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Daily Look Elite Box Subscription Review – March 2017

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Daily Look Elite Box is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service similar to Stitch Fix, Wantable Style Edit, and Trunk Club. When you sign up, you take an in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences. Your stylist handpicks items based on your preferences and they generally range from $50-$300.

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Before your box ships, Daily Look Elite sends you a preview, where you can remove items and let them know why. You also have the option of looking through their website and favoriting items that they will consider adding to your boxes.

The fee for this service is $40, and that includes free shipping and free returns. And if you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $40 fee from the total. You can skip a month anytime.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Daily Look Elite Box

The Cost: $40 styling fee or the cost of whatever you keep (if you keep anything the $40 fee is deducted)

The Products: Clothing, shoes, and accessories based on your sizes and styling preferences

Ships to: U.S.

Good to know: The $40 styling fee is added as store credit to your account, which can “be used toward items in your Elite box or any item on dailylook.com for 30 days. This credit expires 30 days from the date of issue and is not refundable.”

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Inside my box was an envelope with information, invoice, and a return bag.

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Inside the envelope was this letter from my stylist, Lisa. She notes a couple of the pieces sent and why they were chosen and how to style them.

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I also received a packing slip that lists each item and the price it would cost to keep each.

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I also received a prepaid return label and instructions. You have five days to decide what you’d like to keep or return. Once I decided, I headed over to my online account to let Daily Look Elite know which items I’d be keeping vs. returning. It also gave me the opportunity to provide feedback on what I liked and disliked.

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Dailylook Reese Pleated Band Blouse – Cost to keep: $72

There were a few private label or Daily Look Elite exclusive items in my box, and this top is the first I tried on. It’s a soft charcoal polyester top that is loose-fitting. In their defense, I did note neutrals as my favorite color, but unfortunately, I found this top quite boring, despite the pleating. The blouse was also missing a snap on the front, which was disappointing when thinking about keeping a $72 item.

Aubrey High Rise Knee Slit Ankle Rise Skinny Jeans – Cost to keep: $77

The jeans are my favorite item in the box! They fit me perfectly and I think the denim quality far exceeds the price tag. There’s a bit of stretch, but they are comfortable despite fitting tight (normal for skinny jeans). The knee slits add a subtle edge and I have found myself wearing these casually and dressed up for an evening out.

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I wore a black bodysuit under this top, so you can see there’s a bit of sheerness.

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The subtle billow of the sleeves is my favorite part of this top!

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I prefer dark washed denim, so these are a home run! I also like the whisker distressing; it’s not overboard, but just enough.

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The knee slits are not reinforced, so it will be interesting to see if they widen after a few washings.

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Mona Lace-Up Tie Front Blouse – Cost to keep: $68

My favorite part about this blouse is the floral print. I don’t typically wear small patterns, so I was glad Daily Look Elite sent something different to try. However, I didn’t care for this top other than that. The fit was big and felt messy due to the lace-up front.

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It’s a bit hard to see with the black bodysuit underneath, but the lacing starts above my chest and stops at the very bottom of the blouse. It’s a cool detail, but not for me.

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Annika Sleeveless Trench Vest – Cost to keep: $89.99

Layered over the floral top, is this sleeveless belted trench. I really like the way this piece marries to the top and the jeans, for that matter! It’s an item that I’ve never had in my wardrobe before, so again, I’m very happy to receive something different to consider. The trench’s fabric is a heavy polyester, so I’m on the fence about keeping something I likely won’t wear again until the fall. I don’t know if I love it enough to pay $90 for it now.

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The back has the traditional storm flap you’d expect in a trench. However, I’m not sure how functional it would work in the rain due to the fabrication! It’s a cool detail, though.

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Dailylook Ashley Plaid Fray Hem Blouse – Cost to keep: $72

I don’t typically wear plaid, but after previewing the box, I decided to keep it on the list, again to try something different. I took Lisa’s advice and styled the top open rather than buttoning it, which makes my outfit look easy and effortless.

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I definitely love the fringed hem! The shirt quality is overall good and feels soft too. I like the plaid’s color scheme, but don’t think I’d wear this top too often.

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Dailylook Lauren Cold Shoulder Knit Top – Cost to keep: $68

Unfortunately, this top was my unfavorite item in the bunch. I’m already weary of the cold shoulder trend and this didn’t help settle my reservations. I like that the sleeves are elbow length, but dislike the top’s stretchy polyester. Overall I didn’t think the cut-outs were doing anything to elevate the top’s styling and left me feeling uncomfortable wearing it.

