An updated Everlane review

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everlane review

Over the last two and a half years, I’ve been slowly filling the rails (and shelves) of my wardrobe with Everlane. By nature, I’m a creature of habit; when I find something I like, I tend to stick with it. So today I wanted to share an updated Everlane review; it’s been a good two and a half years since my first order, and I’ve got a fair few more thoughts to share on the sizing, and in particular the wear and tear, of what has literally become the backbone of my wardrobe.

When you scratch the surface, it’s kinda hard not to like Everlane. They’re basics driven, utterly and completely transparent (their Snapchat is definitely worth tuning into), and the quality is almost always on point. It’s this simple combination that has had me going back again and again, to scoop up a new launch, or a repeat of an old favourite. So get ready, ‘cos this is going to be a long one.


I’d been on the hunt for a fitted scoop neck tank that I could wear with billowy skirts, and this looked like it would fit the bill. I went for the XS (Everlane does typically run a little large, for the most part) but unfortunately this is still a lot larger than what I was after! The fabric is slightly sheer so if I picked this up again, I’d probably go for black to be on the safe side. The XS measures 39cm underarm to underarm and is 65cm long.

My first foray into Everlane’s t-shirt range included one of their Ryan Muscle Tees (along with a couple of Ryan Tanks) in the white. Unfortunately, the quality of this didn’t quite stand up; after the first wash I got a small hole in the front of the top, and I’ve since found one at the back of the collar. This is quite sheer, an oversized boxy fit, and perhaps a style that’s better for those with broader shoulders as this covers the front of mine, just slightly. I grabbed this in a S, and it measures 52cm across the underarm and is 66cm long.

Unlike the ‘Ryan Muscle Tee’, Everlane’s Muscle Tank completely lived up to my expectations. For comparison, this is a slightly thicker fabric (making it easier to find appropriate undergarments!), and in a much more traditional cut, in that the fabric doesn’t graze the front of the shoulder. This washes really well (no holes – yay!), and is a great, breathable option for summer. I’m planning on picking this up in a couple of other colours – the dusty pink is definitely calling out to me – as it’s a great staple piece to have for those warmer months. This is a loose fit yet not as oversized as other styles so this is one that you could pick up in either your normal size, or size down for a closer cut. I picked this up in the XS and it measures 47cm underarm to underarm and is 65cm long.

This is probably the launch that I was most anticipating as come summertime, my most worn t-shirt is hands down the linen heather grey wee thing that I picked up from Acne Studios on sale a couple years back. I actually nabbed both the linen tank and one of the long sleeved linen tees (which no longer seems to be on the website at last glance) and couldn’t believe how comparable the quality was. These wash really well and are definitely one of the many gems that I’ve stumbled across in Everlane’s new arrivals section. I grabbed this in the heather grey not too long ago – a great all year round staple – with a high neckline and loose fit through the body, I think you can quite easily dress this one up or down. It’s a slimmer fit to most of their t-shirt/tank styles, but if you’re after a closer cut fit, then size down. I grabbed the XS and it measures 48cm underarm to underarm and is 59cm long.

As much as I adore my Acne linen tee, I’m not the type of girl who’ll spend her weekends wearing a loose fitting t-shirt and a pair of jeans. That being said, when I do, I almost always reach for one of Everlane’s U Neck tees. These are a medium weight cotton – the black sits on the thicker end of the scale whereas the grey feels almost tissue weight – and boxy throughout the body with a dolman sleeve and a scooped ‘u’ neckline. If you’re the type of girl who is on the busty side, you’ll probably get a little bit of cleavage with this. These remain soft after multiple washes and I haven’t noticed any pilling – yet – and I’ve had mine going on over a year now. Given I work in a more relaxed office environment, I’ll quite often throw on one of these with a fitted pencil skirt in the summertime as I loved the mixed proportions. This does run large – I have the small, which measures 57cm underarm to underarm and the extra small measures 53cm underarm to underarm. So with this style, sizing down can mean a world of difference!

