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For years, Everlane has been the clothing brand we reach for over and over again. From jeans to dresses to shoes, their pieces take us from the office to date nights to knocking around on weekends. Here’s what the Cup of Jo editorial team is wearing these days…

Everlane

Joanna wears the Long-Sleeved Box-Cut Pocket Tee, Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jean and Day Heel, and carries the Day Market Tote.

“My everyday uniform is jeans and a long-sleeved tee,” says Joanna. “I love how these heels add a pop of color and brighten things up. They’re easy to walk — or bike — around in. I also LOVE this giant bag, which fits my laptop, wallet, a brush, a windbreaker, a few toys for the boys, everything.” (It also comes in seven colors.)

Another great thing about Everlane is that they believe in radical transparency — sharing the true cost of production (materials, labor, transport and duties) for each and every piece, so you know exactly how much it cost to make it. It feels good to know you’re getting a quality piece without an epic markup. Their ethical factories are given a compliance audit to ensure employees have fair wages, reasonable hours, and a good working environment. And they have incredible customer service.

Joanna’s other picks:

Everlane

Caroline wears the Box-Cut Pocket Tee and Straight Leg Crop.

“Inspired by Jackie O.’s summer look, I’ve been learning to embrace white pants,” says Caroline. “I thought I couldn’t pull them off, but this pair changed my mind. They’re super comfortable, with a soft, worn-in feel and a tiny hint of stretch.”

Everlane

Everlane makes the kind of essential pieces you wear all the time. (Matching your outfit to your book is optional.) You can pull them on for work, dress them up for dinner or wear them to run errands. And you always, always look polished.

Caroline’s other picks:

Everlane

Kim wears the Weekend Tee Dress and Day Loafer.

Kim, our summer editorial intern, gravitates toward looks that are breezy and comfortable, especially in the warm months. “This dress checks all the boxes,” she says. “I’ve also had a thing for loafers since the second grade, and these let me walk around the city for hours without making my feet tired.”

Everlane

A tee dress is one of the easiest pieces in existence — just throw it on and go. You can accessorize it approximately one million different ways. Plus, it could not be more comfortable.

Kim’s other picks:

What have you been wearing this year? Do you have any pieces from Everlane? We cannot recommend them highly enough. This super light sweatshirt is also amazing.

(Photos by Christine Han for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Everlane, a brand we’ve worn and loved for years. Thanks for supporting the brands that help support Cup of Jo.)

  1. Saskia says...

    I am so surprised there are so many negative comments about Everlane. My boyfriend and I found out about Everlane when we were in New York a few years back. We loved the ethical clothes and quality so much, we stopped buying at the big stores we have here all over Europe like H&M and Zara.
    We both are always really impressed with Everlane clothes, and nowadays we pretty much only buy there (and sometimes at Uniqlo)

    The only thing I dislike about Everlane is that it’s awful sending it back when something does not fit. You have to pay return costs ($35 from Europe) and on top of it they don’t refund the duties/taxes you paid.

    But on the very positive side (!): if you receive an item that’s faulty, the customer service is really great and they always immediately refund or replace and you don’t have to send the item back. They always respond so friendly and quick by email.

  2. janine says...

    I love the Everlane u-neck t-shirt but recently went to order more and they were DISCONTINUED.

    DIS. CON. TIN. U-ED.

    Gulp!!!!!

  3. Sabrina says...

    I’ve purchased their cashmere sweaters on two occasions and both times the pulled like crazy after 2-3 wears. I only wear them around the house with pajamas now. Complete waste of money. The fit of their pants is also super weird…

  4. I also really really want to like Everlane- but being on a super tight clothing budget (read: non-existent) I just can’t make the plunge anymore. Restocking fees add up and their sizing is so unpredictable! I’ve bought one pair of pants from them, going by my measurements and the measurements of a favorite pair, and they were massive and just seemed to continue to grow over time. I tried to make them work too long to return them and ended up tailoring them myself (terrifying, but now I feel like I can sew anything). They fit perfect now (aside from the pockets which are wider than the butt and stick out like the grooves on a cheese grater… we call that sculptural fashion, ha), but I have no idea what size I’d order if I wanted another pair, since these are now basically a size 10 with a size 4 waist.

  5. Margaret says...

    Y’all the wide leg crop pant is so so good. I am an 8/10 who is 5’5” and pants have always been a struggle. Especially the high waist thing. They seem like they’ll be flattering but then they crush your soul every time. I love these and got them in the “short” length. Perfecto!!! Also feel this way about summersalts swan dive one piece but that’s another story.

  6. Juliet says...

    I also just want to say…I am continually amazed by the kindness, grace and poise you show in responding to the more critical comments, Joanna. It’s not something you always see in internet comment threads, and it sets the tone for such a comfortable and inclusive atmosphere where all viewpoints are welcomed and heard. Thanks for creating such a nice community. :-)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, that means so much to me, juliet. i truly want to hear feedback, so i’m glad when people feel comfortable expressing their opinions, whether they’re positive or negative. thank you so much for your note, it really made my night :)

  7. Juliet says...

    Some of my very favorite clothes are from Everlane. I am 5’2″ with a similar body type to Caroline’s. I have the silk cami from her picks and love it – it’s drapey and elegant and doesn’t gap under the arms. I recently got their wide leg chinos in black. I had to have them hemmed and the waist taken in a bit, but I have to do that with everything that isn’t a petite size anyway, and now they are a perfect fit. They are really chic and versatile, and the quality is great. I have two merino wool cropped v-neck sweaters that I wear all the time in winter, and I always get compliments. Ditto for the white silk shirt. There are many more things that haven’t worked for me – too boxy, oversized or dowdy on me, or otherwise not quite right, but the things that do work are so amazing and wear so well that I keep coming back.

  8. Emily says...

    I am personally so grateful for the introduction of Everlane from CupofJo. I have a closet full of their timeless clothing and several shoes. I’m specifically in love with all my sandals from them. The only thing that has not worked for me is their jeans. All of them are too high for my waist as that’s a fit not good on me. And I don’t care for any of their boxy tops. Otherwise most of their stuff has been a hit for me. Thanks again, and I look forward to more Everlane posts.

