What to buy

Pyjamas shouldn't be restricted to bed wear. Not when they're as smart as Poplin pjs.

Created by Oxford graduate and former journalist Lucy Archibald, the pyjama and 'lounge wear' collection came about whilst she was working as a freelance writer in India. Lucy wanted something comfortable but luxurious to wear while working from homeā€¦ which led of course to pyjamas - the freelancer's 'business suit'.

Inspired by classic men's tailoring (think Turnbull & Asser), Poplin pyjamas are made in India using Swiss cottons and hand printed silks. There are also nightshirts, shortie pyjamas and in the pipeline for summer are glamorous, backless nightdresses.

But nothing beats a crisp pair of striped or white pjs with a smart red, navy or apple green piping.

www.poplin.co.uk