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I’ve been in full closet update mode lately, y’all. More to come on that in the coming weeks, but in the meantime I finally tried out a brand I have been curious about forever – one that has amazing, classic pieces if you’re looking to update, too.

Everlane. What took me so long? Until now I had only tried out one of their t-shirts and had ordered a couple tees for Pinky, too. I have no idea why. Their style, their branding, their quality, their philosophy as a company…all amazing.

If you haven’t checked them out, Everlane only works with ethical factories around the world and promises ‘radical transparency’ to their customers. From their website: “Each factory is given a compliance audit to evaluate factors like fair wages, reasonable hours, and environment. Our goal? A score of 90 or above for every factory.” Rad. They make it easy to shop basics and classic pieces with peace of mind.

Surprise, It’s Not All Jeans: Workwear Pieces

In the spirit of a closet update, I decided to try on some pants that weren’t jeans. I know. Who am I. But I LOVE these. They are super comfy, adorable and so Audrey Hepburn. I thought the mamas who work in an office might appreciate a little info on some items you could totally wear to the office.

Black Ponte Pants

tee | pants | heels

The Stretch Ponte Crop Pant – These pants were so good. They’re fairly lightweight but still very flattering and well-made. They have a side zip closure and a nice soft ribboned waistband. They’d be great for work but also a great everyday alternative to jeans or leggings. Killer with sneakers for a more chic look. They’re very comfy. Wearing Size 4. TTS

The Day Heel – I adore this shoe. I kept it for a nice pop of color in my otherwise oh-so-neutral closet. I wore them to an event the other night with black skinny jeans, a striped button down and my leather jacket and it’s maybe my new favorite outfit. (You can actually see it on my Instagram highlights @elletrain under Outfit Favs) They fit TTS and though they’re a little bit tight in the toe box, they’ll stretch a bit since they’re a great leather. LOVE the color. The heel height is so doable and the back of the heel is elastic so it’s super comfy. Such a fun update.

Cashmere Sweater

sweater | pants | heels

The Cashmere Crop V-Neck in Frost Donegal – This sweater is lovely. I adore the neckline and it’s the perfect cropped length with a high rise pant. It’s definitely a nice soft weight, too, and a great cashmere for this price. This color is just beautiful. Wearing small. TTS.

 Black & White Blouse

top | pants | heels

The Piped Silk Pocket Shirt – This silk top is so lovely and I adore the piping. It’s a beautiful shirt but it’s just too long for me. If I always wore shirts tucked in it would work, but it’s too long for the half-tuck I’ve come to love. Fits TTS otherwise, wearing a 4.

And for Casual Friday (or Anyday)

Tees & Jeans

The Mid-Rise Skinny Jean (Ankle) in Bone – These are a great white jean. So well made and not see-through…but they aren’t made for my stature or fit. They bunch in the knees, as you’ll see in all their jeans. Dang eeeet. Otherwise I love them. They fit a little on the small side. I’m wearing a 27 here and typically 27’s are just a tiny bit big on me and that was not the case with these. If you’re between sizes, size up.

The Heavyweight Tee – This is super flattering on. I love the fit and the colors of this lovely Breton striped top. The weight was too heavy for me though. I like a little more drape, but if you’re into structure in your tees this is for you. Wearing a Small.

The High Rise Skinny Jean Ankle – These actually got sent instead of a boxy silk tee in my order (customer service is great when I contacted them, btw). But um, yeah, they’re not for me. Wearing a size 28 which they actually sent the right size because these run small. I just can’t get into this wash, but it looks great on others. The rise was also too high for a non-stretch jean for me.

The Boxy Striped Tee – I loved this online but on me nah. It’s too cropped with the side slits and just not flattering. It’s very soft and well made though. Wearing a Small.

The Mid-Rise Skinny Jean (Ankle) – These are the same as the white jeans, but in black. If you’re shorter waisted at all like me definitely go with the mid rise. They were a great rise for me. Again, they run about 1/2 size small, so size up if you’re in between. Wearing size 27.

Other Finds

Silky Cami

The Double Lined V Neck Silk Cami – This cami is lovely and soft and so pretty for a classic dressy piece for date night, girls’ night, layering over a turtleneck, etc. It’s a decent price on a silk top, too. So lovely. Wearing size 4. TTS

Coats

The City Anorak – I adore this raincoat and am keeping it because #portland. It’s so cute and such a cute updated style. I ordered the smaller size to try and compare as this is a little big. Wearing a Small here. SO cute. Under $100. Love.

The Short Puffer Jacket – This is an adorably cropped puffer. Love the shape on this and it’s very cozy. Wearing a Small here but might have liked to try and xs, too. Comes in a couple of other colors.

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Take Away

I will always try new Everlane pieces from now on. I was so impressed with the quality and the style. And I could not be happier about finding an ethical company that still offers reasonable prices on great pieces. I highly recommend trying them out if you haven’t!

If you have tried Everlane out, what are your favorite pieces? I’d love to check them out, too! And stay tuned for Cam’s review of their denim, coming soon! It’ll be great to see how her thoughts compare to my findings.

Have a good one, y’all,

L

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @elletrain to see daily outfits, what I’m currently whipping up in the kitchen, and of course, Sienna’s dance moves.

