Review: Everlane Soft Cotton Square Crew

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Everlane is quickly becoming a staple brand in my closet. I keep gravitating towards their high-quality pieces, and I find myself wanting to replace some worn-out basics with pieces from their collection. Take this sweater for example: every year, I feel like I buy loads of sweaters that don’t last through the seasons–either they get caught on something; or they wash funky; or it gets pilly, or they lose their shape after a few washes. And then every year, I find myself needing to replace these sweaters and vowing that I’ll invest in some better quality pieces to stand the test of time. This cycle is definitely not sustainable, so I’ve been on the quest to finding some sweaters that I will cozy up in year after year.

Enter the Everlane Soft Cotton Square Crew.  Spoiler alert: I want to buy one in every color (and by colors, I mean all the neutrals of course! It even comes in a stripe version!).

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For $68, this sweater is such good quality! It is thick, but not suffocatingly thick. It has just the right weight for it being a cropped sweater, which prevents it from flying up if a gust of wind were to find its way to your midriff. I’ve worn it a few times and it hasn’t pilled or anything. When I compare it to my Madewell sweaters, this definitely feels and looks more luxe.


I got my usual size and it is just the right amount of boxiness. The only qualm I have with this sweater is that the arms are too long, but again I am 5’2″ and can’t hold this against the sweater. Besides, sometimes having longer sleeves makes a sweater feel more cozy somehow. I also love that this sweater isn’t too cropped and can be worn with my high-waisted jeans. The knit is so soft and cozy, perfect for all the rainy days we’ve been having lately!


I feel like a million bucks wearing this thing. I’ve only worn this with jeans so far, but I know that this thing will look great over skirts and dresses. It also looks great with sneakers and boots. I wore this outfit to walk around the shops to stay dry during this rainy weekend, and it looked great with some of the things that I tried on. This sweater will serve well for LA winters where it typically doesn’t get colder than 50 degrees, but I think I’d have a hard time layering this underneath one of my jackets because it is thicker than most of my other sweaters. I therefore would just wear this on its own, but I’m sure for those of you with real coats, you could totally make this work.

I am really glad that I picked navy, rather than my usual black or grey. Navy counts as a pop of color right?

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Overall, I am LOVING this sweater and will definitely be buying more next Fall/Winter (I’m eyeing the washed black, heather grey, and the navy/white striped versions). I feel like everyone needs this sweater in their closet!

Stay tuned for a review of the Silk Short-Sleeve Square ShirtThat’s right! I loved the dress version SO much that I decided to buy the top version (you can find my review of it here).

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everlane soft cotton square crew, levis jeans, stan smiths adidas sneakers, apc half moon bag, rayban round sunglasses


  1. LOVE Everlane! Their clothing and accessories are absolutely amazing! I have a backpack from them that I got during university 5 years ago now and it is still in amazing shape! For the price of their clothing, you just can’t beat the quality and the fact that it is made ethically makes it so much better!

    Love this post and your style!


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