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Wantable Style Edit Subscription Box Review – October 2017

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Wantable Style Edit has been a major player in the subscription styling service market for over a year now, and they just started offering plus sizes at the end of July. I was thrilled to get the chance to try them out! Wantable Style Edit is one of several different subscription boxes offered by Wantable, including Wantable Intimates, Accessories, Fitness, and Makeup.

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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.)

wantable style edit october 2017

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!)

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wantable style edit october 2017

When I signed up for this service, I took a pretty lengthy quiz in which I indicated my price, size and style preferences. It looks like they have done away with listing your preferences on this sheet, but there is an area where they print any notes you have sent to your stylist for this shipment. The only thing printed here is my Pinterest style board, and it looks like I have not updated my preferences in quite a while! In any case, I would expect what I receive to be reflective of my tastes, and for these boxes to vary quite a bit from subscriber to subscriber. There is also a note from my stylist, Catherine. It explains why she chose the items she picked for me.

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This is the invoice of the items they sent me this month. On the right it shows my cost to keep each item. The total comes to $521.50. If I keep everything, I get 20% off, plus I get my $20 styling fee deducted. That means a potential discount of $124.30. That’s a deep discount!

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Rica Top Dry Brush Stripe by Tart Collections – Cost to Keep $58

I love this top! It is cotton knit, yet warm and cozy. It has a nice, thick, good quality feel. It retains its shape, and I love the neckline and print! Good price, too! Win!

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Jagger Skinny Dark Wash Jeans by Vigoss – Cost to Keep $94

These jeans are super cute for fall, and they’re the perfect length for me. That’s so rare! They are a nice sturdy denim with a low spandex percentage. I also like the destroyed areas; it’s not too over-the-top like a lot of destroyed jeans.

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Short Sleeve Peasant Top by Lucky Brand – Cost to Keep $89.50

I hate to sound harsh, but there is nothing about this top that makes it appropriate for fall. It’s very lightweight cotton, and short sleeved to boot. The colors and print scream spring/summer. I love Lucky Brand, and this is a cute shirt, but I just can’t see myself buying something in October that I definitely wouldn’t wear until May.

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Willow Lace Top by Kiyonna – Cost to Keep $66

Kiyonna is always quality. This particular Kiyonna top is a little unusual, however, in that it is not cleavage focused. I like that! It’s also a nice juxtaposition of a jersey knit fabric on the body with lace details. It’s so unusual! You know how much I love unusual pieces!

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Julian Top by Tart Collections – Cost to Keep $68

This top, on the other hand, is just not flattering at all. It’s a nice thick cotton knit/spandex blend, and it feels like it would be nice and warm for fall. It just looks terrible on me. This would look amazing on someone who enjoys showing their figure a little more than I do.

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Super Skinny Sonoma Jeans by Meritage – Cost to Keep $98

I really like the dark wash on these jeans, and they are nice and thick. They also have a good stretch and feel like they are good quality. I just don’t feel like they are anything special for the price.

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Criss Cross Strap Striped Swing Dress by Emerald – Cost to Keep $48

This is a summer dress. Right? I understand it could be layered underneath and above, but I am not feeling this at all for fall or winter. This is a dress I would wear boating or to a picnic in summer. It’s a cute dress, and it’s a fairly thick cotton jersey. It’s really comfortable. The price is also fantastic. But, again, I can’t see buying this dress now to wear in July 2018.

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The Verdict: I really love my Wantable Style Edit! Having said that, there were some issues I feel like I need to point out this month. I am charged for this box at the very end of the previous month with the expectation that I will have it in my hands by around the 7th of the next month. I received this box on October 21. I am completely fine with boxes being late, especially when the company sends me a note letting me know in advance as Wantable did. With Wantable, however, their notification of delay states that they are looking for the right inventory for me, and while I appreciate that, this box makes me feel like the right inventory is *any* inventory. I can’t imagine why else they would send two summer pieces in October. The inclusion of summer pieces at this time of year makes the odds that I will keep everything and get my 20% discount really low, which is disappointing. I don’t want to make too big of a deal out of it because I did get at least three pieces that I loved this month! I just expect more from a company like Wantable, they are usually so awesome!

 

What do you think of Wantable Style Edit? What did you receive in your box this month?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

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.

34 Comments

  1. Just letting you know I tried to sign up for this (based in Australia) and they told me they know longer ship overseas. SO SO sad!

