Daily Look Elite Box Subscription Review – July 2017
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.
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).
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.”
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Inside my box was an envelope with information, invoice, and a return bag. 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. This month is all about transition and elevating my wardrobe!
I also received a packing slip that lists each item and the price it would cost to keep each. I once again received eight items this month!
I also received a prepaid return label, bag, 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.
My first outfit includes one of the tops DailyLook Elite sent, along with one pair of pants.
BB Dakota Off Shoulder Stripe Quarter Sleeve Knit Top, size small – Cost to keep: $69
This first top is a recognizable brand that I like (and also justifies the higher price tag). It’s a rayon/spandex blended knit, so stretchy and comfortable. The off-the-shoulder neckline also has elastic for extra stretchiness when I put it on, but secure enough that the top stays in place as I move around. I like that there’s a looser fit matched with three-quarter length sleeves; it’s definitely more on the casual side despite the neckline. Overall, I like this and debating keeping it!
Just Black Uptown High Rise Super Skinny Jeans, size 27 – Cost to keep: $78
I think it’s safe to assume JustBlack is a private label brand for DailyLook Elite or a preferred brand because this is the only brand of denim I’ve received in this box. I had success with the first pair they sent, but it’s kind of been downhill since. This particular pair is a great dark wash with no distressing (win!), but the rayon/cotton/polyester/spandex blend makes them super stretchy and for me, tight and uncomfortable on. They are described as high rise, but they fit as a mid-rise on me. Coupled with the tightness, I will definitely be sending these back.
Dailylook Weekending Convertible Off Shoulder Jumpsuit, size small – Cost to keep: $89
The second pant I received is this darling off-the-shoulder jumpsuit. It is made of a charcoal polyester chiffon-like fabric, so a bit sheer. Luckily the top and bottoms are fully lined! The pants are very long, but I’m wearing the jumpsuit with 3.75″ heels (ie. this month’s ShoeDazzle pick!), which although perfect for the length, is not realistic for my day to day. For reference, I’m 5’4″, so if you’re tall, this would be a great option!
The neckline can also be shaped to fit over the shoulder if that’s more comfortable! I appreciate the versatility, along with the pockets and ability to cinch my waist. This jumpsuit could definitely be styled more boho or formal depending on the occasion.
Elaina Kint Ponte Dress, size extra small – Cost to keep: $89
I was most excited by this dress when I opened my box – it’s not my typical style but the fabric quality is superior! It’s a black and white striped rayon/polyester/spandex knit, but the fabric is super thick. As I was about to try it on, I saw XS on the label and immediately knew this was going to be too small. And although I really love this silhouette and know it’s supposed to fit tighter, I felt really uncomfortable, particularly through the hips. I’m pretty sure my regular size would have fit the bill.
Here’s a closer look at the fabric and rad detail on the skirt. The “wrap” is completely sewn together but I just love the asymmetrical quality about it!
Juliet Lace Off Shoulder Top, size small – Cost to keep: $89
Oh my, a third off-the-shoulder item this month! Before I go any further, just a quick note that I double checked my feedback and style profile and have never mentioned (to my knowledge) that I was looking for off-the-shoulder clothing or preferred this silhouette. If anything I stay away from it!
Pardon my digression because this top is really beautiful. It is made of a navy blue thick/stiff lace lined with a slightly brighter navy blue polyester lining. I really like the scalloped edges on the top and waist hem. This is a super feminine choice that could be worn casually with denim, or dressed up with a pencil skirt and heels. My only issue is that it’s navy blue, a color I don’t wear very often. If this was sent in black, it would be a keeper for sure!
Dailylook Bare Nights Off Shoulder Blouse, size small – Cost to keep: $74
OK, DailyLook Elite, a fourth off-the-shoulder item this month? Don’t get me wrong, it’s also a lovely top, but I would have appreciated a bit more diversity for the $40 styling fee. (Is it realistic to think I would keep multiple tops with the same silhouette that is not my style preference?)
This navy blue polyester is silky and the top fits a lot looser than the others this month. And unlike the others, the neckline does not have elastic, but rather a back zipper. It fits securely but not as snug. I like the low effort look it creates and I think I would have enjoyed this more in a different color – maybe a neutral or feminine blush tone.
Long bell sleeves for the win!
Because of the back zipper, the overlayer creates this beautiful open drape in the back – love it!
HOM Venice Izzy Heathered Sweatshirt, size small – Cost to keep: $54
Alright, a transitional sweatshirt is always welcome! This particular style is a rayon/polyester/spandex blue heather knit, which means it’s a bit slinkier than your typical sweatshirt. It’s lightweight and comfortable on and although true to size feels a bit long in the sleeves. I always dig a raglan sleeve and think this is a great basic, but perhaps a little high priced.
Michael Stars Cross Front Sleeveless Knit, one size – Cost to keep: $68
Last up this month is a black sleeveless knitted top. It is one-sized which I found very interesting because it fits snug on. But my guess is the ruching on the front is meant to work for many body types. Although this top would be perfect to wear in a work environment, it feels very outdated and not my style. Priced at $68, it will be sent back.
Verdict: This month’s Daily Look Elite box was full of some great options but disappointing to me. For the $40 styling fee, I would expect a range of options and of course a piece or two from my stylist that would pull me out of my wardrobe comfort zone. However, I didn’t like that half the box was filled with off-the-shoulder items – a style I do not prefer.
Similar to previous months: the clothing ranged in the $60-80 price range which seems fair for the quality, and on the lower end of their range. Their website has great marketing and a lot of looks to shop, but sadly a lot of pieces are sold out and unavailable. I also review Stitch Fix and Trunk Club which offer similar services, and at this point, Trunk Club is my definite go-to when thinking about the monthly fees vs. the quality of clothing mailed.
What do you think of Daily Look Elite Box?