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Reversible Clothing and Accessories for Travel: 17 Items to Double Your Wardrobe


Pack one piece of clothing, get two—reversible clothing and accessories for travel is the jetsetter’s magic trick.

Reversible Clothing and Accessories

These multi-use items will double your wardrobe on vacation.

Reversible Leggings/Pants

Leggings pants

For active vacations, the Jockey Capri Leggings can be flipped between two totally different colors and patterns. Both sides are moisture-wicking and have a reflective logo to keep you visible in the dark.

Men will like the 4Ward Clothing Pants which can be worn four different ways: frontwards, backwards, inside out, and inside out & backwards.

Reversible Purse

reversible purse

Don’t you hate it when your purse doesn’t match your outfit? Not a problem, even if you only pack one bag, with the Biaggi Flippables Crossbody. This purse comes in a variety of fun colors, all of which flip to a basic back on the reverse side. Both sides are water-resistant, which makes the bag easy to clean. The crossbody also folds down into a small pouch which makes it extra packable.

Reversible Shorts

reversible shorts

Pattern or solid? You don’t have to choose with these reversible walking shorts, which can be worn as either plaid or plain. Designed for walking, these shorts won’t ride up and have plenty of pockets.

A good option for women are the Adidas Reversible Running Shorts, which also flip from a pattern to a solid, and are made from a cooling Climalite fabric.

Reversible Dress

reversible dresses

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 sundress, a maxi dress that works for day or night, or this long-sleeved number that is perfect for business trips.

Reversible Swimwear

reversible swimwear

Be the most stylish person on the beach on your next vacation with these swim trunks from Speedo. They can be worn as a pattern or solid, and each side is made with a UPF 50+ fabric to save you from sun damage.

Women have even more 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.

Reversible Skirt

reversible skirt

ExOfficio’s Wanderlux 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 a hidden security zipper pocket that can fit your passport. Worried about wearing this skirt twice? Don’t be—it’s made from odor-resistant fabric.


reversible sandals

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.


reversible belt

Having a belt that’s the same color on each side just seems wasteful. Match any outfit in your suitcase with this Perry Ellis dress belt that reverses from black to brown, or lighten up your look by flipping this Kate Spade belt from camel to off-white.


reversible jacket

Come prepared for either rain or cold with IZOD’s reversible jacket which can be worn either as a windbreaker or a fleece, depending on what the weather brings.

Or if you’re more concerned about changing up your look rather than the weather, Eddie Bauer’s IgniteLite Jacket has two distinctly different sides—one quilted and one smooth, each in a contrasting color.

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Caroline Morse Teel loves reversible clothing for travel. Follow Caroline on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline for photos from around the world.

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