When limits exist, creativity sky-rockets. As a result of trying to pack minimally in my travel suitcase, I discovered a whole variety of ways some of my clothes can be worn. Versatile clothes are now the multifaceted diamonds of my wardrobe. Here are a couple of common clothing garments and their multi-purposes:
1. One-piece swimwear: Simple swimsuits can easily be worn as a bodysuit instead. Pair it with denim shorts for a laid back look, or wear it with a skirt of the same colour to convert the swimsuit into the bodice of a dress. Vegethreads is an eco swimwear brand which sells simple swimsuits with a variety of necklines and can easily be disguised as a top.
2. Long sleeve buttoned shirt: Where do I even begin? You can wear it fully buttoned up for a preppy look; tied at the waist for a Roman Holiday look; rolled up sleeves for a casual look; unbuttoned as outerwear… the possibilities are endless.
3. Sports bras: Certain sports bras can pull off as a bikini top, especially if the colour matches with the bikini bottoms. Dharmabums is an Australian-based ethical activewear store which sells basic-coloured sports bras which can easily be paired with matching bikini bottoms.
4. Pajamas: PJ’s can be versatile too! Check out my post on turning PJ’s into formalwear here.
5. Corsets: In the images, the top I’m wearing is actually a semi-sheer lace corset.
When travelling, I also love to bring a book to fill up the hours on my flight. I’m currently reading ‘Honey & Milk’ by Rupi Kaur. Please let me know if you have any book recommendations!
Photographed by Jennifer Aleksandroff, @giftoftwentyfour