I don’t think I need to sell anyone on the idea that yoga pants are super comfortable. I take at least one pair when I travel because I do practice yoga when I’m away from home and because I practically live in them anyway!
Of course, yoga pants are perfect for workouts in the gym or in your hotel room, and even light hikes, but a great pair of yoga pants can be styled for all sorts of activities. For long travel days, a tunic top over yoga pants is comfortable and stylish. Yoga pants can be layered like leggings under a dress or skirt for extra warmth. Comfy yoga pants can be used for lounging in the evenings or as sleepwear on chilly nights.
There are lots of brands that will do the job, so here are some general things to look for so you have the most versatile yoga pants with you on your travels.
Neutral colors. Black will match anything you put on top.
No logos. There’s no need to advertise that you’re trying to get away with wearing yoga pants at a nice restaurant.
Tapered leg. Skinny legged pants can pass as leggings under skirts, dresses, or tunics and look invisible tucked into boots. You could also go with cropped tapered legs in warmer weather, which look super cute with sandals or ballet flats.
Wide leg. If the skinny look is not your style, be on the lookout for wide leg style yoga pants that have the easy breezy look of palazzo pants. These look great accessorized with bangles or a bright scarf.
Breathable fabric. This is essential for workouts and hot weather. I prefer cotton blend pants, but they can take forever to dry. Keep that in mind if you don’t have access to a dryer and go for some hi-tech fabrics that will dry quickly instead.
Durable. If you plan on wearing your yoga pants for yoga, hiking, sleeping, and everything else, they’ll take a beating with all the wearing and washing. The fabric should be thick and the seams should be sturdy.