  9. Rue says...

    The collarless shirt dress and the short sleeve wrap dress for work, and the high waist skinny jeans. In the fall I plan to replace some older work pants with a few different styles from Everlane. I also LOVE the linen t shirt in black. I keep finding myself wearing an old pair of super-worn jeans, my Tevas (cool again! victory!), and that linen t shirt for everything this summer. It travels, washes, and dresses up well, too. Also, I have a knee length pleated skirt from a few years ago that I think(/hope) they still sell, and it’s another workday hero.

  10. oma says...

    1. The helmet comments — my god. go take two chill pills, people.
    2. I like Uniqlo.

  11. Roxana says...

    I like Everlane. I’ve only had good experiences with them. I’m mostly a SAHM and I wear a TON of their tees. They’re versatile, they’re soft, they wash well (I hang almost everything to air dry, anyway) and I like the colors. Also, I’ve been using their Commuter backpack (in black, cotton canvas, which they no longer carry) for the last 2 1/2 years as a diaper bag. My kids and I beat the fool out of that poor bag and it’s held up really well.

    I LOVE their transparency policy.

    I learned of Everlane here on CoJ a few years back, so thanks :).

  12. Aimee says...

    I too have tried to love Everlane but have not found the clothes or shoes to be as “amazing” as everyone has said. I’ve returned everything I purchased. Love the ethical mindset but the execution, IMO, falls short.

    • Erin says...

      Same. I just actually donated the tees and jeans I have bought. The fit is just terrible.

  13. Kris says...

    Huge Everlane fan here. I have been using their bright red square zippered wallet for two years. I love a bright wallet and get compliments on it often. I have several go weave pieces that I love. And two silk blouses & sweaters. I haven’t had luck with the shoes (wide feet). I haven’t tried the tall selections yet but might in the future.

  14. Owl says...

    Love the post! :) Also love that everlane has such an ethical approach. A breath of fresh air! Ps: The three of you look sooo great!!

  15. Jenifer says...

    I like Everlane for shoes their Day Glove fits wonderfully. Tops and pants not so much, the linen t-shirts I have from them are short, boxy and do not keep their shape. The pants, well I’m curvy just do not work well with my hips. If you’re looking for t-shirts that won’t break the break J Crew Mercantile has cute one’s and wear well. Jeans, I recommend Talbots they have curvy, straight and other styles and they wash great.

  16. Nita says...

    I will go ahead and be the mood killer here (and risk my comment not getting published) : I am a very loyal COJ blog and cannot describe how much the comments and some of the posts have helped me. I’m a little weary and skeptical of the sponsored items here though. I have diligently pored over the recommendations and often spent double of what I would have elsewhere on the brands COJ recommended and they have come up so awfully short.
    Nisolo, Everlane and Madewell tees and dresses have been let downs in terms of quality and longevity. I never dry my clothes in the dryer and cold wash them gently and they don’t survive. Older brands or sometimes off-the shelf ones do very well. Very bad quality (off-late) and overpriced items are being sold in many cases. I’m actually thrilled to hear I’m not alone in criticizing these brands because when I do leave negative comments in the posts on the blog, they never get published.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Thank you so much for your note! We always welcome feedback. These clothes have held up for us well and we appreciate the price point and ethical model. But completely understand not all brands are for everyone; and we always want to hear your thoughts.

    • Divya says...

      Hey Nita! Thanks for this comment. I am currently shopping around for T-shirts – which brands have worked for you? You mentioned older brands and off-the shelf ones but no names. I would really love to purchase some high quality t-shirts that will last me.

    • Nita says...

      @Divya: So far, its been Uniqlo. Absolutely amazing quality and stands up really really well – I love it that they have pure cotton because Matt and Bow have nice T-shirts but they are mixed with some modal/rayon.
      The only brand which COJ has made me fall in love with (and remain in love with) is Sezane. A bit pricey, but it is SO wonderful!

  17. Asia says...

    I also have a love-hate relationship with Everlane! Love: aesthetic, price-point, customer service. Hate: sizing inconsistency, pants that don’t fit curvier people, tee shirts that don’t wash or wear well. That said I do have a few Everlane pieces I love and wear often–I just am very wary about purchasing anything new.

    • sosloblue says...

      Asia you noted exactly my sentiment about Everlane. My first purchases were back in 2014 when their clothes were of great design and quality. I have some special pieces that I still wear. However, over the last couple of years I’ve stopped buying their clothes (but need to spend the few hundred dollars of credit that I have with them from having had to return the clothes that I bought). Their aesthetic still appeal to me but their style/design has become boring and plain. Quality has dropped. Sizing terrible. I’d rather spend the money at a decent store where I can try clothes on and not have to go through the hassle of returning multiple times. Unless they have some very special design pieces I don’t think I would purchase. Having said that, I still stock up on their tried and true pieces such the v-neck and scoop neck tees, but only if they’re made in LA, because some colors are made in Vietnam or Malaysia and those tees don’t hold up well.

    • Jo says...

      Their pants really and truly do not fit curvier people! I am a freaking size 4/27, with an hourglass figure, and don’t have trouble at all buying pants at all price points (Madewell, Citizens, Jesse Kamm, various Target lines), but Everlane pants just don’t work on my body. Sometimes, they look good but are uncomfortable (wide leg crop, cheeky) but often they’re just wrong. It’s really irritating because they pretend to be size inclusive!

    • Olivia says...

      same! I’ll have two of the same style of shirt, one striped, one solid that I wear equally. But the striped wore down so much in a matter of months, and now feels like an entirely different shirt from the solid one (???). And simple black tanktop I purchased was horrible quality, it felt like it would fall apart. But then there are items I love, like the straight leg pants! I feel like it’s a gamble when I make a new purchase, and i’m not psyched about the restocking fee if you have to return items :(

    • Vicky says...

      It’s definitely a hit-or-miss thing. Hits have included the chinos, the day glove flat, the oversized silk shirt and some sweaters. Misses? Their leather slip-on sneaker (OW), tees (shapeless, sometimes thin), all pants besides the mysteriously great chinos, and other sweaters. I do buy from them—but there are a LOT of returns.

