Once, a couple hundred read-articles ago, I read this–something Emily Weiss said to Buzzfeed.
“I think you hear a lot about stylists or certain people wearing all black every day and having a certain uniform. It’s because all of their creative juices are being used all day on other people for their work, and someone else is the canvas for all this creative expression.”
Weiss’s words stuck with me because, well what a lovely way to explain the beauty of basics. Good basics can be hard to find. On the one hand, they’re everywhere (right?), on the other, not so much, they look cheap, or conversely, they’re prohibitively expensive.
All of this meant I was immediately excited to discover Everlane when they launched a few years ago. I didn’t want to renounce my love of T by Alexander Wang tee-shirts but they made for an unsustainable habit. And there was Everlane. Well-cut tees (and nothing else!) starting at $15. I ordered three immediately.
A couple years later and the company has grown, but thankfully, and I hope this remains the case, retained it’s minimal approach. High-quality basics sold only online in a neutral color palette. If it ain’t broke…
It’s officially time to consider fall wardrobes–a season made for cozy basics. Everlane, I want ya.
It’s $365 but has the style cred of a Celine. And that color combo…
Also–head’s up NY-ers: The NYC showroom will offer free monogramming on Saturday, October 18th. (84 Wooster, #603)
I love that Everlane veered short on this cut. It’s so packable (I don’t mean for travel so much as for your tote bag on days with a chance of rain) and so versatile.
The perfect size for, well, a weekend away.
Because slouchy cashmere v-necks are the very definition of autumnal basics.
Everlane’s box cut tee is a staple and this is a pretty, but still understated shade. I like to upsize these for a ‘boyfriend’ style. And, it’s $15!
And finally, I’ve been swooning over this loafer since I first saw it last week. I actually forwarded it’s photo to my shopping panel (aka, my friends). That almond toe is perfection, and I am a believer that infinity options of black flat-ish shoes is the right amount.