Want to wear a co-ord outfit but are worried it would look like pajamas?
This post will teach you how to style a co-ord.
What is Co-ord?
The term “co-ord” refers to two separate clothes that are created from the same fabric and are designed to be worn together as a set. These garments are worn on opposite halves of the body.
That’s all there is to it.
On the other hand, depending on the item itself, they can look very much like pajamas. There’s a narrow line between wearing your co-ord as pajamas and wearing them outside without being mistaken for wearing pajamas.
I’m going to discuss ways to avoid that.
If you give this a shot or have any other advice, please share it with me. I’d be interested in knowing more about them.
The co-ord is typically designed with a fabric that fits extremely loosely and looks very pajama-like. When we consider wearing pajamas, we picture something relaxed, with neither the fabric nor the way we wear it being overly tight or restricting.
Moving away from that is what we want to do. How do we go about doing that? We give the ensemble some structure.
One can introduce structure in a number of different ways.
In general, I would use structure in the upper half. I would advise adding a shoulder pad to any long-sleeved clothing you are wearing. Especially if you have soft shoulders or shoulders that slope downward.
This will immediately give your coordinated outfit more presence, a daytime look, and a blazer-type look.
The other thing you might want to do is draw attention to your waist by wearing a belt around the midsection of your body. Alternatively, if the look already has a belt, use it to knot it and give it a little more shape, making it less like a sloppy bedtime outfit.
Because it is a given that you won’t be wearing a belt or anything else that is tightly fastened around your waist to bed. There can be little doubt that this is a daytime look.
Accessorizing your look is the next thing you should do.
Again, you won’t be bringing any accessories to bed with you, such as jewelry, a bag, or anything else of the kind. This one more moves it one step further away from the pajama look.
So don’t be afraid to reach for your necklaces and jewelry; wear your rings and bracelets, add that daytime element to your outfit, and you’ll stop looking like you’re getting ready for bed.
Style Your Hair
The next piece of advice I have is to style your hair a little bit. I don’t know about you, but my hair is down when I go to bed. Going to bed, I don’t style it in any manner. It serves no purpose.
As a result, I actually wear my hair up in a nice bun or a high ponytail at the nape of my neck when I’m wearing a coordinated outfit. That, in my opinion, is much more stylish than wearing it down and loose.
Because it’s too casual and nothing can make up for the bedtime appearance, a little bit of styling and effort in the hair can help you look less like you’re getting ready for bed.
Handbag With Structure
The next step is to pick a handbag with structure. We’re introducing the concept of structure once more—something more structured that we don’t typically associate with going to bed.
Make sure your handbag has some style of shape, a solid shape to it, whether it’s that rectangle shape, and avoid choosing a slouchy or hobo style.
However, make sure there is something substantial there to counteract your co-laid-back ord’s appearance.
Pick Your Shoes Wisely
Moving away from anything that appears to be a house shoe or a slipper is a good idea when it comes to your footwear.
You might choose a tiny white sneaker. You might even choose a heel if the leg is long. However, you should take care to choose shoes that cannot be mistaken for something you wear only at home.
Make certain that it is appropriate for wearing out and about when you leave the house.
So, those are my top suggestions for making your co-ord look very wearable outside the house rather than making you look like you’re heading to bed.