High-waisted pants that transition from work to play, super-soft knits in classic colors, easy T-shirts that fit just right. These are all the reasons we fell in love with Everlane. And they could also describe the clothing from our new fave minimalist brand: Oak + Fort. A friend recommended the Canadian company to me when I was on a recent hunt for smaller brands with simple but striking pieces.
Of course, they have classic designs, like pleated trousers, wide leg cropped jeans and streamlined trench coats. But it’s the tops, dresses and accessories that really sold me. Think asymmetrical sleeves, subtle tie and drawstring details (that make the silhouettes adjustable), belted skirts pleated on one side while smooth on the other and artsy jewelry with a vintage vibe.
While there are some prints (like a handful of delicate florals splashed across midi dresses and checks on short-sleeve blouses), most pieces focus on neutral hues—black, white, navy, gray and every shade of beige imaginable. There’s also a mix of muted colors, like mustard, lilac, forest green and baby blue. Basically, it’s easy to mix and match, or build a capsule minimalist wardrobe with these cohesive shades.
As for accessories, Oak + Fort really excels at handbags and jewelry. My favorite tote ($58) features two pockets on the outside, but rather than slap them on the front, they’re strategically placed on the sides of the bag, creating a silhouette I’ve never seen before and a fantastic way to store your phone or wallet for easy access. The jewelry focuses on abstract shapes in gold tones or acetate neutrals with the occasional faux pearl embellishment. They’re the kind of everyday pieces you can expect will pull in a whole bunch of compliments without totally overwhelming your outfit.
The brand also has a menswear line, that we're actually excited to shop (for him and for us). And then there’s the home section, which includes chunky knit blankets, serving trays, candles and even a few office supplies. Seriously, you could redo your wardrobe, your boyfriend’s wardrobe and your living room, all in one order.
Oh, and almost everything is around $150 (with nothing over $220). So sure, it’s not the cheapest store out there, but the quality is top-notch, so these timeless designs aren’t just one season wonders. Scroll on to shop some of our favorite Oak + Fort pieces.