Nothing is better when travelling than having your actual travel outfit sorted. Personally I love a layered situation that includes soft pants because I always like to arrive at my destination in comfort and style. Now while I have traveled in jeans I also suffer from bloating and swelling on planes and even car travel so soft pants for travel is where it is at. Enter a soft, stylish black pant that can take you from day to night, ship to shore, land to sky (and back down again) and even on the open road.
Why comfort rules.
When flying it’s all about comfort, I mean for me it’s mostly a case of crossing my fingers and hoping no seat belt extender is required so I want ‘soft pants’ with an elasticized or roll over waist and no zips or bulky buttons that dig in. I want a pant that pretty much feels like pyjamas and won’t end up crumpled and scrunched up or caught up a crack where they have no business being.
You could choose jeggings, leggings, ponte pants, drop crotch pants, modal, bamboo, or a cotton blend, whatever you choose comes down to the destination and what time you travel. Late night flights with early morning landings require a soft pant with some warmth while landing in a warmer or more humid destination might need a lighter weight or breathable fabric.
What to wear with soft black pants when traveling
Black pants for travel are a great foundation piece for an outfit, but what could you add to them to ensure you always feel stylish when traveling? If wearing a ponte pant or legging/jegging you can switch out a tee for a tunic or dress, remember to layer like a player 🙂
I team my pants with a longer line tee (for tummy coverage) in a jersey or knit and a cape or cardi. Sometimes a cape can double as a scarf or vice versa, either way if I am traveling I will at some stage feel the cold or want to shield my eyes from light for a snooze, so both come in handy. A scarf is also a great way to add some extra style to a simple travel outfit, especially if it has colour or print…or both!
Now we have the comfy outfit situation under control I bet you are wondering what to wear on your feet? Again it’s all depends on the weather and destination. I prefer a slide I can slip off on long journeys or sneakers for a shorter journey but if the weather is chilly an ankle boot does the trick.
My top black pants for travel
Taking Shape The Ripple Pant (XXS-XL), The Iconic Maddison Knit Joggers (14-24), Bohemian Traders Drop Crotch Pant (XXS-4XL)Taking Shape The Best-friend Jegging (12-24), Katies Seam Detail Ponte Pant (S-2XL), Kennedys Travellers Harem Pant (S-XXXL)
Are you planning a holiday anywhere soon?
Til next time
Updated May 2018