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There’s rarely a day where you won’t find me wearing at least one item of clothing from Everlane. In fact, it’s becoming more of a regular occurrence for me to wear a head-to-toe Everlane outfit 🙈 I’m a huge fan of the brand and I find their pieces align with the minimal aesthetic I’ve incorporated into my personal style. And they feature a lot on this blog.
Today I wanted to focus on the work wardrobe essentials from Everlane, the core basics that’ll take the guesswork out of dressing for the office. It’s been a while since I was a graduate, (and I really wish that Everlane was around when I started working in a corporate environment) but whether you’re starting out in your career or looking to fill in gaps in your existing work wardrobe, Everlane is a place that I’d highly recommend.
So here are the 10 wardrobe essentials that I’d recommend for your work wardrobe:
#1 – Oversized Blazer
L: Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Everlane shirt*, Dr Denim jeans*, Dior slingbacks, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Country Road knit (sz XS), Nobody Denim jeans*, R.M. Williams boots, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
This blazer has been a great all-rounder for me, particularly during the autumn/spring transition. It can be best described as a lightweight jacket (or conversely, a heavyweight blazer) and is perfect thrown over a tee or a knit, thanks to its boxy fit which gives it more versatility. I sized down to a US 0 (I’m usually a size AU 8) and it’s a great fit on me. The sleeves are a tad long, but I really like how it looks when I push the sleeves up towards my elbows.
L: Everlane knit* (sz S), Everlane jeans* (sz 26 Ankle), Dior slingbacks, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Everlane knit* (sz XS), Everlane pants* (sz 2 Short), Dior slingbacks, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
A cosy knit has always been a must have wardrobe staple of mine and my all time favourite knit is Everlane’s Cashmere Square Turtleneck. I have this in multiple colours (camel, sage, light grey, navy…) and it serves as one of my core wardrobe staples during the cooler months. The wool is luxuriously soft and is made from Grade-A cashmere that is the highest quality.
The neckline sits perfect ‘in-between’ and doesn’t need to be folded down when worn. It’s cut to a boxy and oversized fit and features a cropped square silhouette with fitted cuffs. A long sleeve top can be easily layered underneath and the knit looks great with tailored trousers, tucked into a pencil skirt or with jeans on the weekend.
#3 – Straight Leg Crop
L: Straight Leg Crop* (sz 2 Short), Reiss blazer (sz 8), Arket tee (sz S), The Fold London loafers*, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Straight Leg Crop* (sz 2 Short), Everlane sweater* (sz XS), Toteme coat (sz XS), Sarah Flint pumps (review and discount code here), Gucci belt (review here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
As a petite person, finding pants at the right length can be a bit of a challenge. But these straight leg crop pants have been amazing! They’re a flattering high-waisted style that are fitted around the seat with room through the thigh and down to the ankle. I’m all about straight leg pants at the moment and these have not disappointed. There’s a little bit of stretch which make these incredibly comfortable, but they maintain their shape. They come in a suite of neutral hues like black and bone. I’m in the sandstone version which is a gorgeous cream shade.
#4 – Washable Silk Henley
This silk henley has been a go-to for me for relaxed ensembles for work. It’s a cropped and boxy cut, so it looks great both tucked and untucked with a pair of slim cut trousers or jeans. As I noted in my review of the henley, I didn’t have high hopes for this piece when I initially placed my order as the styling on the website didn’t particularly inspire me. But it’s fast become a wardrobe staple that has really elevated my relaxed looks. And the washable silk looks and feels premium. For reference, I’m wearing a size US 0.
