We’re headed to Italy and Croatia in two weeks and I’m struggling with my travel capsule bottom choices

FYI - Travel is with a group - I don’t expect to have to dress up too often - hiking, biking, and sightseeing is on the agenda.

A non-jeans pant option is eluding me. I found these fantastic Athleta flares but worry that they’re too athleisure looking - I try to think I would wear them to my casual workplace, but no matter how I look at them, they’re still tights.

For reference, I’m 5’10” so finding pants with a 34” inseam is the bane of my existence. I bought the “arbor olive” color in 16 tall - with a whopping 36” inseam and a price that’s a bit outside my comfort zone. They need to be shortened by about 1 1/2”.

Pros: they do look good on me; they aren’t black; very comfy and stretchy; lightweight; could use for hiking or out for dinner (with tunic and jacket).

Cons: price (ouch) a little body con for my 60 year old self; alterations needed (I could diy, but hesitate because of the zipper in the bottom of the hem.)


What do you think? Are there some alternatives you could suggest?