The Loungewear Staple That’ll Make Dressing for Summer a Breeze

We’ve already gone over how to work all of your new loungewear into your street style strategy. (Even though you only get to flaunt your new sartorial skills while running errands right now.) But there’s another comfy classic we’ll be relying on to get us through summer. We’re talking about pajama shorts.

Pajama dressing is more popular than ever thanks to the current pandemic. Most practitioners favor silky shirts and matching pants. Now that temps are finally on an upswing, we’re advocating ditching the pants in favor of a cool pair of pajama shorts. While you can buy and subsequently rock pajama shorts sets, we’re not currently into the matchy-matchy vibe. Instead, we’re favoring pairing our silky or cotton shorts with items already in our closets. Think boxy tees, cropped cardigans or hoodies and even tank tops when the heat turns oppressive.

Warning: Many pajama shorts are pretty short. Even the boxer dupes. But if you’re used to wearing cutoffs, you’ll feel comfortable wearing them inside and outside. There are longer options for anyone who doesn’t feel like exposing so much leg.

See the slideshow above for the best pajama shorts to upgrade your loungewear street style game.