Frank And Oak Style Women’s Review—Summer Denim


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packaging for my Frank and Oak June 2019 review

Frank And Oak Style Plan is a clothing subscription box for women and men, from Canadian brand Frank And Oak. They aim to “combine classic styles, modern cuts, and innovative materials to produce style we truly get excited about.”

unboxing my Frank and Oak June 2019 package

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.)

This review is of the Frank And Oak Style Plan for Women, which costs $25/month + free shipping. 

three denim pieces and the shipping envelope from my frank and oak order

About Frank And Oak Style Plan

The Subscription Box: Frank And Oak Style Plan

The Cost: Pay only for what you keep, and get up to 20% off of Frank And Oak’s regular prices. If you return everything you receive, you’ll be charged a $25 styling fee.

The Products: Three clothing items every month or every other month. Items are selected according to your size, taste, and budget preferences– and you can log in 2 days before your box ships each month to add or remove items, or skip the month entirely.

Ships to: Free shipping and returns to the US and Canada

Good To Know: When your box ships, you’re billed in full for the members-only discounted price of the items in your box, up to 20% off their retail prices. If you decide not to keep any of the items, Frank And Oak will issue a refund minus the $25 styling fee for your order.

My Review of Summer Denim Styles from My Latest Style Plan

When you first sign up for this subscription, you fill out a quick style profile that captures your sizing preferences and your sense of style. (Choose from Casual, Classic, and Creative). Then, you can pick whether you’d like a monthly or a bi-monthly plan and set your budget for each box (under $150 or $150+).

my latest frank and oak invoice for this order

I honestly get really excited when Frank And Oak‘s monthly preview email appears in my inbox. Once it arrives, you have a few days to scope out what Frank And Oak has picked for you and make any adjustments you’d like. Each month, Frank And Oak curates about 12 products for you, and tags three that will make it into your box. But you can deselect those items and pick new ones from the pieces on the page. I usually end up swapping at least one of Frank And Oak’s picks for something I pick myself. You can also adjust sizes as needed, though they nail my sizing about 90% of the time.

This month, I went hard into summer denim looks. I’m really into these unique silhouettes. Let’s check ’em out!

  • me wearing my paperbag-style denim pants with a white t-shirt

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  • close up on my paperbag-style pants, showing their billowy fit around my hips/legs

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  • my paperbag jeans from behind showing two back pockets

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    Good Cotton Paperbag Denim Pants in Blue, Size 30 – Retail Value $89.50, Member Price $79.50

    These pants are perfect for summer. The bright blue denim is so soft and flowy that I can wear them in the hottest, most humid weather without feeling stuffy or sweaty. Plus, they’re a Good Cotton product, which means the fabric has a lower impact on the environment.

    Other perks? There are subtle (yet roomy) hip pockets, and a big denim sash that nips the waistline of these pants in just so. I kind of wish the sash was a bit longer, just so the tails of the bow it makes looked a bit more graceful. (As it is, they’re a little stubby.) But I love the paperbag style of these pants. The top of the waist hits way up at my natural waist, making these pants the perfect companion for a summery crop top.

    • me wearing my true blue denim romper, which has a looser, comfy fit

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    • me, from behind, wearing my denim romper, which fits loosely on my back and butt

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    • close up on the silver snaps, V-shaped stitching across the chest, and two breast pockets

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    • a side view of my hip, showing the hip pocket on my romper and the tie waist

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      Good Cotton Denim Romper, Size Large – Retail Value $99.50, Member Price $89.50

      That’s right folks, I’ve got ANOTHER tie-waist look to show off! At first I thought this button-up (well, snap-up) romper fit a little too loosely, but I actually like the slightly roomier fit once the waist is tied. As with my pants, the loose fit and light weight of this denim look make it awesome for sweaty summer days. And as someone with a curvier bottom half, I really appreciate the slightly longer hem on this look. (I’m so used to rompers that do technically fit, but are way too short on the bottom.) There are subtle pockets on each hip, two breast pockets, two back pockets, and some really cool seaming details across the chest. (The best way I can describe it is like the V-shaped stripe you’d see stretching across the chest of a superhero’s suit.) The short sleeves (and the shorts, frankly) look really cute cuffed once or twice, too.

