9 Versatile Products to Help You Do More With Less

July 29, 2020 4 min read 1 Comment

Living more sustainably is all about reducing the environmental impact you have on the earth. The amount of waste we produce is a big part of that impact, which is why finding ways to do more with less is so important. This brings us to our case for versatility as sustainability. As a sustainable clothing brand, we’re big advocates for versatile clothing (as you may have noticed). By investing in versatile clothing, not only will you need to buy less clothing and save space in your closet, but you’re also reducing the amount of textile waste you produce. Bonus points if those clothes are made out of eco-friendly, biodegradable fabrics!

We want to help you add some versatility into your life, both in your closet and beyond, so we put together a round up of some of our fav versatile products to help you be more with less. These versatile products are great for living a more minimalist lifestyle as well as being great for travel!




1) Jewels and Aces - Curated Earring Capsule

Jewels and Aces offers 4 options for curated capsule earring collections. They're made up of interchangeable earring studs and jackets to mix, match and wear multiple ways. Plus they're jewelry is handcrafted from premium recycled precious metals. Their earrings are one of our team’s fav versatile products!



2) BAIIA - Reversible Wrapsuit

This unique wrap swimsuit is made up on 3 individual pieces to achieve maximum versatility. This suit is reversible for up to 3 different suits and can also be worn as a top. The suit will definitely come in handy when traveling and trying to keep your suitcase light or travel carry-on only.



3) F. Miller - Face Oil

F. Miller is a minimalist skin care brand, every product is multi-tasking and multi-use, designed for versatility and seamless layering. Their face oil is no exception, with a blend of 22 active botanicals that leave skin visibly hydrated, nourished and glowing from within. The skincare industry can make us feel like we need a full 12-step skincare routine to get the results we’re looking for (though, if you enjoy doing your 12-step routine - that’s great!). So, we love seeing brands like F.Miller embracing a more minimalist routine and making skincare more simple for those who can find skincare overwhelming.



4) Encircled - The Chrysalis Cardi

We couldn't talk about versatility without mentioning our Chrysalis Cardi - the first product ever launched by Encircled and remains one of our best-sellers today! One of our most versatile clothing pieces, The Chrysalis Cardi can be styled 8+ ways. From a cosy cocoon cardi to a chic Grecian tunic, a glamorous one-shoulder gown, to a poncho, classic infinity scarf and more. The style that does it all, this will be the most versatile piece in your wardrobe. Not to mention, the Chrysalis Cardi is a great piece of versatile travel clothing!



5) ILIA - Multi-Stick

A clean beauty brand, ILIA offers a variety of multi-use makeup to simplify your beauty routine. Our fav is their Multi-Stick, a creamy, on-the-go formula that can be used as both a blush and lip colour.



6) Anchal - Naturally Dyed Bandana

We love that bandanas are currently trending, they're a great way to elevate an outfit you already own. We're fans of the Anchal hand dyed bandana, wear it as a neckerchief, tie it in your hair, or tie it to your purse. Such a simple yet versatile product!



7) HFS Collective - Convertible Crossbody

Sustainably made from eco-friendly materials, the Convertible Crossbody can be worn as a crossbody bag, clutch and a belt bag, replacing three bags with one.



8) Encircled - Breakaway Wrap Dress

Made from ultra-soft, sustainable Modal fabric, the Breakaway Wrap Dress is the versatile dress for any occasion. The dress is actually made up of two pieces - a wrap style top and wrap style skirt. The Breakaway Wrap Top is fully reversible - wear it as a scoop neck or wrap style top! The pieces look great styled apart or worn together to create a faux wrap dress - the faux wrap style means you don’t have to worry about your dress coming open when you least expect it! This style also makes for a great travel dress, wear the pieces separately during the day for a more casual look, then together for a sophisticated evening look.



9) Wolf Circus - Small Pearl Hoops

Made in Vancouver, Canada from recycled silver, these earrings are the perfect day to night jewelry. Wear them as a classic small hoop during the day, then attach the freshwater pearls for an elegant evening look.




 For more Encircled versatile clothing options, checkout our Multiway Clothing Collection!


What versatile product do you think everyone should know about? Let us know in the comments! 


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Travel 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. 

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