Everlane reviews: Cotton-linen crew, denim shorts, high-rise skinny jeans with button fly

I took a short break from ordering things from Everlane until a couple of months ago, when I picked up a new sweater for the spring and summer and another pair of authentic stretch skinny jeans. I also realized that I didn’t review the pair of denim shorts I purchased last year, and now that we’re headed into summer, I felt it was appropriate to share a review of those this time, too. If you're new to Everlane and sign up for an account with my referral link, I'll earn a credit when you place your first purchase and be forever grateful for your support!

For sizing reference, I am typically a size XS/0 at J.Crew, Madewell, LOFT, Anthropologie, Gap, and Banana Republic. I wear a size 4-6 in H&M and its sister stores (depending on the item). For stores that use juniors sizing, such as Forever 21 and ModCloth, I am usually a size small. My Uniqlo size is either XS or small (again, depending on the item). Everlane includes garment measurements for each item, which I find incredibly helpful when it comes to determining the right size to buy. You can find all of my previous Everlane reviews at the end of the post. You can browse all of my clothing reviews here (mostly Everlane and Grana).

Everlane The Cotton-Linen Crew sweater in sand — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The Cotton-Linen Crew (sand, size XS)

I am all about lightweight sweaters that I can pull out on chilly summer evenings or to combat the unreasonably cold air that comes out of the A/C at work. This crewneck sweater immediately caught my eye, and I ordered it in sand—a perfect spring/summer neutral. (A v-neck sweater is also available.) Since the item description mentions that it has a relaxed fit, I went with a size XS. When I first tried it on, I wished I had gotten a small instead (the arms felt short), but this sweater has loosened up so I think XS ended up being the right choice. I had forgotten how much cotton-linen blends stretch out with wear, especially in the arms. The length of the sweater is shorter than usual, so keep that in mind. It’s perfect on me since I’ve found myself gravitating more towards cropped sweaters to wear with high-rise jeans and pants. The knit is loose and could potentially show a bra, so I’ve worn it with a beige tank top underneath just to be safe. I haven’t washed it yet but am hopeful that it will hold up fine.

How I wore it: with denim shorts and in my April style sudoku

Everlane The Denim Short in vintage light blue wash — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The Denim Short (vintage light blue, size 25)

I ordered these shorts when they were released last summer in a size 24 after looking at the size chart and assuming they would fit like the modern boyfriend jeans. Boy, was I wrong! I couldn’t get that size over my thighs. I returned them and reordered them in sizes 25 and 26. The size 25 fit well, so I didn’t bother trying on the 26. I wish I had tried them just to compare, but the 25 still fits me this year. (I’ve been taking size 26 in the authentic stretch jeans, for reference.) The denim is stiff and not very forgiving in the midsection, so they’re not the most comfortable to sit in for long periods of time (i.e. a road trip, which is something I tried, lol). I appreciate the longer inseam, and these shorts can be worn with or without cuffs. The hem is raw. I really like how they don’t bag out in the butt!

How I wore it: with a green top, with pink and burgundy, and with a white tee

Everlane authentic stretch high-rise skinny button fly in washed black — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Button Fly (washed black, size 26)

I fell in love with these button fly skinny jeans. Originally, I wasn’t a huge fan of the washed black colorway, but the more I got to thinking, the more I realized that washed black could look a lot like grey. (I mean…of course! Ha.) I do have grey skinny jeans already, but I’m gravitating more towards high-rises lately, so I was thrilled to find these. Unfortunately, they were sold out of my size, but I signed up for the waitlist and got emails almost every day as pairs were being returned. The pop-backs kept selling out until one day I was finally able to grab a pair!

I already have a pair of the authentic stretch high-rise skinny jeans in black (reviewed here), and I was excited to add another pair to my wardrobe. These jeans fit like a glove in size 26, and the fabric is softer than my black pair. I don’t find the button fly to be difficult to do up or undo. I ordered these in the ankle length, and on me they hit right above my ankle bone.

