From Paris to Amsterdam: The Incredibly Comfortable Yet Controversial Pant Trend Taking Over

Stylish collage featuring three fashion influencers Amaka Hamelijnck, Vicky Montanari, and Valeria Sobalera wearing striped pajama pants.

If your Instagram feed is anything like mine, you may have noticed a particular pant trend taking over the globe, one that now seems to be reaching a stylish crescendo. This season, it's all about pajama pants, especially of the striped variety. While some may find the comfortable pant style pretty controversial, it didn't take much convincing on my end due to my nostalgic love for them that dates back to my middle school years. With the wild resurgence happening, it appears I am not alone.

If you're up for trying out the trend, there are plenty of pajama-pant outfit ideas to get you inspired. For the most part, they are pretty easy to pull off with a formula emerging that includes effortless basics like blazers, basic tees, and ballet flats. In fact, I rounded up eight looks from style muses, spanning from Paris to Amsterdam, that prove just how chic and cool pajama pants can truly be. Keep scrolling to peruse and shop each chic pajama-pant outfit idea.


British influencer Marilyn Nwawulor-Kazemaks poses on a London sidewalk wearing black sunglasses, a black sweater, blue striped pajama pants, and black Chanel ballet flats.

(Image credit: @nlmarilyn)

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British fashion influencer Valeria Sobalera poses on a London sidewalk wearing a gray blazer, white T-shirt, striped blue pajama pants, and black Margiela ballet flats.

(Image credit: @sobalera)

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Female mid-size influencer Marina Torres poses in front of a white garage door wearing a neutral blazer, black top, striped pajama pants, and Adidas Samba sneakers.

(Image credit: @marina_torres)

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Spanish influencer Vicky Montanari poses outside a building holding a scooter helmet while wearing a beaded necklace, black blazer jacket, white T-shirt, blue striped pajama pants, and pink Miu Miu ballerina flats.

(Image credit: @vicmontanari)

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Dutch female fashion influencer Amaka Hamelijnck poses for a mirror selfie wearing a pink cord necklace with a heart pendant, neutral linen blazer, sweetheart neckline top, and blue striped pajama pants.

(Image credit: @amaka.hamelijnck)

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French female influencer Anne Laure Mais walks on the sidewalks of Paris wearing a suede tan trench coat, white ribbed tank top, blue striped pajama pants, and white satin Miu Miu ballet flats.

(Image credit: @annelauremais)

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Fashion editors Yusra Siddiqui and Natalie Gray Herder pose on the sidewalk in New York City wearing striped-pajama-pant outfits.

(Image credit: @thatgirlyusra)

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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently an editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.