B: Where are you going?
Me: K.O.P mall*.
B: Ugh. Why?
Me: Because I’m working.
B: Don’t spend money.
Me: I can’t control the requirements of my position and I intend to be a professional.
*[“K.O.P” is Philly-speak for the suburb King of Prussia.]
I emailed Shana and was like, um, are you aware that an actual brick-and-mortar Everlane opened at King of Prussia? Twist my arm to go try on everything on and document it.
Literally within forty-five minutes, I am there. I live a full life, my friends.
The store reminds me of Gap circa 1997. Bright lights, minimum vibes and simple pieces. I showed up right at opening and the moment I was waiting for arrived:
Everlane: Hi! Can I help you?
Me: *tucks hair behind ear, humble brag* Um. Hi. No big deal, BUT I write for a fashion blog.
*waiting for champagne and secret rooms to appear*
Everlane: Ok cool.
Me: *heads back to the regular people stuff*
And so I sweat, I got a cramp, and I tried on all of the things.
Slouchy Jeans, Fall Sweaters, Silk Tops & More: An Everlane Try-On
I’m a huge Everlane fan. I swear by their Way High Trousers and their button-downs are consistently my favorite. But I haven’t ordered THAT much from them. So, to see everything in front of me at once was overwhelming. Their stuff is really great quality. So beautiful. It was especially great to try on all of the jeans! It’s so hard to buy them without ever seeing anything on a body.
Everlane, You Seriously Get Me: What I Loved
Let’s start with what I loved…
As a reminder: I’m 5’2’’, 34DD, 115lbs, 27 in jeans, usually about a size 4 in everything else. I’m longer torso/shorter legs and a Sagittarius.
1. Silky, Slouchy & So Good: The Clean Silk Shirt + Original Cheeky Jean
I’m in love with Everlane’s silk. It’s that matte, casual silk that lays so nicely and is washable! It is pricey though. Sort of a cost/wear thing. This blouse would be cool with a turtleneck underneath as well. See below for it layered with my own blazer.
Based on the employee’s recommendation, I first tried these jeans on in a 26 — which fit surprisingly well (I’m usually a solid 27, after coming back down from a COVID28). It seems like almost all Everlane denim runs a size big. Just for laughs, I tried the 27 on and I found that I actually preferred the look of the slouchier vibe. Apparently, I’m into a dropped crotch (that’s what she said). These puppies came home with me.
Hear me now tall girls, I’m 5’2’’ and all of these are considered regular length. You either need to order the tallest length (not in stores) or be prepared for very cropped jeans. I’m still on the fence about the shoes. I know everyone loves them. They were comfortable, but it is just a lot of flat for a small foot.
Here is the shirt all blazered up. I look like I do real things. Blazer is old J.Crew, but this one’s similar.
2. Nerdy-Cool (& Into It): The Boxy Oxford + Straight-Leg Crop
I loved loved loved this whole look. I ended up bringing the top home. It has a nerdy-cool vibe that I’m into right now. The fabric of the shirt is a bit stiffer. The length is shorter and it’s a bit of a wider cut. Remember when we talked about classics in unusual cuts? This. This is that. The large pockets are so cool and it has subtle green stripes.
The color of these pants is amazing. I just happen to have a similar pair. And again, these are regular length. Interestingly enough, I like the shoes with this outfit. Maybe I just need something wider and cropped for the flats to shine.
3. Pricey But Worth It: The Clean Silk Relaxed Shirt
This is that Everlane silk again and I love it so much. It’s polished but cool. Again, I love that it’s matte, as it reads more casual to me. I would wear this constantly. But again, the silk is pricey.
I ended up snagging this shirt during Everlane’s online sale and the ballet flats in brown.
4. Rich French Mom Vibes: The ReCashmere Oversized Turtleneck
I felt especially French in this look. Something about the easiness of it all. Everlane cashmere is really nice. They call it Re-Cashmere as it has less of an environmental impact. It drapes beautifully and the cuts were cool and interesting. I loved this whole vibe. There is something to be said for simple pieces that are clearly good quality. It reads rich french mom. That’s a whole other vibe to discuss.
5. Surprisingly Good: The Supersoft Jean Coverall
This one surprised me. I expected bad vibes but I really liked the dropped crotch and longer/short sleeve. I didn’t even bother with the flats on this one. This outfit needs a cool sneaker, IMO. I thought the price for this was reasonable too.
I ended up ordering this one. Love it. I even wore it with the aggressive brown ballet flats and the bottoms cuffed.
Everlane, You Almost Nailed It: What I Liked
These are my likes but not quite loves. It’s not you, it’s me, Everlane.
5. My New Trader Joe’s Sweatshirt: The Track Half-Zip
The quality of this was really great. It felt like this is not my gym sweatshirt, this is my Trader Joe’s sweatshirt, which means nice. But in terms of specialness, on the scale of meh to unicorn, it’s definitely a regular horse.
6. Another Work Horse: The Track Oversized Crew
OK, here is another regular horse. But I would dare say it’s a WORK horse. Yes, this is a plain black sweatshirt. But I’m loving crewneck sweatshirts these days. They feel more retro and fashion than a hoodie to me. But alas, it’s a black sweatshirt.
7. Could Be Drapier: The ReCashmere Cardigan
Man, if I loved this, my face definitely disagrees. I actually liked this ReCashmere cardigan. I would probably get it in a bigger size to get a drapier vibe. I love the wash of these jeans, I just don’t love this barrel shape on me. Btw, the jeans are Everlane’s 90s Way High Jean but they’re not on their website right now.
8. Closer To 30%: The 100% Philly Tee
This t-shirt says 100% Philly, which I am definitely not. I’m like 30% on a good day. I actually did live there for many years and it was amazing. However, I’m a Phoenixville girl now #bestcityinamerica. I could totally see Shana making this shirt work for a black tie event somehow and I would run out and buy it.
Everlane, We Hit A Rough Patch: What Just Wasn’t For Me
Here are the things that felt a little barfy on me.
9. Just Eh: The Texture Cotton Cardigan
I thought I could do the French girl thing and wear this cotton cardigan as a top. It was a little too balloony for me. I didn’t like how high the buttons came up for me. It was like too big AND too small. The quality was great though.
10. I’ll Leave These Jeans For the Tall Girls: The Rigid Slouch Jean + Men’s Felted Merino Half-Zip
I actually do love this sweater. I’m really having a half-zip moment. Will it be up? Will it be down? Oh, the drama of it all. But I’m showing you these rigid slouch jeans. These jeans are a 26 and I’m a true 27. They were massive on me and so much material. Maybe this is where you tall girls will shine.
If you’re lucky enough to have an Everlane store near you, I definitely recommend that you go check it out. Feeling and seeing everything was a super joy.
Is there anything that you LOVE that I didn’t try? I would love to hear your suggestions.
This one’s for the pinners!…