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HOM Venice Izzy Heathered Sweatpants – Cost to keep: $54

The second pair of pants I received this month are these unique black and white heathered sweatpants! They are a lightweight knit and I found them to be very comfortable. They are perfect if you love the athleisure trend, and I’ve already found a few different ways to wear these. I particularly like pairing them with a cropped sweatshirt and my red sneakers. Yes, they are a bit pricey when you consider the cost of sweatpants, but they are much more stylish than your average pair.

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The waistband folds over about three inches to cover a drawstring tie.

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I like that the sweatpants taper at the ankle, for a “skinny” look.

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Stylestalker Azaleas Dress – Cost to keep: $89.95

I think this dress is a great price for the quality. The front pleating is really beautiful and I just love the color of this chiffon! Unfortunately, the fit was too small for me. I was timid of the deep front and back v, but actually really loved the way it looked on. There’s a side zipper, but found myself squeezed into the dress, so didn’t want to push the zipper too far and risk damaging the dress.

Verdict: I have mixed feelings about my first Daily Look Elite Box. Overall, I’m excited about this subscription service and the fact they send higher end and private label items based on my preferences, along with prints and styles I wouldn’t typically consider for my wardrobe. For $40, I was able to try eight pieces of clothing that averaged $73 a piece, which is great. I decided to keep both the jeans and the sweatpants, so after deducting the styling fee, I ended up paying $91.

However, the majority of the tops fell flat for me. I’m hopeful by the new spring styles I currently see on their webiste, but it seems like they don’t carry a breadth of styles. This makes me curious how their model works and what I’ll end up getting month to month. I’m guessing they launch new styles often, so I have dedicated time to wishlisting items I like, in hopes that they’ll be sent in future boxes.

What do you think of the Daily Look Elite Box?

Written by Sara McClelland

Sara McClelland

Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

15 Comments

  1. I have a subscription with them and the quality is really good. That being said you have to pay attention to a few things. If you don’t like anything in your box you lose your $40 if you don’t buy anything online within 30 days….AND everything online is usually sold out. It’s really hard to find anything to purchase unless you’re an extra small. Also you have to manually apply your $40 credit styling fee and I didn’t know that so I got charged full price without the credit. Credit is only good for 30 days and when I tried to use it today because it was expiring the system wouldn’t let me. Also they don’t allow you to use multiple credits per purchase. Like you said the cost is kind of up there and you feel like you might be getting robbed a little. My first box was awesome the 2nd one not so much.

  2. $40 seems kind of steep for a styling fee, especially when the service only tells you how to style a couple of the pieces. At that cost I’d feel pretty pressured to buy something even if it was something I wouldn’t normally pay full price for.

  3. I’m burnt out on styling services. I love trying pieces I won’t reach for at the store but hate paying retail price. I can get L.a.m.b shoes or a DVF dress on sale for same price as the no-brands at retail prices. I’m at the age where quality is more important than quality and value is essential for budgeting.

  4. As cute as most of these items are, the costs shock me! I couldn’t ever justify these prices.

  5. I personally, loved you in the cold shoulder top. It was my favorite item on you.

    • Aw, thank you Marley – that means a lot!

  6. Those tops are waaaaaay off. I think they are way too frumpy for most people!

  7. Great review as usual. I agree with your cold shoulder comments. I work in a women’s clothing store and seriously 90% of our new tops are cold shoulder or off the shoulder. It’s worse because we are a plus size store. We have people bringing things back because they didn’t realize the sleeves were split. It’s even in our career wear. We even have cold shoulder tops in the more blousey looks you modeled. It’s ridiculous.

    • I am with you both on the cold shoulder trend. It just doesn’t seem appropriate for work (I work in a law office, and I gladly wear orange lipstick or that sushi dress from last month’s Unique Vintage, for comparison), plus I have narrow shoulders already and don’t want to emphasize them (or to get tan on my shoulders and not elsewhere).

      I rarely see people wearing cold shoulder tops out in public, either, so I don’t know who is buying them.

  8. Those jeans are perfection- but the fit/fabrics of the tops seem off? The vest too bunchie in front- not sure if it just needs to be pulled over to the side more (double breasted)?
    I’d love to try a clothing sub- but they’d really have to nail it style wise.

    • I’ve tried two styling service subs so far, Stitch Fix and Trunk Club. Stitch Fix was mostly a miss for me but Trunk Club was a much better match. I seriously considered every piece I was sent from Trunk Club but ultimately only kept two due to the cost. (I’ve already gotten compliments on them, too.) The fit was wonderful from Trunk Club, too, and I got totally different items from Sara (we have very different tastes — I don’t wear neutrals or skinny jeans, for example — and this leads me to believe our style preferences were really being considered).

      • Totally agree! So far, Trunk Club has been my favorite!

  9. Your red shoes are adorable! Where did you get them?

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