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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As a bit of a colour geek I always look forward to seeing the shades that Pantone decides are most worthy of our attention each season.

While my wardrobe may be consistently black, with a bit of white, grey and red thrown in, it’s nice to know which colours are going to prominent enough for me to consider changing it up a bit.

Spring 2016’s hottest shades, as decided by Pantone, are Rose Quartz and Serenity. 

In non-colour-geek-speak this translates as baby/powder/pale/pastel pink and blue.

I’m not known for my love of pastels, they don’t generally do anything other than make me look ill, but there are exceptions.

I find that blush, when it errs on the nude rather than sickly pink side, works wonders for making me look tanned.

Lilac and mint are absolute no gos, but pale denim blue doesn’t look too offensive on me.

The key to pastels for me is looking super tanned and blonde, but I’m sure the more pale and interesting out there won’t have any issues with this season’s pantones. 

From my moodboard you can see I’m loving the rose quartz options out there slightly more than the serenity pieces, but I have to say that the blue Isabel Marant shirt keeps catching my eye.

Favourites on my pantone wish list are most definitely the Chanel pearl earrings and the rose quartz Burberry Kensington crochet trench coat.

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River Island Black Double Buckle Wedge Boots

This month’s Elle magazine has an amazing 25% OFF discount card for River Island so I decided to go on a bit of a shopping spree and take advantage.

When it comes to boots I usually swear by Topshop but I haven’t seen any in months that take my fancy.

I was surprised by how many shoe styles River Island has – and I’m pleased to say there are modest heel heights for those of us that squirm at the sight of skyscraping platforms!

These black and gold wedges were my favourites though and now that I’ve worn them a few times I can safely say that they are one of the comfiest pair of boots I’ve owned. Hopefully they’ll last the season as any pair of wedge boots I’ve had have a tendency to shed the platform sole faster than I’d like.

The gold trim toe cap and ankle buckle detail latches on to this season’s punk trend so I’ll be wearing them all winter long, most likely with my leather biker jacket and a flash of leopard or tartan.

River Island Black Double Buckle Wedge Ankle Boots, £45, www.riverisland.com

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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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