I’m a huge fan of the stripe and this long sleeved mariniere is no exception. It’s a nice thick cotton, and feels reminiscent of Petit Bateau’s mariniere, at a slightly lower price point. The fit is quite boxy through the body, with small slits at the hem and fitted sleeves. Size down with this one – I grabbed the XS and it measures 48cm underarm to underarm and is 61cm long.

An absolute staple for me, Everlane’s sleeveless silk tanks are one of the few pieces which I always made a point of including in my capsule wardrobes. These have a scoop neck, loose flowy fit and the hemline is asymmetrical – it’s shorter in the front and longer in the back, a style I find to be universally flattering. Their silk is incredible quality, and can withstand a round in the washing machine (and apparently the dryer too – but I’d avoid making this mistake, if you can!); I have a few of these and they still look incredible after a couple years of wear. I nabbed them in the size S and while they are a loose fit, these don’t look big on if you pick them up in your usual size. The small measures 44.5cm underarm to underarm, is 58cm long in the front and 74cm long in the back.

It tends to heat up quite a bit in Sydney during the summertime (35 deg C every day on average) so I alternate a lot between wearing Everlane’s sleeveless silk tanks, and their silk cami’s. I love that these have thin adjustable straps, and are double lined across the bust, with split/slit detail at the hem. I’ll wear these loose with a pair of jeans or trousers, or tucked into a skirt, and I love the look either way (so much so that I actually have this in three !! colours). This runs a little large so do size down – I made the mistake of going for the S when I should’ve grabbed the XS, so mine gape a little under the arms. Measures for the S are as follows; 49cm underarm to underarm and 62cm long.

This was a top that I was really excited about, as the cut and shape looked stunning on the model on the site. Unfortunately I found that this fell a little flat in real life. The fabric is quite stiff so doesn’t have a lot of movement, which meant that when tucked into skirts and trousers, it could look a little boxy. I sized down and went for a US2, which was the perfect slightly loose fit.

Arguably one of the more ‘fashion-forward’ styles that Everlane offers, this blouse is nothing short of beautiful. The silk is supple yet sturdy, and the shape of the blouse incredibly endearing – a boxy fit through the body with dropped shoulders and a block silk panel across the bottom of the shirt. I picked this up in the pink, and unfortunately I found that it was quite sheer through the body which makes finding something to layer underneath quite difficult, unless you have a pretty lace bra that you don’t mind having on show. This also comes in a cotton poplin which I suspect would be a little stiffer but just as nice, alternatively you could just play it safe and grab the black or the navy. Pick this up in your usual size – it’s a narrower fit through the outer shoulder. Measurements are 63cm underarm to underarm and 60cm long.

The blouse that really started it all; Everlane’s rounded collar silk blouse. Touted as an affordable alternative to Equipments silk pocket blouses, it really seemed like a bit of a no brainer. My silk blouse has become a real workhorse in my wardrobe; something I reach for often in the winter and a piece that has worn so well over the years. It’s machine washable and still looks great. This is slightly loose fit, but definitely fits true to size. I grabbed this in the size small and it’s the perfect fit; it measures 49cm underarm to underarm and is 64cm long.

I’d been on the hunt for a simple cotton poplin shirt which was lightweight, but that also had a bit of structure, and this ticked all those boxes. As with numerous other items from Everlane, I found that this does fit on the larger side of the spectrum. I went down a size for the US2, and this was still pretty oversized and loose fitting on me – I think had I gone any larger, it would’ve swamped my frame. A really great pick if you’re after an easy, well constructed shirt for day to day in the office, or for weekend wear. It’s easy to care for, and I think bar the vanity sizing, it’s a really lovely cut.

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You really can’t go wrong with Everlane’s cashmere. Their cropped cashmere sweater has fitted sleeves and a boxy fit through the body with a rounded hemline (slightly longer in the back) which is best worn loose over anything high waisted. I actually haven’t had an opportunity to wear it yet (I thought it’d look good tucked in to things but tucking doesn’t really work with this style) so jury’s still out on this one. I sized down and am glad I did as this does run on the larger end of the scale. The XS measures 51cm underarm to underarm and is 55cm long.

