PS by JustFab Clothing Box Review – August 2017
JustFab has had a monthly VIP club for years now, and I love their styles. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try out their brand new styling service, PS by JustFab (PS stands for Personal Stylist)!
It works like many other styling services, such as Stitch Fix, Trunk Club, and Dia & Co. You pay a styling fee and receive five pieces selected for you by your stylist. You only keep what you like and return the rest with free shipping both ways. The styling fee is deducted from any purchases you make, and if you keep everything you get 20% off the total!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: PS by JustFab
The Cost: $20 styling fee, deducted from the cost of items you keep
The Products: Five clothing items selected for you by a stylist
Ships to: U.S. for free (both ways!)
Good to know: This is not an automatic monthly subscription. You can order a box whenever you want!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
When I signed up, I took a lengthy quiz to let my stylist know my size and style preferences. A few days later, I received this email alerting me that my stylist had chosen some items for me. I could just click the link and preview my package.
There are some styling services that allow you to preview your package and reject items you don’t like before they are sent to you, but this was a first. With PS by JustFab, I could keep the choices my stylist made for me, or if I didn’t like something, I could swap it with an item on my JustFab wishlist! And of course, since I am a JustFab VIP, I had tons of items on my wishlist!
This month I did not receive any paperwork in my package, including a return label. Above are the items that my stylist and I selected for me, as seen on the JustFab website. I reached out to customer service about this issue and they provided instructions for printing their return label, but were unclear about whether this was a permanent change or a mistake. I have mixed feelings about it, honestly. I like the reduction in paper use, and the idea of keeping costs low by taking this obvious cost-cutting measure. On the other hand, I do not like printing out the label and taping it to a plastic return bag. I am fine with taping paper labels to boxes, but I just feel uneasy that the label taped to a bag will come off during shipping.
Cotton Plaid Dress – Cost to Keep $42.95
That’s a whole lot of plaid! Haha. I don’t think this dress looks good on me, and the cotton makes it wrinkle easily. I liked it on the model, and something in my 90’s grunge girl past made me want to try it, but I don’t think it works for me.
Pocket Swing Dress – Cost to Keep $34.95
This dress is a little better, but this one wrinkled quite a bit between the time I steamed it and the time I got outside to model it! It also reminds me a bit of a hospital gown.
Casual Boy Tee – Cost to Keep $12.95
This is a nice, lightweight, basic cotton tee at a very reasonable price. It doesn’t look great in this picture because the jeans I am modeling are too tight, but it looks fine in better fitting pants. This is an easy win, everyone needs a variety of black basic tops.
Ultra Stretch Skinny Jeans – Cost to Keep $39.95
I have apparently tested the limits of “ultra stretch” and drew the losing card with these jeans. I can barely breathe! Haha. I have never loved the skinny jeans phenomenon, but I have found a few pair that worked out. These are not among them, I’m afraid. I do like the dark wash, though.
Slouchy Off Shoulder Top – Cost to Keep $16.95
I really love the color of this cotton knit top, and it’s super comfortable. Without the tight jeans on, I think it looks pretty good, and the price is definitely right.
Classic Utility Jacket – Cost to Keep $44.95
I am missing a few key items in my wardrobe because I can never find one that looks good and fits right (“unicorns”), and one of those items is a midweight jacket that hits below the hip. I think this one looks pretty good, though! It’s roomy enough to layer under, it doesn’t get too tight around the hips, and it doesn’t look frumpy or swallow me whole. I like it! And as with most things from JustFab, it’s a good price!
Shoulder Cutout Knit Top – Cost to Keep $26.95
I love this top! It’s cute, comfortable and Stylish! I can see wearing this on a night out and feeling very cool without feeling too exposed or over-the-top.
Tummy Tamer Leggings – Cost to Keep $29.95
This is the first pair of leggings I have tried from JustFab, and I really like them! They have good compression and live up to their promise of taming my tummy (as much as that promise can be fulfilled). They are very high-waisted, though, and come almost all the way up to my bra. I like the effect, but I am just mentioning this because I know some people find it uncomfortable.
Verdict: I am really enjoying my subscription to PS by JustFab! I love the black cold shoulder top, and I think I might have even found a unicorn this month! A few months ago, several readers commented that sales and discounts from JustFab do not apply to items in this service. That is true, and could be a very valid reason to not try this service if that is a motivating factor for shopping at JustFab. They have great sales! Frequently! For me, personally, I like the fact that I can try a variety of styles I have been eyeing lately. If I keep everything, the 20% off is generous. But if not, I can always earmark an item I might like to purchase later when it’s on sale. Everyone has their own shopping strategies, and this one totally works for me!
What do you think of PS by JustFab? Have you tried them yet?