Evryday Jane Nia Volume Pants

evryday jane hsn review

I shared these pants from the Black woman-owned fashion brand Evryday Jane in my Friday Shop post.  These are the kind of pants you buy not because you're trying to whittle your waist or “flatter your figure” but because they are unique and fun and architectural while also being super comfy.  Oh, and I have washed and dried them twice and they held up beautifully!  I have worn them many times with a variety of things, but decided to show them with what is my standard go-to look with these pants – a t-shirt tied at the waist, flat sandals, an optional layering piece, and jewelry to add interest and shine.

evryday jane nia volume pant

Pants: Evryday Jane (large) | T-shirt: J. Crew (large) | Denim Jacket: c/o Soma (no longer available but this one from Banana Republic and this one from J. Crew Factory look like the same length and color) | Shoes: Bella Vita (no longer available; similar) | Earrings: Jenny Bird | Link Necklace: Baublebar | Initial Necklace: Jenny Bird | Pendant: Stiletto Pendant c/o REALM | Ring: Insignia Empress Ring c/o REALM (available up to size 11) | Blue Light Glasses: QUAY Australia

evryday jane pants

The Evryday Jane site shares more about the company and Rakia Reynolds, the woman behind the brand.  However, the line is exclusively available at HSN.  It is available up to size 3XL.  While HSN offers extensive detailed customer reviews, the photos, IMO, suck.  The Evryday Jane site has way better photos of the collection and if you go to the “tagged” photos on the brand's Instagram you can see the line styled in a variety of ways on a range of people.  But let's get back to these pants.

evryday jane pant review

The pants are elasticized in the back, have belt loops that are decorative enough that nothing looks missing if you don't wear a belt, super deep pockets, and are a lightweight stretchy poplin.  They aren't as crisp out of the dryer, but not a crumpled paper bag; I didn't iron or steam after laundering but you may wish to.  The only issue I have with these pants is I wish the elastic in the waistband was wider so it wouldn't fold over; isn't really visible but something that I don't love.  A few ways I've styled these:

  • With a black camisole tucked in and the same sandals
  • With a black and white striped fitted t-shirt tucked in and white low-profile sneakers
  • With a cropped/waist-length sweater and oxfords/brogues
  • With a short-sleeved sweater sorta ruched at the waist with blush-colored suede loafers
  • With a linen shirt tied at the waist with Birkenstocks

evryday jane hsn pants review

Sure they're a bit like MC Hammer pants, but that's what makes them fun.  And I can't think of a better time to find some joy with what we wear than right now.  These pants also come in blue gingham and black gingham, which my friend Jen has and wore on Instagram.  I know the selection is low right now, but that's true for most any small brand right now during the pandemic; even more so for Black-owned businesses that had an unexpected surge of sales the past couple of months.  I look forward to this brand's continued success and to see what they have in store for future collections!

soma denim jacket

So… this isn't the same denim jacket I wore the other Monday.  And it's not the same denim jacket in this blog post.  And yes, I have all three in my wardrobe because all three serve different purposes.  I first put on the Chico's jacket from Monday and it was too long for these pants, so I switched to this one from Soma.  Not all denim jackets are the same, and if you love denim jackets it's not ridiculous to own more than one.  Some have stretch, they come in different washes, some are distressed.  But the silhouette can really transform a look.  My Chico's denim jacket is fantastic to wear with jeans, pants, and low-volume skirts and dresses but because it's a trimmer fit and hits lower on the body, it can look weird with a higher-volume bottom piece.  My Levi's denim jacket is about the same length as the Chico's one, but it's very oversized, creating fuller shoulders and torso, making it better with slim pants or a slouchier ensemble.  I guess I see denim jackets like I do striped shirts – a wardrobe staple, but valuable to own more than one because they all serve different purposes.  I wish Soma would come back with this denim jacket, it's pretty fabulous, though the Chico's one is almost the same denim with just a different silhouette.

quay blue light blocking glasses

I totally thought I grabbed my sunglasses but in haste to do this shoot after virtual school ended and before I had a client call, I picked up the wrong ones.  And while it was a cloudy day it was one of those super bright ones where you strain to see, which was evident in all the photos.  Seriously, these are the ones where I look the least like my eyes aren't squeezed shut! Keeping it real… anyway these are the same blue-light-blocking glasses from Quay that I shared in the Friday Shop.  They're so comfortable I forget they're on, and they haven't yet gotten cloudy like my cheaper blue-light glasses.