I couldn’t do an Everlane review and not mention their cashmere sweater. It’s hands down the best purchase I’ve made from Everlane so far. The quality is unparalleled for the price. The cashmere feels incredibly soft to the touch (invest in this over UNIQLO’s cheaper option – you’ll thank me later!), and the wear and tear is negligible – do expect some minor pilling after the first few wears but this can easily be removed by a fabric shaver. Personally, I tend to opt for my usual size but it is a slightly loose fit, so if you want something closer cut to the body, I’d recommend sizing down – so if you’re typically a small, grab the extra-small and so on. The style is a loose fit through the body with slim fitting sleeves; for reference, the size small measures 46cm underarm to underarm and is 63cm long.

This does what it says on the tin. It’s an oversized, chunky knit crew neck sweater in a soft cotton. I found that this fit true to size for that lived in, slouchy look, and looking back, I think I almost wish I’d gone up a size to make it a little snugglier. My only gripe with this is that the hem tapers in at the hip, as a result of the side slits – my hips are my widest point so I find it’s not something I really want to draw attention to, so that’s worth keeping in mind if you’re pear shaped like me.

What struck me most about this sweater when it arrived was just how sheer it is on; on the model, you can’t really see the same effect. I opted for the navy (however in hindsight, the black probably would’ve been better!), which I wear with a black bra and while you can see my bra through the fabric, I don’t feel it looks obscene (and I’m sure to wear a nice bra!). The fabric is really soft against the skin, and it’s held up against repeated cold cycles in the washing machine, so it’s incredibly easy to care for. Like usual I opted to size down and got an XS. This isn’t skin tight on me but has a nice fit that skims the body.

Made from a superfine merino wool, this is luxuriously soft, and a real dream to wear. I was after something quite fitted so opted for the smallest size, however I find that even sizing down, you’ll still have a bit of additional stretch; it’s the nature of the item I think. This is very long in the body and does tend to stretch down a little when washed (cold hand wash and then lay flat to dry). I love the mid sleeve length on this top and I think it’s a great layering piece come autumn and winter.

I picked up two of these sweatshirts along with one of my first orders, as I was after the perfect loose-but-not-too-loose boyfriend sweater. This definitely fit the bill, and I love the fact that these are terry toweling lined as opposed to fleece as I feel that terry toweling tends to fare better over time. These are definitely susceptible to pilling and unfortunately I found it too be quite visible on the grey though barely noticeable on the black. I don’t typically tend to wear this style of top anymore, so mine’s been relegated to pajama status, but I do think that it’s cut really well otherwise. I grabbed these in the XS and they measure 49cm underarm to underarm and 50cm long.

Now this has unfortunately been one of the few pieces which hasn’t quite lived up to my expectations. The cut of the coatigan is spot-on perfect; slim fitting through the sleeves, not too oversized, a good length for someone my height (I’m 5’8” for reference), and the material is incredibly thick – on paper, this is the perfect coatigan to keep you toasty all winter long. One thing I have found though is that it fluffed up considerably after a couple days of wear, which softened the rib detail effect of the knit. I’ve popped mine through the wash since and I think it’s definitely helped to revive it a little (plus using a fabric shaver can help!) though typically I’ll wear this one more around the house. It’s still a great buy if you’re looking for something cosy though. I opted to pick this up in the XS and I’m glad I did size down as it’s the perfect fit. It measures 53cm underarm to underarm and is 103cm long. The knit has a bit of stretch to it too!

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I’m definitely in the camp that every girl should have a crisp trench coat tucked away in their closet –aside from being extremely practical for those in-between seasons, they finish off an outfit and look incredibly sharp. Everlane’s trench really appealed to me; Burberry-esque in look, it has huge round buttons, a clip to tighten the collar around the neck and did I mention that it’s waterproof? Tried and tested! I love wearing this with the lapels folded over, tied with a bow at the waist. The drape trench coat is an update on their previous trench offering, and I love the fact that this time around, it’s fully lined . This fits extremely large so size down one size. I grabbed the S (my mistake!) and it measures 55cm underarm to underarm and is 90cm long.

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If you’ve read this far, then you’re probably already aware that I’m a fan of Everlane’s linen range, and the linen t-shirt dress seemed like an easy throw on casual piece. This is definitely much more of a beach cover up than something you’d wear to run errands as the fabric is a little on the sheer side. The quality is excellent, thick and sturdy without being scratchy, with a nice loose fit through the body. This one’s a little bit on the shorter side for me so I’m giving this to a very petite girlfriend of mine. I picked this up in the XS though I think given it is a dress, you’re best to stick with your usual size. The XS measures 57cm underarm to underarm and is 86cm long.

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everlane review


Everlane’s denim launch has probably been their most anticipated launch of the year, kicking off with three key styles in four colour options, with various rise and leg lengths. The mid rise skinny was the one that most appealed to me, so I opted for the ‘stay black’. One thing to note is that each wash of denim has a different level of stretch to them. ‘Stay black’ is a very rigid cotton denim, that doesn’t have much stretch at all. It’s very thick and can seem a little bit restrictive, but I think overall they look incredible on (see above). I got the ankle length which comes up just over my foot, so I prefer to wear these rolled once at the ankle, which I find much more flattering as it accentuates your ankles. I grabbed my usual size (sz 25), which felt very snug at first, but relaxed after about an hour or two of wear. I’ve done a full review on these jeans, which you can read more of HERE.

The second pair of jeans from Everlane that I put to the test were their modern boyfriend jean. This time, I opted for the ‘bone’, which is a slightly off-white hue. Unlike ‘stay black’, the ‘bone’ denim is incredibly soft and has a lot of stretch to it. Again, I went for my usual size, a size 25, which is the perfect boyfriend fit, on me. There’s a looseness through the leg, and these are fitted but not tight at the waistband, with some room around the hip and bum area. I don’t love these worn straight, so I’ve rolled them up a couple of times to achieve a more flattering length and look. You can read more about my thoughts on these HERE.

While I no longer work in a corporate office, I do make a point of wearing something that looks smart, and a pair of straight leg or skinny trousers are one of my go-to’s for every day. Everlane launched the GoWeave fabrication a little earlier this year, designed to be wrinkle resistant (don’t go throwing this crumpled into a suitcase as you’re gonna end up with wrinkle problems!) making them a great every day option as well as the perfect pair of work trousers to travel with. I’m not sure if it was just the pair I bought, but these run EXTREMELY large! I went for the size 4 (I’m usually a 25 in jeans) and these were a good two sizes too big. I took some snaps wearing them and actually had to pin them in the back! That being said, these are a beautiful trouser, and definitely one worth taking a second look at.

It’s taken me a good six months (if not more) to finally get my hands on a pair of Everlane’s wide leg crop trousers. Like a lot of their new launches, these sold out in days, and had me wondering, was I right to hesitate on snapping up a pair? After a few restocks, I was finally able to snag myself a pair, and I have a few thoughts I wanted to share about these. Like everything else from the brand, these run extremely large. I’m typically a waist size 25 in most denim brands, and I decided to pick these up in the size 0, which thankfully, fit like a dream the first time I tried them on. These are a high-waisted fit, and if you carry a lot of your height in your torso like I do, then you might find that these are quite long. For reference, I’m 5’8″ and these fall to about an inch above my ankle. The ‘bone’ colour does have a slight sheerness to the fabric, so just note that you will need to wear them with nude undergarments! The website describes these as being ‘garment-dyed’, which is what gives them that very soft, worn in feel – be warned though, it does stretch. After wearing them in for a couple hours, I noticed that the waistband had given a bit, though if anything it just makes them a lot more comfortable to wear. Perhaps my favourite thing about the trousers though? They make your booty pop!

