Most of my wardrobe staples are from Everlane. Say what you will about them, but I think they’re a great mainstream entry brand to get more people into ethical fashion due to their accessible price points and timeless styles. I would love to see them use organic cotton (update: they are starting to do this), but they are implementing more recycled cottons and plastics, such as with their ReNew line and Tread sneakers. I’m pretty sure I wear at least one Everlane piece¬†every day, and I thought it would be fun to take inventory of what I own and write quick reviews for you.
I usually go to Everlane first when I need normcore basics because everything fits me well and the quality is good. They have so much stuff that not everything speaks to me, but I never wanted to return an item I chose.¬†This post is not sponsored by the way. I’ve been buying Everlane for years and simply like their stuff.
It helps to go to one of their stores or pop-ups to try on stuff and get to know your sizing, but the customer reviews on each product page are helpful when ordering online.¬†For reference, I’m almost 5’6″, a size small or 4 for most tops, and a size 6 for pants/bottoms.
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THE RELAXED POPLIN SHIRT in Blue End-on-End – The “Relaxed” styles have a slouchier fit, so I sized down to a size 2.¬†I’ve had this shirt for over two years and the quality is still holding up. It also doesn’t get too wrinkly after wash and you can wear it without having to iron it, so that’s a bonus. A while back, I wrote a post on how to style a blue dress shirt featuring this shirt.
THE RELAXED SILK SHIRT in Pale Pink – I had sized down to a 2 for this one as well.¬†The shirt I own¬†will be discontinued, but this new version seems to be similar if not the same. I don’t know what the difference is, really. I wash it in the machine under the delicate setting, hang dry it, and iron it. Everlane silk is thick and this has held up nicely for the past couple of years as well. You can dress this up or down. See how¬†I wore it with mom jeans in this post.
THE SILK CAMISOLE in Black – I got this in a small, although they’ve also discontinued¬†the original silk camisole and replaced it with this newer version. Only the neckline seems to be a little different. I also wash this the same way as the previous shirt. See my posts on how I dressed this up and dressed it down.
THE PIMA STRETCH TURTLENECK in White – This is one of my most worn items, especially in the colder months. The fabric is thin and light, so it’s a good layering piece. I should buy a second one as a backup. I got this in Small. To see it on me, visit¬†here and here.
Tees + Tanks
THE COTTON BOX-CUT TEE in White – I stock up on Everlane white tees because I wear them to the gym, to sleep, or for day time, usually with jeans. I bought this in both small and medium, and I didn’t see a major difference in sizing.
THE RECOTTON TEE in Off-White – This is a ’90s-inspired baby tee, a shrunken fit, so I sized up to a medium so that it’s not super tight on me.¬†I’ve worn it here for the day time with other Everlane pieces. This is 60% recycled cotton, and it’s now my favourite style tee from Everlane.
THE PIMA MICRO RIB TANK in White – I have 3 of these stretchy white tank tops because I find very flattering. I like wearing them to the gym because tanks make me look more jacked.
THE COTTON V-NECK in White, Black and Grey – I wear these tees all the time and they have held up better than my old James Perse shirts. I size up to medium for a looser fit.
THE CASHMERE CREW in Pink – A nice basic cashmere sweater that I wear regularly in the colder months. See it on me here. I’ve had mine for two years and the quality is fine, not much pilling. If you wash it by hand or in the delicate setting, be sure to lay it flat on a towel to dry, and stretch it out intermittently as it dries so that it does not shrink. This goes for their other cashmere and wool sweaters.
THE CASHMERE RIB V-NECK in Pale Heather Blue – I bought this last year, and it’s a nice addition to my winter wardrobe. The bright blue elicits a lot of compliments, and the loose style is easy to wear.
THE LUXE WOOL SQUARE TURTLENECK in Navy – They don’t seem to be selling the navy version anymore, but you can get it in Heather Grey. But they now have a cashmere version of this cut if you want it in Navy or other colours. I got it in Small, but I think it shrunk a little on me because I’ve thrown it in the machine, which is why it’s looking tighter and shorter on me here. I’ll have to stretch it back out when it’s ¬†drying to get it loose again.
