Fashion & Beauty

AELLA Ankle Skinny Pant Review: The Ultimate Travel Pant

As a frequent traveler, I constantly struggle with finding transitional clothes that are stylish, comfortable, and pack well. The entire line at AELLA is made with these four things in mind, and I love the Ankle Skinny style for wearing to work, dressing up, and even wearing on travel days. I tested out this style as well as the Light Trouser and Kick Flare.

AELLA Pants Review: 

Price and Where to Buy: Styles start at $125 on AELLA’s website.

How AELLA Travel Pants Rate:

  • Usefulness: 9/10. The Ankle Skinny travel pant has been my go-to this summer for walking to the office. It packs so well and is comfortable enough to wear on a plane, car, or train. I’ve worn this style with blouses, t-shirts, and a light sweatshirt. Another favorite feature is the back waistband which prevents gapping. The Kick Flare style is trendier and is great for at work and any after-work events. And if your style or dress code is more business-y, the Light Trouser style provides an even more polished look.
  • Value: 8/10. AELLA pants are priced at about what you would pay for high-end athletic wear or a decent pair of jeans. I’ve already gotten a ton of wears out of them, so to me, the price tag seems worth it.
  • Portability & Durability: 10/10. The Matte Skin fabric by AELLA is patented and is wrinkle-resistant, stretchy, machine-washable (huge win for workwear), and fade-resistant.
  • Cool Factor: 9/10. There are tons of different product options (from blazers to jogging pants) on AELLA that will fit your personal style, shape, and needs.

Final Verdict: Turns out a comfortable, packable, and stylish travel pant does exist.

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By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

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