Wantable Style Edit Review: May 2015
I’ve talked about Milwaukee-based Wantable on the blog a number of times regarding their makeup, accessories and intimates boxes (see here). I’m a big fan! Within the past year, they have evolved and now offer a monthly Fitness Edit (which I’ve tried once when I was pregnant and plan to try again soon). And just last month, they added a Style Edit for clothes!
And Wantable’s Style Edit is JUST like Stitch Fix…but I like it better!
I tried Stitch Fix five times before (see them here), and I’ve only kept 2 items out of all of it. I’ve given very explicit feedback to my Stitch Fix stylist in terms of cuts, colors, styles, etc. and have given them a Pinterest board that has Stitch Fix specific items on it that I’ve seen from other bloggers, and haven’t been that impressed with my fixes. But my first Style Edit with Wantable was awesome!
How does it work vs. Stitch Fix?
The pricing is the same as Stitch Fix. You pay $20 as a “styling fee” that gets applied towards anything you keep. You also fill out an in-depth profile with your sizing, budget and style preferences. I found it to be very well-rounded and detailed. There is also a small notes section (it is limited in terms of characters- less than what Stitch Fix offers) where you can provide any notes to your stylist, including a link to a Pinterest board if you would like. Then you get 5 handpicked items to try on at home. You take 5 days to try things on and return what you don’t want in a prepaid envelope. You are billed for what you keep, and there is also a 25% discount if you keep everything. You can also skip a month and cancel anytime. And right now, it is only available in the US.
So…the setup is very similar, although the Wantable style profile seemed much more in-depth to me than what Stitch Fix had. One other difference is that it seems like Wantable has monthly collaborations with various brands. The May Style Edit featured items from Kut from the Kloth and BCBGeneration, among others. Next month’s brands are Tart Collections, BB Dakota and 7 for all Mankind- all of which I am excited to try!
When filling out the profile, I didn’t provide a Pinterest board but just indicated that I wanted to size up and have casual clothing for post-baby. And they knocked it outta the park!
Here’s the lowdown (and apologies for the terrible outfit photos…I tried to do this quickly between feedings!):
Alice Maxi Dress, Kut from the Kloth $88
Great basic black & white maxi with diagonal lines. Very easy to layer with a blazer, cardigan or even a sweater or tee to make it look like a maxi skirt, making it versatile for sure. It also had adjustable straps, which I was a fan of. Unfortunately, I need pieces with wider straps so I can wear a regular or nursing bra. (I found that to be the case with a few of the items in this box, so I included this feedback for my next one.)
Smocked Waist Printed Dress, Mystree $68
Fun printed dress in navy and ivory with a stitched waist. It also has a closure at the crossover in the chest, which I was a fan of. Again, super cute- but I need more coverage than spaghetti straps and didn’t want to keep something that I always had to layer over.
High Low Shirt, BCBGeneration $68
Nice basic tank top with a collar and cute opening on the back. However, I am generally not a fan of high low tops. But I appreciated the plain, casual basic piece, which is what I asked for.
Sapphire Top, Tart Collections $84
Cute black strappy top. Has a built in shelf bra. Loved the cut of it, the flowiness and the basic black color (trying to avoid a ton of busy patterns and build a super remixable wardrobe). But at that price point, I didn’t want to keep it since I needed a little more support for the girls if you know what I mean!
Woven Yoke Overlay Top, BCBGeneration $78
I adored this light top with black detail at the neckline, and a gorgeous cutout in the back. I tried it with a black cami underneath and it looked cute, although I imagine you could wear it with just a nude bra and it could work, especially if you layer something over it.
I ended up keeping this top because I thought it covered well and was flattering, but also roomy at the same time. I loved the turquoise color, and the back was really unique! I can’t wait to wear it for a date night, or layer it with a blazer for church, etc.
So there you have it! Definitely a winner over Stitch Fix so far in my mind!
I really enjoyed this Style Edit and am anxious to see what I get next month from Wantable! I love getting personalized pieces that I can try on at home without having to leave the house, which can be a big ordeal with a newborn!
Check out Wantable‘s offerings below in this handy graphic from their site. Interested in trying it out? Pick out a collection or edit for yourself here! (FYI- their June Style Edits are already sold out, but you can pre-order for July!)
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Very neat! I really like the mint top you kept. It’s a gorgeous color!
I loved the color too! Such a unique cut on the back too!
Interesting! I like that you kind of know in advance the brands they’ll be working with.
Me too…and I just found out that they will also price match if you find the exact item on the retailer’s site. The top I kept I found on the BCBGeneration site marked down to half off, so I am getting credit added back to my account- YEAH!
Oh, wow! That’s awesome!
Was there a big price difference in the clothing prices. I just got my first stitch fix today and about had a heart attach when I saw that the one item i loved (a tank) was $44.
Wantable’s prices were similar to Stitch Fix, but you can set your price preference in your profile based on your budget. And I know Wantable will price match if you can find a particular item for cheaper from the retailer!
Shari Sullivan says
I signed up for Wantable in July but have yet to receive anything. I’ve called several times and e-mailed several times and I keep getting the story that they were waiting on items from one of the vendors and they’re sorry, etc. I received an e-mail on Monday saying the box was ready for shipment but as of this morning, the tracking number they gave me does not update and it looks like the box is sitting at their shipping counter. I’m not impressed and I wanted to be!
That is such a bummer Shari! Very disappointing, I’m sure. Speaking of, I JUST got my July edit yesterday and here we are well into August. I emailed them as well and asked why it was so late and they said they were waiting until they got the right pieces in stock in order to create a really good edit for me. They also suggested that if I edit my profile to include a wider range of prices, styles, etc. that it would help. (All in all, it ended up being a really great box, but it’s kind of lame that there is such a lag/delay in getting them out…perhaps they can’t keep up with the demand or still have a few kinks to work out?)
Shari Sullivan says
Perhaps so! At least I feel better knowing I’m not the only one!