14 January 2015Fashion
In the last year or so, Everlane has really become my go-to for the simple tops that I wear on a daily basis. I thought it might be helpful to give a rundown of the items that I’ve tried in recent months, which have become staples in my wardrobe.
The V-Neck Tee: I guess I’m cheating on my beloved u-necks! I still love those, but lately I’ve started to get more into Everlane’s v-neck tees. They have the perfect fit as far as I’m concerned – the v hits at a perfect spot and the neckline isn’t loose so I’m not worried that I might be flashing someone if I bend over. It fits a little more closely to the body than the u-neck and is a little less “flowy,” but it’s definitely NOT tight (I hate nothing more than a tight t-shirt). It’s not super oversized either, but you could do a little half tuck if you’re layering it under a blazer or sweater.
The Cotton Tank: I know I declared the Ryan Tank to be perfect in this post, but I think the Cotton Tank may have bumped it out of first place, for one simple reason: machine washable. I truly HATE hand-washing, so that’s a big drawback of the Ryan Tank. I got the white version of the Cotton Tank, and it’s light, but substantial – the material seems high-quality to me. You know how sometimes you get a white tee or tank, and it’s thin as tissue paper and seems really cheap? So not the case with this. It’s got a loose, oversized fit, and is quite long – I probably could have down a size, but I always prefer things oversized versus too small. Also, fair warning: the armholes are kind of huge. That doesn’t really bother me but not sure if it might bother some.
The Petra Crossbody: This was a top item on my holiday wish list and I’m so glad I got it! Everything I said in this post stands. It’s gorgeously structured and composed of a luxurious mix of materials. It’s a modern classic and I absolutely love it.
The Drop-Shouder Tee: I ordered this because I had a gift card, and I’m surprised by how much I’ve wound up liking it! It couldn’t be simpler, but the little details give it an elevated look. I love that the sleeves are a little longer and slimmer than usual (almost reaching to the elbow), and I just think it has a good, modern cut and drape to it. It’s got a vent on the sides and is longer in the back, and surprisingly, I really like the higher neckline. The material is soft and light, and I just think overall it has a cool look to it. I’ve got myself on the “notify me” list for April when the white will be restocked (I have a serious love of white tee-shirts with jeans). And of course, the price is very right (only 22 dollars).
The Short-Sleeve Sweatshirt: Odd as it may sound, I’d been on the hunt for a short-sleeve sweatshirt for quite some time so I was happy when Everlane put one out. It’s the perfect thing to throw on when you want to be covered up but you don’t want to be too warm (such as when I’m doing laundry). It’s just easy to throw on and I think I’m going to wind up wearing it pretty much all year round. I have the navy and am considering grabbing up the heather gray as well.
The Cashmere V-Neck: This was another holiday gift and it’s a perfect basic. Super soft, smooth cashmere and a not-too-deep V. My only regret is that they discontinued the cobalt color that I really wanted! Take note: Everlane retires items from time to time, so if you really like something, don’t wait and miss out like I did! They seem to have also retired my beloved Boyfriend Sweatshirts, which I’m kinda sad about because I would’ve liked to get another color.
The Chunky Knit Cardigan: When I got this I literally wore it every day for about a month. It’s just so. Warm. I sleep with the heat off, resulting in a freezing apartment when I wake up, so I would throw it on every morning and many evenings as well. It’s about 100 times warmer than any zip-up sweatshirt that I usually would toss on….I think I even slept in it one night. So yeah. Just really, really cozy, chunky, slouchy, warm, oversized. I got the navy and I really love the color.
There ya have it! My current Everlane favorites. I’m looking forward to trying their stripes and their new line of sweatshirts, both due in February, as well as their new cashmere, in March.
Do you guys have any Everlane favorites? If so definitely let me know in the comments!