available at Amazon
<h3>Lunya Washable Silk Racer Dress<br></h3><br>Dreamy RTW brand Lunya is in the business of bringing day-to-night sleepwear to the masses, and we have a hard time choosing a favorite from among the brand’s boudoir-ish wares. We’d hit the sheets or the streets in their best-selling, washable silk racerback dress.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.lunya.co/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lunya" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lunya</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Lunya</strong> Washable Silk Racer Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lunya.co%2Fcollections%2Fbest-sellers%2Fproducts%2Fwashable-silk-racer-dress%3Fvariant%3D31902775279659" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lunya" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lunya</a>

Lunya Washable Silk Racer Dress


Dreamy RTW brand Lunya is in the business of bringing day-to-night sleepwear to the masses, and we have a hard time choosing a favorite from among the brand’s boudoir-ish wares. We’d hit the sheets or the streets in their best-selling, washable silk racerback dress.

Shop Lunya

Lunya Washable Silk Racer Dress, $, available at Lunya
<h3>Rec Room Open Back Dress<br></h3><br>This simple t-shirt dress is forty winks-ready, but an unexpected cut-out back keeps it from entering full nightgown territory.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://rec-room.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rec Room" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rec Room</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Rec Room</strong> Open Back Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Frec-room.com%2Fstyles%2Fopen-back" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rec Room" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rec Room</a>

Rec Room Open Back Dress


This simple t-shirt dress is forty winks-ready, but an unexpected cut-out back keeps it from entering full nightgown territory.

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Rec Room Open Back Dress, $, available at Rec Room
<h3>Mate Cropped Thermal Top and Thermal Shorts</h3><br><br>Los Angeles-based MATE specializes in ultra-eco-friendly separates fabricated from feel-good materials like hemp, Tencel, flax, and organic cotton. This pajama set — with its sun-kissed hue and sweet silhouette — deserves to see the light of day.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://matethelabel.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mate" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mate</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Mate</strong> Lane Crop Thermal, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmatethelabel.com%2Fproducts%2Flane-crop-thermal-saffron" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mate" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mate</a><br><br><strong>Mate</strong> Lincoln Thermal Short, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmatethelabel.com%2Fproducts%2Flincoln-thermal-short-saffron" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mate" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mate</a>

Mate Cropped Thermal Top and Thermal Shorts



Los Angeles-based MATE specializes in ultra-eco-friendly separates fabricated from feel-good materials like hemp, Tencel, flax, and organic cotton. This pajama set — with its sun-kissed hue and sweet silhouette — deserves to see the light of day.

Shop Mate

Mate Lane Crop Thermal, $, available at Mate

Mate Lincoln Thermal Short, $, available at Mate
<h3>Lululemon Seek Sun Dress<br></h3><br>There’s no need for an alarm clock if you’re hopping out of bed in this fluorescent purple number.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://shop.lululemon.com/story/women?mnid=mn;en-US-JSON;women" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lululemon</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Seek Sun Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fskirts-and-dresses-dresses%2FSeek-Sun-Dress%2F_%2Fprod10010012%3Fcolor%3D35463" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>

Lululemon Seek Sun Dress


There’s no need for an alarm clock if you’re hopping out of bed in this fluorescent purple number.

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lululemon Seek Sun Dress, $, available at lululemon
<h3>Lenok Linen Pajama Set<br></h3><br>No one’s going to bat an eyelash if you look a little wrinkly in this linen set — that’s part of the natural fiber’s charm. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/LenokLINENcom" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lenok Linen" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lenok Linen </a></strong>on Etsy</em><br><br><strong>Lenok Linen</strong> Linen Pajama Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F718231810%2Fharem-pant-pajama-loose-pants-wide" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Lenok Linen Pajama Set


No one’s going to bat an eyelash if you look a little wrinkly in this linen set — that’s part of the natural fiber’s charm.

Shop Lenok Linen on Etsy

Lenok Linen Linen Pajama Set, $, available at Etsy

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