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.)
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 $25.00 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 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 - February 2021
A 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, but I have taken advantage of this button a few times as a subscriber.
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 February, I tried sizing up on a tee I know and love, and I also chose a unique sweatshirt and a sweater dress. Since the photos of me wearing the items I received aren't representative of how these clothes were designed to fit, I included a Frank And Oak image for each. Here's how they turned out:
The Essential Tee in Tortoise Brown, size medium - Retail Value $34.50/Member Price $29.50
The Essential Tee is a trusty Frank And Oak staple, and over the course of my Style Plan subscription I've collected a few colors. These tees are somehow simultaneously soft and crisp, and are offered in the most magnificent colors that you can't find anywhere else. This month I went for Tortoise Brown, which is a really nice, warm rusty hue. I went one size up from my normal size to accommodate my changing body and feel good about how it fits! It's snug but completely comfortable, and is long enough to cover my pregnant belly.
Faded Fleece Mockneck in Brown, size medium - Retail Value $69.50/Member Price $62.50
I've always been drawn to basics with an interesting spin to them, and a classic sweatshirt with a unique neckline is right in line with that ongoing search. Not to mention, the combination of dragging-on winter, dragging-on pandemic, and dragging-on pregnancy have me relying on pieces that are effortlessly comfy without being "blah" in order to feel human. This sweatshirt is awesome! I love how the neckline lays—it's warm but not strangley, and can be snuggled up over my chin to keep my face warm when I step outside. I will say that Frank And Oak's calling it "fleece" seems like a misnomer to me. The fabric feels like regular sweatshirt material. It's 80% cotton and 20% polyester, which is about 80% more cotton content than traditional fleece has. Personally, the natural fiber content is a win for me, but I wanted to call out this expectation vs. reality with the material.
I'll also note that while I picked this sweatshirt to wear through the final stretch of a long winter, I think its weight would lend itself well to chilly springtime mornings or even brisk summer evenings. I can see it being a great layer to grab year-round.
The Recycled Wool Cardigan Dress in Muesli, size medium - Retail Value $149.00/Member Price $126.50
When I spotted this cardigan dress among my stylist's Style Plan picks, I immediately fell in love, and proceeded to wish, hope, and dream that it would fit me flatteringly—even not-pregnant, my body type is nothing like the tall, slender shape that the typical F+O model has. This isn't the first time this has happened, nor is it the first time that things worked out favorably! I sized up and was so happy to find that the dress (which is meant to be oversized) is roomy enough that the buttons don't pull as they lie over my big belly. In later seasons, it'll be pretty oversized, but that type of fit is totally my jam anyway. The fabric content is 46% Nylon, 27% Acrylic, 26% Recycled wool, 1% Other fibers. I'm not going to lie, it's pretty itchy. But I just tossed a soft V-neck T-shirt underneath it and that solved it—I can only see myself wearing this dress in cold weather, so needing that extra layer is fine and not a drawback for me.
Verdict: I'm in love with my three neutral pieces from this month's Style Plan by Frank And Oak shipment! The Essential Tee is a brilliant new colorway of a F+O top I already knew I loved, and I'm really excited to explore color pairings in different outfits. The mockneck sweatshirt, while not what I think of as "fleece," is nonetheless a great staple piece to get me through the end of winter and beyond. The cardigan dress offers an oversized silhouette that fits oh-so-comfortably and introduces some great, casual style into a super-warm piece. One downside is how itchy it is, but if you plan to layer it like I do, that's no problem. I went one size up from my usual size in each of my three items this month, to fit over my wildly pregnant belly, and the fit worked well for all three. I'm impressed that these non-maternity clothes can fill this tall ask (for me, anyway).
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: I received 3 clothing items this month. Total, they retail at $253.00 if you buy them without a Style Plan membership. With a membership, my total came to $218.50, which is a member discount of $34.50 and breaks down to $72.80 per item. Like last month, there have been months when my member discount has been more notable, but I still stand by my claims that Frank And Oak offers awesome prices for the high-quality, sustainably made products they are offering. Plus, your member discount applies to all purchases made on the Frank And Oak site, not just those within your styled box.
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Would you wear any of the items I received in my Style Plan by Frank And Oak this month?