Travel-ready leggings and tights are among the best items to pack for any adventure, especially in winter. They pack down small, are comfortable to wear, and can be paired with a large range of items, from tunics to dresses to tees.
Aventura Clothing has, hands-down, the most comfortable leggings and tights I’ve tried, and they’re affordable, too. Here’s what to get:
Ida legging: This legging has a bold criss-cross diamond pattern, in a gray-black color tone that will go with any solid colored tunic or shirt.
I wear this legging with a gray tunic or any sweater.
It’s $35, and is a nylon-spandex blend that does not sag.
For a more geometric pattern in the same color scheme, go with the Laken legging for the same price.
Sasha legging: The Sasha legging is $50, but more substantial (the Ida feels more like a tight).
When I wear the Sasha, which comes in two color tones in an abstract dotted/striped pattern, I feel fully covered.
I often just pair this legging with a tee. It comes in blue or black (the black is a black-brick red color pattern). For something more wintery, the Snowflake legging is very similar.
And if you’re planning to pair any of the above with a sweater or tunic, add the Bienne tank as your upper base layer. This camisole goes everywhere with me, because it’s so versatile and comfortable. It’s substantial, with a lot of stretch, and is my go-to under layer for any shirt that’s either a little bit see-through or tunics with a low neckline, etc.
In short, you just never know when you’re going to need it. It comes in a ton of colors for $22, and is a tank top style, not a cami style (wider straps than a cami). I would pick up a few! I have bought a couple in basic white, which go under any shirt I think I may want more coverage under.
It packs down very small in any bag, so can always come as a ‘just in case’ item.