Everlane’s sustainable outerwear + cashmere

everlane cashmere sweater petite straight boyfriend jeans

Everlane has been one of my favorite brands to work with – they make it easy for me to try on their whole range of styles for fit and fabric feel (to hopefully save you guys some time) and feature a select few of my choice. They are also taking on great initiatives like using more eco-friendly, innovative materials like with their ReNew outerwear that I got several questions on!

ReNew Military parka (also in a BOMBER CUT)

I tried on their Military parka style and would never guess these coats are made of 99% recycled materials. There are two reviews so far by fellow 5 feet tall ladies with conflicting thoughts on sizing, and mine falls somewhere in the middle. My first impression was this is a heavy duty, warm winter-weight coat. It could potentially work on someone my height if you like an oversized fit, but would be more ideal on someone 2″ taller. It’s too bad Everlane doesn’t make petites yet (fingers crossed for down the road) because there are several nifty, functional features in this coat:

  • Water-resistant outer made from recycled bottles and PrimaLoft insulation (recommended for 10-40 degree F temps)
  • Excellent adjustable hood. Has a small strap to adjust the depth of the hood, a drawstring around the face, and a “duckbill” flap that flips out to frame your face and keep precipitation from dripping onto it.
  • Very deep, large front pockets, hand warmer pockets above those, and an inner snap pocket that fits a cell phone.
  • Drawstring along the inner back so you can pull it for a more nipped-in shape (see below right pic)

everlane renew puffer parka coat petite try on 

ReNew Military Parka xxs in chestnut

everlane sustainable puffer parka coat petite review

They also make a line of Re:Down coats using recycled & sterilized down that I haven’t tried yet – if you have, please share about the fit!

Re Cashmere Sweaters

These are made of a 60% recycled cashmere and 40% merino wool blend. Compared to Everlane’s other 100% cashmere sweaters, these are warmer and thicker in weight with  texture throughout and a wide ribbed hem. The fit of an xxs on me is slouchy but not too oversized, with dolman-style sleeves. I have not had issues with pilling on mine after a few wears, and suggest reading reviews on this turtleneck for more customer opinions (it’s made of the same sweater material and torso cut as the crewneck, just with a higher neckline)!

everlane re cashmere 90s jeans petite

everlane cashmere sweater and jeans petite try on

I posted about these cheeky straight jeans last time and think they’re a great alternative to skinnies or wide leg denim. On me, the fitted high rise is key for balancing out a slightly looser cut leg, and when cuffed up they basically feel like more refined slim boyfriend jeans. I didn’t get a shot of the back but the pocket placement and angling there is actually very flattering and visually “lifts” the derriere!

See my previous post for 2 more Everlane knits I love at a lower price point (this $50 cotton mockneck is very comfy against the skin remains one of my favorite layering pieces), and their washable silk blouse in the most petite-friendly cut! Just got this comment from a reader Ann and wanted to pass it along: “I ordered the silk blouse with the ties at the wrist and you are so right. What would be 3/4 length on a tall person is perfect for me! Love it, thank you so much for the recommendation. I went with the 0, am 5 feet, 108 lbs, 55 yrs. It is perfect for the office tucked in or out with tailored pants or jeans and a pretty necklace. It has a nice heavier drape and soft texture.”

Thank you to Everlane for partnering on this post.

 

13 thoughts on “Everlane’s sustainable outerwear + cashmere

  • Reply Janine November 1, 2019 at 2:07 am

    I love that there are more and more brands emerging that make it easier for the consumer to be more eco-friendly and environment concious! These pieces look absolutely amazing – I adore the Cashmere sweater!
    xx Janine

  • Reply Mariya Zafirova November 1, 2019 at 7:11 am

    I love your outfit!

    Mariya

  • Reply Mimi November 1, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Hi Jean,

    I was just wondering where you got those heels from, they are very nice!!
    Thanks!

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite November 1, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Mimi – thanks! The lace up heels are from Joie but a few years ago!

    • Reply Leslie November 3, 2019 at 11:05 am

      Where is the bag from that you always carry?

      • Reply Jean | Extra Petite November 3, 2019 at 11:54 am

        Hi Leslie, it’s the Goyard St Louis tote in the smaller PM size!

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style November 3, 2019 at 5:14 am

    I am loving looks like this at the moment!

  • Reply Carol November 3, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Great post, and one that raises an important point. We are all encouraged to be more sustainable in our clothing choices but the practice poses a real challenge for those of us who hover at the 5 foot mark. Few sustainable brands offer petite options. Even buying on the resale markets can be daunting for a petite. Let’s hope someone out there listens and realizes there is an untapped market for sustainable, petite clothing.

  • Reply Kathryn November 3, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Jean! Love your outfits. Where are the black jeans / dark grey booties from in the photo of you wearing the parka? Thanks!

  • Reply Debbie Siu November 3, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    I love Everlane and have several dresses from their Pay What You Like section. I just wish they would offer free return… and petite sizing! Many of their dresses are too long on me, but I still wear them. 😂

  • Reply Elizabeth Tran November 5, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Yayyy for brands that offer sustainable clothing! <3 🙂

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply Amy November 16, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Hi! I’ve never worn Everlane, but am now excited to try it out for some wardrobe essentials. Do you have thoughts on their general sweater and basic t-shirt sizing? Are the tops/sweaters you post about their most petite friendly, or do most of their tops in xxs work for our size? I’m most interested in sweaters and t shirts. Thanks so much for your reviews and for turning me into this brand!

    • Reply Melissa | Welcome Objects November 19, 2019 at 2:45 am

      Hi. I review a lot of Everlane. Most of their cuts are boxy and oversized, so I tend to size down. I’m 5′ 4″, a dress size 4, and I usually wear XS in Everlane. For their basic V-neck T-shirts I wear S. For their sweaters I wear XS, though once I sized down to XXS. They have measurements for each garment, so be sure to check those out. Hope this helps.

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