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Style Plan by Frank And Oak Women’s Review + Coupon – December 2020

Frank and Oak mailer

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.

Frank and Oak clothing in packaging

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. 

Frank and Oak knit clothing hanging

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.

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 U.S. 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 – December 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. Lately, I’ve noticed that this button is less available on items as I browse around their new arrivals. Frank And Oak has been experiencing inventory shipping delays due to COVID-19, so their stock is generally lower. More on this just below!

My Style Plan by Frank And Oak Review

At the end of my November Frank And Oak review I mentioned that I’d be customizing my next several Style Plan boxes with items that I hope will fit my growing pregnant belly (and bum). Frank And Oak clothes lend themselves nicely to this endeavor since many of their pieces have roomy silhouettes. For December, I ended up with three knits that fit comfortably. Want to see?

 

Mockneck Sweater Dress in Brown, size small – Retail Value $129/Member Price $110

A knit dress is a great non-maternity article of clothing to explore in the maternity realm thanks to its gentle stretch, but this one is an especially well-suited version. I like that it’s cozy in a blanketing type of way, rather than a hugging type of way. Of course, others may have different fit preferences, including myself in previous seasons of life, but for full days spent at home, I find it to work well. I do believe I’ll like the way this dress looks on me even better when I’m living in a non-pregnant body again, when its boxiness can be worn as intended. But even now I’m really into the mock neck, earthy brown color, length, and fine knit. I’d say the only downside is that it’s supposed to be hand-washed, which is something I personally aim to avoid in my wardrobe for the sake of simplifying laundry day (and therefore, life).

 

Merino Wool Sweater Skirt in Black, size small – Retail Value $79.50/Member Price $74.50

I’ve revisited the black knit pencil skirt a number of times over the years. It’s so common for our bodies to change throughout our lives, and rather than trying to force an old favorite style to work when it just doesn’t want to, I strive to let my wardrobe flow with my current needs. I moved a jersey knit version along after having my first daughter, and look at that, a merino wool version just flowed back! I am a big, big, big merino wool fan for its warmth and durability. Holding this ribbed skirt in my hands, there is no question that it’s a quality piece, and on my body, it’s very comfortable — the elasticized waistband isn’t too tight. Similar to the dress above, this skirt feels right for this time, and I think I’ll like it even more when my shape somewhat resembles what it once was.

Note on sustainability from Frank And Oak: “Our merino wool is certified RWS. This means that our merino wool is sourced from farms that have a respectful and progressive approach to managing their land and practice holistic respect for animal welfare of the sheep.” And, I’m happy to report that it’s machine washable!

 

The Structured Mockneck Sweater in Grey, size small – Retail Value $89.50/Member Price $74.50 (now on sale for $69.99)

This sweater was a bit of a departure from the norm for me. The zipped collar and ribbing pattern read as almost preppy to me, which doesn’t typically draw me in—but the voluminous sleeves clinched it for me! I also appreciate a good neutral grey piece. You can see from my photos above that the first two images of this sweater on my body show its waistband loosened, while the final two show it cinched. I thought the cinching might make it more flattering on my bump, but found that it was much more comfy worn loose. I took a way-dressed-down approach here because this is what most days at home look like for me, but I think this sweater would be amazing with some wide-leg crop pants.

To keep with the trend I started, I’ll let you know that this sweater can be machine washed on the delicate cycle, and needs to be dried lying flat.

Verdict: My latest Style Plan by Frank And Oak delivery arrived with three great items that are a wonderful combo of winter warmth and dress-up-or-dress-down style. Once I tried them on I found that, out of the box, I like them a lot for their quality and details, and expect that my appreciation for them will only grow when they can be worn as intended. It’s asking a lot of regular clothes to fit ideally on a pregnant body, so it’s no shock that these non-maternity items aren’t a 100% perfect fit for me right now—but they aren’t a bad fit, either! I will continue to wear them through my pregnancy and appreciate them for their other merits.

Between last month and this month, I now have a fresh spread of gorgeous sweaters in a variety of lengths and weights. For next month I think I may seek out some lighter weight tops for layering underneath—I can say from experience that the cotton long-sleeved mockneck is extremely versatile for pregnancy and continues to serve me well.

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)!

Value Breakdown: These 3 items retail at $298 if you buy them without a Style Plan membership. When I confirmed my Frank And Oak order, the total came to $259, but the grey sweater is currently on sale for $69.99 (down from the member price of $74.50), so the current total adds up to $254.49. That’s a member discount of $43.51, and breaks down to $84.83 per piece. This cost feels very worth it to me for 3 items that are high-quality, really practical for cold weather & stylish at the same time, and made sustainably. I mentioned this last month, but want to point out again that Style Plan members benefit from the member discount pricing on all purchases, including one-off purchases made outside their regular styled box.

Check out all of our Style Plan by Frank And Oak reviews, the best women’s clothing subscription boxes, and the best men’s clothing subscription boxes of 2020!

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Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

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Comments (4)

  1. I would like to try this subscription but I cannot find a size guide anywhere on the website. What does Large mean? What does X Large mean? I have no idea and cannot find out!

    • Hey Jane! You have to click into individual products to view their size guides. Right under the size options, there is an underlined “Sizing Guide” phrase that you can click and it’ll show you measurements in inches or centimeters. A quick peek at a handful of different types of tops shows that the size measurements are generally the same across products.

      In their FAQ they mention that those wishing for more info about sizing are encouraged to reach out to member services ([email protected]). I hope that helps!!

  2. Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Molly. I can see how those frustrations would add up to make it not feel worth it. I’ve felt similarly about other clothing subscriptions that my peers have loved. It’s amazing how they really are not a “one size fits all” service!

  3. Those look super cozy!

    I tried Frank & Oak out on November, and wasn’t refunded for over a month. Also, there’s a $3.00 foreign transaction fee not only for the initial purchase, but also when returning. Also, the $35 discount offered at the time was applied by percentage to each item separately, so since I returned the more expensive item (it didn’t fit right), I was left with a rather small discount.

    In general, it doesn’t seem worth the hassle for pretty basic clothing, even though the fabric was nice.

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