    • Naseem says...

      I agreeeeee! I’ve been an Everlane customer since they were a brand new company and I loved their quality then. Bought some T-shirt’s recently, and they all had tiny holes in them after the first wash. Customer service people questioned whether I knew how to wash clothes (and I do, because other brand T-shirt’s in my closet don’t have holes…). Their quality has dropped and I don’t buy from them anymore :(.

  18. Kelly says...

    They aren’t size inclusive, unfortunately. I remember asking them about that when they launched and got a really chilly response. Put me off the brand.

  19. Erin says...

    I’ll start with I love everlane, but I’m really bummed that you choose to show a Joanna on a bike without a helmet for this fashion spread. People are especially apt to not wear a helmet on citibikes, scooters, etc. and it’s just as, if not MORE important than when you are riding a bike you know and love.

    Why is it so hard to see a helmet as part of a nice outfit? I’ve had a helmet save my life twice now–once when I was hit by a car, and once due to a technically malfunction on my bike (a screw broke on my seat and caused me to get a pretty bad concussion WITH the helmet).

    Helmets are cute and cool, and part of a commuter wardrobe.

    • lindsay says...

      Everyone in Amsterdam seems to be just fine without helmets? A study showed that drivers are less careful if the rider has a helmet on, AND the person riding the bike and wearing a helmet is less careful as well. Also, the helmet only helps if you fall on your own, not if hit by a car.

    • Ashley says...

      Oh my god. Really??? Hahaha

    • Emily says...

      Lindsay – NYC and most other American cities are very different compared to Amsterdam, which has truly incredible and enviable infrastructure that keeps cyclists safe (along with, I’m sure, a culture that genuinely respects cyclists rather than seeing them as a nuisance). I wish NYC were the same.

    • Sam says...

      Yes, also would love to see a helmet in this post! My husband was in a very serious bike accident a few years ago and his helmet saved his life.

  20. Ash says...

    Ohh I have been cyberstalking Everlane for years :) I absolutely love their clothes and long to shop their site…however, I live in Canada and between the shipping, duty and taxes their reasonably priced end up costing roughly double their sticker tag.

    Dear Everlane,
    Please come to Canada! We love you too xox

    • Shannon Bell says...

      Amen!
      – Another Canadian Sister

    • Kelly says...

      Maybe try Grana? They’re very similar, and they ship internationally.

    • Jenny says...

      Ash! I’m also Canadian and balk at the cost increase. One thing you might like to know is that return shipping is free and you get the duty back too if you decide to return something. I’ve often ordered multiple sizes of something I think I might like – it’s a bigger upfront cost, but you see the refund very quickly if you ship anything back.

    • Krista says...

      I agree! I wish we could get Everlane more easily in Canada. Duty and shipping make it expensive (by my standards), but I would love to shop there!

    • Ash says...

      Thanks for the information Kelly.

      Good to know Jenny — I used to order from Anthropologie but would have to forfeit duty if making a return. *Sigh — shopping internationally from Canada can be so expensive at times.

  21. Laura says...

    I’m so intrigued by Kim’s awesome earrings – any details she could share on those?
    Also i was not very excited by that tee dress previously until I saw it on her – looks so comfy and chic at the same time!

    • Laura says...

      Hi CoJ team, my computer filled in my last name on this comment above and I’d rather not have it posted – could you please remove it? Thank you :)

    • Kim Rhodes says...

      fixed!

    • Kim Rhodes says...

      Thanks! The earrings are a few years old, from J.Crew

    • Daniela says...

      I’m wearing the tee dress right this moment and highly recommend it. Super comfy for just lounging around but also goes well with Sneakers, sandals, heels, flats, jackets of all kinds, leggings.. You get the idea ;)

  22. Cassidy says...

    Ya’ll look chic as f***

  23. Heather says...

    I love their aesthetic! I only wish they made their tops in tall sizes.

  24. Hannah R says...

    I’m honestly rather surprised by all the comments of people not a fan of Everlane. They are my go-to for clothes these days and I find that I am normally wearing one of their pieces daily (today it’s the black mini denim skirt). I love how they fit and find the quality to be great. That said, I don’t dry any of my items, which really does make a difference. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this great company, COJ!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’m so surprised, too — i’ve had such wonderful experiences with everlane — but always want to hear feedback!

    • Kelly says...

      I’ve asked for a bunch of their cotton bodysuits for my birthday. I’ve never bought from them before, but I have a few coworkers who wear ONLY Everlane.

    • Milou says...

      I really wanted to like Everlane but I never got a chance.
      I ordered a sweater this spring and they sent me the wrong item not once, but twice, and I found their customer service to be pretty horrible so I gave up.

    • Kat says...

      ive had mediocre experiences! i’ve found it always looks wonderful, but the longevity and quality has been disappointing. and ive bought a lot. sucks, because yeah, their transparency is great, but i need things to LAST!

  25. Lucy says...

    The men’s t-shirts are really fabulous – my husband used to wear these ridiculously priced “designer” t-shirts and now he’s all Everlane all the time.

  26. AH says...

    Hi Joanna – question for you. Does the elastic back on the red heels dig in? I’ve had other shoes like this and I can’t wear them for more than a few hours because the elastic heel hurts too much. I love the look of these heels but they need to be comfortable all day.

    On another note, I hope Everlane is reading the comments in this post!

    • JRG says...

      yes, this! I’ve been eye-ing the day heel for ages but haven’t bit the bullet yet for this exact reason

    • Vanessa says...

      I bought the heels maybe three months ago based on all of the glowing reviews. First time I walked down the stairs, the shoes flew off my feet. I bought several sizes so I am confident I picked the right one (TTS). It was a very awkward day of trying to keep them on and they had no cushion. My feet hurt. In the end, I bought two replacement pairs at 3x and 5x the price that are comfortable and actually usable.

    • Shauna says...

      Same! Have them in my shopping basket but have not pulled the trigger.

    • Ellie says...

      Hi! I have the same red day heels! I am a regular size 8 and got them in 8. Since they are not pointy toed they fit well on the foot – length and width wise – but the elastic digs in and kills! I wish I had gotten them in 8.5. Hope that helps!

