Prints Charming ~ Yolke
By ALISON CONNOLLY
The concept of the matching silk pajama set is hardly new, so how is it that YOLKE makes it so fresh and covet-worthy? The secret seems to be twofold; the designers specialize in contemporary, playful silk prints and they have successfully branded themselves as a luxury label for the lady who is part refined fashionista, part tomboy. Whether it’s a pajama top, lounge pants or a pajama (pyjama) set, each piece is beautifully tailored and timeless. Not only are these pieces aesthetically pleasing, designs are made from crease-resistant stretch silk, so you appear crisp and comfortable while you wear them. The ladies behind the label (Temperly London veterans Ella Ringner and Anna Williamson) seem to be stylists at heart as their lookbook gives us a taste of how the pajamas should be worn at home, and how they can be mixed to show off as ready-to-wear. If you’re like me and get thrilled by finishing touches like monograms, then you’re in for a treat. Both a traditional monogram is offered (done by Hand & Lock which has been perfecting embroideries in their London atelier since 1767), and a playful Varsity letter monogram as an alternative. Wouldn’t that make for the perfect gift or special treat to yourself? Even if the loungewear doesn’t work within your budget (sets average about $300-$400), there are adorable slippers and eye masks worth checking out too! If you ask us, it’s worth the splurge!