#5 – Drape Trench
L: Everlane Drape Trench in Black* (sz XS), Everlane blouse* (sz 0), Everlane Crop Pant* (sz 2 Short), Celine bag (review here), Gucci belt (review here), Sarah Flint pumps (review and discount code here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Everlane Drape Trench in Green Balsam* (sz XS), The Fold London blouse* (sz 8), The Fold London trousers* (sz 8), Senreve bag (review and discount code here), Nicholas Kirkwood loafers, Ray Ban sunglasses
Practical and stylish, the Everlane Drape Trench Coat is cut to an oversized silhouette and has a real “borrowed from the boys” vibe. It plays with proportions in comparison to its traditional roots with an exaggerated collar and a longer and looser cut. I’ve got my fair share of trench coats cut to a more tailored fit in my wardrobe but I’ve really enjoyed wearing this modern version over my workwear ensembles to the office. For reference, I’m wearing a size XS.
#6 – GoWeave Jumpsuit
For a piece that offers limitless styling options and allows you to look put together with no effort, it’s hard to go past Everlane’s Essential Jumpsuit in their premium Japanese GoWeave fabric. The fabric makes this a perfect workwear staple as it has a luxe sheen, is weighty but softly drapes, and it’s wrinkle resistant and machine washable.
The jumpsuit comes with a thick removable tie belt so you can create a more feminine silhouette and the wide-legged cut puts a swish in my step. For reference, I’m wearing a size US 0.
#7 – Studio Bag
I treated myself to a pre-owned Celine Sangle Bag last year having been on my wishlist for some time. The bucket bag shape is amazingly functional and comfortable to wear but it’s also a timeless shape in light of its simple silhouette. I came across this fantastic dupe for the Sangle that is both a chic and functional option.
While the Celine Sangle Bag retails for $3,500 AUD ($2,400 USD), the Everlane Studio Bag is not even a 1/10th of the price. It’s made of genuine Italian leather, has a microsuede lining, fits a 13” laptop and has a thick and adjustable shoulder strap. After selling out insanely fast when initially released last year, the Studio bag will be back in stock soon and you can be added to the waitlist. And considering how popular it was, I suggest you run, don’t walk.
L: Everlane shirt* (review here), Nobody Denim jeans, Celine bag (review here), Everlane flats* (review here); Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Everlane shirt* (review here), Scanlan Theodore skirt (sz 8), Dior slingbacks, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
When it comes to wardrobe staples, it doesn’t get more classic than a silk shirt. Its versatility is undeniable as it moves seamlessly from 9-5 to after 5. The Clean Silk Relaxed Shirt has all the features you’d expect of a classic silk shirt (traditional point collar, front button placket), but with a more relaxed cut. It provides the perfect amount of polish.
And for someone who used to fork out the dollars on Equipment silk shirts back in the day, I honestly cannot tell the difference in the quality of silk used in the Equipment and Everlane shirts. They’re both made out of crepe de chine silk but the Everlane version is roughly 1/3 of the price. For reference, I’m wearing a size US 2.
L: Everlane dress* (sz XS), Gucci belt (review here), Everlane boots* (review here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Everlane dress* (sz XS), Sarah Lloyd blazer* (sz 8 – use ‘WVW20’ for 20% off), Dior slingbacks, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
A cosy knit dress for those chillier in-between days. No transitional wardrobe is complete without the perfect knit dress. Of course, the cashmere fabric makes this particular knit dress not only so incredibly soft, but also an elevated option. It’s really the perfect balance between your cosy cashmere knit and your most flattering dress. For reference, I’m wearing a size XS.
#10 – Modern Loafer
L: Everlane loafers* (review here), Everlane knit* (sz XS), Everlane jeans*, Gucci belt (review here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Everlane loafers* (review here), Sarah Lloyd blazer* (sz 8 – use ‘WVW20’ for 20% off at Sarah Lloyd), Sarah Lloyd pants* (sz 10), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
For a shoe that is equal parts polished and relaxed, the Modern Loafers are hard to beat. They’re exceptionally well made and feature a rounded toe, a 1” (2.6cm) stacked heel and stitching that adds a textural element and pops against the smoothness of the shoe. The upper is 100% leather and is finished on a natural rubber outsole.