How I wore it: with shades of grey and black

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More Everlane reviews:

Soft cotton square crew, cashmere rib round crew, wide leg crop pant
Authentic stretch denim vs. the original denim
Slim classic French terry crew, kick crop jeans, modern boyfriend jeans
Cashmere crew, waffle knit cashmere square crew, midrise skinny jeans (ankle)
Linen tees, cotton poplin skirt, cotton box-cut tee dress
Box-cut tee, cotton v-neck tee, silk pocket, crew sweatshirt
Seed stitch u-neck, cashmere cropped crew, cashmere crew, chunky knit cardigan

So it goes

Striped midi skirt spring work outfit with Transport tote — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
LOFT striped tie waist button front midi skirt spring work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring work outfit with striped midi skirt and Madewell Transport tote — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Striped skirt spring outfit with black tank top and medium Transport tote — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell medium Transport tote spring work outfit with striped midi skirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I put together this outfit one morning before work, looked it over in the mirror before heading out, and then we took pictures after work…and it turns out I’m not super crazy about it after looking at it in pictures. Ha. I knew in my mind that I wanted to wear this new-to-me skirt with my slide sandals, and even though I liked the combination when I looked in the mirror, I don’t love how it looks in these photos. I feel like the sandals are covering too much of my feet? As it turns out, I think I prefer to wear them with pants or jeans.

I found myself browsing the selection at LOFT in person last month and this striped midi skirt caught my eye, so I immediately made a mental note (and took a photo) so I could order it during the next 50% off sale. I ordered it in a size 0, which is my normal size in other brands but sometimes is too big in LOFT (I don’t understand?!), and this skirt is slightly loose at my natural waist. (It’s great if I want to eat a big meal, haha.) I love the button front, and it does have pockets! I didn’t end up putting my hands in them much during this shoot for some unknown reason. I didn’t realize this skirt came in petite after I had ordered (which now looks to be sold out), but I wonder if that would have fit better in the waist. I don’t mind the regular length at all; it’s perfect for work!

Our days of glorious summer-like temperatures seem to be over for now and it’s back to chilly rain! Oh, spring. It’ll be nice to have the break before summer rears its head for good.


Trouve top / old; similar from Macy’s or Amazon (last seen here)
LOFT skirt / exact
Earth sandals c/o / exact from 6pm (on sale!) (last seen here)
Kate Spade necklace / exact
ABLE earrings / exact (receive $20 off your first order with my referral link)
Madewell tote / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Summer tease

Green linen blend sleeveless top spring outfit with denim shorts and beige sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring outfit with green top and white bucket bag — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane denim shorts spring outfit with green linen top and sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Uniqlo linen blend sleeveless top spring outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Late spring or summer casual outfit with beige sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

It’s just about the middle of May and here I am in an outfit that you’d usually find me wearing in the middle of July! A well-above-average, mid-80-degree day was the perfect opportunity to break out this sleeveless linen blend top I picked up from Uniqlo. I ended up paying full price plus shipping for it, so you know that means it’s good! It’s super roomy in the midsection and I’m a huge fan of the saturated green. Gimme all the green! Since it’s on the longer side, I paired it with my longer denim shorts from Everlane. The beige sandals allow the top to be the stand out piece.

Like any other linen or linen blend garment, this top wrinkles easily as you can see. I steamed it before wearing but it got rumpled up pretty quickly once I put it on and started…you know, living. C’est la vie! I had to get over the wrinkle factor quickly when I started wearing linen regularly. It’s just something you expect to happen, and it’s part of what gives linen that charming, "lived in” look. It’s also just about the only fabric I can stand to wear in the heat of summer, haha. I’m glad I had an opportunity to break out this top before summer really sets in!


Uniqlo top / exact style or similar by Bobeau or Old Navy
Everlane shorts / exact style
Earthies sandals c/o / old; similar (last seen here)
Clare Vivier for & Other Stories bag / old; similar by Forever 21 or Calvin Klein
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact