Post-closet cleanout, I’ve been working on strategically adding pieces back in, and that’s started with some Everlane purchases. My biggest area of need is in work-appropriate tops for spring/summer, so I picked up the Cotton Sweater Short Sleeve in heather ash, and the Linen Short Sleeve Tee in dark pacific. As I mentioned in my Conscious Closet post, neither of these pieces are what I’d consider exciting, but what they are is high quality, reasonably priced, versatile and fit for my lifestyle.
The cotton sweater is a mid-weight fabric that will be good in the air conditioning, though I can’t imagine wearing it on a day that I spend much time outdoors in the summer. The fit is slightly loose, though still structured enough to look neat. My only minor quibble is that the sleeves are wider than I’d like. That said, it’s a top I know I’ll wear a lot, especially in this color, because it makes a great foundation piece to pair with fun jewelry, colored pants or cute sandals.
The linen tee (which, it’s worth noting, is $20 less than the cotton), has a similar shape, though it’s slightly more drapey. It also has drop sleeves, which I liked better than the cotton sweater sleeves. As with all linen, it’s slightly sheer, but not so much that I feel the need to wear a tank under it. This will definitely be a good one through the heat of summer, and I really like the dark pacific color. I’d say there’s a good chance I’ll pick up another color at some point.
Earlier in the spring, I also grabbed the Heavyweight Tee in grey/cream, which is a great classic striped top. As the name suggests, the fabric is thick, so it’s definitely more of a spring/fall piece, unless you work in an overly-air conditioned office. I’ve already worn this one quite a few times and it has washed really well. Highly recommended.
So what’s next on my Everlane list? Here’s what’s currently hanging around in my shopping bag waiting to be purchased…
Have you picked up anything from Everlane lately that you love?