Over the past 6 years of traveling the world, I’ve learned the value of versatile and functional fashion. I now pack my wardrobe full of neutral looks that I can dress up or dress down; it’s all about bold accessories, statement jewelry, fab lipsticks, and wardrobe staples.

One of my newest wardrobe additions is the Retrograde Kimono Dress by Encircled. I love how travel-friendly it is; the piece can be it can be worn forwards or backwards as a shift dress, or as a layering piece. Looking to upgrade your travel style?

Check out the travel-friendly kimono dress from Encircled!

Encircled Travel Friendly Clothing

My favorite thing about this item is that it feels like a soft vintage T-shirt. It’s as comfy as PJs, and you can rock it everywhere—from the beach to a night out on the town. This chic, minimalistic dress features vegan leather accent panels and a gunmetal zipper.

If you need to pack light, the Retrograde Kimono Dress should be your go-to.

You can flip it forward or backward and zip it up or unzip it for totally different looks. This eco-conscious MicroModal dress comes in both black and smoke colors, so it’s the perfect piece for mixing and matching.

Here are some of the travel-friendly styles I created!

Shift Dress with Zipper Up Front

Shift Dress Zipper Down Back

Shift Dress with booties

Convertible Kimono Detail

Travel Friendly Kimono

Casual Kimono Layering

Kimono Tunic Combo

First, I love that Encircled is a worker-friendly and green company– everything is ethically-made in Canada. When I give my cash to a company, I like to know that it is on a positive mission. Encircled definitely checks that box.

I first was introduced to Encircled about three years ago and was so excited to support such an amazing woman and her vision to make travel-friendly clothes with a conscience.

The entire Encircled production process is focused on positively affecting the planet while creating gorgeous clothes that drape beautifully and feel ultra-soft against your skin. One very cool thing that Encircled does is use its fabric scraps to create headbands, leg warmers, and hair ties so that there is a minimal amount of waste in production.

All of its clothes and accessories are made from premium, sustainable blends of Modal, Tencel, and Bamboo. These lush fabrics are low pilling and provide a natural UV filter.

They’re also resistant to wrinkling, fading, and shrinking.

And that is essential when you’re traveling because, let’s face it, who has time to iron on the road?


This post was written in partnership with Encircled. As always, thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
Kiersten Rich

Kiersten Rich is the bikini-obsessed author of award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Abroad, featuring travel tips, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world.

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