Yesterday I shared how prioritizing sleep has changed the way I feel. Speaking about sleep seemed like a perfect time to talk about good pajamas!
Put simply, good pajamas are pajamas that you feel comfortable wearing. The end. Good pajamas are not necessarily expensive or name-brand, although they certainly can be, but they can also come from the sale rack at Target. Good pajamas should serve you as you sleep, and this means you need to know what you like and how you want to feel when you sleep.
There is, of course, a seasonal element to pajamas, but generally speaking, what do you like to wear when you sleep? Cozy? Cool? Pants? Shorts? The way you answer this question is the key to finding your good pajamas. I have had instances where someone swore by one pair of pajamas, so I tried them, only to discover they weren’t for me. Pajamas are very personal, and the most important characteristic is that when you put them on, you feel ready to sleep.
My favorite good pajamas usually consist of lightweight pants, a tank top, and a comfortable bralette. Nightgowns are nice, and sometimes I enjoy wearing shorts (particularly in the summer), but I absolutely do not want anything that feels binding. I want to be able to move freely without pulling or tugging against my pants or shirt, and I want to stay as cool as possible. I also usually size up in pajamas because I technically don’t want them to fit. I want them to envelope me with lots of room to spare.
I have grown to love a matching pajama set because it feels special and cute, and while I have spent a lot of years wearing old t-shirts with whatever bottoms I could find in my drawer, I will make the argument that it does matter what you wear to bed and cute pajamas can be a tool for self-respect.
Here are a few of my favorite pajama options…