Whether you’re a die-hard carry-on traveller or you’ve reached the point where you’re barely able to lift your overstuffed bag, there are plenty of reasons to want to travel lighter. But when the time comes to start cutting items from your packing list, it’s easy to find yourself throwing in extra clothing for all those “what if” situations – what if you need a dress for a spontaneous night out? Or an extra layer if the temps drop lower than expected?

The Chrysalis Cardi makes it easier to travel light while still being prepared for the varied fashion scenarios you might encounter on the road. The cardi comes with a booklet containing step-by-step instructions for transforming it into eight different pieces using snaps hidden along the hemline (although fans will tell you there are dozens of other creative ways to wear it). Turn it into a casual cardigan, tunic, cape, wrap or halter; a scarf for extra warmth; or two flattering dresses.

In addition to being practical, the Chrysalis Cardi is super comfy. Every cardi is ethically-made in Toronto from soft Modal blend fabric, which is sustainably sourced and free of harmful chemicals, so you can feel good about wearing it in more ways than one.

$138, encircled.ca