Sometime over the last five years, a new fashion trend has emerged that quite frankly I've become appalled by. I don't know exactly when the shift took place, but I am over it. And what trend is this I am referring to?
The pajamas in public trend.
Hello people? Pajamas in public. Seriously pajamas are storming the world over, beware Levis your market is being barraged by our friend, flannel comfort and coziness. Now I am no stranger to running out of the house to the post office when I am in my lounge wear in the early evening. Heck I even picked up my daughter with my nightgown tucked into my jeans one day. But I did say tucked in, it looked like a floral shirt peeking out of my jacket. For the record that was just a bad day anyway, the thought of getting out of my pajamas was horrific. But I didn't throw on my slippers and hit the door. I put on jeans! At least I appeared to be put together.
But we have to draw the line. I believe it started with High School aged kids, running out to the library or to Target. Then wham it hit the college scene, then eventually Moms. Sigh. Shameful really. Are we too damn lazy to put on a pair of sweatpants. I rarely leave the house in sweats, but pajamas displayed in public, Never.
This pajamas in public post was inspired by two back to back incidents. I was sitting in the parking lot eating a Hot Fudge Sundae off the dollar menu of a local fast food establishment (if you know me, insert gasp!). This was the day after I tucked my nightie into my jeans to pick up my daughter, so I was still in the dark fog. My youngest was enjoying a Strawberry Sundae when I was wiping her cheek I noticed a mom getting out of her car. She was wearing blue satin pajama bottoms and pink fuzzy slippers, hair up in some disheveled ponytail. She grabs her daughter and heads into the Golden Arches. Hello "Mom In Your Pajamas" at four in the afternoon, there's this thing called a drive thru, you sit in your car, order the food, they hand it to you. No one ever has to know you are in your pajamas, IN PUBLIC.
Then yesterday I witnessed this, the proof the trend is growing. Obviously young men in their twenties, out with their very cute and put together girlfriends also are into the flannel look. Oh and it's hard to tell, but he was wearing his slippers as well.
Is anyone with me on this one. Or do you hate the thought of having to slip out of your flannel, just to go enjoy some lunch or pick up a few things at the grocery store?