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18 Comments

  1. Kate
    September 3, 2020 / 2:04 am

    Love the pants – I have some similar in more of a stretch fabric. It took me a while to embrace the volume and MC Hammer-esqueness of them but once I did I’ve worn them all the time through our relatively mild Western Australian winter. Hearing that these are poplin, you’ve inspired me to find (or make) so etching similar in a natural fabric for our summer.

    Also – I have recently had a similar epiphany about denim jackets. I love denim and find it to be an indispensable part of my part time smart casual office work (more WFH these days) and mum on the run. I was getting frustrated that my one-and-only old faithful dark-wash slim-cut Gap 1969 jacket that I’ve had for the last ten years wasn’t working so well with skinny jeans or even voluminous skirts and pants (but still perfect over dresses and less voluminous skirts). I went through many internal debates about whether I need and can justify more than one denim jacket and had to acknowledge that yes, I certainly do and can! (Especially as my body has changed and evolved along with my lifestyle and fashion choices over the last ten years.) So I now own three jackets: my original dark wash jacket which will need replacing or upgrading in the next year that works with slim-but-not-skinny clothing choices; a longer-line less-fitted-but-not-boxy version in a mid wash for wearing with skinny jeans and leather leggings etc; and a cropped lighter-wash version with a teensy bit of distressing on the collar only that works with more voluminous stuff. It completely makes sense for my lifestyle, and I only wish I’d realised this earlier!!

    • September 5, 2020 / 9:59 am

      It’s hard, we think it’s such a universal piece there CAN’T be a need for more than one. But not everyone has the same style or lifestyle and when an item is that integral to a wardrobe it makes sense to have varieties. We have skinny jeans, bootcut jeans, and cropped wide-leg jeans all in one wardrobe and no one thinks twice about it; it makes sense to have similar for denim jackets!

  2. D
    September 2, 2020 / 11:49 pm

    Or is it because you want to sing “U Can’t Touch This”?

    • September 5, 2020 / 9:57 am

      LOLOLOLOL very appropriate song for this period in time!

  3. Cathryn
    September 2, 2020 / 8:54 pm

    Love the pants! I wanted to get a modernist monogram necklace through your link but it isn’t working for me. Could you post it again for me please?
    Thx

  4. MarlaD
    September 2, 2020 / 11:43 am

    This outfit is so you and one of my all time favorites! Your hair looks amazing and you just sparkle!

  5. RoseAg
    September 2, 2020 / 11:24 am

    They’re cute.
    Looking at the photo I on the model they’re shorter than they are on you,
    I think I prefer them on you, the slightly cropped length,
    They’re kind of lantern styled.

    • September 2, 2020 / 12:55 pm

      they are! I was worried they’d be too long but I like how they turned out!

  6. Leu2500
    September 2, 2020 / 11:09 am

    OK. Am I crazy? Don’t you have a dress on skirt with a similar silhouette/feel? But I gave no idea how to search for it on your site so I can compare.

  7. Annie Shaw
    September 2, 2020 / 10:37 am

    love these pants, but can barely read the text, it is so light, nearly white.

    • September 2, 2020 / 12:52 pm

      Agree it was TOO LIGHT and was a tech mistake. It has been updated!

  8. hmbalison
    September 2, 2020 / 10:26 am

    Hi, great pants. I concur about the font. Your whole site is harder to read with this color. I’m less likely to click around. Back to black, please!

    • September 2, 2020 / 12:53 pm

      Agree, this was a tech mistake and it has been updated. I hope this version is easier to read!

  9. Bette
    September 2, 2020 / 9:45 am

    Hi. Love the pants.. Your new font (light gray?) is impossible to read! Please revert back to black.

    • September 2, 2020 / 12:53 pm

      Totally agree, it was a tech mistake to have the font like that and has been remedied! Thank you!

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