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My Cuyana leather tote has long since been my staple every day bag, but after eying this up for some time, I finally decided to pull the trigger and go for it. I love the fact that while it is a tote, it has a zip up closure meaning that all your belongings are secure. I went for the reverse denim with black leather (the black on black also looks lovely) which is a pretty neutral option and goes with most outfits. The fabric has softened up beautifully since I picked it up. The bag has a very minimal interior; one large open pocket and a smaller slip pocket on the side (which isn’t my favourite – I wish it had a zipper!). The style is quite slim and tucks in nice and close to the body. Personally, if I had my time over, I’d opt for the black as the grey does tend to pick up and show dirt, and due to the leather strap, you can’t throw this in the wash.

I picked this up for Luke ahead of our recent holiday, as a bit of an everyday adventure backpack and carry-on bag. He also went for the reverse denim option, and just like the twill zipper tote, the fabric softens up after about a week of wear. The quality is great, particularly having those little black leather touches on the snaps and zipper tab pulls, and the laptop section allows a bit of separation of your belongings too. Do keep in mind that this particular style is spot clean only – due to the leather – so not the best idea to throw into the washing machine if you get a few grass marks on it…

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Perhaps one of the most aesthetically pleasing pairs of shoes Everlane has in stock, I knew the moment I saw these that they would be right up my street. 100% Italian leather, with a low heel and thick wide strap across the foot. Two months on, I’m still trying to break these in, though they’re getting there! As a girl with wide feet, I’ve found in my experience that these are on the narrow side, so I’ve definitely had my fair share of blisters when trying to wear these for extended periods of time. The quality of the leather is excellent, something that I’ve found to be true of all of Everlane’s shoes, though in this instance, very stiff at first. I’m still hopeful that they’re going to soften over time so crossing fingers that I can report back sometime in the future with a positive result. These fit true to size, I went for the US9 and I’m typically always an EU40.

In complete contrast are the street sandals, which are comfortable straight off the bat – I wouldn’t doubt that you could buy these and spend a day walking around the city with no blisters. The design is a little more unusual, at least of any sandal I’ve seen, with a pointed toe, two straps across the foot and an elasticated strap around the heel. They have a contrasting white foamy sole which feels little bit like stepping on marshmallows. The leather on these does seem to be a little more delicate and scratch a little more easily than the other styles I own. These fit true to size – I opted for the US9.

This is basically a luxurious take on the slip on sneaker, but with the modern update of a pointed toe. Like the street sandal, these have that same contrasting sole which I think works really well with this style. These are super comfortable again, though they run on the narrow side so do size up half a size. I grabbed the US9 though should have opted for the US9.5.

Six years ago, I used to be the girl who wore heels everywhere; flats just weren’t part of my footwear arsenal and at the time, that didn’t seem to bother me. That was, until, I bought a pair of loafers. For me, the loafer is such a wardrobe staple and one which I think can so easily be dressed up or down. I took the plunge and picked these up last year when Everlane offered international shipping, as I wanted to have the option of returning them in case the sizing was completely off. I grabbed the US9, though these are a narrow fit and I highly recommend sizing up half a size as trust me when I say you’ll be doing your feet a huge favour. That being said, it took about six wears for the leather to soften up to the point that they’ve molded to the shape of my feet. The leather is thick, durable, and of high quality, though one thing you will notice is that you’ll get some creasing across the toe with wear. I’ve been eyeing these up in the blush and chestnut variations for a bit more of a feminine vibe.

When it comes to functionality, I think the modern babo takes the cake; the back panel of the shoe can be worn up, like an ankle boot, or tucked under the heel, like a slip on shoe. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to like these anywhere near as much as I do though these have stepped into play as one of my everyday shoes on regular rotation for the cooler months. The leather is extremely supple, perhaps the softest of all six pairs, making these a comfortable wear straight from the box. Again, like the loafer, you can expect to get a bit of creasing across the toe though I think with most shoes of this style, that’s pretty normal. These are a very near dupe for Acne’s amina flats, though at a much more affordable price point.

I was heavily anticipating the launch of Everlane’s first pair of heels, and I wasn’t disappointed. These are made of the softest leather, they fit like a glove, and have an extremely walkable 2 inch block heel – I walk the 45 minutes each way to and from work in these, without skipping a beat. Over time, the leather on these shoes will soften up even more, and mould to the shape of your foot, so you will see these lose the integrity of their shape at the toe (especially if you have wide feet, or bunions like me!). These fit true to size – if you’re an EU40 like me, I’d highly recommend going for the US9.5.

