You would think, being immersed in the festival community, I would have gotten my hands on a pair of harem pants by now. I believe it was something in the back of my mind for awhile, but I never saw a pair that really caught my eye, or that fit my personal style. As a budding yogi, I usually prefer leggings, but there’s something to be said for a loose fitting, lightweight pant that really moves with you and keeps you cool and breezy in warm weather. Low-cut styles are always a fun addition to my closet as well, and that drop-crotch look is something I’ve experimented with a few times with joggers from various brands. I definitely opt for that style when I feel in the mood for a more laid-back, cool aesthetic. Lots of the harem pants on the market looked so flimsy and too trendy to me, so I never paid this style much attention. However, the perfect opportunity just fell into my lap and I’m excited to share with you a quality brand that I’ll be referring people to for years to come.
I was recently contacted by Buddha Pants®, a Miami-based company that came to life in 2012 with the vision of creating “multi-functional travel ready apparel, focusing on comfort & encouraging an active lifestyle.” They created their first pair of harem pants in 2013, and grew rapidly, now offering a wide range of organic cotton harem pants in thirty six prints and seven solid colors. The coolest thing about these is they are entirely packable and travel-ready. Each pair packs right into their left pocket, which has a built-in drawstring. These pants are created in-house with comfort and functionality in mind, and definitely make a great alternative to body-hugging activewear when you feel like a change in style or something a little less body conscious!
The pair I’m wearing here is part of their Savannah Prints collection, and are the Chainlink Harem Pants. I just love the quality! They are lightweight and so comfortable, but the fabric and construction is obviously meant to last. It feels durable and so soft against the skin. Each pant comes with pockets, as well as a drawstring waist and elastic on the ankles so you can scoot them up to your knees for a different look. Over 100,000 units of the Savannah Pants have been sold and I can absolutely see why! These are all unisex styles so I sized down to an extra small, although I am between extra small and small these days, and the fit is perfect. They also come in kid sizes! I really wonder why I hadn’t heard of Buddha Pants® sooner!
“I wanted to create a well made harem pant with pockets – that allowed for them to be packed up! When I originally had the idea to combine the functionality of the two it made sense- something practical and comfy! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do” -Rachel Raab (Creative Director & Founder
“Buddha Pants® is a clothing company dedicated to creating multi-functional travel ready apparel, focusing on comfort & encouraging an active lifestyle.”
“Buddha Pants® fold themselves into their own pocket, making them a perfect travel-ready addition to any wardrobe! Buddha Pants® give the illusion of a large triangular skirt but have flexible ankles that can be pulled up on the calf to create different looks.”
Shop the Chainlink Savannah harem pants by Buddha Pants®, seen in my photos here.