Have nothing to wear? If you're like me, you probably took stock of your wardrobe and cleaned out your closet in 2020. Whether you sold items online, donated to a charity, trashed pieces that were worn and torn, or simply outgrew them, you're now probably realizing your closet is bare–which leaves you sans outfits for upcoming holiday events.
Luckily, you've got lots of options, especially if you're still a little uneasy about heading into a department store or your local boutique. So, if you feel like you need to replenish your holiday wardrobe, but you're not quite sure where to begin, or what to buy, a personal styling service like Wantable or Stitch Fix will have your back this season.
If You Want a Stylist That Really Understands Your Needs... Wantable
Once I completed the quiz and profile on Wantable, I was taken through an ever-growing list of items that matched my style quiz results, and all I had to do was choose my size and then request or decline an item. The clothing was youthful, and fun, and I was presented with many different style options in lots of pretty colors, including pastels. Even though I wasn't 100% sold on all the looks, there were hundreds of pieces and they allowed me to pick and choose what I liked for upcoming festive celebrations.
Stitch Fix only gave me a few options to choose from when they asked which looks I loved or didn't like. I kept giving the thumbs down to each outfit because I wanted something different, and every time they'd come back with a different variation of the same style. Well, I disliked every look and after about 10 options, they confirmed my style. I took a deep breath and thought, "well, this should be interesting."
If You Want More Items, More Time to Decide, and More Savings… Wantable
While Wantable and Stitch Fix apply the $20 styling fee to your purchases—plus free shipping, returns, and exchanges—Wantable sends out 7 items per women's styling box, and you have 5 days to make a decision. Plus, you only need to purchase 5 or more items to receive a 20% discount. Meanwhile, with Stitch Fix, you only get 5 items in your women's styling box to choose from, 3 days to make a decision, and the discount is only applied if you purchase all 5 of the pieces sent to you. I really don't like feeling rushed and I'm all about options, so Wantable seems to make more (dollars and) sense to me when planning my winter wardrobe.
Wantable has a wide variety of options in a dizzying array of colors and styles that are perfect for the holidays. I spent almost an hour scrolling through their fashion stream, checking out all the trendy and seasonal clothing available to me. I also found the website to be user-friendly, and a breeze to navigate. They've definitely got the shopper in mind! And while Stitch Fix also has lots of clothing, during the initial set-up of my style profile, I was only given a few options, and none of them suited me at all.
If You Want More Well-Known Designers... Stitch Fix
Even though Wantable had better options for me, Stitch Fix has brands I know and love like Alice + Olivia, Kate Spade, and Calvin Klein, but they come at a higher price point. So, if you're looking to save a little money and get more fun and trendy options created by up-and-coming designers, Wantable is your brand. If you'd prefer to rock well-known brands and you don't mind splurging a little bit, Stitch Fix is for you.
If You Want a Fun Unboxing Experience... Wantable
After the past two years of doom and gloom, we're all trying to look on the brighter side of things, and I found Wantable's packaging to be cheery and exude positivity. Inside the Wantable box, I discovered peach and white packaging, a fun welcome note, and seven neatly folded, ultra-soft items in yellow, green, white, red, black, and peach. It was like opening up a box of sunshine, which I really appreciated during these colder months.
With Stitch Fix, the packaging was kind of dull. I get that they're probably trying to be sustainable, but everything was rolled up in a ball, and looked like they wrapped up the items in paper grocery bags and then smacked a sticker on top.
The Winner is... Wantable
Although this will ultimately depend on your own personal style, your budget, and how pressed you are for time over the festive season, I chose Wantable as the winner because it's a little less expensive, the items are more fun, the styling process is easier and more comprehensive, and I like that they automatically send you 7 items instead of 5.