Whoever said you have to suffer for fashion is probably doing vigorous 360-degree turns in their grave right now. Yes, sleepleisure – the haphazard combination of sleepwear and intimates with everyday clothing – is all the mode with huge credit to Instagram.
Just like normcore, gorpcore and athleisure that came before, sleepleisure is geared towards utilitarian wear, if pyjamas classify as utility. What really sells the trend as a necessary extension of every millennial, who spends far too much time thinking about the mundane complexities of everyday life, is that it reminds you of your favourite time of day – bedtime!
Innerwear is outerwear because nothing is private. The trend likely stems from social media giving us access into people’s private moments at home brushing their teeth, eating cereal in bed, drinking wine in the bath. These moments, as soon as they are put up on Instagram, are no longer private, but public for all to see.
At it’s finest sleepleisure is combining thermal leggings with a matching oversized tee, a puffer robe, furry slides, a sparkly chandalier and your most expensive sunglasses. Rihanna would approve.
View this post on InstagramRemember that shoot I styled at my grandma’s apartment a few weeks ago? It’s up on MR now with a long winded narrative that is technically about a new style movement I am calling #Sleepleisure but obviously is actually about psychological hang ups and stuff. Anyway! There are tons of Easter eggs in the photos (see: framed goods on background wall) so I invite you to read, think AND play! Link in bio even tho I know you’re competent enough to access your own browser and type in manrepeller.com
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You’d be lying if you refuse the simple fact that going to work, going out for drinks and getting straight into bed fully clothed isn’t something you've done before anyway, right?