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In today’s post, I wanted to share my thoughts on Everlane’s The Power of 10 capsule – a curated collection featuring 10 of their high quality, lower impact pieces designed to be forever pieces in your wardrobe. Since I first tried their items in 2019, Everlane has taken up a sizeable chunk of my wardrobe real estate and I continue to rely heavily on their pieces both for work and play. If you’ve yet to try Everlane for yourself, their schtick is well made basics – and they always nail the brief.
I’m fortunate enough to have tried the majority of the pieces that form part of their ‘Power of 10’ curation, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on how the items have worked on me if you’re in the market to bolster some of the basics in your wardrobe. I’m petite (5’2 or 158cm) and pear-shaped and often find it challenging to find the right items for my body shape, particularly when shopping on the high street or from larger retailers that cater to those who aren’t as challenged vertically!
Personally, I think their ‘Power of 10’ capsule is a bit of a boss move by Everlane. They’ve expanded exponentially over the years and have added a lot of new styles to their collection. While the brand started off as a minimalist’s dream, they’ve naturally expanded to embrace trends, some of which haven’t been my cup of tea. I’ve been fortunate enough to road test a lot of Everlane pieces over the years and it’s the core classic items that I go back to again and again. So it’s great to see them going back to their roots, and highlighting the pieces that came to be on everyone’s radar in the first place.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an in-depth Everlane review so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in. So, let’s do the sticking right now:
The 80s Blazer
Left: Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Arket knit (sz S – new season colour linked), Everlane pants* (sz S), Celine bag, Everlane sneakers*, Ray Ban sunglasses; Centre: Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Everlane sneakers*, Arket merino knit (sz S – new season colour linked), Everlane pants* (sz S – new season colour linked), Celine bag, Ray Ban sunglasses; Right: Everlane blazer* (sz 00), Chuck Taylor shoes (also here), Arket tee (sz S), Everlane pants* (sz 2, short), Celine bag, Ray Ban sunglasses
I have this blazer in 3 colours – black, camel and green – and it has proven to be a versatile piece. I’m usually between a size 0 and 2 in Everlane tops and outerwear and I opted for the black in a size 00 and the camel and green in a size 0, as I wanted to play around with proportions with some of the brighter colours. If you’re petite like me and between sizes, I’d recommend you go for the smaller size as you can still enjoy a looser cut. I actually prefer how the size 0 fits on me. While the arms are a bit long (what’s new), I will push them up to my elbows when worn and I liked the relaxed vibe it gives off.
My verdict? Thanks to the oversized proportions, this has been the perfect smart casual blazer for me. It has been a breeze to style in more pared back looks for work (as you can see, I love to style it with my white sneakers!)
The Gathered Drape Trench
Left: Everlane coat* (sz XS), Arket tee (sz S), Everlane pants* (sz S – review here), Nicholas Kirkwood flats, Ray Ban sunglasses, Senreve bag* (use this link to have $50USD deducted at checkout); Right: Everlane coat* (sz XS), Arket tee (sz S), Nobody Denim jeans, Gucci loafers (watch my styling video here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
Next, let’s talk about the newest style trench coat from Everlane – the Gathered Drape Trench. I have this in khaki/black check print in a size XS and it’s a great fit on me. The check print is a real beauty and has featured in a fair few campaign images. I quite the length on this one too, something that I do pay attention to as a petite.
Design wise, it’s quite pared back. It’s a single breasted style jacket with gathered detail at the shoulders, and a high back slit. While I like the style, I actually prefer another long jacket style by Everlane that doesn’t feature in their Power of 10 round-up – the Long Mac Coat – which I’ve featured below.
Left: Everlane Long Mac Coat* (sz XS), Everlane dress* (sz XS), Sandler boots* (featured in my Top 10 Winter Favourites video thanks to the adjustable calf width!), Celine bag (watch my review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; Right: Everlane Long Mac Coat* (size XXS), Arket merino tee (sz S) – here’s the long sleeve version that I also have, Anine Bing skirt (sz S), R.M. Williams boots (try on of the other R.M. Williams boot styles here), Ray Ban sunglasses, Celine luggage bag
I have the Long Mac Coat in two colours, in Toasted Coconut and Stone. There are particular design features of the Long Mac Coat that I prefer over the Gathered Drape Trench Coat. It has a relaxed point collar, storm flaps and adjustable cuffs, and in my opinion, a better option if you’re petite. The best part? It’s functional! The fabric has been treated with a water-resistant finish making it the perfect transitional layer.
I have the Long Mac in two sizes – the smallest XXS size in Stone, a light grey shade and a size XS in Toasted Coconut, the warmer camel shade. There’s not much of a difference between the sizes, but if I had to choose, I prefer the smaller size XXS because it fits me frame better.
Clean Silk Relaxed Shirt
Left: Everlane silk shirt* (sz 2), Scanlan Theodore skirt – sold out, Dior slingbacks, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; Right: Everlane Blazer (sz 0 – new season version linked), Everlane silk shirt* (sz 2), Dr Denim jeans* (also here) (size S), Gucci men’s belt (review here), Dior slingbacks, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
This style has been in my life since 2019 and I’m a huge fan. It’s one of the more luxurious Everlane pieces in my collection, being a silk blouse and it has been a great addition to my wardrobe – both for work and off-duty. Over the years Everlane have expanded their range to offer more colours and it comes in a slew of classic hues. I have this in a size US 2 and it’s a nice relaxed fit on my frame.
ReCashmere Oversized Turtleneck
Left: Everlane knit* (new season colour linked – sz XS), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Everlane flats, Celine bag (watch my review here); Right: Everlane knit* (sz XS), Frankie Shop trousers; Dior slingbacks, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
The final item from the Power of 10 collection that I wanted to share my thoughts on is the ReCashmere Oversized Turtleneck Knit. This is a relaxed style that’s made from Everlane’s exclusive 100% recycled cashmere yarn. I love the cosy waffle-knit texture of the jumper. While it’s designed to be a relaxed fit, I really love how this looks dressed up for the office. A real wardrobe chameleon this has proven to be. Size wise, I have this in a size XS. I’d recommend you stick with your usual size to achieve a nice relaxed look.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found my round-up of the Everlane Editions: Power of 10 items to be helpful if you’ve had your eye on any of their pieces that form part of their curated capsule.
P.S. Watch me unbox and try on of some smart casual items from Everlane here.