Elizabeth & Clarke Women’s Workwear Review + Coupon – Fall 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 Women’s Machine-Washable 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 Cute Fall Sweaters & Blouses 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 fall collection.
The Norcross, Size 6
This is the first look in the box and my favorite by far. I love the deep emerald color of this top, and I find the ruffle front cute and fun. It’s the kind of thing that’ll look cute under the big nubbly black cardigan that I start throwing over tops this time of year. The top is made of 100% Unstainable vegan silk, which makes it comfy, polished-looking, and best of all, machine washable!!!
The Whitmore, Size 6
I love how soft and cozy this ivory sweater is. It’s fitted but doesn’t have the stuffy feeling that some tighter sweaters can have. It’s made from 100% viscose, which, in my experience, is wonderfully soft and breathable, too. I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of the open, semi-belled-out cuffs, nor the asymmetrical neckline. I think sometimes Elizabeth & Clarke does more than it has to in order to make its pieces stand out. I think just the neckline or the cuffs would’ve been enough to set this machine washable sweater apart.
The Vera, Size 6
I wanted to love this sweater, but again, I think Elizabeth & Clarke just threw some quirky accents into this piece that don’t really work together as intended. The machine-washable sweater is a combination of 50% viscose, 28% polyester, and 22% nylon—not quite as soft as the last look, in my opinion, but it’s still pretty snuggly. The color is my favorite hue for sweaters. It’s that pale, heathered, barley-brown color that has kind of a rustic vibe. But the back detail—a big drape that’s tacked to the body of the sweater via a wide strip of emerald elastic—just feels a little odd. The elastic strip has such a different aesthetic (it’s crisp, utilitarian, sleek, and bright) than the rest of this sweater that it seems out of place. If there was another emerald detail elsewhere on the sweater, it might have a bit more context. But as it is, I’m just sort of confused by it. It almost looks like someone stuck some colorful tape on the side of the sweater by accident 🙁
The Verdict: I love that everything I got this month was machine washable. And everything fit me nicely and was made from great quality, comfortable fabric. But the styles weren’t quite my thing. The green top was awesome, but the two sweaters felt just a little too “trendy” to me. I think that part of Elizabeth & Clarke’s mission is to deliver unique pieces so that you don’t feel like you’re dressing the same as everyone else at the office. But sometimes, the personality that they inject into the looks is a little beyond what feels right for my wardrobe.
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 Fall 2018 picks from Elizabeth & Clarke?