Isn't it funny how things can come together when you least expect it? Last week was one of those weeks in which nothing went smoothly. We decided to start work on two rooms simultaneously, so the house was in turmoil, and after two failed attempts at trying to shoot these trousers alongside a to-do list as long as my arm, my brain felt extremely frazzled. But as if by magic on Saturday morning, amongst all the chaos, I saw an opportunity in a freshly painted corner of our lounge and what a result! Shooting something different in a new space is always great to get out of a creative rut, and I've got a feeling this will be first of many impromptu posts in this room.
Everlane needs no introduction really, but in case you are new to the brand, Everlane is probably one of THE leading brands in ethical and transparent practices right now. So much so that you can even see a breakdown of how much each item costs to make! For years, because the brand is US-based, their affordable basics were an enigma to us Brits. The only way to get your hands on them was to either hop on a transatlantic flight, or like I did several times, use a mail forwarding service. Lucky for us, Everlane recently launched permanent UK shipping (currently free for all orders over $100), so I can finally start ticking off my mammoth wishlist.
The clocks are about to go forward here in the UK, which officially marks the start of British springtime (it's a pretty big deal ya know). This limbo like period of transitional dressing is always sartorially a distressing time for me because I never know how to nail it! Brands are sending out new season newsletters left, right and centre and the amount of NEW product around is exremely overwhelming. I have to fight with myself not to buy in to seasonal fads or trends as a quick fix that I'll later regret, so through trial and error, I've learnt I feel most comfortable when I strip things back to basics and what better way to do that with a pair of wide-leg chinos and a white tee. I'm very late to the chino party, as a tailored trouser devotee I've been looking for a casual alternative that isn't denim, and I think chinos are the answer. Everlane's newly released style is lightweight and breathable, ideal for the spring but not so thin that they lose the flattering wide leg shape; there's enough structure in them to keep the form while wearing. Elevated with their square-toed slingback, in Olive, this natural everyday look has certainly put a spring in my step.
[For reference I'm 5'3", waist 24-25 and wear size 00 in the trousers]