I left the house for the school run the other day with layers of a vest top, jumper and a padded jacket thinking I was well prepared for our first frost (what? It’s September!!) and I was c.o.l.d. Frozen cold. It seems that all of a sudden I’m drawing the curtains at night to keep the heat in, fantasising about hot baths and reaching for my comfiest long sleeved pyjamas.
I’m very much a comfort-focused person. the first chance at home I get to whip off my jeans and replace with some sort of loungewear/ pyjama bottom solution, I am on it. And to me, the second best feeling to fresh bedsheets is a crisp pair of brand new pyjamas (or jammies as they are known around Belfast way).
And now that the darker colder months are drawing near, I’ve replenished both Ethan and Finn’s stock of long-sleeved pyjamas and will be treating myself to a few of my own.
I was also going to include a round-up of men’s pyjamas in this post as I find a man in PJs terribly sexy, but got too distracted with all the smouldering male models and couldn’t narrow to three.
So below you will find my ladies, kids and baby PJ picks with something to suit all budgets.
Spend – I love the colours in this midnight botanical print set from ASOS. I can already see myself curled up in our new pink armchair in these with a good book and cup of tea (or more likely Strictly Come Dancing & a family size bar of chocolate).
Save – I like PJs with fitted cuffs and hems because my pet peeve is having wide legged pyjama bottoms creep up my pins in the middle of the night. To add to it this Asda set is fine fleece lined, covered in adorable mini illustrations of woodland creatures in tiny bow ties and costs a mere £15.
Splurge – I am full on IN LOVE with this Moon Dot PJ Set from Hush. I mean are these the perfect Christmas pyjamas or what?! I’m seriously considering treating myself. £55 is a bit more spendy than what I’d consider paying for the average baby-will-puke-on nightwear, but when I spied this incredible silk set from David Rose and almost choked on my tea at the almost £500 price tag … All of a sudden one-tenth of that doesn’t seem so bad.
Spend – Llamas appear to be a thing. I’ve noticed them dotted over kids clothes of many different retailers, but it was actually the colours of this Next set of three that really drew my eye. Steering clear of the typical pinks, blues and greys, this pop of olive and ochre would be beautiful on any wee tike.
Save – You would never know this floral pair cost a mere £6. I’m not a frequent Matalan shopper, but I have to say that just a quick peruse of the site and I’m so surprised at how fancy some of their items look for the price point.
Splurge – I love the colour and ‘sleepy town’ print of these organic cotton pyjamas from Polarn O. Pyret and I can only imagine how soft they would feel. They would make lovely Christmas PJs for those who want to get more wear throughout the year than a festive alternative.
Spend – Once again with the llamas! This set of three is really well priced, especially considering the quality of John Lewis baby sleepsuits. And the colours are just beauitful. I especially love the naughts and crosses one.
Save – Finn has the vest version of these and I’m going to buy him the sleepsuits too. The little Dumbo-esque elephant illustrations are just too cute and you can’t go wrong with £7 for three.
Splurge – While I can justify a Joules purchase for older kids who will get a year of wear, I do find it hard to part with £25 a piece knowing it will only be worn for a few months at most. However, Finn was bought a very fancy sleepsuit from a friend and I have to say that although he’s almost grown out of it, it’s so beautiful that as soon as it’s out of the wash it’s on him again. It was an Italian boutique purchase so I can’t find a link, but my thoughts are that even if you wouldn’t splash out on a pricey PJ set for your own tiny (but fast-growing) baby considering all the other costs involved in raising sprogs, they do make very special one-off piece or a gift for any pals that are expecting.
Are you a lover and collector of sleepwear like me?
And do you often sport a business-on-the-top, comfies-on-the-bottom look when you get in from a long day?