Tuesday, January 10, 2012

travel packing: the versalette

I travel a lot.  For me, it's a blessing in every way you can fathom.  I do wish I could say that I've mastered the art of packing for my adventures, but I'm something of a mess every time.  So it was a treat to stumble upon the Versalette, a Swiss army knife-esque garment, designed to be worn 15 different ways:


Nice, right?  I love the innovative, elegant concept.  Although a few of the possible styles aren't quite "me," this would still be a very worthy and versatile piece to add to my travel arsenal - I'd happily rock the scarf (second pic), most of the dress options, and the drapey poncho-ish style (second-to-last pic).  A notable bonus is that this garment is sustainably manufactured, sourced from recycled cotton and recycled water bottles.  Three cheers for that!

The Versalette is the first in a collection of 10 pieces designed for travel, the minimalist lifestyle, and extreme mix-and-match enjoyment.  It's debuting this year, and I can't wait to get my hands on the Versalette and see how it works with the rest of the collection.  See more about the clothing and the super-inspiring globe-trotters behind it at {r}evolution apparel.  I think you'll be as impressed with the designers' vision of lower-impact fashion as I was.

32 comments:

  1. How neat!! I love the scarves and off shoulder tops!!

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  2. ohh I love it. Definitely a travel piece I need!
    Erin @ www.thanksimadeitblog.com

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  3. ahh this is so clever! and so perfect when your traveling! great highlight!


    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  4. this is so cool!

    http://giaa-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  5. How creative is that? What a wonderful idea. I hate traveling with tons of suitcases. Having to travel with a baby cured me of that desire.

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  6. this. is. genius. love it!

    luna
    lunaoffduty.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog! I really like this minimalistic idea! I'm dying to know how some of those styles were made! How did they make the scarf into a shirt in the bottom left corner? Ahh, mind boggling.

    Come by and visit my blog again!

    vonnie <3
    ohsovonnie.blogspot.com

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  8. First time stopping in..DEF following along...I love when I learn something new and fabulous on a blog! Never heard of this but I am always a fan of versatile pieces like this...I have a Von Vonni wrap dress (and sell it to a lot of clients) that can be worn at least 25 different ways...its genius! SO much fun changing it up each time and obviously great for travel.
    Be back soon for sure!
    Best
    C

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  9. I looooooove packing. Or, to be more precise, I looooooove deciding what I am going to pack, and the goal is always the least amount possible to be as happy as possible during the trip. Such a fun challenge every time.
    I think in a way this piece is a little too versatile, because I love the monastic aspect of packing light, and with this skirt-dress-shawl (seems like a drop-crotch shorts look ought to be achievable with it too), a person would feel like they are traveling with a huge wardrobe. I'm sure every other sane person will love it though.

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  10. That's pretty awesome. I love the versatility.

    Beautiful blog, I'm following :)


    xx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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  11. It really does seem incredibly versatile. I'm terrible at packing, so having a piece like this would be a lifesaver for me! <3

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  12. Oh wow, that is totally awesome! It looks like it would fold up well to be packed, too. The classic "infinity dress" style takes up TONS of space - this looks much better.

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  13. love your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  14. This looks amazing! Same outfit but used in so many different styles. We love it!


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  15. What a great idea for travel. Love the idea of a much more compact wardrobe, though I don't know if I could have one.

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  16. That is amazing and would totally cut down on overweight baggage fees!:) Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I love reading things like this!! Even better, owning pieces like this. I had a swacket from Harputs Market that can be worn a billion different ways... but I didn't know how to do it. I get caught in a rut with things like this, hah!

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  18. it's so versatile, love this post, such an informative thing! :D

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  19. Super cool!! Love it!

    www.mythriftychic.com

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  20. This is kind of amazing!!!!!
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  21. this is quite genius! love the creativity!

    - aimee

    SwellMayde DIY's

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  22. Very nice collection! i love it!
    If u can, visit:
    http://unknownlooks.blogspot.com/
    See ya!

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  23. Some the options are pretty nice!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    http://lostinpattern.blogspot.com/
    xx Brigita

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  24. Thanks for sharing,what a great piece! I've seen many convertible dresses but not one that can become a bag!

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  25. whaaat that's amazing! and it can even be a bag!? incredible..

    www.phoandchips.com

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  26. Hi,
    thx for ur comment!
    that piece is awesome!
    kisses from Spain,
    S

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  27. Beautiful collection, I am following your blog pls visit mine, I hope follow back
    http://aprettylife13.blogspot.com/

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  28. that's just soo clever x


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