Having been to many a destination where covering up is a must for blending in and navigating crowds, I’ve come to know and love many pairs of humble holiday pants. From Morocco and Uganda, to India and Sri Lanka, covering up knees and shoulders shows respect to local customs outside of resorts and hotels and keeps unwanted stares and attention to a minimum.
With a trip to India on the horizon, I’m yet again trawling the web for trousers to wear on a daily basis that sit somewhere between gap year tragedy and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. You want them light and cool enough to happily wear all day, without looking like printed parachutes or a throwback to when you revelled in unflattering clothes bought for under a £1 while on a That beach. And in the spirit of vacay mode, I want a nod to colour and print, without changing tact from my fairly monochrome at-home style.
Just before Oman, I bought these Eberjey trousers from Beach Cafe and they’re up there with my favourite holiday trousers. With a little kick flare and side knot, they’re super flattering and yet practical in their elasticated waist (anticipating all that delicious dahla and naan) and ability not to drag underfoot. One pair down, my India suitcase is now that bit closer to being complete…
Ph. by James Wright using an Olympus Pen