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.
Style Notes: Alexis Foreman's inclusion of a black tee and grey blazer in this outfit make white jeans less scary.
Style Notes: Thank Brittany Bathgate for your modest-but-cool summer office outfit idea.
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.
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.
Style Notes: Alyssa Coscarelli wears simple Arket jeans with an oversized blazer.