Daily Look Elite Box Subscription Review – October 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 mix and matching transitional clothing.
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.
Adelyn Rae Lace Fit and Flare Dress, size S – Cost to keep: $79.95
First up is this DailyLook Elite-exclusive fit and flare vintage-y lace dress. It’s in a striking shade of emerald green – a color I never typically reach for, but like. Overall, I found the silhouette and length to be nice, along with good quality polyester lace and lining. However, the bodice was a little ill-fitting and I felt uncomfortable with the open back. The dress matches the price tag, but style-wise, I’m planning to send this option back. If you’re a fan of open backs though, I definitely think this a great option for upcoming holiday parties!
Jonesy Sophia Soft Waist Sweater, size S – Cost to keep: $79
Also exclusive to DailyLook Elite is this gray Viscose/polyester/nylon blended knit sweater. It has a slightly oversized fit on me and I almost wish the roominess was a bit more exaggerated. Instead, it feels just a little too big and not in a stylish way. It’s a basic sweater with a soft hand feel and although basics are always great to add to my closet, the quality doesn’t match the $79 price tag.
Joe’s Jeans Slim Boyfriend Cuffed Jeans, size 27 – Cost to keep: $175
I’m not super familiar with the Joe’s brand but found these jeans to fit true to size. Obviously, a bit relaxed with the boyfriend cut, the 98% cotton and 2% spandex denim still has a bit of structure. Along with a great blue fade, there’s minimal distressing near the left pocket and nice tears on the knees. The cuffs are a little over 3″ wide and unfortunately stitched down, so if you’re not into the capri length, these won’t be for you. Personally, I don’t care for this short of a hem, so for $175, I will absolutely be returning them.
Jack by BB Dakota Oregon Anorak, size S – Cost to keep: $90
I am familiar with Jack by BB Dakota, but that does not help me love this jacket at all. The lightweight chambray has a poncho-esque silhouette, and although I like tented cuts in tops, I feel a tad silly in this. There’s an optional cinch waist, roomy hood, and buttoned pockets, and maybe in a different color, I would gravitate to it more.
Julie Faux Wrap Skirt Suede Dress, size M – Cost to keep: $89
This dress is definitely the winner of this month’s box! It is made from a polyester/spandex blend and the fabric’s finish is more of a lightweight faux suede. It’s rust in color and perfect for fall! And I absolutely love the angled front of the skirt. It’s an edgy detail, but the dress itself still feels sophisticated. I noticed Lisa sent a size larger than I normally wear and I’m so happy because it fits well. If this dress was sent in black, there is no doubt I would keep it. However, I’m on the fence about how much I’d really wear this color… It’s a great value for $89, nonetheless.
Free People Raw Edge Boyfriend Tee, size S – Cost to keep: $58
This polyester/cotton/rayon blended top and I have a love/hate relationship, for sure. When I pulled it out of the box, I was immediately happy with its oversized look, dolman-esque short sleeves, and side slits. However, then I put it on. For review picture purposes, I did everything in my power to not have this top fall off both shoulders and expose my chest! It is super cool but ridiculously oversized and there’s no way I can make this work day-to-day.
Olivia Grey Milan Side Tie Wrap Skort, size S – Cost to keep: $69
I can confidently tell you that I have not worn skorts since 1993. But I think it’s cool that they’re back in style. This particular black pair is a polyester/spandex blend and has a slim fit, but not at all tight. They are way too short for my liking but had they been a couple inches longer (heck, maybe only 1-inch longer), I would strongly consider keeping them. The angled wrapped front is really fun and I like how it all ties together on one side. And it’s also great that there’s a back zipper so you don’t have to untie the waist. Thanks, Lisa for pulling me out of my comfort zone with this cool option!
Free People Long Ribbed Cardigan, size S – Cost to keep: $78
Yikes! When I first pulled this linen/cotton blended cardigan out of the box, I was struck by the odd lilac color. I have never seen a shade like this and I didn’t respond positively to it. And then I was surprised to see the Free People tag (it seems a bit flimsy or basic for this brand). On, although it fits true to size, the linen-aspect of the fabric is a bit scratchy against my skin. The ribbed knitting is a solid quality and I like the unfinished hem and sleeves. The side slits are dramatic, but I definitely can not see keeping this, especially for $78.
Verdict: Similar to last month, this month’s Daily Look Elite box was full of some great options but disappointing to me. I agree with Lisa that some nice mix and match transitional pieces were sent, but I don’t feel motivated to keep anything, except maybe the rust dress. Everything else seemed lacking in a way that I can’t justified the higher price tags.
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?