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Printed lounge pants: More stylish, but just as comfy as pyjama pants

Pyjamas, of course, have no place in the workplace, even if you're regularly burning the midnight oil. This season, though, the prevalence of the louche, luxe and decidedly pyjama-like printed pant will make you feel as comfortable as you do at home without the sloppiness of actually leaving the house in your nightwear. (Save that for watching reruns of The Office rather than the office itself.)

1. Eccentric artist Julian Schnabel's predilection for wearing pyjamas in public may be charming, but his influence should be avoided in the corporate world. In other words, balance more relaxed pants with a top in a hardier texture such as nubby tweed.

2. On the subject of variety, always pair loose, wide-legged trousers with a structured jacket like the one at Dries van Noten's fall presentation. This will ground the look and show you mean business.

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3. Wide-legged trousers demand a tall, stacked heel, which will lengthen your silhouette and add another bit of professional polish. As for those slippers you've secretly stashed under your desk? Keep them there.

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