    • Ashley says...

      Yeah I’ve seen people wearing those elastic back Everlane shoes around but the wrinkly elastic back just looks so distracting.

    • Elise says...

      I have the flat version and the elastic does dig in even after a year. I do love the rest of the shoe, it’s well made.

    • AH says...

      Wow, thanks for the feedback COJ friends!

    • Courtney says...

      I have them and I only notice the “digging in” after the end of the day—even then, it’s not that bad. That said, I don’t know why everyone says they’re so comfortable. They’re more comfortable and easier to walk in than stilettos, sure, but they’re still heels.

    • Tristen says...

      Hi all! Just chiming in to say that I LOVE the day heel, and the elastic doesn’t dig in at all… I’m a teacher and on my feet all day, and I can even wear these guys on field trips. I also had been eyeing them for months before finally buying. Highly highly recommend!

  27. Ann says...

    I like their “The Cotton V-neck” white t-shirt. Fresh and simple, not too see through, not too boxy. I’ve ordered four or five of them over the past couple years. Curious about the day heel but have been nervous to order it because it looks super narrow and I’m lazy about returning things in the mail. Good story, Ann. Thanks for this post, I love classic pieces like these.

    • Emily says...

      I just purchased that and it gets put on immediately upon exiting the clean laundry pile

  28. celeste says...

    I adore the pop of color shoes but I never spend over $100 on shoes so found comparables on Oldnavy.com for $16! Thanks for the style idea! You all look like you are having fun in these photos!

    • Megan M Kongaika says...

      I just snagged these! Thanks for the tip!

  29. liz libre says...

    I want that henley in white!!

  30. Really cute striped t-shirt! My uniform for every season :)))

  31. Rose says...

    I used to love Everlane but i haven’t gotten anything new in forever. The newer tees got holes within a season. The long sleeved tees used to be soft and malleable and now are rigid. The market tote is beautiful but I can’t wear it because the straps slide off my shoulder and there’s no way to secure the contents. The dresses have never fit me right (pear shaped). And even though I fit in their size offerings, most of the things I’d like to try, i don’t because the vast majority of the models are rail thin and give me ZERO idea of how the garment would look on me. I hope someone from everlane is reading!

    • Sandra says...

      Yeah, I am a little skeptical of all of these Everlane raves. Their t-shirts wrinkle in the dryer and fade faster than my other shirts (even though I always was in cold water). I have honestly gotten way better T’s from Old Navy.

      I do love their raincoat and wear it a lot in spring and fall, but can’t wear it in wind since there is no way to cinch the giant hood.

    • Sarah says...

      have you looked at their site recently? I full agree with the thin model comment for a few years back but in the past year or so they have actually been incorporating much more body diversity in their model shots. I’ve definitely tried and returned some stuff but overall I’m a fan. I especially love their stretch denim and the french terry sweatshirts

    • Sarah says...

      I hear you on the tees. I won’t buy any more from Everlane–as a moderate clothing minimalist, I wear my tees frequently, and Everlane’s just don’t hold up compared to some other brands.

      However, as a top-heavy woman, I adore their relaxed shirt line. I find it very hard to find button down shirts that fit my cup size (36DD/DDD) and their relaxed shirts deliver without making me feel like I’m drowning in poplin. Similarly, I have loose-fitting waffle cashmere sweater that I received two Christmases ago, and I live in it in the winter (which, in Chicago, is like 8 months out of the year!)

      It’s a very hit-or-miss brand to me, and the only reason I order online is because I have a return center on my commute (Happy Returns) where I can avoid return shipping fees.

  32. Gemma says...

    I have worn my Everlane skirt (black, mini a-line, with little square pockets) every second day for the past few months. And I also wear their black button-down shirt so much I had to buy a back-up! It is effortlessly chic.

    • Abbey says...

      My husband lives in their tee shirts!

  33. Katie says...

    I remember when Everlane started and I was SO disappointed they didn’t have plus size. I remember at the time emailing them and they said they were working on it. Lo these years later, no plus size. I randomly click on it every now and then to see, and nope, no plus size. It’s so annoying. And a big turn off. I do have a twill tote I enjoy.. tho it looks like they no longer carry those.

    • Christy says...

      Agree, I don’t shop brands that don’t include a wide variety of sizes anymore.
      It’s like catch up with the times Everlane you are missing out on bazillions of $$$$$$$! It’s not 1985.

    • Lane says...

      This! I’m tired of clothing companies that aren’t willing to get on board with plus size offerings.

    • Helen says...

      Totally. Not size inclusive and no evidence that they will ever be. They are supposedly ethical fashion aware but only for thin people

    • I once produced a podcast that was sponsored by Everlane. They wanted to send us free stuff, and I had to decline because nothing they had would fit me. It was really humiliating to explain to the male hosts of the show.

  34. Claire says...

    Also-sidebar: How are you all doing anyway? Aren’t you in Brooklyn? I have been seeing news reports about blackouts and flooding. Hope you are all safe and sound and weathering the storms ok.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much for your sweet note. we are all fine! the weather is back to sunny and warm now. xoxo

  35. Cyn says...

    I hope Everlane is tuning in… I LOVE the styles, but the fabrics are so off. They never feel great, and don’t hold up well to washing. I’d love to support this brand if they’d only improve the quality of fabrics used.

  36. Chic and summery. But please, when cycling anywhere, wear a helmet! And maybe a cute pannier to store that bag on the go…

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh yes, i have a helmet on the bike handles — just took it off for the photo! :)

  37. Bella says...

    I do like Everlane, but only their tops – none of their bottoms and dresses work on my pear-shaped, short-legged frame. I also wish they would “declutter”, as too much expansion and too many different styles will lead to loss of quality

    • Louise says...

      Their pants don’t work for me either. I’m 5’0″ and have hips. I wish their tops came in Petite. I want to like Everlane, but my body type just doesn’t work in their clothes.

    • Agreed, Bella! Then, Madewell, Jcrew… all my staple companies are out of control with the amount they are producing now!! Stick to what you do well and focus on making that the best!