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23 Comments

  1. Thanks for the review. I ordered two pair of the Everlane jeans and I’m really hoping they work out for me. I really like the brand. I own several t-shirts (2 from the 100% Human Campaign), a couple of sweaters and a cami. The company has great customer service and the quality is amazing. I love everything I own so far, and I am hoping the jeans will work form me. 😊

  2. I use to love Everlane, but right now I’m a little…meh. Their t-shirt quality went WAY down- but if you don’t have anything to compare it to not bad for the price- just disappointing given what they were (also not made in the USA anymore like they were before). I am 5’9″ and most of their clothes are just way too short for me, it makes me wonder if they are using the same clothes on the models that are supposedly the same height. It really depends on your body type, their tops look great on my mom (hip 70+ year old women) but just look awful on me. My husband likes their clothes and has had good luck with everything he has gotten (sweats, Ts, sweaters, pants, etc.)

  3. Thanks for trying all this stuff on! I hate how all the everlane models are super tall and rail thin with broad shoulders and vaguely androgynous body types — totally unrealistic and it’s nice to see on a “normal” albeit super cute body 🙂

    I get that the knee bagging could be annoying but i actually thought the pocket placement made your butt look great!

    I ordered two pairs of everlane boots at one of those “pay what you want” sales after Xmas — one I kept and one went back — the quality of the ones o kept was much nicer than the other pair.

  4. I have lived in the everlane black cashmere square turtleneck all winter (like, I should probably be embarrassed how often I repeat it). Awesome quality and I like the boxy fit.

  5. LOVED seeing some real business-casual options! The white button down, black ponte pants and red low heels are on point for work-wear! Because lets be real: I’m not wearing stilettos. Or suits. I also really appreciate seeing shirts style for work and for casual friday/weekend. Versatility!

  6. I also agree on the Everlane models. I am curvy up top so its impossible to tell how their tops would fit me! The Everlane denim didn’t work for me either, so disappointing because the fabric was great and I loved the wash I had ordered. I was between sizes in the mid-rise ankle jean, my regular size 26 was too small around the middle but sizing up to 27 was too big and the pockets hit too low on my rear. Thanks for the reviews of the ponte pants and the heels though, I’ve been looking at those for work. Please let us know how that xs City Anorak works!

    • I know, sad about the denim fit but loved the other stuff so much. I’d highly recommend those work pieces. And the XS City Anorak is great! i kept it and it has replaced my boring black raincoat!

  7. I love Everlane. I have a bunch of tees, tanks, a couple of silk shirts, and a wool work trouser in camel that apparently they don’t have anymore, but are my total favorite work pants. I go here first for basics.

  8. Ditto others that I’m so glad to see their clothes on a ‘real’ person. I’ve never placed an order because I look nothing like their models and assumed the fit wouldn’t work. The jeans/pants look very flattering on you, in particular!

    I would love a review of how the raincoat performs.

    • Oh awesome, I’m so glad it’s resonating and that I finally tried out some of their pieces. Will do on the raincoat! So far, so good! It’s got a great, big hood that I love and the style is just such a nice update from my boring black raincoat.

  9. Everlane I have loved: the muscle tank (I own all 3 colors; they are my summer go-to), the heavyweight T (agree it’s a bit heavy and warm, but the structure is my jam), the basic long-sleeved Ts, the drapey cashmere v-neck. I also have a black sweatshirt dress and a black v-neck cotton sheath, both of which I ADORE. I’m 5-4, about a size 8, not particularly curvy on top but with broad shoulders.

  10. So funny — I had placed an order last week for the first time and it just arrived. The Editor Heels were too small (I followed sizing recommendations), but beautiful. The wide leg crops were too small but have potential (it’s my usual size, for the most part). And the dress was super boxy, but I had thought it might be. All items were very well made and a great price. I look forward to exchanging and trying again

  11. I am utterly obsessed with Everlane’s cotton sweaters, especially the Soft Cotton Square Crew. That thing is magical and makes me look and feel amazing every time I wear it, which is at least once a week here in Seattle (I have the grey, which is a perfect warm, barely heathered color that looks great with almost anything and is light enough to play nicely with medium wash denim too). I get kind of bummed when it’s in the wash (!), and intend to buy it in at least two more colors. It’s so flippin’ hard to find substantial sweaters without wool content (…eczema) and they’ve nailed it. Also, the Box Cut Tee is great with high rise jeans, and a steal. I haven’t noticed a decline in the quality, and I’ve been wearing their tees for four years. Looking forward to trying their denim!

  12. I love Everlane’s Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan. I bought it in both colors. Their cashmere crewneck sweater are also a staple in winter. Depending upon the style, I’ve had good luck with tank tops for the summer. I make sure to order the styles that are looser at the bottom. I also get frustrated by their very thin models. It makes it difficult to see if their clothes will actually work for me.

  13. Elizabeth Hallgren on

    I have a few Everlane pieces. They work for me because the arms run long and so so do mine. My favorite thing is the modern zip backpack. It is grown up and kind of cool but not too cool for a woman who’s age starts with a 4.

  14. I am tall and thin and look an awful lot like the models Everlane overwhelmingly uses. I love their tshirts and would suggesting not sizing up since they are already boxy. Most of the tops are too cropped for me which is annoying.
    I bought a pair of their black denim high rise skinnies in my usual size, 26, and I ripped on the hem on the pants because they were a little too short. They are tight in my hips when I put them on but stretch out juuuuust enough to fit perfectly. I have skinny thighs and find, with much sadness, that most jeans usually get too loose in that area and then look baggy. I feel like the structure of these will not allow for loose thighs. I resolve to not wash them too often so I don’t have to go through that too much. I did read after that the black skinnies run smaller than the others. I’d like to try their boyfriend jeans ever since they sent out an email with the three different sizes on the one model.
    I love the Street shoe and the Modern Loafer but oh. my. word. do they run small. They do not make the Modern Loafter big enough for me. I’m hoping I can fit into an 11 on the street shoe though.

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