Little known fact: Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world! Despite its overwhelming heat and humidity (96%….ouch!), it’s appropriate to cover your shoulders and legs while in the city. Because of the intense mugginess, that meant lots of drapey layers, which ended up being rather comfortable. I was wearing relaxed and loose clothing that I practically could have been sleeping in, so I coined the term PJ chic!
Since being back from Indonesia I have certainly continued to embrace this PJ chic attire. I try to stay away from over-patterned, bright harem pants because they are hard to pair with sophisticated tops and jackets, so neutrals are the way to go (if you don’t want to look like MC Hammer, that is).
So my advice for wearing easy lounge pants that you can convert to a more formal setting? Keep them neutral, and try to stay away from crazy patterns. I always like wearing mine with booties, but you can also spice them up with chunky heels for a boho vibe. I own the Talula pants posted above in black, and I kid you not, I wore them for 3 days straight after buying them. They are unbelievably comfortable, and they hit the ankle at just the right spot! Here are a few of my other favorites:
I promise, once you start wearing these pants, you’ll want to say sayonara to your jeans!
Above: Talula Los Feliz Pant
Catherine Malandrino – Gisella High-Waist Harem Pants
I love those Talula pants! They look so comfy. Do you think I can make them work for work in a casual yet somewhat professional/clean way….?
They truly are the best! And yes, you absolutely can. Pair them with a more structured top, like a button down, or with a fitted jacket, and you’ll be set!