Pack one piece of clothing, get two: Reversible clothing and accessories for travel are the jetsetter’s magic trick.
Reversible Clothing and Accessories
These multi-use items will double your wardrobe on vacation.
For active vacations, the Lysse High Waist Leggings can be flipped between two chic colors and patterns. Both sides hold their shape and flatter your figure no matter what you put them through.
Don’t you hate it when your purse doesn’t match your outfit? That’s not a problem with the Street Level Reversible Tote, which flips inside out to give you two options in one. Choose between black (with brown leopard print inside) and taupe (with ivory inside). Coming with a matching wristlet, this bag helps you simplify any packing list.
For warm-weather trips, women can pack the Choose a Side 3” Shorts from Lululemon, which flip from gray to black and are made from lightweight, quick-drying fabric.
Perhaps the best reversible clothing for travel is a two-way dress, which can be two complete outfits in one. Fortunately, there are plenty of good options out there, like this easy-to-wear T-shirt dress, a sleek wrap dress that works for day or night, or this long-sleeved number that is perfect for business trips.
Be the most stylish person on the beach with these swim trunks from Amazon. They can be worn as a pattern or solid to ensure a swim in good style.
Women have even more reversible options to choose from, with everyone from popular designers (Tommy Bahama and Roxy) to fast fashion producers making reversible bikinis or one-piece suits. See a complete list of styles here.
Colorado Company’s Tranquility Skirt is a traveler’s dream. It switches from basic black to a fun print, is made from a double-layer fabric for modesty, and has active stretch fabric that’s always comfortable to wear.
You wouldn’t think of sandals as being a reversible option, but there is a popular brand, Modzori, on Amazon that offers a number of swappable shoe styles. These sandals use an elastic base and hook system that can easily be flipped over to reveal a different color, so you can get away with packing just one pair of shoes.
Having a belt that’s the same color on each side just seems wasteful. Match any outfit in your suitcase with this Fossil dress belt for men that reverses from black to brown. For women, add a logo to your look by flipping this Tory Burch belt from brown to black as well.
Coming in two styles, the Re:Down® Reversible Puffer from Everlane is a water-resistant stylish puffer made from 12 renewed plastic bottles. Packing into its own pocket, the jacket also makes an excellent travel pillow.
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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2018. It has been updated to reflect the most current information. Caroline Morse Teel contributed to this story.