When a head teacher of a school in Darlington asked parents to stop doing the school run in their PJs, she really didn’t know what she was dealing with. Had she taken a look at the SS16 catwalks, she would’ve known that pyjamas are not a sign of letting yourself go or setting a bad example.

They are, in fact, a glamorous new season wardrobe staple, and I’d go as far as to say that some of this season’s pyjamas would make said mums look overdressed for the occasion.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley models her M&S range

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley models her M&S range

Let’s be clear – we’re not talking fleece-lined checked numbers or pink hooded onesies (and no, I don’t rock any of these looks, even behind closed doors!).

Pyjamas this season come in silk, lace and leopard print, with some designer styles sporting a luxurious price tag worthy of evening attire rather then night wear. 

So why is it now acceptable to have your silkies on show? Well, we can blame a resurgence of the whole underwear-as-outerwear trend in the ’90s, epitomised by Madonna in the now-iconic Jean Paul Gaultier coned-bra bodysuit and Courtney Love pairing her nightdresses with oversized cardis and ripped tights.

Kate Moss wearing Olivia van Halle pyjamas, pictured by Sadie Frost in Turkey (Sadielizafrost)

Kate Moss wearing Olivia van Halle pyjamas, pictured by Sadie Frost in Turkey (Sadielizafrost)

There’s also the small matter of Kate Moss being escorted from the infamous Easyjet flight in a pair of monochrome striped Olivia van Halle pyjamas. And if Mossy says it’s okay to wear your PJs when partying/travelling/getting up to general mischief, then that’s good enough for me. 

The spring/summer 2016 catwalks were awash with nightwear references, from Alexander Wang’s silky pyjama tops to Celine’s plunging lace-trimmed chemises, so it was only a matter of time before affordable alternatives appeared on the high street.

Personally, I’m obsessed with the Rosie for Autograph range from M&S and will quite happily wear a silk slip and matching kimono on a night out if I can get away with it. But there are plenty of alternatives if you don’t fancy going for an all-out boudoir look. Pyjama-style blouses at Topshop and River Island give just enough of a nod to the trend. Matching slippers and eyemask optional.

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If, like me, you live your life according to the stars then this range from Charlotte Olympia will be music to your horoscope-loving ears.

The Cosmic Collection from the creative shoe and accessory designer features starsign appropriate bags and shoes for each sign of the zodiac.

As an Aries, I’m loving the pillarbox red Birthday Shoes and Pandora Clutch featuring a gold hand-painted enamel ram, embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Each piece comes with a Charlotte Olympia horoscope book so there is no doubt left as to what your shoes and bag say about you! The high heels and even higher expectations description doesn’t sound like me at all… honest!
With every sign of the zodiac covered, there’s something for everyone – even the cash-conscious Capricorns and detail-driven Virgos out there.

Shop the Charlotte Olympia Cosmic Collection at Matches Fashion

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Fed up of glittery candy pink hearts and flowers? Thought so. But since it’s the one day of the year where love makes the world go round, I might as well get into the spirit of things by checking out all the Valentine’s-inspired lust-haves that don’t make me want to puke (except, perhaps, at the price tag).

Personal favourite? The not-so-subtle Hugs and Drugs T-shirt from Urban Outfitters.

1 – Pamela Mann Big Heart Opaque Tights, £9.99, Motel Rocks //  2 – Diane von Furstenburg Phima Knit, £171, Matches // 3 – No Star Hugs and Drugs T-shirt, £28, Urban Outfitters // 4 – River Island Heart and Skull Earrings, £10, ASOS //
5 – Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colour in Hot, £18, Harrods // 6 – Alias Theo Fennell Horny ‘Art Stud Earrings, £150, Harrods // 7 – Charlotte Olympia Delphine Platforms, £595, net-a-porter // 8 – Mulberry Valentine Textured Leather Coin Purse, £125, net-a-porter

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