6 Responsibly-Made Convertible Clothing Pieces For The Minimalist Traveler
Versatile Clothing For The Simple & Stylish Traveler
Deciding what makes the cut in our suitcase is always difficult—will you need a nice dress, a casual top, a warm sweater—or all of the above? Especially if you’re a last-minute packer like us, this can mean overpacked and overwhelming luggage. We did the research, and found 8 convertible travel pieces that will help you cut down on your packing, thanks to their multi-functionality. And the best news? You don’t have to sacrifice your ethics or style with any of these pieces. These clothes are a traveler’s dream, and once you unpack, they can also help you keep a more simple and streamlined minimalist everyday wardrobe.
Ways To Wear | 8+
Our Pick | The Chrysalis Cardi
Price | $128
The Chrysalis Cardi helps you reduce your wardrobe without sacrificing style. We love the gorgeous color options of this organic & sustainably-made piece, and the fact that it comes in two different dress lengths and multiple sizes makes it perfect for every traveler! Encircled offers tutorial videos and includes a lookbook and instructions with each Chrysalis Cardi purchase.
Ways To Wear | 5+
Our Pick | The Pepper Dress
Price | $285
This lightweight, eco-friendly silk slip dress offers more than just a single silhouette. The Pepper Dress can be worn at least five unique ways, including as a shorter tunic for those days when a dress just won’t do. Brought to life by Jessie Artigue, the blogger behind Style and Pepper, this dress is designed with classic style and longevity in mind. Plus, it’s sewn in the US!
3. SWAK Designs
Ways To Wear | 10+
Our Pick | Eternity Convertible Dress
Price | $70-$90
For the traveler who loves fresh new looks, the Eternity Convertible Dress from SWAK offers unlimited neckline variations and many adorable prints, colors and lengths to choose from. You can dress it up or keep it casual—get creative! These dresses are available in plus-sizes because SWAK believes that fashion should be accessible, affordable and fun for everyone. SWAK dresses are designed, cut and sewn in Los Angeles, California.
Ways To Wear | 2
Our Pick | Kamala Midi Skirt
Price | $99
The Kamala Midi skirt is made by Patagonia—and they know what it takes to make a quality travel piece. The mid-length convertible piece boasts a straight hemline and can be adjusted into a halter dress. The Kamala is made from organic cotton and sustainably produced TENCEL® lyocell, and comes in stripes and florals, making this piece the conscious & stylish adventurer’s dream.
5. HFS Collective
Ways To Wear | 2
Our Pick | Black Convertible Crossbody Bag
Price | $233
Part retro and part modern chic, this bag is as convenient as it is stylish. HFS Collective creates convertible bags that can be worn as crossbody purses or as a hipside belt bag. They also offer additional chains and straps to change out the style of the bag you’re wearing! Whichever way you choose to wear it, this bag won’t leave your side during your travels.
6. Tanya Heath
Ways To Wear | Unlimited
Our Pick | Jess BlackWhite Stretch Sandals
Price | $309+
Tanya Heath designs multi-functional luxury shoes that are limited only by your imagination. Instead of packing multiple pairs of shoes, you can wear one base shoe and swap out heels for different looks—or forgo the heel altogether and stick with comfortable flats. These shoes (and their separately-purchased heels) are investment pieces, meant to replace multiple pairs in your closet, so the price is steep, but the shoes are built to last. Tanya Heath shoes are made in France from French & Italian materials, and also are expanding their vegan line.
Emily Torres is the Editorial Director at The Good Trade. Born and raised in Indiana, she studied Creative Writing and Business at Indiana University. You can usually find her in her colorful Los Angeles apartment journaling, caring for her rabbits, or gaming.