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


  • Reply Leo April 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    that was an awesome post! i like the pictures, you are the photographer? also i love books right now im a fan of Haruki Murakami, have you read about him?
    Please if you would be so kind check my new post, is about Fashion Week in Mexico

    • Reply micromaria April 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Oh I love Haruki Murakami! Norwegian Wood is one of my favourite books.

  • Reply Thy Tran April 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Hey Maria,
    I love your blog! Didn’t know you even blogged! This is so cool! Your style of writing, the template of your website, everything is so beautiful! 😀 Let me know if you wanna collaborate some time! 😀

    • Reply micromaria April 12, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Thy! 😀 Thank you. I’ll love to collaborate some time in the future- check your inbox. 🙂

  • Reply Len Parent April 12, 2017 at 4:34 am

    You look absolutely so gorgeous darling! You’re inspiring!
    Much love, Len

    • Reply micromaria April 12, 2017 at 11:31 am

      You are too kind. Thank you!

  • Reply Cocoon April 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Absolutamente maravillosa 😉

    • Reply micromaria April 22, 2017 at 12:02 am

      Thank you dear 😀

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