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Summer Travel Hacks: Traveling For Hours? Wear These Comfortable Pants Instead Of Jeans

Have you ever traveled for more than four hours, either by land, air, or sea, only to find that your jeans are not comfortable enough to last you your trip? Imagine long-haul air travel, more than ten hours of unholy and uncomfortable travel time, and you're stuck with a cute pair of shorts that you're only realizing was not the best option.

This summer, we're sure to be traveling more for leisure and for work. One of the golden rules of traveling is to travel comfortably. And to achieve this, your choice of wardrobe plays a huge part. There are seven things you should always keep in mind when you're getting ready for a long trip: layers for the cold (e.g. jackets and shawls), breathable fabrics for your top (go for cotton, silk, or linen), simple and flat shoes, and comfortable leg wear!

Here are some of the best choices for leg wear so you're not itching to get out of your pants during your trip.

Pants--but not quite

Want something that looks and wears like a pair of jeans but are stretchy and comfortable as leggings? Get that classic t-shirt and jeans look with this Ab-solution Stretch Twill Skinny Pants by Wit & Wisdom, which makes wearing pants an absolute delight.

These pants come with five pockets for all your easy storage needs, and is made up of 51% cotton, 32% polyester, 13% rayon, and 4% spandex for a maximum breathable fabric. It's also available in a variety of colors so switching your outfits shouldn't be too hard!

Wit & Wisdom is available at Nordstrom.


Don't sweat the sweats

If you're going for something sporty, get a pair of velour sweats for a look that's retro and stylish. Pair a nice cropped hoodie or sweater with the Nike Velour Drawstring Capri Pants (they are a little high on the  waist so you're not showing too much skin even with a cropped top), and finish with your most comfortable running shoes for your most adventure-ready outfit.


Compress to impress

Compression tights and pants are not just good for the gym--theyre also perfect for travel. Compression legwear promote blood circulation and help prevent swelling of the legs when you're wearing them, which is perfect for long-haul travel.

The Adidas Alphaskin 360 Tights are a nice compression choice for its simple and sleek design and unmatched comfort. You won't need to change pants, too, if you're going to be changing flights at a particularly humid stopover. The Alphaskin 360 is made of mesh-like Climachill that pulls heat away from your skin for cooling comfort. And it's made with UV-protection material, to boot!

And did we say your booty would shine nicely in this pair of pants? Double win!


Not so formal

If you're traveling for business, you want something a little more smart, but with all the comfort of a nice pair of cotton pants. This pair of Banana Republic Sloan Stripe Bi-Stretch Pants is 52 percent cotton, making it extremely breathable, stretchable, and flexible.

The vertical striped pattern also gives a longer leg illusion, perfect for achieving that nice OOTD.


Comfy and cropped

Be summer-ready with your outfit by donning a nice pair of soft culotte pants. If you want something premium for ultimate style and comfort, check out the Eileen Fisher
Pleated Silk Georgette Cropped Pants. It's made of 100 percent silk so you're getting the most hypoallergenic, durable, and lightweight material to get you from one place to another--in style and max comfort.