Took this Everlane Eyelet Top out for a spin this weekend!
I haven’t been dressing up on the weekends lately, unless we go out to eat, since we’ve been working on messy house projects. But I spent the day visiting with family on Saturday, so I actually got dressed in a daytime look.
I’m a big fan of this top, and am so glad I included it in my capsule wardrobe. It’s feminine while still feeling minimalist, thanks to the square neckline. I balanced it out with distressed denim shorts and Birkenstocks in order to keep the look casual. As with the other Everlane top in my capsule wardrobe, I sized down to an extra small.
I also got an exciting package this weekend from sustainable knitwear brand Oyun Studio! I have a gray knit set from them that I absolutely love, and they were kind enough to gift me the Caftan Dress from their latest homewear collection.
Isn’t it beautiful? I’m thinking that this needs to be added to my summer capsule, even though I already included one knit dress. I know Oyun considers this style “homewear”, but it definitely could be worn out, over a bathing suit…etc. I’ll be styling this more in the coming days, but I just could not resist trying it on and sharing it! It’s made of an organic cotton knit blend – so it’s machine washable (the other knit dress in my capsule is not), and extremely comfortable.
On a related note, someone asked me recently how I wear so much white clothing without staining it. The answer is…I don’t. I spill on myself as much as anyone else. But I find it is rare that any clothing is ruined beyond repair, so there is no reason to be afraid of wearing light colors. Really!
The key is that if anything spills on your clothes when you are out anywhere, club soda on a napkin will lift a lot of the stain before it sets – even red wine. Blot the stain – no rubbing – but you want the stain to be soaking wet after. I also always keep club soda in my house for this reason, and have saved a lot of guests’ clothing this way.
Then, clothes can be laundered at home with a combination of The Laundress and OxyClean. I also like Tide Free & Gentle for a more affordable detergent, which most supermarkets should have. For really tough stains, a dry cleaner can typically remove it, as long as you know what the stain is. They’ve seen it all.