One of our most enduring memories of childhood is being bundled into clean cotton pajamas after a bath, then settling down into freshly laundered sheets for the night. Bliss! It’s a feeling we’re always trying to recreate as adults. The key is to get really soft, 100 percent cotton jammies (take it from us, your wardrobe isn’t complete without them). Our new go-to brand for this nighttime necessity is skin, a lingerie line designed by Susan Beischel.
Launched in 2003 to fill what Beischel rightly perceived as a void in the market—most cotton sleep and loungewear is either juvenile or downright matronly—skin mixes sophisticated, understatedly sexy design with super luxurious pima cotton. In fact, to make sure the fabrics are always up to her high standards, Beishcel has them woven from scratch especially for skin, a detail that definitely appeals to our inner diva. But what we really love about skin is that while completely comfortable, it’s chic enough to make the transition from the bedroom to the outside world. We’re imagining this sleep shirt-cum-tunic, which comes in either black or aubergine, as travelwear—belt it over jeans or wear it loose with tights and ballet flats—that can transition to a beach cover up. And the organic cotton white terry cloth robe, lined in superfine cotton knit, will work both post-shower and poolside. Hey, when they’re this sleek, no one needs to know that you’re wearing your pajamas.
from New York City, NY