I don’t know about you, but I feel a considerable amount of joy whenever I stumble upon a really good basic piece. Basics are classic wardrobe essentials and sometimes it can be difficult to find a really, really good one that fits you just right and doesn’t cost a fortune. Everlane, widely known for their ethical practices and quality pieces for a fraction of the price, has graciously sent me their basics kit—some of their must-have favorites for that effortless life, and I can’t get enough.
The Cotton Box-Cut Pocket Tee
A basic tee is one of the simplest pieces, yet I seem to struggle with finding the perfect one. It’s too long or short, the material is too thick or not thick enough, it’s unflattering and makes me look frumpy—I can go on and on about my many mistrials with finding the perfect one, but I think I finally found it or the closest thing to it. The pleasantly soft and lightweight material complements the slightly oversized, boxy fit. It’s not so roomy that it’s unflattering but it’s roomy enough so that it’s comfortable and adds a relaxed vibe. I think it looks great both tucked in or out and love it worn casually with jeans or dressed up with a blazer or beautiful coat. I mean, the options are really endless with a white tee. There are multiple colors available and I found that the white color is ever so slightly on the sheer side, but it’s nothing that a good nude bra can’t fix. Based on other customer reviews, the other colors are not see-through at all.
Everlane calls The Bodysuit the ultimate base layer and it really holds up to that claim. Super soft and sporting a gorgeous low back, it’s such a great layering piece under blazers, sheer clothing, and it even looks good on its own with high-waisted pants! I think I could have gone down one size, however, as it was a little loose on the straps and back where it curves.
The Day Heel
Gone are the days when two hours into wearing your heels, your feet are screaming in pain. I think we’ve all been there at some point and the Day Heel makes for a great solution. It’s available in multiple colors and material so you can find own that suits your personal style. The elasticized back is awesome at providing more comfort and eliminates the back from digging into your heels. I personally love the color of these cognac ones. I have an attraction to anything in this color spectrum and find that they are the perfect balance between pop of color and neutral.
The Cheeky Straight Jean
These jeans, wow. Okay, it was love at first try-on for me. It’s my first time trying Everlane denim and I don’t know if I’ve ever worn a more flattering pair of jeans. I can’t remember the last time I tried something on that gave an immediate boost of confidence. It hugs me in all the right places and the pocket placements give the appearance of a more lifted, rounder butt. Who doesn’t want that, right? It’s made with Japanese denim and features a tiny amount of stretch for max comfort, but in no way do they stretch or sag throughout the day, which is my issue and annoyance with 99% of the jeans I own! You can sign me up to get this pair in multiple colors. But no really, I’ve already signed up for the waitlist.