Wantable Style Edit Subscription Box Review – January 2018
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 you sign up, you fill out an extensive style profile. They ask what kind of items you would like to receive along with size, color, style, and price point preferences. Each category is ranked with a like, dislike, or love. There is also a space to leave notes for your stylist. By the end, your stylist should have a very good idea of what you like and don’t like.
Each edit includes 5-6 clothing and accessories items picked for you by your stylist using your style profile. You have 5 days to try everything on and to send what you don’t want to purchase back in the included prepaid envelope. My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Wantable Style Edit may be completely different!
About Wantable Style Edit
The Subscription Box: Wantable Style Edit
The Cost: $20 styling fee per edit, 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 clothing and/or accessory items handpicked to meet your price, style, and size preferences
Ships to: the US only with free shipping both ways
Good to know: Wantable Style Edit just introduced a package frequency option. You can now receive edits when you want, whether that’s ongoing, seasonal, or on demand. The new chart is below.
Wantable Style Edit January 2018 Review
Also, Wantable has recently revamped their Stream feature. Now you can request or decline items that you want/don’t want to try.
I made sure to give lots of feedback during checkout last month, so let’s see what my stylist picked for me!
Each edit includes a booklet with a note from your stylist and an invoice. This month, my stylist Qoua sent me 7 clothing items.
And here’s my invoice. If I were to keep the entire box, the $510 total would be discounted $131.40 (20% off + $20 styling fee deducted). With this discount, each item would cost an average of $60.80.
Wantable also includes a prepaid return envelope for any items I don’t want to keep.
W. by Wantable – Brushed Scoop Back Top Black, Size M – Cost to Keep: $58 (Keep)
This is a great everyday tunic in a super soft and stretchy rayon/poly/spandex blend. It’s more of a dark heathered grey than black. I like that the neckline on the front is higher and the back dips down lower. There are slits at hip level that help to keep the bottom from being too tight and add a little interest. Length-wise, it is perfect for leggings, which I love wearing. The price is higher than what I’m used to paying for basics, but I’m trying to only buy quality pieces that I will get lots of wear from. This top is a winner for me!
Tart Collections – Soraya Blazer Peacoat Navy, Size M – Cost to Keep: $88 (Return)
This navy blazer is the perfect style to throw over sleeveless shirts to make them more office friendly. It has some ruching on the ¾ length sleeves and angled pockets which add a little flare. It just doesn’t do anything for my body. The fit is boxy and too wide at the waist even when buttoned. I do appreciate the quality details like darts at the bust and that it is fully lined. I’m just not loving the fit enough to purchase.
Q&A – Long Sleeve Printed Front Blouse Floral, Size M – Cost to Keep: $68 (Return)
I was immediately drawn to this blouse because of the graphic floral pattern and chiffon fabric. The pattern is only on the front of the blouse and the back is solid black. The neckline is simple but adds a look of structure and little character. I just feel like it doesn’t hit my hips in the right way. It needs to be a bit longer and looser so that it flows more. At this length, it almost looks like a zipped up bomber jacket and adds extra bulk at hip level. Sadly, this will go back.
Lauren Helena – Double Bell Sleeve Blouse Royal, Size M – Cost to Keep: $68 (Keep)
I requested this top and am sooo happy my stylist included it. The royal blue is so pretty! The bell sleeves are double layered which creates a nice fluttering effect when I move. Luckily, the arms aren’t too tight which is a problem I often encounter with chiffon fabrics with no stretch. I like the curved hem and higher neckline too. Another winner for me! Now, any tips for keeping my sleeves out of my food?
W. by Wantable – Boyfriend Cardigan Navy, Size M – Cost to Keep: $58 (Return)
I’m feeling this as a layering piece more than the blazer. It is a nice thicker weight cotton/rayon blend fabric with enough stretch to make it comfy and not too much so that it loses its shape. The pockets are big and hit toward the front of the cardi so they don’t add bulk to the sides of my hips. The length is great too because it covers my butt (for leggings). I have a very similar navy cardigan and I just don’t wear cardigans enough to justify owning two. This will go back but not for lack of liking it.
Meritage – High Waisted Super Skinny Ankle Drake, Size 29 – Cost to Keep: $128 (Return)
To this day, I don’t understand why I ever wore low-rise jeans. High waisted bottoms are amazing. These jeans hit at my navel. They help smooth out my stomach area and keep my butt contained. Like other Meritage jeans I’ve tried, these are soft and have enough stretch to be comfortable even when sitting for long periods. The length is perfect to wear with booties either cuffed or not (pics of each above). I’m returning them because they are probably one size too large. I like my jeans to hug and these have a little room even before wearing them a time or two. I guess that isn’t a bad thing considering I’ve been working to clean up my diet. I’ve gone into my profile and adjusted my size preferences so I hope to see some more great jeans in future edits.
Kut – Mia Toothpick Skinny Model Wash, Size 8 – Cost to Keep: $89 (Keep)
These pants are even softer and stretchier than the jeans! They are what I call a mid-rise (they sit just below my navel) but still cover my butt and don’t cut into my squish. They have slight fading in the thigh but no whiskering at the hips. Yay! I love the skinny cut all the way down the leg. They are skinny enough to tuck into knee-high boots. I’m keeping these and will get so much wear out of them. I might even try a half tuck look like this one on a regular day. I’m breaking out of my style routine, guys.
The Verdict: This is such a fun process and I loved that I got to try everything on at home. It is nice to be able to see my own closet while deciding on which pieces to purchase. Just about everything stayed within my style quiz parameters and I found some items that I really like. Since I kept three items I didn’t receive the 20% discount, but my $20 styling fee was applied to my purchases. I made sure to leave feedback for each item when I checked out so hopefully next month will be even better. 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.
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 $557. 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 $425.60 for the whole box. That’s a savings of about 24%!
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What are your favorite pieces from this month’s Wantable Style Edit?