Lez Get Dressed For Work: Everlane Makes Summer Dreams Come True

Because you deserve to be the best dressed homo in the office. Read previous posts here.

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I’ve already mentioned to you my love of Everlane, due in no small part to their high quality basics that are the perfect things to build a work wardrobe upon (okay also I like their cotton t-shirts and their policy of “radical transparency”). Their silk blouses are really the best things, but, you know, $80 for a dry-clean-only situation isn’t always appealing. Plus, I don’t know about you, but silk isn’t my go-to summer material. So, when I caught wind of their new poplin collection that launched on June 20, I couldn’t wait to tell you about it.

Everlane’s poplin button front shirt collection is truly the perfect thing for your summer work life. Poplin is crisp yet great for hot weather, and these shirts appear to have just the right amount of breathing room to ventilate [certain kinds of] hot sweaty bodies while also looking professional. (Disclaimer: I haven’t seen one in person, but I trust this brand a lot.) They come in collared long-sleeve ($55), collared short-sleeve ($50), and sleeveless band ($45); there’s also a men’s version ($55). But, the women’s shirts are menswear inspired, so if you’re looking for something more tomboy than femme, this shirt will probably work for you.

I feel like $45 is a really good price for a high quality shirt that one could potentially wear twice a week for the rest of summer.  The colors are lovely, too: white, midnight, and sand for the women’s cut, and those plus dusk, light blue, navy, and Mediterranean for the men’s cut. They look good tucked in or not tucked in, will work with trousers, skirts, or shorts, and, maybe most importantly, have that special magical quality that makes something look pretty queer.

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samples of the poplin collection via everlane

You should check out the Poplin Collection Lookbook on Facebook for all the ways you can wear these shirts to express your unique snowflake office self, and then tell me what your feelings are.

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Gabrielle Korn

Gabrielle Korn is a writer living in Los Angeles with her wife and dog.

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  1. They seem like a great company that caters to petite women. Their largest size is a 10/L.

    • And in oh so too many worlds, 10 is a large. And you’d better be small breasted or binding, at that! I looked at their men’s line and those are way too small for me as well. Would it be asking too much for them to carry something for us zaftig folk?

        • I’ve actually emailed them recently and was basically like “shut up and take my money!” Their response was just more blah blah no demand blah blah “we need supporting data before we make fat people clothes” blah blah. They basically said they were keeping my request “on file”. I say we start bombarding them with emails.

      • It’s less about the fact that they only make petite clothes and more about the fact that they don’t promote themselves as a petite company. It’s one thing to be passionate about a specific market. It’s another subject all together if they are doing so for purposes of being exclusionary. But maybe, some interaction with potential customers might change things.

  2. I recently discovered Everlane and have been lusting after their v-necks, but now I believe I need a sleeveless button up too.

  3. Myself and my girlfriend, Mary, are currently at this very moment both wearing Everlane’s v-neck shirts.

  4. Yo just sayin some of the outfits on that facebook page are weirdly hot for weirdly unidentifiable reasons


  5. Oh the woes of being so large breasted and wanting to wear button ups! But these are seriously cute clothes.

  6. I have a sleeveless button up, but I got it at TJ Max for like 15 bucks. Its great! Love the style. Button ups are my favorite =)

  7. How about something for us tall and lanky women? A 10P barely goes down to my navel and the sleeves go just past my elbows.

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