Pyjama day {In Partnership with Matalan}

Leather jacket (old). Top: coming soon, Matalan. Trousers: £14, Matalan. Straw bag: £14, Matalan. Sandals: £10, Matalan. Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell.

Something I never, ever take for granted when travelling is a pair of elasticated waist trousers.

Whether it’s for the plane journey, strolls around the city, or that final day when I’ve indulged in a LOT of chilli dogs, it’s something I always pack.

Striped, linen and pockets – I knew this pair would work within my Matalan edit. Worn with a classic leather jacket is a great way to balance the natural fabric, but I also think these would also make great holiday trousers with a bikini top and bucket hat on the beach, or lounge pants with a classic t-shirt at home.

Leather jacket (old). Top: coming soon, Matalan. Trousers: £14, Matalan. Straw bag: £14, Matalan. Sandals: £10, Matalan.

We stayed in Tribeca this time in NYC, close proximity to Soho but cheaper hotels, near the financial district which is quiet on the weekends – perfect for early morning shoots! We moved around more in the daytime this trip (last time we were here, I was 4 months pregnant and still sick most mornings up until around 3pm) – we went uptown towards Harlem a few times, so easy outfits were on the agenda:

A basket bag big enough to store a spare jumper for when the sun goes in (April is often tricky for NYC – it can be so variable).

Flats which don’t give you blisters.

Light fabric breathable trousers. Preferably with pockets (just because).

Whenever I pack for New York, I manage to streamline my wardrobe into comfortable on the go looks which can be mixed and matched without much thought. And I end up wondering why I don’t treat my London wardrobe in the same way?! Maybe there’s a lesson there for my future wardrobe. But for now I’ll be satisfied that comfy pants are here to stay for home and outside.

Leather jacket (old). Top: coming soon, Matalan. Trousers: £14, Matalan. Straw bag: £14, Matalan. Sandals: £10, Matalan.

This post was in collaboration with Matalan. All photography and creative direction our own.

4 Comments

  1. I love these. I purchased this colour and the grey with multi-colour stripes. I feel like I’m going to be wearing them non-stop this spring/summer!

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