CHC Vintage Outfit Box Review – June 2019
CHC Vintage is a vintage clothing and accessory subscription box. Choose from among the Vintage Dress box, Vintage Tee and Accessory box, Vintage Accessories box, Vintage Lingerie box, or Vintage Outfit subscription box.
This is a review of the Vintage Outfit Box, which costs $150 for 3 months.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About CHC Vintage Outfit
The Subscription Box: CHC Vintage Outfit
The Cost: $150/3 months + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: One complete outfit consisting of a top and bottom (shorts, pants, or skirt) as well as one accessory that ties the whole look together.
Ships to: US
CHC Vintage Outfit June 2019 Review
This subscription is customized based on your size and preferences from a survey you fill out after subscribing, so everyone receives something different each month. But that’s part of the fun! Let’s see what I received this month:
There is usually a handwritten card with some styling suggestions. The level of detail just gives me the feeling that the people at CHC Vintage are really excited by what they do.
I find that my preferences are really listened to, as well. I don’t wear shorts or super short skirts and what I received this month (see below) is definitely a length that works for me.
Floral Skirt and Polka Dot Blouse
This month’s card talked about mixing and matching different prints. I’ll admit, this is not something I’ve tried before. If I am wearing a solid colored pair of pants or something, I will go with a bright print for my top, but I’m not super adventurous in that area. However, the people at CHC Vintage seem to have a lot of fashion knowledge based on previous write-ups I’ve received in cards with this subscription, so I’m willing to give this mixed print thing a try.
I think they are right, you need to go with a not-very-complex print for one garment if the other is going to be a bold floral style, and the polka dot colors work with the skirt. I did have to wear a white camisole under this shirt as it is quite sheer (and sorry, that’s my Fitbit you can see under the shirt, I have the old-style clip-on kind and wasn’t sure where else to put it).
I am not sure what I think about the style of the top. It is a little bit more fabric and more of a loose fit than I am used to wearing. (I am also not much into tucking shirts in, but I tried to follow the styling suggestions on the card for a more authentic look.) I am thinking I may try some of the styling suggestions for the two pieces as separates, as well – I just need to do some shopping first. The skirt is a good length for me and both pieces are lightweight for summer (it is in the 90s or above like every day here, so that is a concern).
Bracelets are my favorite jewelry and I have a large collection of bangles so this is definitely my style. I have a lot of ¾ length sleeve shirts so stacking bangles or other bracelets is an easy way to accessorize without worrying about necklines and necklace length, etc.
Verdict: I am getting a better sense of what to expect with the CHC Vintage Outfit subscription. I said I was open to outfits from different decades and I have really gotten items originating in the 1940s through the 1990s. Everything has been in wonderful shape (this month included) and all the bottoms have been a length I was happy with (I don’t wear shorts or super short skirts). I’ve received lots of colors and prints and a variety of interesting accessories including some very cute small evening bags and some good everyday use jewelry. I also appreciate that everything I have received is work-appropriate (for me, anyway). This month’s shipment got me to consider mixing prints, which is not something I’d ever tried before, and I think getting outside my comfort zone is probably a good thing, as well.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you subscribe today? No, every box is different.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $150 for three months, so you are paying an average of $50 per month (which includes Priority Mail shipping).
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