  38. Deb says...

    OMG how much fun would it be to match your outfits to your books?! You’d need a lot of space and a lot of money I guess but how much better would life be if getting dressed was that much fun?!

    • SB says...

      Deb this is such a fun idea! I’d love to see that.

  39. Jimena says...

    I do enjoy Cup of Jo but I wish you would stop inciting consumerism so much. It’s the least thing we need right now as a society. Why not talk more about things we can do/make? We’re more than cosumers, aren’t we?

    • Shannon says...

      This!

    • Rachel Elizabeth says...

      We are certainly more than consumers. And, this summer, I have been thinking a lot about the ways in which I tend towards consumerism too much/too often. However, I do have to say that I think Joanna (et al.) do a really good job of promoting/partnering with companies that are simple and sustainable. We do need to own clothes. Admittedly, most of us probably already have more than enough in our closets. But, if not – if some of our clothes are wearing out/need replacing, if we’re entering a new job field and need a different type of clothing, etc. – then it would be good for us to buy clothes that will not quickly go out of style from companies that actually pay their workers (and not just for clothing assembly, but also textile manufacturing as well). In that way, we are supporting other doers/makers around the world :)

    • Sarah says...

      Cup of Jo is a business that has employees. They have to make money to provide this content to us for free. Traditionally in most media this is done through advertising. Would you be happier with a paywall? Some prefer that! But I do not mind the sponcon, I think they incorporate it pretty elegantly.

    • I too agree. I love this site and how things are offered to us. I also get money needs to be made but I personally wish the topics would go deeper IE how to be more impactful, how to really nail this life’s purpose thing, emotional intelligence for dealing with everyday problems like climate change, politics etc. The community is so rich and engaged I think the conversation would be SO good.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Thank you so much for these notes! We love doing deep posts on politics, mental health, special needs, infertility, etc., and have a climate change post coming up that we are excited to share. Can’t wait to have that conversation with you. Xox

    • Laura says...

      Amen.

    • Daniela says...

      I think Cup of Jo does a great job of balancing posts. It’s nice to have light hearted posts as well since this blog is big for me in terms of decompressing, as I’m sure it is for others as well.

      Yes we do need to consume less, but maybe we also need to consume better. Everlane in this way is a great company to support. Also, just because they post about various companies does not mean we have to go buy what’s featured – it’s fun to just look at what they’re wearing and what they have to say about it.

  40. Joanne says...

    I have loved the Everlane aesthetic for a long time, ever since I became aware of them years ago. Unfortunately I have never been able to try their clothing because they don’t make my size. I love it when companies are dedicated to transparency and ethical practices, but I find it strange that making clothes for a huge portion of the population doesn’t register as an ethical practice in the fashion world. I keep reading that 68% of American women wear a size 14 or larger, but so many clothing companies seem to be opposed to making clothing that fits bigger bodies. How ethical is it to exclude us? I’m tired of it.

    • Jennifer Collins says...

      So much yes!!

  41. I bought the Everlane tread sneakers in off-white three weeks ago and have worn them pretty much every day since! They look amazing with everything – midi skirts, tee dresses, boyfriend jeans… I also have the day flats in white, the wide leg crop in black and the cashmere raglan in black. AND I’m waiting for the summer jeans. Just typing this all out, I realise I might be a bit addicted…

  42. Mathilda says...

    I am not a huge Everlane fan and the clothes shown in this post won’t make me one. But I instantly bought the book!!

  43. AE says...

    Everlane is a tough one for me! I find everything to be super boxy and short and the shoes are always way too narrow. The quality and pricing is great- and obviously the fit concerns I have are a non- issue for others but I wish there was a retailer that stepped into what JCrew used to be- basics with cuts that fit long/ lean and cleanly, and quality at a reasonable price point. It’s surprisingly hard to find!

    • Elena says...

      Oh man, yes. I like Everlane’s philosophy but the clothes are a *hard* no from me. I have been mourning J. Crew’s direction for awhile now. I WANT to buy classic, high quality clothes but, yeah… where?

    • Janie says...

      Amen ladies!!
      Could not agreed more.

    • Farhana says...

      Lands’ End too.

    • Sandra says...

      YES! This bums me out so much…that there just aren’t stores that sell classic, high-quality, long-lasting clothes anymore. I have J. Crew sweaters from nearly 20 years that look amazing, and I’m lucky to get a few seasons out of my newer ones.

    • Hannah R says...

      For me, Everlane has completely replaced JCrew. I just returned half a box of stuff to JCrew because the quality is so bad and the fit is not right, I really need to stop shopping there. I don’t dry the majority of my clothes and find Everlane’s quality to be top-notch. I am a huge fan!

    • Heather says...

      Yes to Farhana- Lands’ End. Quality, sturdy basics. But they’re pretty behind on trends.

    • Caroline says...

      Farhana, with you on Lands End! I’m always surprised. I can buy great basics for my 6’4″ partner, too. Agree they are behind on trends but their classics are great.

    • Claire says...

      I sincerely and highly recommend Boden. Good quality, good sales, terrific customer service.

    • Elise says...

      I’ve had good luck with Eileen Fisher clothing, for classic black pants, dresses, blouses, etc. Washes super well and lasts for years. Not cheap and I look for sales but over time the cost per wear is exceptional.

  44. Paige M says...

    I now have 6 pairs of the day glove flat. 4 leather, 2 knit. And 3 pairs of the relaxed chinos. I hate to say it but, Everlane has become my new JCrew.

  45. Leah says...

    I just ordered the day market tote on sale and cannot wait to receive it. My first Everlane purchase so I have high hopes. I would love to try some shoes next.

  46. Sam says...

    I’ve been curious about the Glove flat and everyday heel for travel – anyone feel like they’re TRAVEL comfy or just good for an average day?

    • I couldn’t get the leather Day Glove to work for me (the leather “shows” my toes too much for my comfort), but I’m excited about the suede versions launching soon. But my favorite Everlane shoes for traveling are their Modern Loafers.

  47. Nora says...

    Unfort I’ve also experienced inconsistency in the quality of fabric, which has turned me off from the brand. For basics you just want a solid piece of clothing that’s comfortable, durable and retains its shape… I was disappointed with a couple pieces in the past so am now hesitant to give it another chance.

