A friend is heading off to the U.S. on a girl’s trip – I know, lucky thing! She’s asked me about Travel Pants. Yes, these are a thing.
What are Travel Pants? They are the super comfy pair of pants that you will wear on your journey, the getting there, the getting home & I guess, maybe, getting around in between.
They need to be soft, stretchy & lightweight. No buttons & tight waistbands, no gripping or sweaty fabric. You need to be able to sit comfortably, lug heavy bags, bend over, climb & just about anything else you might come across, especially on long haul travelling.
And let’s not forget, they need to look good!
Luckily right now comfort is king in fashion. We live in the age of Active wear, Leisure wear, Lounge wear, whatever you like to call it, it’s the perfect time to shop around & find the perfect pair of travel pants.
A jersey type fabric is perfect & you’ll find joggers & harem pants great for this.
Your first decision in purchasing your Travel Pants for travelling, as opposed to wearing on the couch on the weekend, is whether you intend to only wear these pants for travelling to and from a destination (some gorgeous trackies might do the job!) or whether you will be wearing them while you are there.
And if the decision is to wear them while you are there, what purpose will they need to serve? Purely casual with sneakers, or do you want the option to be able to dress them up with heels?
What about the length? If you’re heading to a colder climate you’ll want the length, especially if you’ll be wearing thermals underneath (it can be done – I did in Japan last year!). Or if you’re heading somewhere warmer perhaps something 3/4 in length would be better suited.
If you’re going for simply casual, then your options are limitless. A jersey type fabric is perfect & if you choose a neutral shade you’ll be able to wear them with practically any comfy top for travelling.
If you want your pants to dress up a little in your travels, then choose a darker more formal shade like black or khaki, or perhaps some leather or satin embellishments or side panels. Pop on a pair of heels, a camisole & leather jacket & you’re good to go & grab those cocktails!
I’ve put together a collection of 10 pants perfect for travelling in, I hope you find a pair to suit your next adventure!
These Woven Joggers from Country Road, $60 are a perfect example of how you can wear the same pair of pants three different ways. Not just for travelling, but for sight seeing & glamming it up!
Ok, these Sussan Knit Denim Jogger, $90 might not be as stretchy as a jersey, but the denim does have a little bit of give & they’re a nice alternative if you’re not into the whole “active wear” thing.
These Lorna Jane Studio Luxe Pants, $120 might be something you already have, or something you can work into your wardrobe, rather than buying something specifically for the trip.
These Drapery NYC Pants from The Travelling Trunk, $89 would certainly get you from day to night – easy to dress both up & down!
These Black Pants with Pleather Trim by Shabby Sisters, $50 have the little bit of extra bling to get you into a bit more of a dressier zone!
These French Stripe Jersey Harem Pants by WellByElevn, $89 are 100% cotton & made in Australia. The fabric is also a nice light change to the usual darker shades we’ve seen so far.
These Seed Jersey Harem Pants, $60 are also 100% cotton so super comfy. The vintage grey denim look is a nice alternative to jeans.
If the joggers, harems & trackies just aren’t your bag, perhaps these Decjuba Bangaline Pant, $130 are the answer. They are slim fitting, but a nice stretchy fabric that will look great with sneakers or heels & there’s no pesky button!
These Feather & Noise Cass Joggers, $55 are another great option that isn’t a harem pant. The stripes are gorgeous, they are 100% cotton & have cute little zip features on the cuff.
So, there you go, hope this has inspired you to take an amazing journey somewhere in a gorgeous pair of Travelling Pants! And if pants aren’t your thing, a nice jersey maxi skirt is a great alternative!