I heard great feedback after my first post with Everlane (so glad several of you loved these jeans as much as I do!), and am excited to partner with them again to share more flattering finds. If you’re new to this brand, they make casual, often minimalist pieces with transparency surrounding pricing and factories. On each product page, you can scroll down to learn about the production costs and where the item was made. I got to try on a ton of items from their spring collection for fit, and wanted to highlight a few that make great everyday staples! I also wanted to mention again that Everlane uses a service called Happy returns, for those who prefer to return items in-person instead of by mail.
Be prepared to see these jeans a lot in future outfits. They’re an awesome option if you want to venture out (but not too far out) beyond the safe world of skinny / legging jeans! The fitted, higher waist with slender legs makes these flattering even on petite ladies. The kick crop is slight, with a hint of flare at the bottom opening. The light blue wash has a classic vintage denim feel to it with just a little stretch, and bonus: the back pocket placement plumps up my flat derrière (see pic below).
I took my usual size in these (sz 24 waist measures 12.25″ across, rise is 9.5″), but note sizing may run a little differently with each wash – this same style in Bone were bigger at the waist. The original 26″ inseam was not bad on me, but I took some scissors and cut off 1 inch so it’d look cropped and better with flat shoes like loafers and platform sneakers. Since these have a raw hem, it was super easy to do at home! I’ll show the process on Instagram stories this week, but here’s what I do:
- Wash and dry the jeans first in case of shrinkage.
- Put on the jeans and pin or mark a flattering length to shorten them to.
- Lay the jeans flat and cut along markings using sharp scissors.
- While holding the newly raw cut hem taut, use the inner blade of the scissors and scrape back and forth a bit to get the distressing process started.
- Wash and machine dry again to get that perfect frayed hem.
- OPTIONAL: If you have a sewing machine or needle, thread and thimble, I would stitch some reinforcements on the side seams right at the leg hem opening after you cut them.
Your staple Parisian chic striped tee. This one is on the thinner, more lightweight side and good for layering. Fit is TTS, and the xxs is slim fit on me but not snug or curve hugging. Also comes in a short sleeve crewneck tee version.
Also available with a V neck. I am loving the “shrunken fit” styles by Everlane since they hit just right on a smaller frame. This sweater is an oatmeal color in a medium weight, breathable, slightly looser knit. The sleeves aren’t too long on me, and the length (19.5″ long on xxs) hits at the top of my hips. I’ve layered it over a tee here, and can also picture it casually at the beach thrown over a swimsuit with denim shorts! I also tried on their cotton long sleeve crew sweater and loved the slouchy fit with slight dolman sleeves (see it on my IG stories today) – this one is a light to medium weight, tighter weave knit unlike the looser linen one.
Pictured in this post. If you live in jeans and tees, you’ll love the boyfriend-style cut of this one! It has a little slouch but is still proportioned for a feminine fit, and is also slightly cropped in a petite-friendly length. XXS measures 16″ across the underarms and 19.5″ in length.
Thank you to Everlane for partnering on this post. I’d love to hear any other pieces you guys love from there! I’ve gotten a few recommendations for their square toe flats and modern boyfriend jeans, but have yet to try either!