The Chrysalis Cardi: How do I create the looks?

July 10, 2013 2 min read

Travel Style Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.


The most challenging thing about buying a multi-way garment is creating the looks you see on the models!

I've been there, as I love versatile pieces, so I wanted to share my tips, as well as some resources to help you get the most wear out of your Chrysalis Cardi.

Invest the Time (But make it fun!)

Owning a multi-way garment requires a small investment of time to figure out how to do the various looks why not make it fun?

Turn on some music, pour yourself a glass of vino or sparkling water, and have a mini fashion show. Invite a friend over!

One of my favourite things is when I visit with someone that owns a Chrysalis Cardi and they model the looks. I was in Costa Rica staying at a jungle yoga retreat over New Year's and a mini-fashion show even broke out there with the Chrysalis Cardi. Take the time to learn the looks and try not to get frustrated. 

Use the resources provided

With every Chrysalis Cardi, we provide a detailed Look Book with diagrams on how to create the looks. Additionally, we have a few public videos on how to make the looks at home here. 

Lastly, everyone that purchases a Chrysalis Cardi receives access to our exclusive {Members Only} section on There are an additional 6 videos on how to create the looks, a digitized look book and more. Create an account when purchasing to gain access, alternatively, we will manually send you an invite post-purchase. Alternatively, contact us.

Access {Members Only} here

Don't be afraid to ask for help

If you're stuck, do not be afraid to ask us for help! It's totally normal... this is a new fashion innovation. We're here to help you enjoy the cardi and we want you to wear it.

Either send us a tweet, or FB message, or contact us. We'll get back to you within 24 hours. We're happy to do a mini-video on Instagram or FB to help you figure out the look. 

Share the Love

Have you discovered a new look? Don't covet it, share it! Post a picture on our wall on Facebook. Share the love with other Chrysalis Cardi owners and the universe will thank you.

Happy Styling! 

With gratitude,


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