disclosure: a special thank you to wantable for providing me shop credit in exchange for a post on social media. (a blog post was not part of our collaboration, but i couldn’t help but share these fun photos!) as per usual, all opinions are my own.
subscription box services—they’re seemingly everywhere. whether you prefer beauty products or food delivery, workout attire or daily fashion, there is likely a subscription box service for you! however, how do you decide which box service to try? how often do you receive shipments? can you influence or help choose what is sent? what is the price point on items you receive?
i was recently introduced to wantable, a monthly style edit that sends handpicked items (including clothing, jewelry, and accessories) to your home! to start, take your online style quiz. this helps your stylist assess your needs and select pieces you’ll most enjoy. the quiz asks a variety of questions—how you like items to fit, patterns and prints you enjoy, your ideal price point, etc. (you can also provide links to your pinterest board(s) for additional preferences.) after completing the style quiz, your stylist gets to work!
one week later, the perfectly curated edit arrives at your doorstep. upon opening my first box, i was thrilled to see a note from my stylist with details on the items she chose. (while i love shopping and hand-selecting my clothing, there is something to be said for having clothes and accessories chosen for you.) so, what did my stylist send? i’ll show you!
i received seven items in my first style edit: abs collection polka dot dress (pictured here), splendid arco iris stripe shirt (pictured here), bobi knot front tee in white, sanctuary sasha pant in dark cadet, blank nyc vegan leather moto jacket in blush (pictured here), meritage high-waisted crop skinny jean (pictured here), 1. state embroidered strap camisole. prices within my box ranged from $50–150. your $20 styling fee is put towards anything you’d like to keep. receive 20% off your order when you keep five or more items. while this price point is more than i typically spend on clothing, the items and brands included in my box are well known and of good quality!
after the box arrives (usually 6–10 business days after your order is placed), follow these three easy steps: 1. try on the goodies you received. you have five days to decide what you’d like to keep. 2. review your style edit and checkout online or via the wantable app. you can provide feedback to your stylist and recommend pieces you’d like to receive in your next box. (i asked for more prints!) 3. return any unwanted items in your prepaid usps envelope.
as someone with a busy schedule, i can see how a subscription box service, such as wantable would be ideal. additionally, if you have an event or trip on the calendar, let your stylist help!
we love making people happy. we exist to help you discover amazing products and trends we know you can’t live without, and we deliver them straight to your doorstep.”–source
upon opening my style edit, i was most excited to try this abs collection polka dot dress. i am wearing a size small (though i sometimes wear a medium in dresses), and the small fits true to size. i absolutely love polka dots, and the wrap style is great for summer! i paired the polka dots with mules, a delicate necklace (handmade by my dear friend, asa, of lace & pearls jewelry), and dusty-rose colored hat. throw on a blue or white denim jacket in the evening!
the next item i couldn’t wait to try? the blank nyc vegan leather moto jacket. this blush jacket is everything i need for spring and summer in the pacific northwest! i know i will wear it again and again—pairing it with dresses, skirts, and denim. this jacket is priced at $128, and although it is on the higher end of my budget, i purchased a black blank nyc moto jacket last fall and wore it countless times; i know the pink version will be a wardrobe staple!
high-waisted denim—there’s nothing better! prior to receiving my box, i was unfamiliar with meritage. these jeans are soft, stretchy, and incredibly comfortable. the cropped style and raw hem are great for spring, allowing you to show off your favorite sandals. i paired the jeans with the splendid blouse i received, and i love how well the colors complement one another. while these jeans fit fairly well (they’re a bit snug), i would prefer to go up a size. the blouse is fun, too, but i already have a few short-sleeve collared blouses in my closet.
photos by jenn from hello rigby
overall, i was impressed with my wantable style edit. the items in my box are colorful, versatile, and fit well. i kept the blank nyc jacket, but (sadly) returned the other pieces. i will receive another box later this summer and look forward to seeing what my stylist picks! have you tried a subscription box service? what was your experience? let me know in the comments!
and you can sign up to receive your own edit from wantable here!
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