the how-to: lounging in style

{Editor’s Note: Friends, I have such a treat for you today! My darling friend Mollie is the owner of byLangley, my all-time favorite spot for lingerie and loungewear picks. She’s here today to help you banish that sad pile of threadbare tank tops and mismatched lounge pants I know you’re reaching for every night, and transform it into something that’s guaranteed to turn heads and lift libidos. Turns out, a few key pieces will keep you cozy, comfy and…imagine this…sexy too! Trust me – this lady knows of what she speaks, so listen up!}

Mollie ~ My husband jokes that beginning sometime in October, he gets a lot more hugs from me –  not for affection’s sake, but purely out of necessity to keep warm! Once the temperature drops, there really is nothing I like more than warming up in perfect cozy pjs and curling up next to him on a date night in. But style, and a little sex appeal, should never be compromised, no matter how freezing I actually feel!

Flannel stripe PJ pant, Pluto on the Moon, $70 / Gisele PJ set, Eberjey, $114 / Wool wrap cardi, Pluto on the Moon, $157

Great winter PJs have come a long way from those convent-worthy nightgowns of yesteryear or those silly flannel pj sets with the dancing cupcake print. Today’s modern woman can find runway worthy trends that translate in a sophisticated way to her sleepwear. Menswear-inspired dressing has been very on trend for quite some time and what better way to show off this style than in the bedroom! There is something wonderfully old-fashioned (and undeniably sexy) about throwing on your husband’s PJ pants with a silk cami, or his oversized cardi over a form-fitting little nightie. Luckily, some of my favorite designers are helping us out with our own versions that are better tailored for a woman, but with pinstripes or piping for a wink and a nod to our men. Layer on your favorite long cashmere cardigan as a sleek, snuggly alternative to a robe that will keep you feeling impossibly chic as you lounge.

Flannel PJ set, JJJ NYC, $92 / India boy thong, Eberjey, $39 / Boyfriend over-the-knee socks, Free People, $14

I love men’s styled PJs that are comfortable, soft, and cool even when I want to be warm. For a modern printed flannel pj, I love this gingham design from JJJ NYC, which looks great together or as separates. Just throw on a henley with the bottoms or if you’re like me, rock the top with a sexy boyshort and warm socks (OTK for real warmth!). 

Silk PJ set, La Fee Verte, $170 / Bentley Asymmetrical Tank, La Fee Verte, $104

When I’m ready to splurge on sleepwear, I like there to be a little versatility. For the true sophisticate, a silk men’s styled pyjama that will live beyond trend and into icon status. In my wildest dreams, I would layer a bold printed tank underneath and rock this gorgeous silk pair from La Fee Verte to host an unexpected holiday party. Martini anyone?

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