I might work in a more relaxed office environment, but I still prefer a pointed toe heel over a rounded toe any day, so I got pretty excited when I saw that Everlane were launching the ‘editor heels’. The marketing team very kindly gifted me a pair – I went with ‘taupe’, which is much more of a rich caramel beige hue, and a brilliant alternative to my usual black heels of choice. These are a suede so will require a little more care than a leather shoe, they have a reasonable 2 inch heel, and a squared off detail at the toe box (something a little unusual that I really like). I went for my usual size, a US9.5, and while these fit well, they are snug in the toe box. I haven’t worn these enough to say whether they will stretch out a little more around the toe, though I’d be hesitant to suggest sizing up in a shoe like this as your foot might be prone to slipping out. All in all however, a really lovely shoe.

Aside from the day heels, if there’s one pair of shoes I’d recommend getting your hands on, it’s the boss boots. I’m the kind of girl who wears a pair of boots practically all winter long, so finding a high quality pair that doesn’t break the bank is usually at the top of my a/w winter wardrobe agenda. These tick all those boxes; they’re less than half the price of the famed Acne Studios jensen boots, and personally, I think that these are much more worth it. There’s some obvious style differences; these have a silver zipper where the Acne boots have an elasticated panel, and the heel is slightly higher, but these are pretty negligible for a boot that’s essentially going to give you the same look, and is on par quality wise. These fit true to size (I got the US 9.5), and are comfortable right off the bat. The leather is grained, and much softer than the leather on Everlane’s other boot offerings I have tried. At this stage I haven’t had the opportunity to wear them loads (it’s spring time in Sydney), but they’re softening up well! You can read my full review HERE.

In my early twenties, a heeled chelsea boot was practically the only pair of shoes that I wore. All. Year. Round. So, these felt like a pretty natural fit to add into my wardrobe. Aesthetically, these are a really beautiful boot; they have a rounded almond toe, elasticated panels on each side which stretch the boot out for you to slip your foot in, and a nice chunky block heel. I mistakenly got these half a size small (went for the US9 instead of the US9.5) and found these an absolute mission to break in. The leather is very stiff, a little like the modern loafer, so it requires repeated wear to get it to give a little. The other point worth noting is that I’ve found that these do run quite narrow. I tend to find these relatively comfortable now, but after a full day on my feet, these tend to pinch at the sides a little. If you have narrow feet, these are absolutely worth going for – they are incredibly sturdy and well made, and even after repeated wear, still look really good – the only noticeable ‘wear’ is some creasing where the leather hits the ankle.

Aside from how obviously aesthetically pleasing these are to look at, these are such a practical and comfortable boot. There’s the curved detail of the heel, a rounded toe, zip up closure on the inner side of the leg and the supple grain leather. Of the entire E1 capsule collection, the boots stuck out to me the most, and I haven’t once regretted adding these to my shoe-drobe. These run true to size – I went with the US9.5 but in hindsight definitely should have picked up the US9!

So, there you have it. Going on almost three years worth of purchases – sight unseen I might add – and the majority of what I’ve picked up has turned out to be a winner, which again, is a huge part of the reason why I keep going back to Everlane.

If you’re interested in seeing how these pieces translate in real life, I’ve done a full review video on my YouTube which you can check out here, though I’ll warn you now, it’s a long one.

I’m currently eying up their new poplin dresses, which look right up my street for Spring, and I’d also love to get my hands on more than a few things currently in their ‘coming soon’ section. I hope that you’ve found this Everlane review helpful, and if there’s anything else that you think is worth a second look, please do let me know in the comments below! x


  1. amie August 13, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    I bought the anorak in midnight and love it. Also had to size down, but it’s nice and billowy for those spring/autumn weekend days.
    I also have the glo-weave cropped trousers in navy and absolutely love them. Perfect work pants. However, I had to size UP for these!

