I won't lie -- as a work-at-home mom, there are at least a couple days a week where I resort to a uniform of yoga pants and a hoodie. I'm not leaving the house, so there's really no sense in wasting a perfectly good outfit if no one's going to see it.
But even if I do manage to squeeze in an exciting trip to the grocery store on one of my yoga pants days -- I don't bother to change, because yoga pants are fairly well accepted as an appropriate wear-anywhere outfit in today's society.
However, there's one piece of clothing in particular I will never be caught dead wearing in public -- and that's pajamas. Sleepwear is called sleepwear for a reason, people -- and it needs to stay in the bedroom where it belongs.
But apparently not everyone is as turned off by sporting pjs outside of the home as I am. Recently, I've noticed more and more moms out and about at the grocery store, pharmacy, post office, pumping gas, you name it -- looking frumpy and disheveled in a pair of brightly patterned flannel pajama bottoms. (Oh, the horror.)
And I don't mean to be Ms. Judgy Pants, really, I don't -- but every time I see a mom wearing pjs in public, I just can't help but wonder what on earth made her totally let herself go like that. Yes, there are days when getting fully dressed is a real drag, and mustering up the motivation to change out of whatever you slept in the night before and put on regular clothes can be next to impossible.
But it's so, so worth it to put in that little bit of extra effort to thrown on clothes, because when you simply roll out of bed and leave the house, you look like you just rolled out of bed and left the house -- and it's just not a pretty sight for anyone.
And the good news is that changing from pjs to regular clothes doesn't have to mean sacrificing comfort. There are plenty of pajama-like clothing options on the market these days for moms who don't want to feel confined and/or have their movement restricted in a pair of jeans, pants, and the like.
Take the few minutes and make the extra effort, moms. You'll feel better about yourself, and everyone you happen to encounter in public will thank you. Trust me.
Are you guilty of wearing pajamas out of the house?
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