Wantable Style Edit Subscription Box Review – October 2017
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.
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.)
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?