Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Summer 2016
Elizabeth & Clarke is a women’s clothing subscription box – and they specialize in just shirts and tops! They make all their styles in-house, and only do a limited amount of new designs each season, so they are able to keep the prices very reasonable. Each season you get to preview the tops and pick your favorites. (There are usually 3 new tops, and a few classic styles they have available every season).
Elizabeth & Clarke sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Elizabeth & Clarke
The Cost: $30 for one shirt, $50 for two shirts, $60 for three shirts (once a quarter/season)
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: Classic shirts with on trend styling and materials.
Ships to: US (and International countries for a $25 shipping surcharge).
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Normally, there’s a packing slip as well as a card showing each of the tops, but I didn’t get one this quarter – just the packing sheet.
The Dalton – Navy, sleeveless blouse with draped piece
(100% crepe de chine)
This top has a cool, accented, flat collar. The stand-out detail of this top is the draped piece on the side and back. It’s definitely an interesting, original detail. It’s not something I would have picked out myself but I’m looking forward to trying out styling this piece this summer.
The Cadwell – white, linen tank with button front
I like the idea of this top but there’s one major thing I’m not thrilled about… The summer spoilers specifically stated that this tank would have a cotton lining and be completely opaque. This is what I was most excited about! I avoid tops that require a cami underneath… I just feel so uncomfortable with so many layers. Anyways, I contacted Elizabeth & Clarke to inquire about the fact that my tank isn’t lined and is sheer and they told me that “sewing the cotton lining onto the linen tank was ripping the seams.” So they ditched that idea.
While I understand there can be complications like this, I’m bummed because it means I won’t wear this, and that others who ordered this tank with that expectation will also be let down. I will say, however, that it feels nice on and is lightweight. It feels well made, which is obviously what I have come to expect from Elizabeth & Clarke.
The Ash – Navy and white striped tee shirt
This top is definitely my style. I am wearing a cami underneath in this picture because my bra wasn’t nude. I think if you wear a neutral bra you wouldn’t need to wear an extra layer. This top is soft and comfortable! Unfortunately the sizing isn’t right for me. I got my usual size but this is large on me, and the shoulders definitely don’t fit me right. I am one to appreciate that a slouchy/relaxed fit can be chic and stylish, but this top just felt baggy on me. I’ll have to exchange this one.
Verdict: I generally love Elizabeth & Clarke’s designs and quality, but this quarter just didn’t hit it out of the park for me. I like the idea of all the tops, and I love that they’re all machine washable and safe to put in the dryer on low. That being said, I still think the value is worth it to go for the 3 tops instead of 1 or 2. Since it’s $40 for one top or $60 for three (making each top $20). I’m not sure what I’ll do about the linen tank yet, but I know exchanging the tee for a size down will make me much happier with this collection.
What do you think about Elizabeth & Clarke’s Summer collection this year?