Sleepy Wang’s Pajamas

It’s time for a round of Who Wore it Best


Sometimes I really have to wonder why I do this to myself.

“Do what to yourself?,” you might be wondering.

“This!” I want to say back, hoping you will just understand what I mean telepathically because quite frankly at this point, I feel like those are the terms we should be on. But I know we’re not, so I’m going to break it down for you.

Alexander Wang’s Spring 2014 presentation was inarguably one of the most talked about shows of New York Fashion Week. Many marveled in his apparent reversion to the true spirit of Wang while others found themselves tickled by the apparent, convivial branding on those, uh, dishwashing gloves. The shoes were on point, the onesies seemed wearable, the models made everything look cool as they do. And we liked it. So much so that waiting until next Spring to try our hand at wearing the clothes seemed ludicrous.

Absolutely lu-da-kris.

Which is precisely what drove me to dig into my trove of cats’ pajamas made for humans and say to myself: self, if you want to try to DIY, why don’t you? So I did — using a pair of Sleepy Jones pajamas that I’ve been known to fashion outside the confines of my bedroom, apartment, building and so forth from time to time. Though the shorts are very short, they are also high waisted and between us, the blouse looks incredible when tucked into green pants. Worn together, though, featuring the reverse v-neck (fancy way to say unbuttoned blouse) as first demonstrated at Wang, could I — would I — emanate the same aura of cool his models did?

Of course not, but I would try. And try I did.

Which brings me back to the initial debacle, illusively chronicled at the start of this story: I’m about to ask you who wore it best — me in the magical Sleepy Jones PJ-set, or Alexander Wang’s models?

You know what? Never mind.

Bracelets by Tiffany and Co., Tom Tom jewelry. White shoes by, duh, Alexander Wang.Β In collaboration with Sleepy Jones.

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  • CarolinaG

    Love your blog!

    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

  • Louise

    I do like the idea of being able to wear one’s pyjamas at all times and in fairness, this doesn’t actually look at all bad! Good game.

  • Crispus

    Leandra you make me laugh!…you wore it better, you do have more flesh..looks more real

  • You wore it better, if only because us masses can now easily adapt Wang’s look without showing too much flesh (not to mention strange looks on the street).

  • laryir

    It totally looks wearable outside the confines of the household. You look so much better than the models πŸ™‚

  • Summer J.

    You look great! You definitely win this round.

  • Maybe I should ditch my old T-shirts from high school, and just wear all these pajamas to bed. I’ll grow up now.

    Your Friend, Jess

  • Sinje Lesemann

    you wore it better with better shoes and better jewls

  • Love pajama looks.

  • Helene Marie Taylor

    I’d like to know if you are that slim because genetics were good to you or if you have to work at it, lol. Signed, plump a$$ that couldn’t pull those pajamas up one thigh.

    • But, just like me, you could use it as short sleeves, no? :-)))

  • Yes, you win – because of the shoes (I don’t understand the concept of pajamas, since I don’t own any)

  • Jackie @ Kleiden drew

    YOU got this. I like the drawstring as another textural element. And coupled w/accessories – tada – you get to be a winner today. (Your time and your clothes, they coordinate.) Besides, you’re smiling. It means something. πŸ™‚

  • Hereshoping Themayanswereright

    You look adorable, as usual, but I could not get away with this look outside the house. The response would not be good.

  • Jane Pope Cooper

    seems like you and the glamourai are onto something. check her instagram for what she calls “daytime pajamas”. you girls are genius. i will be following suit.

    xo jpc

  • Oliver Lips

    Did you also go out on the streets like that?
    Not that I wouldn’t appreciate πŸ˜‰

  • BeSealed Jewelry

    Leandra-1. Model-0. Well to qualify, of course she is flawless, but you are peerless! Keeping it real.

  • Aubrey Green

    You win.

  • Aevry

    Bro, you are to school for cool!

  • Rose Van Hoecke

    I think you rock it

  • Tania Tommasini

    You should try pairing those shorts with a regular light blue shirt, that would totally look wearable outside the household to me!

  • Natasha

    You look adorable, but because it’s designer it’s okay to wear outside the house, somehow better than, say, Target PJs? I don’t think so.

  • Karen Chou

    LOVE the top and shorts. I could soo see myself wearing the top with jeans and heels. SOOoo cute!

  • Elle

    I stop by this marvelous page quite frequently, yet never felt super-compelled to comment until now. It’s not that I don’t love most things Man Repeller (oh, do I ever!), I just don’t love shouting out to strangers. Saw you in my fave meat/bread spot on Bond St. on Sunday and regretted living up to my non-shouter rep by failing to compliment all that you do – so, YOUR TALENT IS INCREDIBLY APPRECIATED! Keep on killin’ it, girl!

  • kate

    ur bellybutton made me uncomfortable

  • Hayley Mitchell-Gardner

    You definitely wore it best! The outfit looks fantastic and so do you! Really want some pj suits but i don’t feel i have anywhere to wear them πŸ˜›

    Hayley xx

  • “Sleeping, not just for bedtime. Sleepwear, not just for sleep.” XOXO

  • Karin Nader

    PLEASEEEEEEE come to Atlanta and bring your book!!!!!!!

  • Frankie Mossman

    You rocked it.. prefer the tailored look of your DIY shorts vs the flared-out skirty look on the model. The piping adds a great level of detail that does more than the stiff white color.. and the golds is the right glam-wow for the look.. plus the shoes come on channeling the inner wonderwoman go go . πŸ™‚ Love it.

  • paula

    You rocked it, not even a question… I love you

  • Jacky

    I love your writing πŸ™‚

  • Kristy W

    This outfit is tres chic, even though you are wearing pjs. I love the jewellery and shoe choice, it balances the look so well!

  • Albatross

    PFW What I Wore plz!

    (Is it a millennial thing to exclaim what otherwise would be a question mark on paper and upward inflection in vocal tone(!)(?) )

  • You are probably the only person who can pull off an outfit like this.
    So YOU wore it best!

    Xeni from Greece

  • So Cute! Love this new trend!

  • Jen

    Absolutely love pyjama inspired day outfits. So, so cool. Check out my fashion blog at for a guaranteed great read!!

  • Ugh, I’ve been wanting those white Alexander Wangs sooo much. They look incredible with your PJs! Don’t get offended, but, i hate you! πŸ˜€

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