It’s 8 o’clock in the evening, you have a concert to go to and the only thing you can think of is that you have nothing to wear. Whether you’ve gotten bored with your closet or you just don’t know how to style what you have, I think it’s safe to say a majority of people have muttered those words. Wanting to be fashionable or comfortable or trendy can be hard work when you don’t have the time to go shopping or if you don’t know where to shop. Clothing subscription boxes and styling services have been introduced to take that burden away. With these different styling and clothing subscription services, you can explore new brands, experience different trends and discover your own sense of style.
There are a variety of clothing subscription and styling services and some of them work similarly while others have a more specific purpose. If you are looking for petite clothing, there’s a styling service for that. Or maybe you want something that is more size-inclusive. There’s something for that as well. Here are 12 of the best subscription boxes and styling services you can use to help make your closet work for you while trying something new.
Le Tote is a fashion membership service that allows you to pick items from different brands to rent like Vince Camuto, BCBGeneration and Rebecca Minkoff. You get to browse their range of brands and styles and choose exactly what you want. There are also different membership levels to choose from depending on what you’re looking for. The type of membership also determines the number of items you receive and how many times per month you get to receive a new “tote” or new delivery to your doorstep.
Pricing: Monthly membership plans start around $59. If you like a piece so much to the point where you can’t bear to lose it, you can always purchase it for up to 50% of the retail price.
Stitch Fix provides personal styling services for men, women and kids. It all starts with a quiz they use to get a better understanding of your tastes, sizes and budget. You then get assigned a stylist who brings your style goals to life. They’ll send you 5 different items, selected from a variety of brands like Aldo, Free People and Dolce Vita.
Pricing: A $20 styling fee is required and then applied to anything you decide to keep from your assortment of items. You get 25% off if you decide to keep your order. If you decide you don’t particularly like that shirt, just send it back for no extra cost of the return. Technically, it’s not a subscription service, but you can sign up for automatic deliveries.
Nuuly has two different functions, the renting aspect and the thrifting. With Nuuly rent, you can receive 6 styles every month as a part of their subscription service. You get to pick the 6 styles you want to add to your closet for the next month, whether that be 6 dresses or 2 shirts, 1 pair of jeans and 3 jackets. Nuuly also offers the option of buying whatever you end up liking. Nuuly Thrift is pretty much a thrift store where you can buy and sell clothing.
Pricing: Nuuly’s subscription service is $98 per month. Your subscription includes free returns and shipping plus no damage fees.
Fab Fit Fun
Fab Fit Fun is a subscription service that gives you a little bit of everything. A sprinkle of fashion, a dash of beauty, maybe some jewelry here or there. The thing with their subscription boxes is that they are seasonal. Depending on your membership, you can look forward to receiving 6-8 items and pick 4 or 8 of those items yourself. If you don’t like what you receive, you can always return it for credit to purchase something from their store.
Pricing: You have the option of doing either a seasonal or annual membership. The seasonal membership is $59.99 and the annual is $219.99.
Trendsend is a personal styling service that gives you the opportunity to try different styles and brands to see what you like. It operates similarly to Stitch Fix where you start with a quiz and a styling team creates a curated clothing box just for you. Through Trendsend, you can expect to receive 2-3 outfits or 7-9 pieces and you get 5 days to try out everything to see what you would like to purchase or return.
Pricing: Since Trendsend isn’t a subscription service, you can choose when you want to receive your new items. Your first box comes with a styling fee of $1 and every other box after that has a styling fee of $20. You can also receive 10% off the items you plan to buy if you buy four or more.
Dia and Co
Dia and Co specializes in personal styling boxes featuring plus-size women’s clothing. Each box comes with 5 items that are personally picked for you based on the answers you give in your styling quiz. There’s also the option to do a one-off box where you can add a little mystery to your wardrobe with a mystery box or a seasonal box perfect for the start of fall.
Pricing: As opposed to a monthly subscription or membership plan, you pay a styling fee of $20 whenever you order a box.
Short Story Box
Short Story Box is a personal styling service specifically designed to take the worry out of shopping for petite clothing. Each box includes 5 pieces picked to suit women 5’4″ and under. Your journey with Short Story starts with a style quiz. You get your handpicked selection of clothing items, pick what you want to keep and send the rest back. Brands featured in Short Story box include but are not limited to Joe’s Jean, Vero Moda and Amour Vert.
Pricing: This personal styling service has a $25 styling fee that gets credited towards the items you decide to keep.
Wantable is a personal styling service that provides 4 types of plans you can choose from. There is the style edit, the active edit, the sleep and body edit, and the men’s active plan. Each plan consists of 7 items that your personal stylist chooses to make your very own curated style box. There is also the option to pick specific items you had your eye on from their stream of products and brands.
Pricing: A personal styling fee of $20 is required for each style edit you choose to try. That styling fee can also be credited towards any item you choose to purchase.
Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service that provides a great variety of styles and brands to women. Browse thousands of stylish items and decide what you want to add to your online closet. There is no limit on the number of items you can pick and you get to wear them for as long as you want. When you’re ready to try something new, just send it back. There is also the option to purchase whatever must-haves you find.
Pricing: The subscription plan is reflective of the number of items you choose. Monthly subscriptions start at $49 with the option of choosing one item with unlimited exchanges.
Everyone has walked by a Shiehk store in the mall, but did you know that they also have a styling subscription service? It’s called monthly access, and you can receive customized looks directly from a stylist. All you have to do is create your very own profile with sizes and preferences. Considering Shiehk is a show store, their subscription options mainly are geared toward shoe selections but they also have an option to receive a full outfit.
Pricing: You can receive your first package for as low as $29. They also have subscription options ranging from $49 to $499, depending on what you are looking for. You can also select the frequency in which you would like to receive new items.
Haverdash is all about having the flexibility you crave in your clothes without the guilt of keeping something you might not want anymore. This online style subscription service provides you with the opportunity to browse through a wide range of brands to build your dream closet. Pick 3 styles from your closet to have shipped to you and wear them as much as you like. You can either decide to purchase to keep or send it back and pick something new.
Pricing: Haverdash offers a 30-day free trial so you can get a feel for the service. Subscription plans start at $29 and the price of the plan depends on how many items you plan to get shipped.
Urbanebox is a clothing subscription box that provides style options for both men and women. A stylist chooses 2-3 items that will make picking out an outfit that much easier. Once you receive your new items, they are yours to keep. If you are looking for more options within your shipment, you can also choose to add more items or receive an additional package.
Pricing: The subscription costs $74.99 a month and you get to keep everything you receive at no additional cost.
Have you tried any clothing subscription boxes or styling services? If so, which one was your favorite or which one will you try next/ Share in the comments!
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