Elizabeth & Clarke Women’s Workwear Review + Coupon – Winter 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 Winter 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 winter collection.
I also got this second card with other designs on it, however, I didn’t actually receive any of these other separates and dresses.
UPDATE: I reached out to Elizabeth & Clarke, and they explained that these looks are actually part of their new suiting subscription! It’s separate from their tops subscription, but looks just Here’s what they said:
Our suit separates subscription follows a similar format that our shirt subscription does, except these boxes only ship twice per year in summer (June) and winter (December). Each Collection will be comprised of three mix-and-match separates. When subscribed to a suit separates plan, we will send you a box of suit separates twice per year unless you email us to skip or cancel. You choose how many suit separates you want in each box: 1, 2, or 3. The 1 Separate Plan costs $120 per season, the 2 Separates Plan costs $210 per season ($105 per item), and the 3 Separates Plan costs $270 per season ($90 per item). The suiting subscription is completely separate from our shirt subscription plans, and you will be billed immediately upon activating your suit separates subscription, and then on the normal billing schedule for all following seasons.
Now I’m curious about giving it a try!
The Hayden, Size 6
Sometimes the looks in this subscription box can be a little unconventional, but this pale gray sweater actually feels more traditional. I like that about it—it’s versatile enough to be dressed up or down and styled classy or quirky. The viscose/poly/nylon fabric is really soft and smooth, though you do have to hand-wash it.
The Everly, Size 6
I LOVE that this smooth, chic top is made from 100% unstainable vegan silk that’s both machine-washable AND dryer safe! To be honest, I like the concept of this top more than I like how it looks on me—I think I want the neckline in particular to have a little more structure than it does. But I’m eager to work with it. I think with the right pieces (maybe a mod navy skirt and a tailored jacket) it could look super cute. I really like the sleek silver buttons on the cuffs, too.
The Leighton, Size 6
This top is the wildcard of the bunch. It’s more indicative of the pieces I’ve come to expect from Elizabeth & Clarke—traditional looks with quirky, unexpected details and twists. This sweater, made from a stretchy, soft blend of spun rayon and nylon, features one open shoulder and two ties at the left hip. It’s got a cheerleader vibe to it, don’t you think?! I kind of wish it had just one detail or the other (a tie or maybe two cold shoulders), but the fit is cute and the sporty vibe is actually kind of flattering to me. This one is supposed to be hand-washed, too, which is the biggest bummer. I love when I can just toss things in the laundry!
The Verdict: If you’re someone who hates showing up to the office in the same-old same-old, or worse, in the same things everyone else in the office seems to be wearing (twinning with someone else wearing the same Target workwear looks is only fun the first time around, haha), then I’d totally recommend this subscription. The styles are out of the ordinary, and I have to say, the quality is AWESOME. Even the machine-washable pieces hold up beautifully. Personally, my favorite pieces are always the slightly more traditional ones (sans the cutouts and additional ties), but if you’re into the less conventional look you see above, then this subscription should be a good match for your style!
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.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think about these Winter 2018 picks from Elizabeth & Clarke?