      • me wearing my dark navy skinny jeans with a white t-shirt

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      • my dark denim jeans on me, showing their super-close fit and mid-rise

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      • me, from behind, wearing my skinny jeans, showing the gold stitching on the 2 back pockets

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        The Debbie High-Waisted Skinny Jean, Size 30 – Retail Value $79.50, Member Price $64.50

        The first pair of Debbie jeans I got from Frank And Oak was in my very first Style Plan box. I wear that black pair almost once a week—I love those jeans! When I saw that there was a dark-wash pair up for grabs this month, I had to get them. They’re SUPER skinny and a little bit stiffer than the super-stretchy, jegging-like styles that are becoming more and more common. But if this pair is anything like the black pair I own, that sturdiness is a sign that they’ll wear and wash beautifully. (I’m not a very careful laundry-doer, but my black Debbies look good as new even after a year of frequent wear.) I dig the super dark blue of these jeans, the gold stitching, and the higher waist (which hits me right at my belly button). They’ve got a classic 5-pocket design and have enough length to them that I could easily cuff them if I wanted. (I’m 5’3″, and there’s about 4 inches of jean to spare at each ankle.) Unfortunately, the dark wash style isn’t available on the site anymore, but there are some other hues I’d recommend checking out.

        Verdict: I’m really feelin’ these picks from Frank And Oak! Not only are they super high-quality, they’re comfortable as all get-out. It is HUMID where I live right now, and I’ve turned to those breezy jeans almost every day since I got them. (I’m actually wearing them as I write this, haha!) I’m so impressed by the pieces I get from Frank And Oak. I’ve learned that the brand really fits my aesthetic and my interest in sustainability. It’s cool that I get to do some of the picking and choosing each month, but I honestly love that I don’t have to look through a whole website (let alone across the whole internet) for clothes that I know I’ll like. (Frank And Oak uses your Style Plan profile answers to pick pieces they think you’ll like.) I will say that Frank And Oak pieces can get pricey, even with the discount you get from Style Plan membership. But I can very honestly say that the prices are fair—I get SO much use out of these versatile pieces, and they hold up so well. I have my fingers crossed that they’ll expand their sizes soon, too. I have a lot of friends who I think would love Frank And Oak, but they only offer up to XL/size 31 in a lot of their women’s items. But if you fit that size range and you’re looking to stock up on staple pieces, I definitely recommend checking out Frank And Oak.

        To Wrap Up:

        Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Each Frank And Oak Style Plan box is customized based on your preferences, so what you get will likely be different than what I did. Follow the product links above to see if these specific items are still available individually, and sign up for your own Style Plan to discover even more great looks!

        Value Breakdown: The retail price for the three items I received this month is $268.50. But the member price drops that cost down to $233.50. (That’s about 13% off.) If I decide to return all the items, I will pay the $25 styling fee and will be refunded the remaining amount, but I can keep any one item at the discounted price and no styling fee will be charged.

        Check out all of our Frank And Oak Style Plan reviews and the best women’s clothing subscription boxes and best men’s clothing subscription boxes of 2019!

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        Written by Anna Reilly

        Anna Reilly

        Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

        Posted in Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, Clothing Subscription Boxes, Frank + Oak Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: frank and oak style plan | 4 comments

        4 Comments

        1. That denim romper is not something I’d usually go for, but I really like it. And it looks great on you!

        2. Anna, you look absolutely AMAZING in the romper! So often they either ride up before you have a chance to test them out or are just too short from the beginning. But, this is definitely a perfect fit! xx

        3. Wow!!! That romper was made for you. I can’t imagine anyone rocking it more than you! Great picks! I have two debbie F&O and I wear them all the time too! Best jeans I ever bought. And I have bought A LOT.

        4. It all looks ridiculous honestly, aside from the jeans.

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