With summer and warmer temps officially upon us, it was time for a small wardrobe refresh. Though I haven’t been out of the house except for our weekly grocery run and a take-out run here and there, I still find myself “dressing up” for WFH each day. However, the hot weather, and our reluctance to use our AC, meant a pair of comfortable, WFH-appropriate shorts were in order. I received a pair of Everlane’s Easy Chino Shorts just in time for a review, along with their newest handbag addition, the Lunchbox Shoulder Bag.
Easy Chino Short
For the past 5+ years, my shorts have consisted of the Old Navy and J. Crew variety with 2 – 3″ inseams. These worked perfectly in the humid NYC summers or the occasional heatwave in San Francisco. However, it wasn’t until this year that I realized just how short they are. Perhaps this is a sign that I’m officially, firmly in my 30’s 😂
Enter the Everlane Easy Chino Short, which come in at a decent price point of under $50. These shorts have all the features on my checklist: elastic waistband, pockets, and a more modest 3.5″ inseam. Note: they also have a 5″ inseam version as well.
I’ve been wearing these for the past two weeks, and very much enjoy them so far. The elastic waistband has enough give to so it’s easy to get them over the hips, but remains snug once on at the waist. But not too snug – comfortable enough for sitting 8+ hours a day at home while WFH!
The pockets are sizable – no puny pockets on these shorts, I can fit my iPhone comfortably. I have the washed black version, which look fairly saturated at the moment. I’ll update with any fading as time goes on (I imagine they will, at least a little). Overall, I’m a fan – I could easily live in these all summer in multiple colors.
While my work bags (sorry Form bag) have been neglected as of late, my smaller ones have been getting a lot more airtime with the errands I run each week. I’ve been grabbing my Everlane Day Tote Mini frequently, it’s the perfect size for carrying some knitting projects for waiting in lines at the grocery store.
The Everlane Lunchbox Bag had a quiet debut – I only noticed it in the “New Arrivals” section of the website while browsing. Particularly, the cognac brown color caught my eye – so many of my bags are black, and I was looking for something a little brighter for summer.
The Lunchbox Bag fits all of the above, and more. I appreciate the three separate compartments – my wallet and key holder fit perfectly in the middle with the snap closed. My facemask and hand sanitizer go in the front pocket, and phone, chapstick, etc. go in the back pocket.
Initially, I was concerned that it might be too structured and awkward for crossbody wear. As you can see in the first photo, it doesn’t stick out too much – so I’d feel comfortable wearing it on the shoulder or across. The top handle helps “dress up” the bag, so it can transition from day to night. Not that I’m attending any evening functions at the moment, but I appreciate the flexibility!
The leather is thinner than that of the Form bag, but thicker than the Day Tote. It’s just stiff enough to hold its structure well, while remaining lightweight – perfect for summer, especially in lilac or taupe. I’m surprised Everlane hasn’t been featuring this more!
Partnership Disclosure: Items featured in this post were gifted in partnership with Everlane. As always, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links, in which I earn a commission on purchases.