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One of the most popular questions readers ask us on Travel Fashion Girl is: “where can I find stylish yet practical reversible clothing for travel?” My response: Helene Clarkson.

Not only are the items featured in this post all reversible but they’re also versatile, easy-to-wear, sophisticated, AND functional, too.

I’m very impressed with her spring/summer collection so I’ve split up this review into two parts. This is PART 1 and you can read PART 2 here! Make sure to scroll down for your exclusive TFG discount!

Keep reading to find out more about her reversible clothing!

 


Reversible Clothing for Travel


 

Whether traveling to a neighboring city or across the pond, Helene Clarkson pieces have multi-wear possibilities that are versatile, comfortable, and easily transition from day to night.

Mix and match them, flip them and reverse them. They’re the basics that help create the core of the best travel wardrobes. They’re made for jetsetters that want a flawless selection of vacation wear for women that will take them to any corner of the globe.

Her designs are anything but boring while providing maximum versatility, comfort, and quality.

  • This Canadian brand specializes in super soft knit jersey fabrics that are not just practical but flattering on any figure.
  • As a major bonus: all her clothing is machine washable. Smart travelers know that the key to packing light on long trips is to wash clothing and Helene makes this task easy.
  • They’re also wrinkle-resistant. When you’re on the go the last thing you want to do when you arrive at your destination is spend time ironing all your garments, especially if you’re on a fast paced trip or organized tour.

 

Prices on their website are listed in Canadian dollars so if you’re shopping from the US, this means it’s about 30% off for you due to the exchange rate! Prices based on rates as of March 2016.

 

Reversible Dress

 

Sabi Reversible Dress / Metallic Sandals (similar)

 

My very first comment about the Sabi Reversible Dress is that I LOVE THE COLOR. Blue’s always a great color and seems to be one of the most universally flattering hues, too. Wear it in spring and summer – it’s a shade that will outlast seasonal fashion trends.

 

 

Wear it to a wedding, brunch with the girls, or a girly shopping day around town at home. On a trip, it makes the ideal packable dress that will make you feel feminine anywhere you go.

 

 

And the best part? It’s reversible and you don’t need a room to change the look. Turn it around and tie a knot at the back of your neck for a different style. Two for the price of one – bonus!

And, because it’s a “reversible” clothing item that is not double-sided – you don’t have to worry about adding unnecessary bulk to your luggage. Packing light made easy.

 

 

The Sabi Reversible Dress doesn’t include a matching belt but I never like to use them if they are provided. It’s much better when you can use your own accessories to add a personal touch. (Plus, choosing belts that don’t match the fabric of a dress are considered an easy way to upgrade the look, no matter what the price point.)

Helene styles the dress without a belt but I do like adding it to accentuate the waist. However, it was also nice to change it up and wear it in a more relaxed way belt-less.

 

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One thing to note is that Helene Clarkson’s dresses and skirts provide adequate coverage for women’s legs. I’m 5’2″ and it fits just below my knee so I’d need to hem it to make it more flattering for my height.

This does depend on your comfort level, though. If you prefer more coverage, you’ve got it. If you want less, you can easily just hem it. It’s nice to have the option.

 

 

Love the neckline!

 

 

Reversible Shirt

 

Sabi Reversible Halter / Leggings / Backpack / Suitcase / Flats / Necklace

 

The Sabi Reversible Halter makes a great addition to your travel wardrobe. Similar to the Sabi Dress, you get two tops in one. The plus about these reversible clothing items is that you get versatility without the bulk of double-fabric. Wear it for a long travel day on a flight or pair it with a skirt for a lovely dinner.

One of the things that really stand out about all of Helene’s tops is their length. She aims to provide adequate coverage for a variety of body types and I can definitely appreciate a longer length to pair with leggings!

 

 

The top is meant to be tied at the base of the neckline or it can also be tied a bit higher at the collar line. I love a good old fashioned v-neck so I let the ties hang loose on both the Sabi Halter and Dress. (Plus, I loved the necklace I was wearing and wanted to show it off!)

 

 

I actually preferred the other side of the Sabi Halter (shown below) and to be honest, I’d buy the top with this design even if it wasn’t reversible. I love the cut and how it accentuates your shoulders.

 

I like the way Helene styles the top with this reversible skirt. From office to dinner, you can create EIGHT unique outfits with just two pieces of reversible clothing for travel!

 

Sabi Halter Top / Shorts / Beach Bag / Packable Sunhat

 

I especially loved the versatility and that I could wear it at the beach for a dressy casual look but I could also dress it up at night. The higher neckline has a sophisticated cut without looking out of place on the sand.

It’s suitable for a cruise, resort, or beach vacation. You could even wear it for business, city, and general leisure travel.

 

 

Even though the fabric easily transitions from day to night it truly doesn’t look out of place in either setting because it’s matte and doesn’t have a sheen as I’ve seen with other brands’ pieces. The fabric is a super soft knit jersey that’s comfortable yet doesn’t look casual like modal.

 

Helene also offers a 3/4 sleeve style that’s perfect for travel in moderate weather such as autumn and spring tim. It’s called the Oulu Reversible Top and you can read my full review here!

 

 

Is it TFG Approved?

By combining one of Helene Clarkson’s reversible tops with one reversible skirt you can create EIGHT unique outfits with just two pieces of clothing! Add a reversible dress and that’s up two twelve outfits with just three pieces of clothing!

There’s no doubt about it. This reversible clothing for travel is TFG APPROVED.

 

Remember, comfort doesn’t have to look sloppy and versatility doesn’t have to be gimmicky. Helene Clarkson  knows how to do comfort and versatility with first class style!

 

And don’t forget, prices on their website are listed in Canadian dollars so if you’re shopping from the US, this means it’s about 30% off for you due to the exchange rate! Prices based on rates as of May 2016. Shop now!

 

 


Use the discount code TRAVELFASHIONGIRL to claim your exclusive 10% discount off the entire Helene Clarkson collection! (Offer expires May 31, 2016) Read PART 2 of this review here!

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