    I also bought the street sandal, but haven’t really worn them yet as it’s still too cold!

    I have tried the cashmeres (both the vneck and the crew neck) but didn’t like the shape/cut. And I also tried the silk pocket blouse but ended up being an equipment shirt – the fit was far superior.

    Oh and I have a few of the tshirts – the u-necks I think! And they are great but sheer. I like the grey colour, as it’s not see-through and the shape is a bit more sophisticated than your average tshirt.

    • jamie-lee August 15, 2016 / 7:32 am

      I was really close to picking up the anorak late last year but realised it bore a striking resemblance to a midnight navy trench I have. It’s so lovely though! 🙂

      I’m so surprised to hear you had to size up! Maybe it’s the cut I bought but yeah, my pair were HUGE which was so upsetting as I was really looking forward to wearing them to work.

      Ah see I want to try out their v neck but yeah I suppose different shapes and tastes mean that the cut might not be suited for all. I haven’t had issues with the tees being sheer (I have the grey and black) though good to know if I ever consider picking up the white too.

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Everlane! xx

  2. Sophie August 13, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    I ventured over to their website and found a lot of simple wardrobe staples that I really liked!

    • jamie-lee August 15, 2016 / 7:33 am

      Everlane is great! You’ll definitely have to nab some basics if you get the chance x

  3. April August 13, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Thanks for the reviews. I’ve only picked up some sandals, last year, but they’ve broken in well and look new after being worn every day all summer. If you pull up the sizing guide under each item they are now listing the dimensions of the actual garment, so it’s a simple matter of measuring it against a good fitting item you already own. This should take a lot of doubt out of the size question.

    • jamie-lee August 15, 2016 / 7:36 am

      Thanks so much for your comment – I completely forgot that they have that sizing chart, probably because I always have the issue that its in inches and I’m so used to everything being in centimetres that it confuses me haha. Will have to take a look at that in future – I do like that earlier this year they started to include notes about whether you need to size up in a certain pair of shoes because when I first ordered the loafers, they weren’t doing that! 🙂

  4. Holly August 14, 2016 / 1:19 am

    I have never tried Everlane, but I think you have just about convinced me to give the classic trench a try. I don’t mind that only the sleeves are lined as I get hot & sweat easily so it should be more light & breathable in the body. I also try to avoid synthetics so I usually opt for unlined everything – I picked my Acne Elsa coat which was my first big splurge in part because it is unlined. The only slight issue is it can be a little bit of work getting it on & off when wearing a sweater.

    • jamie-lee August 15, 2016 / 7:39 am

      Ah see I’m the opposite – I always get so cold so I want everything to be lined haha. But yes it’s a nice piece just make sure to size down as mine’s pretty oversized (though once you do it up, it’s not noticeable). Your new Acne purchase sounds beautiful!! I saw it in Incu recently and it’s beautifully soft – great choice! xx

  5. Emma Birch August 14, 2016 / 2:50 am

    I’m also a huge Everlane fan myself and frequently purchase for my sisters who live back home in Auckland. (I’m lucky to be living in NYC!) My favorite pieces from Everlane include the Poplin shirts (I have both the white sleeveless and relaxed fit) and I also really love my sleeveless silk in the blush color. The pleated shorts are fantastic – part of my summer uniform (I have the navy and cream) and love to wear them with a shirt or blouse tucked in and flat sandals. Last summer I purchased a navy pair of the slingback sandal and a the dusky pink cotton lawn shirt – absolutely love these pieces too. I have been disappointed with the U neck tee, V neck tee and the white silk pieces – I’ve since parted with them. The Petra Magazine Tote in black is my perfect everyday bag – the leather is incredible quality (cf. J Crew or Cuyana leather totes, although the Petra is a more structured tote). I’ve had it for almost a year, use it daily and it still looks brand new! I also have the Cashmere Crew in rose – I get rid of the pilling easily with a de-pilling device and always hand wash mine with a delicates detergent. I recently purchased the Crew Neck tee but haven’t worn that yet. In terms of U.S. sizing in general, I have learnt it’s best to always purchase an XS or 0-2 here even though I’m an NZ 6-8 (and exactly your height) – I just think many brands run bigger. Thank you for such an excellent, comprehensive review – I enjoyed reading and watching the video! x

