by jenellewitty@gmail.com
jeans and silk shirt outfit for the weekend or work

Effortless outfit ideas are made easy with these fresh Everlane staples. A silk shirt, the best jeans, knit top and ballet flats.


Over on my IGTV channel, I have been sharing a series of effortless outfit ideas wearing some of my all-time favourite pieces from Everlane. So far I’ve shared parts one and two, with ten outfits. Late last month (I do NOT know where the time has gone) we shot these quick photos after a busy day. I’d really wanted to shoot these looks because the outfits were so wearable. When I say I have been living in these, I sure have! 

Striped silk shirt with classic blue jeans for work
ballet flats are a classic. How to style them with jeans and a silk shirt from Everlane
Cafune black leather Small Stance bag worn by Inspiring Wit fashion blogger Jenelle Witty with Everlane jeans and silk shirt


It’s been a few weeks now and I can not tell you how many times I’ve pulled on these jeans. One brand that never fails me when it comes to cut or wearable washes for denim is Everlane. The Original Cheeky Jean to be exact, as I’ve gotten that question already on my DM’s. I have these in almost every wash, this being the ‘Classic Blue Raw Hem’. This pair is my sixth pair from them! Actually, right now I have been getting ready for a HUGE clear out of my wardrobe and I included a lot of jeans in that sale pile. Unfortunately for you, no Everlane pieces were added to the sale pile. I lean on them too much.

Instead, the sale edit is the pieces I wore seldom, had forgotten about, or never wore beyond a shoot. Not because they weren’t good, more because I go back to my favourites. Levi’s, Uniqlo, and Everlane never let me down. 

Ballet flats with jeans outfit idea
an essential jeans and silk shirt outfit from Everlane
Everlane jeans and silk shirt outfit for work or the weekend


The sale will be part of the Garage Sale Trail on November 22nd, you heard it here first. More details will follow, and it will be a big one. If you are in Perth, make sure to stay tuned for updates by following the Facebook Event page here. Some of the wardrobes involved in our sale are EPIC! The last fashion blogger sale we hosted was two years ago, where I literally halved my wardrobe selling hardly worn pieces at crazy low prices. I have been ruthless and found more to sell than I’d expected. Looking to do a clear out of your own? Check out my tips on how to cull your wardrobe and host a sale here

The Garage Sale Trail is a nationwide sale held over two days and it is the perfect time to host a sale. We had hundreds of people come to our sale and it felt great to see my loved items going to new homes. Right before Christmas this time, it will be a good way to clear out and get some extra pocket money too. 

blue and white striped silk shirt outfit with jeans for a casual office
Stripe shirt outfit worn by Jenelle Witty from the fashion and minimal style blog Inspiring Wit
Simple style ideas with jeans and a silk shirt outfit from Everlane


I digress! Back to these Everlane staple goodies. Oh, how I love this silk striped shirt. It is perfect. Perfect. Essential, chic, and put together. I have dressed this up with a trouser and blazer look, or gone casually with jeans and a ballet flat or espadrilles.

Polished and easy, the Clean Silk Relaxed Shirt, is made of eco-conscious Clean Silk. It is dyed with bluesign®-approved dyes, which are safer for dyehouse workers and better for the environment. The LEED-certified factory uses energy-efficient AC, sewing machines, and lighting to lessen its carbon impact. I love the relaxed fit and soft feel, it comes in about twelve colour options but I loved this blue stripe. The stripes add something extra to a layered look or offer something cool on its own.

Ballet flats with jeans outfit idea with a knit top
How to style a knit top with jeans


I haven’t worn ballet flats in years, despite them being a staple flat shoe perfect for work or the weekend. I think I wore them most weeks when I had my office job. After finishing that job I got rid of any worn-out pairs and didn’t get around to replacing them. A classic pink leather pair were just the right addition to my wardrobe. I couldn’t list any Everlane staples without including a good pair of shoes! Avoiding black, they are versatile enough for an office look but can be paired with a spring dress or casually with jeans.

Ballet flats with jeans outfit idea from Everlane with Cafune handbag

 These Everlane Day Ballet Flats have a cushioned insole, side vents, and square toe detail for a few modern updates. Made with buttery-soft Italian leather and a rubber outsole, they made to last. I have narrow feet and tend to find Everlane shoes run narrow. I ended up sizing up from my normal size, as the other flats I have from Everlane have a strong heel which I find digs in. In the end, I got a bit of a mixed box, as the shoes were different sizes. Clearly a packing error, I didn’t bother saying anything or sending them back. But I did find the next half size up to be most comfortable. I have to break in the 8.5 (my usual size) shoe but the 9 feels perfect already. In the future, I’ll size up a half size in Everlane shoes to a 9.

Ballet flats with jeans outfit idea with knit top from Everlane


This top caught my eye for a few reasons. First of all, it’s a neutral colour (it also comes in black and copper brown) which I knew would get a lot of wear. I loved the short sleeve and button details. And I don’t have a lot of mock neck or longer collared tops. My neck isn’t that long so I tend to avoid them, but this is just the right collar length. Finally, I was impressed that it was made from organic cotton, as I wanted a lightweight knit that I could wear alone or layer on cold days.

The lightweight organic cotton makes it ultra-breathable and soft to the touch. It is certified organic from seed to shirt. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification takes over a year to account for every step of production—from the processing of certified organic fiber into yarn, to the dyehouses, mills, factories, and printers. Sizing wise, I went with an XS, it fits slightly draped through the body but fitted across the top/ sleeves.

Right now, Everlane are selling three of their best-selling cashmere styles for $75. A crew neck, v-neck knit and knit tee, I just wanted to point out because it’s such a good deal.

How to wear ballet flats with jeans and a knit top for spring or fall
The perfect knit top from Everlane
Cafune small Stance bag in black


My go-to bag of late, this beautiful Stance bag from Cafuné is crafted in smooth Italian cow leather with a custom-designed C-Lock in gold. Cafuné pays strong attention to construction and details and is devout in celebrating the materials and craftsmanship that go behind every product. The Cafuné collection features a signature minimalist silhouette with custom-designed modern yet timeless hardware.

I love finding beautiful bags that fit exactly this profile. I don’t need an obvious brand logo dominating my bag or in turn my outfit. Attention to unique shapes, detail, and finish make all the difference. One of the coolest modern luxury brands, Cafuné is one name to know. This bag sells out very quickly, so keep an eye out as it is about to be restocked but also comes in other colours and prints. This has been the perfect top-handle bag to wear with an office or an everyday look. Plus it fits a lot inside, with a neat narrow but tall design.



Photographed by Mario Recchia.

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