When Strategist writer Hilary Reid first introduced us to the Everlane Ruched Air Blouse — which is 63 percent off today — it was in the before times, when she found it to be the perfect day-to-night shirt. “I’ve worn mine to the office, to meet friends for dinner at Popina in Brooklyn, to meet other friends for drinks at a dive bar, to stroll the Met — I could even see myself wearing it to the beach,” she wrote. And while the world has changed since then, the shirt’s versatility has not. These days, the top works for Zoom meetings, FaceTime dates, and socially distant park hangs. “It has a flattering drawstring neckline that can be adjusted, and it looks good tucked or untucked,” Reid says. “The cotton of the shirt is airy, crisp, and, importantly, machine washable.” The neckline can be tied tight enough for the ruched effect or loose enough to even go off the shoulder. Another selling point for Reid when she purchased it was the price. She compared the look and quality to that of Totême, whose shirts are upwards of $300, so the $55 price tag at the time of her purchase was a steal. That deal is even greater right now: It’s a mere $20 from Nordstrom Rack.
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