Style Plan by Frank And Oak is a clothing subscription for women and men from Canadian brand Frank And Oak who often uses recycled and organic materials coupled with eco-conscious methods to produce stylish clothes that you can feel good about wearing. Each month their stylists provide a selection of clothing, shoes, and accessories to choose from that fit your unique style. Once you receive the pieces you can keep what you like or return what you don't, with the $25 styling fee only being charged if you keep nothing.
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 Style Plan by Frank And Oak for Women, which has no styling fee (normally $25) and free shipping when you use our MSA coupon code.
About Style Plan by Frank And Oak
The Subscription Box: Style Plan by Frank And Oak
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.
ACTIVE DEAL: Get $35 off your first month of Style Plan!
The Products: Your choice of select 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 to skip the month entirely.
Ships to: The US and Canada for free, with free returns.
Good to Know: When your box ships, you're billed in full for the members-only discounted price of the items in your box. If you decide not to keep any of the items, Frank And Oak will issue a refund (minus the $25 styling fee).
Style Plan by Frank And Oak Review - September 2020
Another great feature that sets this clothing subscription apart from others is that they have a button on most of their items to "Add to my next Style Plan box." This allows you to select what goes in your Style Plan box without the help of a stylist, or you can take some of the stylist's suggestions but not others. Not every item has this feature, but many do. I've never seen this feature in a styling subscription before, but the fact that it's an option here is part of what made me really love my first experience with Frank And Oak!
My Style Plan by Frank And Oak Review
The Flat Ribbed Tank Top in Silver Green, size small - Retail Value $34.50/Member Price $29.50
How great is this tank top? I think its tapered shoulders are just so flattering, its ribbed knit hugs comfortably, and its Tencel-cotton-spandex blend is really comfy. I chose it in Deep Green to try in my first Style Plan box back in June, and I love it so much that I play endless mind games with myself over it. Some weeks I just wear it every other day; others I strategize and set it aside to save for...I don't even know...just a day that feels more special than the others. I wear it with these jersey knit pants often, so when I decided it was time to nab it in a second colorway I knew I wanted it in a lighter color. I am so happy with this muted sage-y hue!
Sweater-Knit Tank Top in Dark Khaki, size small - Retail Value $69.50/Sale Price $25, sold out in this color
This is the third sweater-knit tank top I've added to my wardrobe over time—I just absolutely love them for transitional weather (which is so brief where I live, but still the most glorious time of year) when the heat lets up and allows for a heavier fabric, but the breeze still feels nice on my shoulders. I always tell myself I'll layer a knit tank over a turtleneck in winter, but it hasn't happened yet. Will this be the winter? Who knows, but I'm loving how it looks solo. The deep army green color is one of my faves and very versatile, and the neckline and backline feel romantic. The only downside to this tank for me is that its rayon-nylon yarn isn't particularly soft (a first for Frank And Oak in my experience!); then again, I wasn't wearing a bra here, so it may bother me less when I am. I just have to figure out which one will work for it—I've sworn off strapless bras and I also don't think it's very practical to buy a bra just to wear with one single top. So in the name of sustainability, I'll take it slow and experiment with what I have, and in the meantime, not wear one. Fine by me!
Gingham Linen Utility Dress in Black, size small - Retail Value $99.50/Member Price $79.99
When I saw this dress among my stylist's picks I almost removed it—it's pretty similar to the Textured Camp Collar Dress of theirs that I was sent in July—but it's hard to say no to a linen blend, and I don't have any patterns like this in my wardrobe. More on this below.* Just like the other one, I found the roomy bodice and seamless, cuffed sleeves to be really comfy and cute. The length on this one is a little shorter, and it has patch pockets, which are a fun touch. If I could meddle with the past I would swap the timing of when I had received each of these shirt dresses, as this black one is lighter and perfect for hot summer days, whereas the sage one is thicker and more autumnal. Alas, now I have options for future seasons, and both are really nice and well-made! I'm going to have fun playing with styling with this dress to find ways to make it feel more 'me'—I can see myself switching the self-sash out for a brown leather belt, adding tights or socks in an earthy tone, and reaching for my go-to brown leather bag and ankle boots.
*I want to mention that I really fell in love with the ivory linen-blend blazer that was featured in our September spoiler post. It would've been a departure from what I'd normally choose, but it felt like a nice direction to go in for me. I actually went hunting for that blazer on the Frank And Oak site with the intention of adding it to my Style Plan in place of this dress, but the "Add to my next Style Plan" button wasn't available for the blazer. I haven't quite cracked why that function isn't available when it isn't—maybe when my size is sold out? But even if you click into the product's page and select a different size, the button doesn't appear. As I was searching for the blazer I also spotted a black linen midi skirt I liked but was also unable to add it to my box. I was disappointed in the moment but open to trying this dress in lieu.
Quarter Length Ribbed Socks in Apricot - Retail Value $12.50/Member Price $11.50
I just can't quit these socks! This is now my third pair. I will say that based on the photographs on Frank And Oak's site I was expecting a richer orange tone, but in reality, they're pretty bright and almost neon. If it were a more significant article of clothing I may have been disappointed, but for socks, it was a surprise I welcomed. With the cooler tinge to the air this week I'm beginning to style socks into my outfits (even just for hanging out at home) and you had better believe I'm going for my Quarter Length Ribs first. They are just the comfiest and the colors are fantastic!
I had to include a photo of wearing these socks with my Birkenstocks because I wore them this way in real life, on a trip to the grocery store—something that may pass off as reasonable in Venice Beach but just looks confusing in Pittsburgh, PA. Haha! Whatever, it felt great on my feet!
Verdict: My September Style Plan by Frank And Oak box was the ultimate combo box: a combination of items that were chosen for me and styles I picked, as well as a mix of squeezing-the-last-of-summer-in and fall transition pieces. Plus, a combo of colors that nailed my comfort zone alongside some that will take some creativity. It may not have been my favorite month so far when I step back and look at the curation as a whole, but each piece has its own reasons to be loved and will certainly be enjoyed in a variety of different outfits. I'm hoping that next month I don't run into as many roadblocks with what's available in my size and that I can add my preferred pieces freely. On another note, as I always say, I am so enraptured by Frank And Oak's sustainable supply chain, which makes wearing these items feel so, so good on top of a quality fit and fabric!
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Style Plan by Frank And Oak uses your preferences and tastes to curate a mix of styles just for you, so you may have different options than me. You can sign up for your own Style Plan to see what the styling team will pick for you (and/or make some picks for yourself, like I've done each month)!
ACTIVE DEAL: Get $35 off your first month of Style Plan!
Value Breakdown: The retail price for the five items I received this month is $216.00, but with the discounted member pricing (and, in the case of the sweater-knit top, a sale price) it comes to $145.99. That's a savings of $70.01 for this box. Umm, that is huge!
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Would you wear any of the items I received in my Style Plan by Frank And Oak this month?