Daily Look Elite Box Subscription Review – June 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 versatility!
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.
My first outfit includes one of the tops DailyLook Elite sent, along with the only pair of pants.
Korye Tencel Black Quarter Sleeves Top in Black – Cost to keep: $74
Unfortunately, when I opened my box, I smelled a musty chemical smell. And this top is the culprit, guessing from the dyes used on the 100% Tencel. It has a tunic cut; relaxed and with an asymmetrical hem. It fits well and I like the front pocket and roll-tabbed sleeves, but for $74, I can not justify keeping a top that gives me a headache.
Ariel Mid Rise Cropped and Distressed Fray Hem Skinny Jeans – Cost to keep: $88
If you’re familiar with my clothing reviews, I love a great pair of jeans and normally receive at least one pair in each box. So exciting! This pair is by JustBlack, a brand DailyLook Elite has sent before and I’ve kept. These jeans are 98% cotton and 2% spandex, so a comfortable hand-feel. However, even though they’re my normal size, they are a bit small on. And the mid-rise sits short, so they fit more like low-rise. I think the frayed ankle length hem is cute, but the leg distressing is intense and feels a bit young for me. For these reasons, I’ll be returning them.
Tanner Bomber Jacket – Cost to keep: $98
Normally by early August, I’m ready for Fall and Autumn clothes. But I was really surprised to see a thick bomber-style jacket in my June box. The quality of this jacket is awesome and worth the price tag. The shell is olive nylon and accented with black knit and silver zippers. The fit is good although it’s a bit bulkier than I prefer. Still, it’s a solid jacket.
There are front and sleeve pockets, along with interesting top stitching throughout.
The jacket is lined with black polyester. I can feel some sort of batting or material in between the lining and shell that’s giving the puffy look and creating the warmth. This jacket would be perfect for October in Pennsylvania!
DailyLook Dolly Plaid Button Up – Cost to keep: $68
I’m always surprised when I see plaid shirts in my clothing boxes. I must mark it as a pattern I like in my style profiles and immediately remember I need to change that! This particular top is soft and woven in a nice quality blue, white, and gold plaid, but sadly, it’s not my style at all. However, Lisa is correct; the top is comfortable and could be worn with various bottoms.
DailyLook Nelly Strappy Cold Shoulder Blouse – Cost to keep: $76
Cold shoulder tops have become a predictable addition to my summer clothing boxes. This is one of two I received in this month’s box. It is made of a chiffon-like polyester and a quite pretty shade of gray. The fit is true to size, although the sleeves are blousen to the cuff, where it’s fitted with a button closure.
The back has an interesting strappiness to it. I’m wearing this top with faux leather leggings to add some sass, but I think this top could look very pretty tucked into a floral skirt to give it a more romantic look.
Korye Unexpected Waterfall Cardigan – Cost to keep: $88
This is definitely my favorite piece from this month’s DailyLook Elite and I’m glad Lisa included it. I’m always on the hunt for open cardigans and I like the look of this one. It’s a pretty blushy taupe knit that is slightly heathered. The polyester blended fabric is light but quality, although a tad scratchy. I would get a lot of wear out of this cardigan and am considering keeping it, even though it costs more than I typically spend. The cost per wear is there for me, though!
DailyLook Miranda 3/4 Sleeve Dolphin Hem Blouse in Red – Cost to keep: $66
This red asymmetrical hemmed blouse is another favorite this month. It’s 100% polyester, but the fabric is soft and slinky and really comfortable on. I like the drastic difference between the front and back hem, which is making me want to keep this one! However, I rarely wear red and there’s something about the slight flare of the sleeve and back silver zipper that seems dated. Maybe I’m just making excuses to not consider adding some red sass to my closet!
Korye Cold Shoulder Knit Top – Cost to keep: $68
Last up this month is the second cold shoulder top. If the shoulders weren’t cut out, I’d love this lightweight knitted sweater. The overall sack silhouette is always a favorite, especially because I can throw it on with leggings and sneakers and head out for a casual day. I love the gray and white stripes and oversized sleeves, and even started to gravitate toward the mock neck. However, the cold shoulders make the sleeves drape sloppily, so I’ll be returning this piece.
Verdict: This month’s Daily Look Elite box is getting me ready for transitional weather and full of options that for the most part match my style. The clothing ranged in the $60-80 price range which seems fair for the quality, and on the lower end of their range. Similar to previous months, their website has great marketing and a lot of looks to shop, but sadly a lot of pieces are sold out and unavailable.
What do you think of Daily Look Elite Box?