No matter where we're traveling to, there are a few staples that consistently make their way into our suitcases. Whether it's a favorite jacket or a signature scent, there are some things we just don't think about when we're getting ready to jet off. For me, Alo Yoga's Moto Legging ($110) is my ride-or-die, never-fail travel pant.
Growing up, I was never allowed to travel in sweatpants. It came from my grandparents; in their day, airline travel was glamorous, and you were meant to look pulled together as a sign of respect. I never questioned it, and actually took pride in the way I looked at the airport. However, a few years ago I was getting on an 11-hour overnight flight with my family, and I wanted to be comfortable. This, mind you, was in the early days of athleisure, but I'd just bought these leggings that looked like biker pants, and my mother begrudgingly agreed to let me travel in them. Paired with black boots, a white t-shirt, and a big jacket, they appeared no different from a legitimate pair of motorcycle pants. I still looked stylish, but I was seriously comfortable for the entire flight.
I cannot say enough good things about these leggings. They're cute, comfortable, and functional; should you want to take a spontaneous long walk through a new city or hit up a popular workout class, you've got a pair of leggings with you. Alo makes this style in a bunch of colors, along with sports bras to match, but I'm partial to the black hue because they're so versatile. I feel comfortable wearing them pretty much anywhere, and they're super flattering on. Honestly, after writing all of this, I'm investing in a second pair.