Until recently, chic U.S. brand Everlane was one of those things you'd have to take a transatlantic flight to get a hold of. (Not exactly wallet- or environmentally-friendly, despite the company's more sustainable outlook.)
However, the relatively affordable clothing line that makes the best not-so-basic basics now ships to the UK. Plus, it offers free shipping for orders over $100 (that's about £77). From its silk tops and tees to its trousers and shoes, everything the brand makes is an automatic hit, so it's no surprise it has a loyal following of fans.
The most high-profile of late is the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who wore Everlane's £138 tan tote for her first-ever public appearance with her now-husband, Prince Harry. It subsequently sold out, although happily, it is now back in stock. But it's not just Meghan who's a fan of the brand. Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Sienna Miller, and Karlie Kloss have all been spotted wearing coats, T-shirts and trousers by the brand.
Style Notes: The Duchess of Sussex wearing the Everlane tote with a simple white shirt and skinny jeans.
Style Notes: Sienna Miller in an Everlane tee with smart grey joggers.
As if celebrity endorsements weren't enough, some of our favourite minimalistic women on Instagram also regularly wear the brand. Alexis Foreman and Brittany Bathgate have posted about Everlane's jeans, for example.
Our advice is to also stock up on the brand's silk shirts, simple sandals and oversized blazers. Keep scrolling for our edit of the best pieces to buy now from Everlane, and then carry on going to discover similar brands…
Shop Our Everlane Picks
The tote made famous by Meghan Markle.
Every summer outfit will look smart with this blazer.
A classic pair of sandals that will work with so much in your wardrobe.
Style with a black or white tee.
Pair with straight-leg jeans and Chelsea boots.
This is a sensible purchase.
Everlane isn't the only label that perfects basics. Keep scrolling for three others we think get them really right.
Owned by the H&M group, Arket opened its first flagship store in the world in London. Arket stocks all your classic basics—from striped shirts to gorgeous camel knits to jeans that are well-priced considering the quality.
This comes in lots of other beautiful colours, too.
Sandals or heels go best with these jeans.
A quality T-shirt at an affordable price.
Weekday offers a more youthful take on Scandinavian style if Arket isn't your thing. From chunky knits and cool tees to must-have jumpsuits and shirtdresses, this is ideal for your cool-girl basics.
This is super cosy.
We love Weekday hoops.
Elin Kling's Totême is the quickest way to steal her elegant, cool and covetable style—all while investing in pieces you'll wear for years to come.
You'll keep this piece forever.
Wear with an oversized knit.
This colour always looks elegant.