Wantable Style Edit Subscription Box Review – November 2017
This month’s shipment did not arrive in the typical Wantable box. Customer Service let me know there was box damage while in transit, so USPS repackaged for delivery. The box arrived rather sloppily, but this is in no way a reflection of Wantable or their typical box presentation!
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.)
This review is of the Wantable Style Edit, $20 a month, box.
When I signed up for Style Edit, I took a very extensive profile quiz. It was exciting to see the various questions and visual outfits I could like, love, or dislike. They asked what categories I wanted to receive (or not receive), along with the occasions I typically dress for (ie work, night out, etc). I chose color and price preferences as well. I completed my profile with high hopes that my stylist would be able to understand my sense of style.
My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Wantable Style Edit may be completely different!
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!)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box arrives with a booklet that includes a note from your stylist, along with an invoice and return label. This month, my stylist, Natalia sent seven pieces of new essentials clothing and accessory.
And here’s my invoice. If I were to keep the entire box, the $511 total would be discounted $122.20 (20% off + $20 styling fee deducted). With this discount, each item would cost an average of $55.54.
Wantable also includes a USPS return bag for anything I decide to return.
Let’s take a look at what I got!
Everly Midi Romper, size S – Cost to keep: $68
The first item I tried on this month is this black v-neck romper. It is soft and slightly slinky, along with being fully lined, everything made of 100% rayon. The romper fits true to size and I especially like this item from the waist up. The v-neck wrap detail is really pretty and the adjustable spaghetti straps prevent the top from being too revealing. Thanks to the back zipper, this item to be easy to put on and take off and the tie in the front can stay put. I don’t love the midi length, but the pants are pretty wide, so I feel I’m wearing something on-trend. It doesn’t feel seasonally appropriate and my cold-weather mindset will likely prevent me from investing $68 in this romper. A cute option, nonetheless!
Next up is an outfit including three items from Wantable!
Gentle Fawn Oracle Printed Top, size S – Cost to keep: $89
I received an array of tops this month, including this navy blue boho-esque flowy blouse. Made of 100% rayon, it’s lightweight and covered with a muted floral and paisley pattern. There’s a sweet crocheted detail that runs along the front and back seams, which not only elevates the top a bit but helps to justify the $89 price tag. Complete with blouson sleeves, lots of gathering, and a high-low hemline, it’s not a top I’d reach for initially, but it matches my style profile and I can understand why Wantable sent it as an option.
Meritage Super Skinny Ankle Moto Jeans, size 27 – Cost to keep: $128
For the most part, I really like these jeans. The cotton/rayon/spandex denim is stretchy, but they don’t feel inexpensive on. They’re high-waisted, a perfect length for my 5’4″ frame, and overall fit true to size. But, oh boy, those decorative zippers have got to go! I get the moto-style trend, but for me, the zippers cheapen these jeans. Unfortunately, I’ll be returning them.
Sondra Roberts Nappa Crossbody – Cost to keep: $58
I love when clothing subscription boxes also include accessories – especially when they complete a total clothing box outfit! The burgundy shade of the faux fur and leather is really pretty and love how it compliments the gold hardware. Even better is this bag can be worn as a wristlet clutch or crossbody. It measures 8″X10″, so it’s the perfect size to clutch or there’s an option to add a matching thick canvas webbing strap. The price feels right for the quality and I would expect to see something similar at a trendy boutique.
W. by Wantable Boyfriend Cardigan, size S – Cost to keep: $58
I am a big fan of cardigans and am always open to receiving a wide variety of lengths, fabrications, colors etc. However, this one misses the mark. It is described as a “boyfriend” cardigan, which does make sense since it has a slightly oversized fit. However, it’s made of a springy geen lightweight cotton/nylon blended knit and has a rough hand feel. I like the wide collar and pockets, but I feel $58 is a bit high compared to similar styles found in fast-fashion retail stores.
Spade & Heart Stripe Print Mix Top, size S – Cost to keep: $58
This striped and patterned top is super cute. I wouldn’t normally reach for a mulit-patterned top like this, but I really like the raglan sleeves, overall silhouette, and how the lightweight woven graphic pattern is constructed like a peplum waist in the back. The gray and cream stripes are made of lightweight rayon/polyester knitting, which feels soft on. This is an easy casual option for autumn days where you want to be comfortable but still stylish.
Z Supply The Weekender Top, size S – Cost to keep: $52
Well, this is definitely the winner for me this month! It’s super casual and I’m drawn to the tattered edges. It looks like a sweatshirt but constructed of lightweight cotton/polyester charcoal gray knit. It’s oversized with an asymmetrical hem – perfect to pair with leggings. What sealed the deal for me though, are the exaggerated side slits. They’re on-trend and elevate this top, which could borderline on frumpy otherwise.
Verdict: Similar to last month, this month’s Wantable Style Edit was good but did not wow me. I found a few items that surprised me and others that were misses. Still, I’m pretty satisfied with Natalia’s choices and feel the price points sent were balanced and, for the most part, match the quality of items sent.
For $20 a month (which also includes free shipping and returns), Wantable Style Edit is a low-risk way of shopping for clothes in the comfort of your home. It’s interesting that Wantable switches to a different stylist each month, but I’m OK with it and excited to see who and what’s in store next month!
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 and returns. The total retail value of the items inside was $511. 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 $388.80 for the whole box. Ultimately, that’s a savings of about 24%.
What are your favorite pieces from this month’s Wantable Style Edit?