I had the pleasure of traveling to Asheville, North Carolina with my friend Jia Li, the brains behind the fashion brand, Jia Collection, that features very stylish and reversible and convertible clothing.
Reversible and convertible clothing are pieces that can be worn several different ways - inside out and backwards to achieve different looks.
Let me tell you that Jia's reversible clothing is amazing. It makes packing so much quicker and not having to check in a bag makes things so much easier. I was able to fit 2 of her pieces plus 3 pairs of shoes, a pair of jean shorts and a leather skirt plus all my toiletries into my carry-on!
Downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photos by Jia Li.
4 outfits with 2 pieces! I love it.
What I really love about Jia’s clothes are not only are they chic, sophisticated and stylish, they are also made of very breathable material – using high quality yarns made of silk, viscose, cotton and linen – making them really comfortable to wear. The fabrics of her knits were surprisingly light and quite cool to wear, even in warmer temperatures.
I loved her stuff so much that I took more of her pieces on my trip to the Dominican Republic - they were still very comfortable to wear, even in the tropical climate.
The Limited Edition MADELINE reversible dress - a great day to night dress!
Hanging out at Natura Cabana Boutique Ecolodge in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Photos by Daniel Para Mata.
The ABELLE reversible sleeveless top (white with blue stripes on the other side)
Brugal Rum Distillery Tour in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Photos by Daniel Para Mata.
My favorite LBD (Little Black Dress) is also from her collection - This convertible GIA dress can be worn three or more ways. So technically, I have THREE black dresses in one!
I LOVE having Jia's very unique, beautiful reversible, convertible designs in my closet. I know that these classic, multi-functional pieces are going to be in my closet (and with me on my travels!) for a very long time.
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