Kule Try-On & Review

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If you haven’t yet heard of Kule, it started as a kids brand, known for its playful stripes in 100% cotton. Kule has expanded, however, and now makes designs for everyone (including men!). It has garnered a cult-like following for its perfect tees and quirky sweatshirts or, as Kule puts it, “classic clothes with a happy wink.”

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s like if Kate Spade & J.Crew had a baby…

Kule.

After being completely blown away by Kule's short-sleeve gingham sweater, I decided to do a mini haul.

polo (M) | shorts (26) | shoes | bag | sunglasses

Classic Clothes With A Happy Wink: Kule Try-On & Review

After being completely blown away by Kule’s short-sleeve gingham sweater (the number of compliments this piece garners were going to my head), I decided to do a mini haul (gahhh, I hate that word) — or try-on (that’s better) — to see if the brand’s other pieces were just as good. I also wanted to crack the code on Kule’s sizing. I had found that the gingham sweater ran small, so I wanted to see if that was true for all pieces.

So. After testing out a sweater, a T-shirt, two tank tops, a waffle pullover, shorts and a dress — all in 100% cotton — here’s what I’ve learned about Kule.


How Does Kule Fit?

Kule’s cotton tees & muscle tanks run true to size, but I’ve found that the spaghetti strap camis (and dresses) run a full size small. I’m also happier sizing up one full size in anything that could be described as a pullover: sweaters, sweatshirts, half-zips. The shorts fit TTS.

Is Kule Good Quality?

Whether it’s one of Kule’s lightweight striped tees, or the thicker weave of a sweater, or the waffle knit, Kule’s 100% cotton fabrics all feel seriously high quality and decidedly high-end. In fact, the luxe fabric is easily one of the best parts of the brand. I also appreciate some of the texture added in for interest (ribbing on the dress, for example, or the waffle-knit on the shorts & pullover). It’s easy to see why Kule has such a dedicated following.

Whether it's Kule's lightweight striped tees, or the thicker weave of a sweater, or the waffle knit, Kule's 100% cotton fabrics all feel high quality & high-end.

top (M) | shorts (26) | sandals | sunglasses

Can You Machine-Wash Kule Products?

Since purchasing, I have now machine-washed each piece on cold and air-dried on low. Everything washes up beautifully but will shrink a little if you wash and/or dry on hot. I accidentally sent one of the camis through a hot dryer, and the neckline is not nearly as low as it once was.


1. Kule’s Striped Tee: The Modern

This striped tee from Kule is surprisingly well-tailors, & there's something very cool & boyish about the fit.

tee (S) | shorts (26) | similar bracelet

This is the T-shirt that helped put Kule on the map, and I can freaking see why: It’s fantastic. It’s shockingly well-tailored — the shoulder seams hit right where they’re supposed to, the sleeves are perfect — and there’s something very cool and boyish about the fit. However! It still manages to be feminine (flirty, even?). This tee comes in solid colors, but the playful stripes are where it really shines. There are currently 14 different striped color combos, and I want them all. GAHHH.

NOTE: If the color combo designates “cream,” just know that irl the cream is darker than it appears on the website. It’s much more off-white than white.

If the color combo on Kule's website designates "cream," just know that irl it's darker than it appears online. It's much more off-white than white.

tee (S) | shorts (26) | similar bracelet


2. Kule’s Strappy Cami: The Spaghetti Tank

I found that this spaghetti strap tank from Kule was too squeezy around my bustline, so I sized up 1.

tank (M) – also at Shopbop | shorts (26) | similar bracelet

This is the tank I’ve been looking for all summer. It’s cool, casual, loose through the stomach, yet a little sexy, in an unserious, playful kind of way. I found that the size small (my usual size) was too squeezy around my bustline (where I carry my weight), so I was much happier in a medium.

These tanks work great with strapless bras, strappy bras or over bikini tops (how I wore mine at the shore).

These Kule tanks work great w/ strapless bras, strappy bras or over bikini tops (how I wore mine at the shore).

tank (M) – also at Shopbop | shorts (26)


3. Kule’s Sleeveless Tee: The Tank

I'm wearing this Kule tank in navy (fit is TTS), but it's also available in 7 striped color combos.

tank (S) | shorts (26)

This easy tank (are we still calling them “muscle tanks”?) is great. It’s the exact same fabric & shape as the tee but sleeveless (and with trim!). I’m wearing the navy (fit is TTS), but it’s also available in seven different striped color combinations (as well as solid gray or white).


4. Kule’s Waffle Half-Zip Pullover: The Rosewell

This waffle-knit half-zip pullover is 1 of my fave products in the entire Kule try-on.

pullover (M) | tank (M) – also at Shopbop | shorts (26) | similar bracelet

This waffle-knit half-zip pullover is one of my favorite products in the entire try-on. It’s just so easy, so comfy, and washes up beautifully. Yet it has a little bit of a gamine twist — the collar is more of a polo-like collar, and I actually like it worn open or closed.

This half-zip pullover from Kule is easy, comfy, & washes up beautifully

pullover (M) | shorts (26)

It also layers well over strappy tanks too.

The collar of this Kule pullover is more of a polo-like collar, & I wear it open or closed.

pullover (M) | tank (M) – also at Shopbop | shorts (26)


5. Kule’s Midi Dress: The Harlow

This is 1 sexy midi dress from Kule. It's also bananas comfortable — it's 100% cotton knit.

dress (M) | similar bracelet

This is one sexy midi dress. It’s also bananas comfortable — it’s 100% cotton knit — but also extremely flattering, thanks to the ease through the stomach + the ribbed texture. The one downside, however, is that the straps are not adjustable. After wearing it a ton, I miiight need to get the straps taken up a tiny bit.

The 1 downside to Kule's midi dress is that the straps are not adjustable.

dress (M)

I’ve worn Kule’s midi dress a bunch. Likely because it’s one of the most brainless outfits I own — it’s comfy yet always looks good. Also works with sneakers, so there’s that.

I've worn Kule's midi dress a bunch, & it works great w/ sneakers.

dress (M) | sneakers


6. Kule’s Waffle-Knit Shorts: The Megan

These waffle-knit shorts from Kule have a high rise & trouser-style pockets.

pullover (M) | shorts (S)

These waffle-knit shorts have a high rise, trouser-style pockets, and are made from the exact same waffle knit as the pullover. They’re comfy and seriously cute, matching or not matching.

These waffle shorts from Kule are comfy & seriously cute.

tank (M) – also at Shopbop | shorts (S) | similar bracelet


7. That Gingham Polo Sweater: The Brie

This 100% cotton polo sweater is thick & soft, & I'll likely wear it year-round.

top (M) – also at Anthro | shorts (26) | similar bracelet

This polo sweater is the piece that started my love affair with Kule, and it’s easy to see why. This 100% cotton sweater is thick and and soft, and I’ll likely wear it year-round. It’s the vibes for me — quirky-preppy? — and all in all, it’s such a happy piece.

Let me know if you have another other questions about Kule — I’m now a huge fan.

xo,

S