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Your travel wardrobe doesn’t have to be all black and neutrals! Find out how to mix in some printed pants and bottoms to add fun and variety to your look!


Printed Pants and Bottoms

Written By: Niki Landry


In the quest for the perfect packing list, it’s easy to opt for solids and neutrals to get the most wear out of every piece of clothing.

Buying wardrobe staples is essential to building a great travel closet, but sometimes it’s nice to throw in a punch of color or bold pattern. The great part of having a well-thought out closet is that once you have the basics, adding a trendy or colorful piece of clothing is simple.



Below are printed pants, skirts, and shorts to help mix up your capsule travel wardrobe.


Straight Leg



Ankle Skinny | Floral Pant | Cigarette Pant


If you’ve got all of your basic bottoms covered, maybe a floral or graphic print slim leg pant should be your next purchase. To change up a suitcase full of solids, you can easily add these colorful bottoms into your existing travel wardrobe.

The multl-color floral combined with a solid top makes for a simple outfit, and the gray check can be paired with a brighter colored shirt. Both options will take a monotonous packing list up a notch.

Pair with sandals for a casual day outfit, or change into block heels or ballet flats for a night out.


These are the best travel pants for women!

Wide Leg



Wide Leg Pant | Palazzo Pant | Pleated Pant


The most popular pants on the planet right now are skinny leg silhouettes, but they’ve been at the top of the clothing world for a while now.

If you’re looking to change up your pant game, wide leg bottoms can be a nice way to free your legs. These loose-fitting pants can also give you a reason to try a little color on your bottom half.

Wide leg pants look best combined with fitted tops; they even allow you to bare a little more skin up top. The volume on the bottom can help to balance the overall outfit.

Looking for a splurge? These soft and lovely pleated pants from Anthropologie are a beautiful pair to take you into your spring holiday.


Read our ultimate guide on how to choose the best pants for travel!




Play Legging | Abstract Legging | Printed Legging | Grid Legging


Most people tend to feel more comfortable taking risks with their athletic wear. Yoga pants are fair game to try new patterns and colors that we sometimes avoid in our everyday wardrobe, so if you’re tired of basic black leggings then the three styles below may be for you.

It’s easy to combine any of these options with a white top or pull one of the many colors from the pattern and incorporate it into your shirt.

Just remember, leggings are not pants and are best used for outdoor and fitness activities or as layers when it’s cold.


You can stop searching–we’ve found the best travel leggings for women!

Long Skirts



Slit Maxi Skirt | Pleated Skirt | Midi Skirt | Pleated Midi Skirt


For some reason, it’s easier for me to pull off a patterned skirt than pants. I also love the look of a long skirt, midi or maxi, with a simple top and slide on sandals. In my opinion, this combo is one of the best and easiest travel outfits.

Longer skirts are also great when you want to keep covered and modest, but don’t want to sacrifice personality or style. The pleated options are popular right now, and the skirts below are easy to incorporate into an overall neutral clothing palette.

The camo option, in particular, can coordinate with just about any neutral top you throw at it.


What’s the best skirt length–mini, midi, or maxi? Find out!

Short Skirts



Short Skirt | Wrap Skirt | Drawstring Skirt


If you’re worried about an allover pattern overpowering you (sometimes petite women can have this issue) shorter length skirts may be a great alternative.

They give your outfit just the right dose of interest without making you feel engulfed by a bold pattern. Animal print is always a favorite, along with a sweet gingham to mix and match with your chosen springtime colors.


Still feeling the spring chill? Here are the best skirt outfits when it’s cold outside!





Check Short | Chino Short | Pull On Short | Culottes


The last bottom in this pattern roundup is shorts. Weather your prefer a tailored pair or a soft short, these bottoms are ideal for warm weather vacations. Dots, florals, and tribal patterns are all possibilities to bring on your next trip.

Similar to short skirts, bold pattern shorts tend to be universally easier to wear than their long pant countertop. Plus, they take up less room in your bag, so they’re less of a commitment.


These are our favorite stylish summer shorts!



What are your favorite printed pants for travel? Share in the comments!


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Author Bio: Niki is an interior designer and artist from Louisiana. In addition to her design work, she writes for local and online publications sharing her experiences and passion for travel. Niki is currently adding stamps to her passport while building her design practice, Niki Landry Designs.



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