When I initially thought about the prospect of having a child, one thing that crossed my mind is that it’d likely mean a need to adapt my wardrobe into something a little more practical. That being said, I certainly didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. As mentioned in my previous post, I grew out of my pre-pregnancy pants pretty much immediately after I found out we were expecting, so it’s been an interesting sartorial journey lately to say the least. And, since I’m aware that my body will continue changing rapidly for some time, I’ve tried to be slow and intentional with purchasing new clothes. In light of that, my wardrobe currently has two pairs of pants that fit: bamboo maternity leggings, and this soft pair of stretchy, jersey joggers. I’ll probably eventually add a couple more pant options to my closet as the pregnancy progresses (and will definitely be pulling out the dresses when it gets warmer), but for now I’ve been styling my outfits around sweats, or at least pants that look and feel like sweats every. single. day.
In an attempt to add some polish to these super casual looks, I’ve been relying heavily on things that do still fit, like jackets, bags, and of course: shoes. A pair of chic flats can do wonders to pull even the most basic of looks together, and so I can’t stress the wonders of a comfortable, good-looking pair enough. Of course, a truly walkable, stylish shoe is hard to come by, so when Everlane recently sent a pair of their new Day Gloves to try (they officially launched today!), I curiously put them to the test to see if they’d make the grade.
Because I have “problem feet” (they’re wide, pretty well arch-less, and I have a bunion), many completely flat shoes like this one have given me issues in the past. They can dig into my heel and make my bones hurt, causing me to go through the day constantly thinking about when I’m going to get to take them off. I was a bit concerned that the Day Gloves might be the same, but I’m very happy to report that this hasn’t been the case at all. The leather was buttery and comfortable immediately out of the box, and they’ve just gotten better over the course of the week. They’re breathable and don’t get sweaty, thanks to the two holes on the inner side of each shoe that act like a vent. In the past, I’ve also had some near-accidents and have had to resole my Everlane shoes because of their slippery leather bottoms, so I’m very happy with the rubber soles, which make me feel secure and steady even when I’m on the go. Lastly, I initially thought the white leather would be good as gone as soon as I set foot outside, but I’ve now walked about 30,000 steps in these flats and they still look pristine.
In terms of feedback, I do wish there was just a tiny bit of a heel, both for practicality and aesthetic purposes, since I think it’d make them even more comfortable and provide the option of being slightly dressier. I’d also love if the upper portion wrapped around the foot a little bit more (I’m a big fan of the Martiniano Glove shoe, so all of these thoughts are heavily influenced by that). Additionally, adding a true nude toned colour option would be great!
Overall, I’m really happy with how my Day Gloves have been so far and can see myself continuing to get lots of wear out of them this spring and summer. I can tell that the brand invested a lot into the design and comfort of this versatile shoe, and can envision them being a great piece to have in my arsenal when my feet begin to swell from the pregnancy!
PS. If you live outside of North America and want to try the brand, great news: from today until April 30, Everlane has an international shipping promotion going on where they’re shipping to ALL countries, with free shipping over $150!
*Disclosure: Everlane occasionally sends me pieces to feature, but this post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own. I’m a big fan of the brand and am happy to share my honest thoughts with you.