I had enough credit in my account to cover the $20 styling fee for another Wantable Style Edit, so I figured why not?! I found several pieces I liked from their Stream service where you can check out product and customer-uploaded images and request items. Here’s what I got (and feel free to pin away so you can request these items to your stylist!)
First up, the Stripe Swing Top by Olive & Oak ($50).
This top is perfection. The gray and white stripes are fun, and the material has a hint of stretch and holds it’s shape nicely. True to size and love the scoop neck and vertical stripe along the top of the back for some uniqueness. And true to it’s title, it’s fitted at the top and a swing tee at the bottom, but not so much that it is a tent. Love!
Next was the David Printed Top from BB Dakota ($78).
The cross front top is great, and I appreciate that it has a hidden button closure where the blouse criss-crosses so you don’t have to pin it or worry about it coming wide open. The navy print is fun and could pair well with an olive cargo jacket or navy blazer, or on its own too. The sleeves are 3/4 length and very billowy though, not flattering on me. And the length on the top is rather short…felt very crop-top like to me (and I consider myself to be average height at 5’5″.)
The next piece was the Elbow Sleeve Surplice Sweater from RD Style in Jute ($85).
I requested a similar cross front wrap sweater on The Stream, and my stylist said it wasn’t available, so she found this one instead. I love the neutral color, and the wrap effect works pretty well, but the sleeves are pretty fitted while the body of the top is on the looser end, and the sleeves come out at the elbows rather than more towards the shoulders, so it looked a bit off on me.
The Cowl Neck Sweater from RD Style ($69) was an item I received based on a request for a similar one from Cupcakes & Cashmere on The Stream, but it too was unavailable. Again, loved the neutral gray sweater and it was plenty comfortable and cozy, but the length was very short on me, making it a “crop top sweater” which isn’t so much my style– especially when I’m bending down all the time to pick up the little guy. No thanks!
Last item was the Jesse Top from Jack by BB Dakota ($65).
This printed stripe top has great spring colors with a button up front and rolltab sleeves. Definitely cute (I love the Jack/BB Dakots brand personally), but overall it just doesn’t work for my casual lifestyle/work setting. Plus, I specifically asked for no button-ups and neutral colors, so was a little bummed that this piece was in my edit.
So there you have it! Overall, I’d say this edit was average. I was bummed that I didn’t get any exact pieces from The Stream, but got some close replacements. And I specifically asked for no button ups or higher cropped tops and I ended up with 3 pieces that were. You win some, you lose some- right? Part of the element of surprise and having a stylist, I suppose!
In the end, I ended up keeping the gray and white striped top. I found it a bit cheaper on Olive & Oak’s website and Wantable was prompt and very willing to price match it for me after sending a quick email. Then, after applying the $20 styling fee to the cost plus some credits I had, I ultimately ended up paying a whopping $2 for it. Yeah, totally worth it. Can’t wait to wear it!
What would you have kept?
Interested in trying Wantable out? Get started here! (Affiliate links used where appropriate.)