THE CLASSIC FRENCH TERRY SQUARE HOODIE in Pink – I find hoodies make me look too young, but I opted for this cropped version in Small a while back so I can wear it to the gym. See it on me here. I’m still lacking athleticwear actually.¬†Too bad they’re discontinuing this item. The ReNew hoodies seem to be the replacement.
THE COTTON LINEN BLAZER in Bone – I wanted a light chic and casual blazer for the summer, and this was it. The reviews said it is an oversized fit, so I sized down to a 2. This was a good decision because it fit me well in the shoulders, but the blazer was still too long, so I had to get it tailored alonged with the sleeves.
THE WIDE LEG CROP PATCH POCKET PANTS in Indigo – I wanted to try the Jesse Kamm sailor pant look without spending $400, so when Everlane came out with these, I bought it in a size 6. They seem to be true to size. The fabric is stretchy, which is great for me because my weight tends to fluctuate. I wear them¬†here. Note that they come out of the dryer wrinkly, so I iron them.
THE LIGHTWEIGHT WIDE LEG CROP CHINO in Sand – Also got this in a 6, but the fabric is not stretchy, so less comfy than the other Wide Leg Crop pants. For this color, you have to wear light-colored/invisible underwear, and the pants need to be ironed. So yeah, more of a high-maintenance piece, and I wear it less for those reasons. Still, I’ll keep this for the Kamm look until I decide to get the real Kamm.
THE CASHMERE SWEATPANT in Heather Grey – I bought this in Small, but I’ve gained weight/muscle since I last wore them in this post, so they’re now a little tight. After owning this for over two years, it’s still not pilling much. A seam came loose, probably due to my burgeoning booty, so there’s a small hole I need to stitch up. Otherwise, these are the softest, comfiest lounge pants I own. Update: after a few years of use, the hole in the fabric got too big and I can not repair it. I’m not sure if I would buy cashmere sweatpants again, as comfortable as they are, because the fabric is more delicate.
TREAD TRAINER in Off-White – I’m a 6.5 in shoes but I decided to go up to a 7 for these to make room for thicker ankle socks. They fit well. I got these in the summer because I had been looking for white sneakers to wear with dresses. Now I wear them all the time because they go with a lot of stuff. See here, here, and here.
THE DAY HEEL in Pale Rose – Granny chic at its comfiest.They’re easy to slip on and off. While other people have complained that it’s better to size up because this style can be narrow, I decided to stay true to size at 6.5 and stretch out the front with my shoe stretcher. This worked out well. I wear this all the time with dresses, jeans, and those Everlane Wide Leg pants (here).¬†Though if I wear them for more than a couple of hours, my feet expand and they get a little tight. I’ve only had them for a season, so let’s see if they’ll continue to mold to my feet.
Sleepwear + Lingerie
Bags + Accessories
THE PACKABLE BACKPACK in Sage – I bought this a few months ago with the intention of bringing it on my travels, but I haven’t been traveling that much this year so I don’t even know how to get this thing inside the pouch. I’ve actually been using this quite often in my everyday life, especially when going to the gym (man, how many times have I mentioned going to the gym in this post??). The fabric is sturdy and the straps are easily adjustable and comfortable. The sage colour is more grey than green, fyi.
That was 25 items, not counting multiples of the same style. Is that a lot? Well, my Everlane journey continues…
Items I Will Likely Buy Soon
THE GLOVE BOOT REKNITS in Black or Toffee – Made of 88% recycled polyester, these boots look so comfortable. I will probably purchase the black pair the next time I’m in the States.
THE RECOTTON TEE in Apricot and Lilac – I like the fit of this tee so much I’ll probably get more in different colours.
THE JAPANESE OXFORD SHIRT in White – I don’t have an oversized white button-down, and since I like Everlane’s Relaxed fit so much, this will work well.
Items I Would Buy If I Didn’t Already Have Something Similar
THE ’90s LOAFER in Brown Crocodile – These look so fun, but I already own Ralph Lauren loafers, and I don’t even wear those that much.
THE OVERSIZED BLAZER in Glen Plaid – This is so nice, but I have this vintage Harris Tweed blazer that’s similar. Actually, it’s not that hard to find this kind of blazer secondhand, so I recommend going that route first.
What are your favourite pieces from Everlane? Let me know in the comments below.
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