    Curious, do their pants/jeans work for petites?

  48. Kathleen says...

    I want to like everlane too but everything seems kind of bland and the fabrics are *always* a disappointment. I do like the shoes I bought from them and really applaud their no-new-plastic pledge. I hope their success means more brands follow suit.

  49. Linds says...

    I loved their earlier styles – the u-neck tee is still my favorite! I feel like their quality has dropped drastically. My first tee purchase is almost 6 years old now and still looks great. The one I bought last year is full of holes and and feels like a different material altogether. I have a few other items and I so want to give them another shot but I’m just not sold on their brand anymore.

    • Taylor says...

      I feel exactly the same way! I used to live in Everlane t-shirts and over the past couple years I’ve been disappointed in their quality and overall fit.

    • Becky says...

      I dont thinknthats unique to them. I’ve bought tee shirts from high and low end stores and they barely make it past a season. I cant speak for Everlane though. Sometimes I think I’m over wearing it. Or it’s my washing machine or that it’s my detergent but its none of those things and it’s frustrating to need to budget in clothing money frequently throughout the year. Good quality is hard to find.

  50. Ann says...

    I am loving those shorts! I wonder if they would work on me? They are a bit high on the thigh in the pics for me.

  51. Daniela says...

    I have an Everlane interview tomorrow, this feels like a good sign!

    • Paige M says...

      Good Luck!!!

    • Daniela says...

      Thank you so much! It went well so fingers crossed :)

  52. Ceridwen says...

    I have never purchased Everlane (I’m always too chicken to buy from overseas because I’m a very lazy returner of things if they don’t fit) but I love looking at their site to see how they put clothes together. Love the white jeans/pants. I’ve been wanting to give some a go but I’m also very grotty so I’m scared I’ll immediately spill red wine or tomato sauce on them! Lazy and grotty….am not painting a good image of myself. Ha!

    • Mary Beth says...

      I have no idea if this product is available where you live, however the key to wearing white for me is a Clorox bleach pen. This simple little product has never failed me.

  53. Joaquina says...

    I am in the minority as not being a fan of Everlane.
    They carry too many silk and leather products plus their tops are too boxy on me. Between this brand and Glossier, I am in the “I don’t get it” crowd!

    Love Joanna’s jeans in the top pic, she always wears the most stylish denim.

    • Haha Glossier, yes! Agreed. “Makeup” for people who already have perfect skin. Mmkay. I threw out their skin tint after trying to convince myself for too long that it made my skin look nice. I just looked sweaty. But thanks for the stickers…

  54. Judy says...

    I saw Caroline and immediately thought… book post soon?! I love her recommendations.

  55. CS says...

    Love the blue tee-shirt dress with the statement earrings! It looks so cute on Kim. I have an Everlane jacket that I got about 2 years ago. I love it so I got a second one in a different color for the fall.

  56. Erin says...

    Love the idea of Everlane but wish they would make a tall jean option! I know cropped is in right now, but it would be great to have an ankle-length pair of jeans that actually goes to my ankle (I’m 5, 9”).

    • They have tall jeans now! They always sell out really fast though so I can never grab them on choose what you pay :(

    • Laur says...

      Yes! I totally agree with this! Can never find ankle-length jeans that hit at the right spot… always too short and end up looking dated.

    • Janie says...

      Yessss. All their lengths are made for 5’5….

  57. shannon says...

    Alternate title: “In Which Caroline Casually Matches her Outfit to her book”

  58. Alexandra says...

    I wanted to like Everlane, but between the marginal quality of the T-shirts and the fact that the fit of their clothes does nothing for me (6 ft tall, and most of their stuff is rather short and boxy which makes me look like a clown), I have to resort to other brands. Too bad, I like their transparency model. My husband has a nice merino sweater from them, but unfortunately, the quality is pretty lacking.

  59. Lisa says...

    You all look so pretty!

  60. Oleta says...

    This line of clothing looks comfy, easy to accessorize, and can be worn to work, out to play or a free spirit dinner!! “Kudos “ to your product.

  61. Mims says...

    Proud bicycle commuter and doctor here…..so happy to see you showing images of bikes for travel, but this image does not portray safe, responsible bicycling. Please wear sensible shoes, bright/reflective clothing and a helmet. No hanging bags or straps, afix bags to appropriate rear rack or wear a close fitting backpack. It could save your life (and maybe the conscience of the person who hit you because they could not see you!) .

    • Sarah says...

      YES to this!! Thanks Mims! I had the exact same thought.

    • Would like to respectfully disagree! I am a bike commuter, and I wear whatever shoes go with my outfit, whatever clothes I’m wearing to work that day, and I don’t wear a helmet. I know it’s probably less safe, but it’s intentional – I want to normalize biking! You shouldn’t need a fancy, expensive kit to ride a bike, and I don’t think people should be scolded or shamed for biking “wrong.” The more bikers the better, and the safer we all are!

    • Bec says...

      This is an interesting argument. I work for a City and while we heavily promote commuting by bike, we do not encourage the need for special clothing/accessories for doing so. Helmets are compulsory where we live. We want cycling to be viewed as normal, accessible and something you just go ahead and do. People in Amsterdam and other European cities cycle in droves without wearing reflective clothing and in most cases, helmets!

    • Maria says...

      Sorry, that’s crazy. That’s a bike-share bike – it works like this – you are walking, realize you are late, and you jump on the bike to get there faster. There have literally been 40-50 millions of bike rides in this system in NYC and only one fatality. You do not need special clothing, shoes, bags and head gear for that. Props to Joanne for showing that biking is not just for gear head bros, but an easy way to get around no matter what you are wearing.

    • Emily says...

      Yes! I thought this immediately. I love you so much COJ and know this was probably a very safe photoshoot situation, but I work in public health and it’s so, so important to model safe cycling practices across all types of media.

      Maybe you could do a post on cute helmets or active commuter outfits/tips? ;)

    • Mai says...

      I could not agree more! At min you need to be wearing a helmet in a pic showing someone cycling.

    • Kayla says...