  2. I tried wantable at the beginning of October and got my box Nov 1st. I set my prices as low as possible and asked for an “affordable box.” I was really disappointed at the prices. I got a tank top for $58 (did I mention November in Chicago?) A high/low plain tee shirt for $58, a really thin polyester bell sleeve top and a floral print bell sleeve top, both around $58 (I hate bell sleeves, but to be fair they didn’t know that.) and a Boyfriend Sweater (also the magic number, $58), which looked on other people but just looked MEH on me -boxy, long, and unflattering. For jeans I got a pair of pull on straight leg jeans that were about 6″ too long for $84? (then I found then in an old-lady clothing catalog for $20 less!) and the kicker, those Meritage super skinny Sonoma jeans that you also got. The MOST comfortable skinny jeans I’ve ever tried, they didn’t slide down my rear, no plumbers butt or constantly pulling them up every time I stood up. Seriously, I loved them. But I sent them back because $98!! Even with the $20 styling fee, including tax it would still be @$80. I’m so mad that I finally found a comfy skinny jean and had to send them back 🙁 By the way, they are not available ANYWHERE else.
    P.S. That dress looked really cute on you! And the black Lacey top was really pretty. I liked the black and white stripey one too!

  3. I agree with other comments! The stripey dress may not have an autumnal feel, but it looks great on you!

    • Thanks Marion! So surprising!

  4. That dress is adorable on you!! Throw on some tights, cute booties, and a cardigan and you are set to wear if fall and spring!!

    • Couldn’t agree more.

      • Thanks y’all!!!

  5. But the dress looks so good!!!

    • Lol! Thanks Ellie!

  6. I always enjoy your reviews. I see you got an expensive box this month too. I actually cancelled my wantable once and for all after this month’s $406 price tag for 3 long sleeve plain t-shirts, 2 pairs of unremarkable jeans, a seriously odd scarf and a pair of earrings that were falling apart. I had put my price point as low as possible and yet still got $70 shirts that look like Target merch. Not cool wantable. Stitch Fix can be pricey too, but I at least feel like they try to tailor it to me.

    • Thank you for the compliment Sarah! I’m sorry it did not work out for you. This was the first time I was disappointed with Wantable Style. I guess we will see how it goes…

  7. I must have the shoes Anna!!! So cute.

    • Thanks Michelle! They are Sketchers and they seem to have become the cornerstone of my fall look! 😂

  8. Dress looks gorgeous on you! My favorite piece in the box. You look stunning!

    • Wow, thanks Mariek!

  9. FYI Anna, the Lucky Brand peasant blouse is on Amazon for $16.46 for the 2X and $15.58 for the 3X. It’s ridiculous to be selling a summer top for full price at the end of October. $89.50???

    I’d keep the dress – it looks fantastic on you!

    Sometimes I think these services add in “nobody wants” item(s) that they need to unload which then stops people from getting the whole box discount. It’s hard to see it any other way when you get two pairs of skinny jeans, one that looks like you got tangled up in barbed wire, which total nearly $200 PLUS two summer items.

    But great review, Anna, as always!

    • Lol! Thanks Maddie!

  10. FYI Anna, the Lucky Brand peasant blouse is on Amazon for $16.46 for the 2X and $15.58 for the 3X. It’s ridiculous to be selling a summer top for full price at the end of October!

    I’d keep the dress – it looks fantastic on you!

    Sometimes I think these services add in a “nobody wants” item that they need to unload which then stops people from getting the whole box discount. It’s hard to see it any other way when you get two pairs of skinny jeans, one that looks like you got tangled up in barbed wire, one not, for nearly $200 plus two summer items.

    But great review, Anna, as always!

  11. Anna you need to go up a size in the tops. The jeans and dress look awesome on you but all the tops are a size too small. It’s the clothes not you. You will notice a huge difference in how much nicer the tops look in a size up.

    • I agree. I have had Wantable Intimates and the tops were always too small. Once I changed the top size (bottoms were fine), I liked my pieces much better. That said, I did find the quality kind of crappy from Wantable too.

      • 🤔🤔🤔
        Something to think about…
        Thanks for the advice!

  12. Even though it’s a summer dress it looks darling on you, I think you should keep it.

    • Ditto. Agree with Julie! Even though summer is over keep the dress.

      • Yes, please keep the dress!! It looks so comfortable, and it’s such an effortless look to pull together. Plus, it really highlights all your features! It makes me want to get one for myself, but I would look sloppy in it, not put together like you do!

        • Wow, thanks y’all! I’m going to have to keep it I think!

  13. Lace Kiyonna top is great only if you shorten the sleeves slightly. They are too long and make the whole top unflattering and ill fitting.

    • Good point amarante!

  14. Please buy the dress. It looks so great on you!

    • Wow thanks Christy!

  15. I am surprised how many people said no to the Kiyonna top. I think it looked nice and like you say different from the main stream.

    • Thanks Garfield!

  16. Yes to the dress!
    Anna,
    Do you think this subscription has more unique/interesting pieces than Stitch Fix?

    • I agree, the dress is fantastic!

      • Thanks Amys! I actually think Stitch Fix has more unique pieces, but that’s just my opinion. Wantable tends to send pieces that are a little ore expensive and familiar brands, but also a little higher quality, generally speaking. Hope that helps!

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