Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Summer 2018
Elizabeth & Clarke is a women’s clothing subscription box all about polished, cute tops. They began with the mission of perfecting and extrapolating on the idea of the plain white shirt—though you’ll now find pops of classic colors in their designs, the company is still dedicated to creating stylish essentials that are versatile, high-quality, and affordable.
Elizabeth & Clarke only designs a limited amount of new tees, blouses, sweaters, and tops each season, so they are able to keep the prices very reasonable. Each season, you get to preview the tops and pick your favorites. There are usually three new tops and a few classic styles that return from collection to collection. They also offer an “Unstainable” collection, which is just what it sounds like—crisp tops made specifically to resist stains from all sorts of spills (including wine)!
Each season, you can pick the tops you’d like to receive, or leave it up to the folks at Elizabeth & Clarke to decide for you. If a size or style isn’t quite right, you can always exchange or return the item. Returns and exchanges are free in the U.S.
About Elizabeth & Clarke Workwear Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Elizabeth & Clarke
The Cost: $60 for one shirt, $100 for two shirts ($50 per shirt), or $120 for three shirts ($40 per shirt), which are delivered once a season (once every three months). Shipping, returns, and exchanges are free in the US.
The Products: Essential, versatile shirts, sweaters, blouses, and other tops with on-trend silhouettes and detailing (many of which are stain resistant and even machine washable). Available in sizes 00-18.
Ships to: Free shipping, returns, and exchanges in the US. Shipping to Canada is $15, and international shipping incurs a $25 shipping surcharge.
Elizabeth & Clarke Summer Collection Review
Here’s the invoice for the tops in the box. I’m usually between a size 6-8 (so, medium, basically) on top and a 36B. I’ve got relatively broad shoulders and hips to match, which can impact how things fit (especially at the hem). I’m also just 5′ 3″ if that helps you understand where and how things fall on me.
This card introduces each of the pieces in the Summer Collection. Let’s meet them in person, shall we?
The Stanton, Size 6
This first top is an Oxford-style top with non-traditional accents like a short collar and slightly belled sleeves. This one wasn’t my favorite, though an Oxford blouse is always nice to have on hand in a pinch. The 100% cotton poplin fabric feels light and crisp against my skin, which is great for warm summer days. But the ever-so-slightly belled cuffs ended up looking just a little too long and stiff on me.
The Windsor, Size 6
This twist on a traditional peplum top is made from the company’s vegan wool fabric, which is a bit less stuffy than traditional wool but just as thick and polished. The one side of the top has a big pleated flourish with a white lining that wraps around into a regular peplum. I kind of wish the white fabric was just more navy, but I found this top to be super flattering to my body shape.
The Hurley, Size 6
This top is the simplest concept in the box, but it might be my favorite top in this collection for just that reason. I think the pale pink color is flattering on me, and the single pleat down the center gives it a bit of visual interest. It’s made from their vegan silk fabric, which feels light, semi-sheer, and effortless. The shoulders even have “bra strap holders” built in, so that you can avoid a strap slouching out from under this sleeveless blouse.
The Verdict: Sometimes I feel like the tops in this subscription try a little too hard to be different when they don’t totally need to be. That first top is a good example. It’s a really well-fitting, lightweight poplin blouse with the fresh twist of a short collar—are the odd cuffs really necessary? Similarly, I liked the asymmetry of the second top, but I don’t know if they needed the white lining in addition to the asymmetrical cut… The twists never go too far overboard—these are still very crisp, polished, work-appropriate pieces that feel more traditional than avant-garde—but I do think one clever update to a traditional piece at a time is enough (rather than two or three). All that said, I’ve been so impressed by the fit of the tops I’ve received, and I can attest that these machine washable styles really do hold up in the wash. I also regularly get compliments on my Elizabeth & Clarke tops! They really do stand out in a crowd of department store workwear.
To Wrap Up
Coupon – Use coupon code CMSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $120.00, which means each shirt costs $40.00.
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What do you think about these Summer 2018 picks from Elizabeth & Clarke?