In order to start your new year off on the right foot, you probably have started shopping for new outfits already – Chinese New Year is a great excuse for retail therapy.
Well, we are here to remind you – if your mother hasn’t – that wearing new pajamas to bed counts towards the practice of donning new clothes. No, that oversized Angry Birds T-shirt that you received as a gag present last Christmas doesn’t count. Besides, you pay close attention to what you wear including to the gym, so why should your sleepwear be the exception?
Usher in the year of the Horse in these stylish and comfy picks on Chinese New Year eve – trust us, cool sleepwear does make a big difference.
Fashion can be eco-friendly too. Only natural and sustainable materials like certified-organic cotton, bamboo and corn are used in the manufacturing of the Ecochic by Triumph line. These minimalistic tops and bottoms aren’t only super comfy, they are also skin-friendly – they are designed to reduce skin allergies.
Available at all Triumph boutiques and major department stores.
For quality sleep, nothing beats cotton sheets, especially the 100 percent and high thread count variety. This cosy 100 percent cotton night shirt comes a close second – it’s perfect to snuggle up in and catch some well-deserved zzzs.
Available from Calvin Klein Underwear stores located at #02-36A Raffles City Shopping Centre, #03-19 Paragon, #01-03 Bugis+ , #B2-08 Wheelock Place, #01-119 Vivo City.
Pajamas aren’t only for little kids as this set from Cath Kidston will attest. This twee antique rose printed version of your childhood favourite sleepwear looks like it could have come straight from Zooey Deschanel’s wardrobe off the set of New Girl.
Available at Cath Kidston stores located at #01-17C/D Great World City, #B2-48 Ion Orchard, Tangs Orchard Level 3
This sailor girl-print satin chemise hovers on the edge of naughty with a large dose of spice. After all, when your man spots you in this cleavage baring chemise, chances are both of you are in for a wild night of fun.
Available at www.honeybirdette.com.au/default.aspx#2
Equipment button-down shirts are very much part of every fashion insider’s wardrobe and it’s not hard to see why – they are a great balance of comfort and style. The same can be said about this pajama set and of course, we wouldn’t think twice about pairing the top with a pair of smart bootleg trousers for the office.
Available at www.net-a-porter.com/product/399449
A girls’ sleepover calls for a playful cami-and-shorts ensemble like this Kooshi chiffon one. Floral prints and lace set the mood for a chick flick marathon over macarons. Get up to 25 percent discount off your Kooshi purchase when you pay with your DBS or POSB card online at www.kooshi.com.
Available at www.kooshi.com and at the Kooshi showroom at #05-85 Midview City, No. 22 Sin Ming Lane.
This soft sleep shirt scores high on style points – plaid was a hot trend in Autumn Winter 2013 and looks to follow through into the new year. On lazy mornings, it does double duty – simply slip on a pair of opaque tights under and cinch a wide belt around your waist – and you are ready for brunch!
Available at Etam boutiques at #02-08 Raffles City and #01-31/32 Wisma Atria.
For a luxurious take on sleepwear, you can’t go wrong with this delicate silk and mesh number from Stella McCartney. With details like girlie knife pleats and colour blocking, you will be a shoo-in for best dressed in the sleepwear department.
Available exclusively at The Lingerie Area on Level 3 Takashimaya department store.