Wantable Style Edit Subscription Box Review – August 2017
This box was sent to us at no cost to review (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Wantable Style Edit, $20 a month, box.
When I signed up for Style Edit, I took a very extensive profile quiz. It was exciting to see the various questions and visual outfits I could like, love, or dislike. They asked what categories I wanted to receive (or not receive), along with the occasions I typically dress for (ie work, night out, etc). I chose color and price preferences as well. I completed my profile with high hopes that my stylist would be able to understand my sense of style.
The Subscription Box: Wantable Style Edit
The Cost: $20 styling fee per month, plus the cost of whatever you decide to keep. The styling fee is deducted from your purchase. You save 20% off everything if you keep the entire shipment!
The Products: 5-7 apparel items handpicked to meet your price, style, and size preferences
Ships to: U.S. only for free (both directions!)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box arrives with a booklet that includes a note from your stylist, along with an invoice and return label. This month, my stylist, Qoua sent seven pieces summer clothing and accessories I can mix and match with my wardrobe staples.
And here’s my invoice. If I were to keep the entire box, the $436 total would be discounted $107.20 (20% off + $20 styling fee deducted). With this discount, each item would cost an average of $46.97.
Wantable also includes a USPS return bag for anything I decide to return.
Let’s take a look at what I got!
Illa Illa Utility Tencel Pants in Champagne, size small – Cost to keep: $78
The first pair of pants in this month’s Wantable Style Edit is made of 100% Tencel, so there’s a soft and slinky hand feel to the lightweight twill. Overall, the pants fit loose, which is not my typical preference, but I like the pleating, flooded hem, and vintage 90’s vibe and thought a fitted ribbed tank paired well with them. The belt is included and made of the same fabric, so it does the job, but not the sturdiest.
There are also slim pockets on each leg’s side. I’m happy they’re not true cargo with flaps and buttons, but I’m still not a huge fan of them.
And in the back, an elastic waist fits comfortably, while the rest of the leg fits loose. I enjoyed trying these on, but it’s unlikely I’ll keep them; $78 seems a bit steep.
Urban Expressions Eden Crossbody in Black – Cost to keep: $59 (on sale for $39.97)
This month is the first time receiving an accessory! I like this bag; it is a soft faux leather but looks higher quality. There’s a lot of shiny gold hardware that unzips a plethora of pockets and compartments, which is fun. And I love the sophistication of the black and white striped lining. This bag is the perfect size to wear as an everyday crossbody.
I noticed this bag is for sale on Nordstrom Rack for about $20 cheaper than Wantable’s cost to keep price. After checking Wantable’s FAQ, it sounds like they price match! Here are the parameters:
We’re committed to offering you the best products at the best price. If you find an identical product at another reputable retailer, we’ll match the price for you and adjust our price for all future customers who receive that product. The item must meet the following criteria:
- The lower-priced item is found within 14 days of delivery.
- The item is not included in a retailer’s exclusive coupon or conditional/promotional sale.
- The item is not found on a discount or auction site such as Amazon or eBay.
If the item is identical, you will receive a refund for the difference in the price you paid and the offered price after the item is purchased.
KLD Signature Stripe Swing Top in Black, size small – Cost to keep: $59
I received a few tops this month and the first is this black and white striped knitted tee. It’s composed of 100% rayon, so again, the hand feel is a bit slinky, which I prefer with the cut. It’s nice and fitted with a slight scoop neck and short sleeves, but seaming in the front allows for extra fabric panels and a tented fit through the waist and hips. Since I practically live in skinny denim, I really like tops like this since the looseness balances the jeans nicely.
Lots of fabric!
The back offers a deep keyhole which I also like. I’m not wearing the proper bra, so with regular straps, the keyhole will not expose anything underneath.
At first, I thought $59 was a little pricey for this top, but then I noticed how nicely constructed it is. The stripes match up pretty well, which is always a good sign for quality!
Envi Margerie Top in Teal, size small – Cost to keep: $48
The second top I received is my least favorite item this month. I like the color and the knitted polyester blend reminds me of the dress I just received in my Golden Tote Mystery Tote, however, this cut is all wrong for me. Although I think it looks cute tucked in, I don’t care for where the top hits on my hips when untucked. And at the end of the day, I’m just not a one-shoulder gal. It makes me uncomfortable, I think because the top is not symmetrical and I feel imbalanced!
The bare shoulder, however, offers an adjustable spaghetti strap which is nice.
Tart Collections Zariyah Top in Black, size small – Cost to keep: $58 (on sale for $42)
Here we go! Much more me! The last top this month is a 100% cotton knitted scoop neck top that is also a bit loose fitting and perfect for casual weekends or work from home days.
There are 3″ neckline cutouts on each shoulder which add a little something special about this top. They also give off an athleisure vibe and I could easily see pairing this top with Wantable Fitness or Fabletics leggings for yoga class.
The sides offer a deep slit, and there’s also the cutest little slit in the center of the back hem. So random, but I dig it!
Mavi Ada Boyfriend Lt Ripped & Crashed Vintage Jeans, size 27 – Cost to keep: $79
When I first unfolded these jeans, I thought they’d be way too big on. However, I need to keep remembering boyfriend jeans are not skinny jeans and they’re going to look bigger than they actually fit. And this pair could not be more perfect! On, they feel like I’ve owned them for years – nicely broken in and slightly faded with distressing on the front. They’re the right amount of baggy and the hem cuff can be adjusted depending on which shoes I’m wearing. $79 feels like a steal!
I think I finally found the best pair of boyfriend jeans for me. Thank you, Wantable Style Edit!
Mai Tai Halter Curved Hem Maxi Dress in Stripes, size small – Cost to keep: $55
I was really excited to try this dress on after seeing it on the invoice. It’s so seamless and easy! The black and white striped jersey knit is well-constructed and soft and it fits comfortably. I don’t typically wear halter necklines, but I love the look here and that the neck sits higher than your traditional summer maxi dress.
However, one potential deal breaker is that I do not have a bra that doesn’t make an appearance! I’m wearing a racerback style thinking the straps would be concealed, but sadly that’s not the case. And honestly, at this point in summer, I’m not sure this dress is worth keeping, knowing I’d still have to find a supportive strapless bra to wear with it.
I do, however, really love that the hemline is curved and not your typical ankle length maxi. The curve allows me to show off a flat sandal or strappy wedge.
Verdict: I feel this month’s Wantable Style Edit was a nice introduction to their basics offering! The quality of the clothing is apparent and I like the diversity of brands and options. Like previous months, there were a couple misses, but Wantable definitely understands my style and ways to elevate my wardrobe in ways I may not have considered on my own. There was a nice balance of price points again this month, which are comparable to Stitch Fix and lower than Trunk Club. For $20 a month (which also includes free shipping and returns), Wantable Style Edit is a low-risk way of shopping for clothes in the comfort of your home. I’m excited to see what’s in store next month!
What are your favorite pieces from this month’s Wantable Style Edit?