Wantable Fitness Subscription Box Review – October 2017
The fee for this service is $20 a month, and that fee goes toward whichever items you choose to keep. If you keep 3 or 4 items you also get a 20% discount, and if you keep all 5 items you get a 30% discount.
The Subscription Box: Wantable Fitness
The Cost: You’ll pay a $20.oo non-refundable styling fee to start. You only pay for what pieces you decide to keep, and the $20 styling fee goes towards the cost of what you purchase!
The Products: 5 pieces of workout or athleisure clothing curated to match the preferences you set when you sign up. Keep 3 or more pieces to save 20%. Keep all 5, and save 30%!
Ships to: Ships free to the U.S. (Currently ships to the U.S. only.)
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The box comes with a booklet that contains a list of the pieces inside as well as a note from my stylist. This month, my stylist is Miranda. I think I’ve gotten a different stylist with each box, unlike other programs like Trunk Club where you work with just one person. The benefit of having one stylist is that they use your feedback to get better and better at picking the right items for you. But the good part about a different person styling you every time is that you’re never stuck with someone who’s just not getting it.
In the style quiz I took when signing up, I noted the types of things I like, love, and dislike wearing, as well as the price range I’d be most comfortable spending on different pieces (like tops, bottoms, and tertiary styles like jackets, etc.). To get a feeling for the prices and quality I should expect with this subscription, I picked the mid-range price bracket. It looks like the items I got in this box run from $49.00-$88.00.
They also include a pre-paid shipping envelope to use with whatever you decide to return. Note that the return window is limited, so you’ll want to try on your pieces and make your picks as soon as you can after getting your package. They’ll send you a couple emails reminding you to send your unwanted pieces back before the deadline, but I like to set a reminder on my own calendar as soon as I get my package, just in case.
The note in the info booklet mentions that these pieces are intended to be mixed and matched, so I did the “styling” of these outfits myself (rather than going by recommended matches). Just for reference, I usually wear a 10 in jeans, a medium (like a 6 or an 8) in tops and t-shirts, and I’m a 36B. I’m also just 5′ 3″, so I’m on the shorter side. A friend of mine has been teaching a bootcamp class on the weekends in the park, so I’m looking for pieces that work in the fall weather, as well as looks that’ll see me through my usual yoga routine.
Mono B Geometric Animal Print Capri, Size Large – Cost to Keep $49.00
I love classic black, white, and gray patterns, so these leggings are very me. They’re technically “animal” prints, but I was happy to see how abstract they are (rather than something like zebra stripes or reptile scales). They’re 88% polyester and 12% spandex, and the fabric is breathably thin and smooth. They’re a good pick for the very in-between kind of weather we’ve been having in Pittsburgh—it’s too warm for thick leggings, but with cool weather around the corner, I don’t want to stock up on shorts.
Zobha Lizzy Legging in Black, Size Large – Cost to Keep $60.00
Something about these black and white leggings reminds me of an orca whale—do you see what I mean? The knees are mesh, which is a cool design detail, and they match my sneakers, which I appreciate, haha! These are 86% polyester and 14% mesh, but they seem a bit sturdier than the last pair. I think the waistband is a smidge wider than the first pair’s was, so this pair feels a tad more secure up around my hips.
Colosseum Downtown Jogger in Dusty Olive, Size Large – Cost to Keep $59.00
I could 100% see myself lounging around my apartment post-workout in these lightweight, cotton-blend pants. (They’re 57% cotton, 38% polyester, and 5% spandex.) Would I pay $59.00 for lounge pants, though? Eh… maybe not. But if you can, these are a good pick. The waistband is wide and spacious (they were actually a little big on me, so I was glad for that drawstring), and the knit fabric is airy and super soft. They’re not that flattering, but they do feel great on!
MPG Sport Wisdom Wrap Jacket in Raisin, Size Medium – Cost to Keep $49.00
This jersey-like wrap isn’t the sort of thing I’d reach for at the store, but it was nice to have an excuse to actually try something like this on. The color is rich and plum-like, which is great for fall. The 95% rayon, 5% spandex look has a little shoulder strap inside that keeps the inner panel tacked in place. It’s flowy and comfy (check out those thumb holes!), but I think it’s a little too carefree for me. I could use just a smidge more structure, either around the shoulders or the neckline.
Z Supply Dakota Pullover in Heather Grey, Size Medium – Cost to Keep $59.00
This is another super comfy look! I feel like I’d more likely splurge on a top like this, since I could use it as a tunic-length look over skinny jeans and boots as well as a post-workout sweatshirt to snuggle into. I like the double hem detail and of course the pocket! Again, it’s not flattering, but this 60% cotton, 40% polyester pullover hoodie is really lightweight and comfortable!
Mono B Cross Back Strappy Bra in Black, Size Medium – Cost to Keep $39.00
This simple bra is way small on me, which is a shame because I love low-key styles like this one. The front gives a lot of coverage, and it’s lined with a breathable mesh material. The bra itself is 88% polyester and 12% spandex.
TLF Apparel Vice Bra Black, Size Medium – Cost to Keep $58.00
This bra fit a bit better, but the front mesh detail seemed a little too narrow for me. It’s not as supportive as the other look, so while it’s cute, I don’t think I’d trust it with a lot of jumping and twisting around. It’s 87% polyester and 13% spandex, which is soft, if not the most breathable. Still, the mesh detail could look super cool on the right frame!
Verdict: This month’s shipment was dead on in terms of the kinds of colors and patterns I like, but the fit wasn’t quite where I wanted on most of the items. And while I really liked the loungewear, I don’t think I could bite the bullet and spend so much on pieces I’d mostly be wearing in the comfort of my home. I wish the cozy looks had just a smidge more structure to them, so that I’d be more willing to wear them out and about, too! I’d need to nab at least 5 pieces to earn the 20% off Wantable discount, but the $20.00 styling fee I paid for the box would go towards what I want to buy. While there were a few looks (like the leggings) that I did definitely like, I’m not sure there are three I could justify this month. Ah well! There’s always next month’s shipment!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Wantable curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what I got, but you also might get something that fits your style and body even better than the looks above! Sign up and see what they choose for you!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $20.00 with free shipping. The total retail value of the items inside was $373.00. The cost of each item is listed alongside it above, but if I choose to keep at least 5 items, I get a 20% discount. The $20.00 cost of the box would also be applied to the purchase, meaning I’d end up spending $150.40 for the whole box. Ultimately, that’s a savings of about 40%.
What do you think of the Wantable Fitness styling subscription service?