      Please, don’t victim blame cyclists. If Joanna is comfortable in her clothing (which she said she is!), then that’s all that matters. If someone is driving so fast or recklessly that they don’t notice a cyclist in broad daylight, then the problem is probably with them or the street design, not the cyclist’s shirt color. I am also a bicycle commuter, and I have witnessed terrible bicycle crashes (my mother was hit by a drunk driver, and an acquaintance died in front of me—both were wearing helmets and bright clothing). If we care about safe cycling, it’s far more important to support and vote for responsible street design than to lecture people about wearing helmets.

    • RebeccaNYC says...

      YES YES YES

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you for these thoughtful notes! i have a helmet hanging from the bike handle (you can see it in the photo if you look closely) but took it off for the shoot. (i’m vain about that, haha, i’m sorry!) i do ride in heels or flats, though, and i feel safe in them. it’s easy for me to ride in any type of shoe after cycling almost daily in NYC for the past 16 years, especially because i’m usually just riding a short distance around our quiet neighborhood. i can see how some folks, especially new riders, might prefer sneakers or other shoes — probably a personal decision based on your riding experience and comfort level! thank you again for your notes and kindness. xoxo

    • Sarah says...

      Jo, you are so kind to continue to calmly respond to comments about your helmet use, even though this comes up in the comments EVERY single time you post a picture with a bike.

  62. Katie Weltner says...

    Am I the only adult that just can’t do white? I spill on myself ALL THE TIME. I love the look of crisp white clothing but my inevitably only lasts a few wears before it just looks grungy. :( Caroline, what’s your secret?

    • Sandra says...

      You’re not alone! I spill on myself all the time so never wore white jeans, and now that I have a child forget it. I see groups of white jeans moms out from time to time, and I wonder how the heck they do it. Do they just not let their children touch them? Do white jeans moms have some sort of non-messy gene that gets passed down to their infants and toddlers? Total mystery.

  63. Denise says...

    Looks like very cute clothes for slender ladies. You three look fantastic!
    I applaud their ethos but hopefully they’ll stop being so stingy on sizing in the near future and actually market to a larger majority of women.

    • This! I wish they offered a wider range of sizes.

    • isabelle says...

      The size range is appallingly bad – 35″ waist is the largest size they offer. But don’t worry, I’ve tried the clothes and the quality was so poor that I returned everything.

    • Heidi says...

      I agree… I love their classic styles and company philosophies but I don’t see my size represented. Discouraging.

  64. Meredith says...

    I tell ya, I keep wanting to like Everlane, but the shape and cut of everything I’ve tried just doesn’t work on my body! I think their stuff looks great on people who can pull off a boxy silhouette, but it’s all really unflattering on my curvy build. I wish they’d do not just more size inclusivity, but more of a variety of shapes/cuts. Am I the only one? Sigh! It looks great on the CoJ team! :)

    • M says...

      I totally agree! I have a pear shaped figure and have had to return every piece of clothing I’ve purchased there as it is boxy and unflattering. Glad I’m not the only one!

    • Megan says...

      So much yes to this. Have never found a single Everlane piece that is flattering on my body.

    • Lynne says...

      Everlane is terrific for black men’s jeans and not-too-pricey cashmere that you can wear like a sweatshirt around the house. But that’s it. The rest of the stuff doesn’t hang all that well (and I’m average height + very slim, so one would think it would but it always looks like I just raided wardrobe at Orange is the New Black) and it is all so boring. I find that I do much better on The Real Real for interesting, high-quality pieces at great prices plus environmentally responsible shopping.

    • Lynn says...

      Same. The cut of their clothes looks terrible in me!

    • Amanda says...

      Try the Wide Leg Lightweight Chinos!!! I’m curvy too, and — holy moly — I look gorgeous in these.

    • MissEm says...

      It’s not a great brand for curves, though I always want it to be! That said, I did get lots of compliments on my last pair of jeans from them and I like their denim jacket.

    • Kelly says...

      Yep, unfortunately the boxy, shapeless look doesn’t work on me either. I’m short with narrow shoulders – their clothes make me look like a toddler.
      :(

    • Claire says...

      yes, I agree about their cuts and fit. I am also pear shaped, and I quit shopping there because everything was a bad fit- even the tops. And I wasn’t all that happy with the quality of the t-shirts- so thin and flimsy they may as well have been made of Kleenex. And no curves or shape at all. But then they were the only retailer I could find that started selling 100 percent cotton denim jeans (I couldn’t even find them at thrift stores anymore). So I just decided in desperation that I was going to buy a pair of their boyfriend jeans, size up, wash them a couple times, then have them tailored in the waist. And that strategy worked, and I love them. But mostly because I had a good tailor.

    • K says...

      Same here. Bought their city anorak because of the rave reviews, and wore it because it fit, but soon realized it looks AWFUL on me (I’m tall and curvy). Also, they talk a good game about smart design, but I have never seen a hood that was less functional that the one on that raincoat. It’s huge, and as soon as you walk it blows right back and you get wet. It’s going in my donate pile soon.

    • Coleen says...

      I agree. Even with other brands, quality, textile, sizing, cuts, designs vary for women and men. The lengths favors the average 5’5 and up in height and small-medium-large build/frame. You really need to try on and see if the fit suits your body type. And also the pricing of fast fashion brands are way too expensive. People wait for the end of season sales or clearances. Fashion companies should keep in mind the different body types and height. Before coming up with designs, they should extend more their research and observe the diversity of people on the streets in major cities around the world.

    • Meredith says...

      Wow, I am feeling so validated reading these other comments. Thanks, everybody! Helpful tips, and grateful for the solidarity. :)

    • Tamara says...

      Agree! While I’ve had luck with their slimmer cut tees (v-neck, boat, crew), the box cut tee I wanted to love makes me look grubby at best. Granted, I’m very petite (4’11”) & should have known better on that one. And their denim sizing is all over the place. The 25 in the kick crop was ridiculously tight while the 25 boyfriend & straight left me swimming. I really want their denim to work: ethically made with a price point that doesn’t break the bank. But I hesitate to try more due to shipping & restocking fees on returns.

    • Veronica says...