    • jamie-lee August 15, 2016 / 7:40 am

      I’ve heard so many good things about the Petra Magazine Tote that I’m tempted to pick one up for myself eventually (just want to grab the shoulder bag first!). I find the same thing with some US brands, and usually I get surprised with how big something is as I’ll always just go for the larger option as I’m paranoid about something not fitting!! So glad that you liked the review and thank you so much for commenting with your own Everlane experiences xx

  6. Emily August 14, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    Hi Jaime, thanks for the detailed post (and video)! I have been buying Everlane for years; I think they are such a great resource for quality basics. It is nice to hear your opinion about fit and wear for some of the items I’ve had my eye on, like the silk square top. I’ve had to become a bit more selective in shopping from Everlane lately since I am currently living abroad and only stock up when am home for a visit. I will say that in the US the returns process is super easy and efficient – I think Everlane has among the best customer service of any online retailer. My favorite Everlane pieces are always the silk shirts and cashmere sweaters, but my surprise finds this year are the sweater tees – great lightweight but cozy knits with more of an oversized fit. Also, I don’t know if I just got lucky or if the color makes a difference, but I wore my chunky knit wool crew in black/grey marl non-stop last winter and it held up super well – even after being machine-washed (cold, gentle obviously). I am really looking forward to the autumn new releases – particularly the oxford and silk shirting. Thanks for all your reviews & always love your style!

    • jamie-lee August 15, 2016 / 7:43 am

      Thanks so much for your comment Emily! You’re so lucky that you have the option of picking up a few new pieces when you go home so you can actually return them – it’s the biggest downfall for me so I typically tend to buy in waves and cross my fingers, thankfully most purchases have been great so far.

      Re the wool sweater: it could be a different batch – though I have found that the cardigan looks a lot better after throwing it in the wash so will see how it continues to fare. Charlotte likes to climb up me when I wear it though so it has quite a few little snags in it cos of her now! xx

  7. Lauren November 4, 2016 / 9:51 am

    Everlane is one of my favorite brands, and it’s so fun to see reviews of so many pieces! The trench has really been tempting me!

  8. Briana November 16, 2016 / 1:01 am

    I’m planning on buying the cashmere turtleneck and the $100 cashmere crew. What is their fit like? Are the sweaters on the shorter side? I.E. Would they look okay with jeans/trousers that aren’t high rise? Thanks!


    • jamie-lee November 18, 2016 / 8:06 am

      I have a whole video dedicated to this on my Youtube channel if you want to see the fit. Don’t go with the cropped cashmere – get the usual length. It’s perfect for wearing with jeans. I’d recommend sizing down as it is a loose fit (in my experience) x

  9. judith April 22, 2017 / 5:18 am

    I just received my first order from everlane and it’s really bad. They got 2 of the 4 items wrong. One wrong color (two black pants instead of one black and one blue) en a shirt in size small instead of large. And other order of the white turtleneck is completely see through.
    so of 4 items only one pair of the black pants are correct.
    And i can’t even call customer service!
    why would you give a positive review for them unless being paid for it?
    this is why I distrust online shopping.

    • jamie-lee April 22, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Hi Judith – that is incredibly disappointing, and I’d be unhappy too if I were you.

      I’ve ordered from Everlane a LOT – and just to clarify, these have been purchases with my own money – and I’ve never had an experience like that. I have had the occasional experience where some things I received haven’t been perfect (like the square silk shirt, or the boyfriend crew necks which I found didn’t wear very well) but I’ve always been sure to be upfront about those things as the last thing you want to do is buy something that doesn’t seem like what you thought!

      I’m not sure what their number is but their email customer service is really good (I’ve emailed them once before – I can’t remember what about but what stuck was that there was a positive resolution straight away) so I would reach out to them as I’m sure they will be able to help you.

      Again sorry to hear that you didn’t have the best experience and I hope that you’re able to sort it out!

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