Spring Into Sleepwear

Jacqueline Wells

Some of my best nights’ sleeps are in early spring, with the windows open, a cool breeze sweeping through my home—all snuggled up under my covers. I linger in that bliss on crisp mornings until I grab my light robe to start a new day.


I find so much enjoyment in rotating my pajama drawer to move my spring/summer sleepwear to the front. Good-bye, fleece reindeer pajama bottoms. See ya later, gray sweatpants and old boyfriends’ T-shirts! Hello, soft nightie. Here are some of my favorite sleepwear choices:

Hanging around the house. I work from home, so I have to admit I wear pajamas for extended morning hours. When it’s just my dog and me on warm day, I love to wear a cotton nightie or chemise. For those crisper, cooler mornings I wrap up in lightweight robe—perfect for working on my screened porch or for when the air conditioning kicks on.

Movie-time at home. After a long day, I like to shut off my mind a bit with a movie or TV series (I want more House of Cards!). For evenings that I plan to just lounge around, I’ll slip into a sleep shirt and tuck my toes under a warm blanket. If I get chilly, I can grab a pair of knit pajama pants.

Quick errands. There’s times when I need to run out of the house in a hurry—like OMG, I’ve run out of coffee. Even though I’m just in my car, I can’t leave the house in a nightie. So I put on a more suitable pair of pants, like Pajama Jeans with a camisole and a light hoodie.

A case of the summer cold. Have you ever had a summer cold? Well, I learned last summer that they’re the worst! I was so sick that I can’t even remember what I wore for the two days I was under the covers. I’m sure it was a layered hot-mess look, switching from hot to cold.

It’s been a longer winter and I’m so grateful warmer days are ahead. As I switch my seasonal wardrobe, I always include my sleepwear.

What are your favorite pajamas for spring and summer?

Meghan Barich is a writer, the storyteller at meghanbarich.com and a proud Hoosier. When she’s not crafting the next story, you can find her nose-in-a-book or walking her dog, Moose.