      That’s my experience, too! I feel very seen here. Curvy hips and bum with narrow shoulders and Everlane clothes just do not work on my body at all. I would LOVE to find a more ethical retailer making grown up/modern clothes for curvy bodies but haven’t cracked that code yet.

  65. Rucha says...

    is it not the shoot where you guys had to move trash cans from Caroline’s background?😂 great pictures and great outfits!

  66. Catherine says...

    I love their original women’s v-neck tees and live in them with jeans and a cardigan during the cooler months in Texas. I agree about increasing their sizes, though. Keep going Everlane, you’re getting there!

  67. Betsy says...

    What’s your experience with their longevity? I got a cashmere sweater from them that started to pill and thin pretty quickly. Is that an anomaly?

    • Mary says...

      I don’t think it’s an anomaly. I have had the same issue.
      Their earlier clothing and accessories/shoes were made of higher quality. I was so disappointed when I went to their store in San Francisco. They may have expanded the stuff they sell, but it all looks and feels like something from H&M or Zara. I still buy Everlane clothing, such as the silk blouses, but only the used ones I can can fine on ebay or poshmark.

    • Julie says...

      I’ve had similar experiences, I bought some work pants that stretched out and I’ve had black jeans that faded pretty bad. I’ve stopped buying their clothes for this reason. Which is a bummer because I do like their transparency model.

      HOWEVER, I do think they’re worth it if you can find some items on sale. AND I think their shoes and bags are very high quality and well worth it. So those items, I am very pro Everlane!

    • c says...

      Agree times infinity. I was a huge supporter in their early years and think their expansion has been at the detriment of quality and diluted their value proposition in the market. Transparency is half of the equation, but true sustainability requires quality above that of fast fashion, or we’re still creating excess waste. I have early versions of silks and cashmeres that have several meaningful detail and quality differences, and am disappointed they haven’t been able to scale more effectively. I choose other sustainability brands now, but glad they can support blogs like this :)

    • Tamara says...

      What other sustainable brands are you having success with that don’t break the bank?

    • Caroline says...

      I had terrible luck with my first cashmere sweater but took a chance on the waffle version and it’s held up wonderfully! Maybe something about the texture hides wear a bit better? I’ve had to de-pill it a few times under the arms but that’s the norm with most knits I own.

    • Sarah says...

      Yes, Julie! My high-waisted black jeans have faded horribly within the first two months after I bought them (after following the wash-on-cold, inside-out rule, too). I love the boatneck cotton sweater I have from them and wear it on repeat, and also have and love one of their go weave swing dresses (which I wear less frequently because it’s white and not totally opaque), but I’ve been pretty disappointed with the jeans. Which is tough because I really do love their simple shapes and what the company stands for.

    • Anna says...

      I’m so shocked by all these comments! I would say a third of my wardrobe is everlane (wearing a top and pants right now!) and I’ve been super happy with the quality. My silk shirts have held up perfectly for four years and I absolutely love the denim. I totally disagree that it looks like H&M or Zara – almost everything they do is made out of natural fibres!

  68. Frédérique P. says...

    Love this post and thanks for supporting such a wonderful company! Quick question, could Caroline share if she bought the short or regular size in the white pants? Xx

  69. Christine says...

    I especially like their shoes, for the quality, timeless plainness (in a good way), and surprising color offerings.

  70. Jennifer Saravay says...

    Make more sizes! Be inclusive! Everlane has great stuff, but I can’t believe they haven’t expanded their size offerings. It’s really disheartening to not be able to wear anything they make because it stops at a 14 and I stop at an 18.

    • Carla says...

      Agree. I’ve ordered from them, and even the larger sizes are so narrowly cut, they are impossible.

    • Erica says...

      I love Everlane’s stretch jeans, cashmere sweaters, and their shoes!

  71. C says...

    Could Caroline share who makes her sunglasses? They’re gorgeous!

    • Caroline Donofrio says...

      Thank you! They’re from Ray-Ban.

  72. Lexi says...

    I actually love these sponsored posts! Your team does such a good job at creating genuine content and making your ads super interesting and informative.

    Joanna, how tall are you? Xxx

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’m 5′ 7″!

  73. Heidi says...

    I know I am not the only one who wants to know what lipstick Caroline is wearing… :)

    • Kristina Grob says...

      that’s why I came to the comments :-D

    • Caroline Donofrio says...

      It’s Electra, from Kosas. :)

  74. Annie says...

    Wearing my “leather street shoe” now – love them! Perfect balance of casual and refined.

  75. Anonygirl says...

    What’s the see through level on the white pants?

    • Caroline Donofrio says...

      They’re very opaque! The material is similar to a stretch denim, so you really can’t see through them at all.

  76. Lindsey says...

    This is such a great brand! I love the market tote, and am looking for something similar but with a ZIPPER. Anyone have any suggestions?

    • Ashley says...

      Madewell makes great totes with zippers. Great quality, and perfect for to/from office and travel, thanks to the zipper.

    • Kay says...

      I have the Cuyana tote that Erin posted and I LOVE it! It fits everything (I’m a teacher so I’m always carrying a ton of books, papers, lunch, and all my other regular necessities) without feeling bulky or bulky. Also, and this is just a bag pet peeve of mine, but it doesn’t have that zipper thing that sticks out, like in the image of the Clare V bag you linked to.

  77. TSA says...

    Anddd just ordered a wrap dress! Their clothes are so wonderful.

  78. I usually have at least one Everlane piece on a day. I love that everything fits nicely, looks good, and is produced ethically with both people and our environment in mind. Great company! :)

  79. Tania says...

    I feel like my closet has slowly been taken over almost completely by Everlane — or at least the part of the closet I actually reach for (What is the saying — you wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time?). I love the interesting way they cut things — I’m big into the cocoon shapes and high waists.

  80. Sonja says...

    Everlane forever! My little sister and I went to the brick and mortar in SF last month and walked out with the exact same outfit: shirt, shorts, shoes. Shameless matching. That’s how good Everlane is. And we can’t recommend the Apricot Pocket Shorts highly enough!

  81. Louisa says...

    Quick editing comment: Second-to-last photo says collarless but isn’t!

    • Louisa says...

      Also: I love love love their travel duffel.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you, fixed! xo