Daily Look Elite Box Subscription Review – April 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!
I also received a packing slip that lists each item and the price it would cost to keep each.
I also received a prepaid return label 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.
Velvet by Graham & Spencer Toni Skinny Jeans – Cost to keep: $150
This pair of denim is pretty solid and I’ve modeled the majority of the tops wearing them. They are my favorite wash and there’s no distressing, so they’re really a classic, straightforward pair to add to my wardrobe. Although they fit great, the rise is lower than I prefer, so I had to keep adjusting my waistband whenever they started to sag a bit. I’m really happy with the pair of denim I kept from last month’s Daily Look Elite box, so, unfortunately, I can’t justify spending $150 on these.
Velvet by Graham & Spencer Celest Cotton Top – Cost to keep: $115
I was the most excited about this top when I opened this month’s box. I absolutely love cropped and boxy tops and when I first unfolded this, that’s exactly how I thought it would fit. The cotton is nice and gauzy and the frayed hem is a cool detail.
However, on is a different story. It’s labeled as a size small (my normal size), but it fits like it’s two sizes too big. I think that even if it fit true to size, it would still feel sloppy on. And to be honest, the $115 price tag is way over inflated compared to the quality.
Woven Lace Trim Peasant Blouse – Cost to keep: $68
I like the minimalist boho vibe of this top. The fabric feels like a crepe polyester with a deep v-neck in the front and back of the blouse. And in the back, there is a tie at the neck. I also really like the embroidered lace panels on the shoulder and sleeves.
Unfortunately, this top is also too big and feels messy on. Although I think the price matches the garment’s quality, I did not feel comfortable in it and will be returning it.
A closer look at the embroidery and neck tie.
Jonesy Floral Print Slip Dress – Cost to keep: $82
Daily Look Elite sent a couple spring dresses! The first feels like a 90’s throwback – my favorite decade!
This slip dress is made of a black polyester chiffon patterned with small dainty white flowers. It’s not my typical go-to pattern, but I thought it fit the dress’ cut perfectly. The straps are adjustable, which once adjusted, was so comfortable on! I think this dress is a great transitional piece.
The dress is also lined in polyester, so it may not be as breathable in the summer, but for now, it’s perfect to layer with a maxi cardigan. The hem length is also on-trend right now.
Keepsake Ornamental Garden Dress – Cost to keep: $228
The second dress feels more like the early 2000’s and not my favorite part of that decade. Overall this polyester floral dress is the opposite of my style and I’m quite puzzled as to why it was chosen. It just feels very outdated.
I was hopeful I could style this in a boho-esque way, but nothing worked. The dress is really tight and too small in my torso, so really I just couldn’t wait to get out of it!
The criss-cross straps are also adjustable which is great since finding the right bra may be tricky. Overall I do not feel this dress is worth $228, so it will also be sent back.
Dailylook Kaitlyn Mini Ruffle Collar Tank – Cost to keep: $62
It surprised me how much I like this top on. It is made from 100% polyester and in a shade of red I typically don’t wear but is really pretty. Although I paired it with the skinny denim, this top would look awesome paired with a patterned pencil skirt for a daytime party or work.
The neck ruffle is subtle but so feminine. I also like that there’s a keyhole in the back. This is a great quality item.
Adora Lace Halter Top – Cost to keep: $78
I wasn’t sure what to think when I first unfolded this top. It doesn’t match my current style, but I decided to go with it because I do love feminine details! The top is made of a good quality navy lace that is lined and dressy enough to be worn to a wedding. Unfortunately, navy is one of the hardest colors for me to style because everything in my wardrobe is black! If this was black, I would definitely consider keeping it!
I like the raw edge lace on the neck and sleeve hems – so frilly! However, the haltered neck is doing something weird where the raw edge stops and the top of my shoulders are left awkwardly bare.
The back of this top also has a keyhole opening which is nicely constructed.
Androgyn Sheer Inset Maxi Shirtdress – Cost to keep: $92
This dress is my favorite item in the box! When I first opened it, I thought for sure the sheerness and blocked panels would put this in the return pile, but I ended up liking the blocking a lot. It’s also polyester, so I can easily wear this right now and again throughout next fall. In addition to wearing this as a dress, I love that Daily Look Elite suggests wearing it open as a jacket or cardigan.
Today, I’m wearing this as a dress with a tank layered underneath but sans leggings. I will absolutely throw on my faux leather leggings from Trunk Club and try wearing this open the next time. I really like this item!
There are side slits that end mid-thigh. I feel totally comfortable wearing this as is (without bottoms), but on more modest days, the layering possibilities are endless.
Venice Open Front Cascade Cardigan – Cost to keep: $46
This gray open cardigan is a ribbed lightweight knit. It is very transitional and I can see why my stylist included it. Overall it’s a classic staple but I’m not sure I really need it for $46.
Dailylook Day In Day Out Knit Vest – Cost to keep: $78
This is another surprise win this month! I never wear sleeveless vests, but this is a great quality piece. It’s made of thick knit but still feels lightweight on. I’m wearing it with a tank and distressed denim, but I think it could also be paired nicely with a long-sleeved dress. Either way, it’s modern but classic, and super versatile.
And I love the front pockets!
Verdict: I feel the same as last month about Daily Look Elite. I like that they send a lot of options, but the majority were a miss, both for my personal style and cost compared to the quality. For $40, I was able to try 10 items this month, but I’m only considering keeping two or three items max. And similar to last month, their website still does not seem to carry a breadth of looks and items in my size, which leaves me guessing how my box will be curated.
What do you think of Daily Look Elite Box?