Wantable is a new styling service claiming to be better than Stitch Fix. So I HAD to check it out!
Ok, I tried Wantable and here’s what I think. First impression: It’s not actually much different than Stitch Fix. I’ll share a side-by-side comparison of the two in a separate post. Because it’ll be a lot of words. Ha! But there are some important differences, so be sure to keep your eye out for that post!
First off – Yes there is a styling fee. It’s $20 and is paid upfront. When you make a purchase, the styling fee is applied as a credit to your total. And you do get a 20% discount if you purchase your entire Style Edit (7 items).
Before you schedule an ‘Edit’ (Wantable‘s cute term for a box full of clothing 😉 ), you’ll complete the style quiz. It’s pretty detailed, so make sure you have a little time! And there are two separate quizzes — one for a ‘Style Edit’ and one for a ‘Fitness Edit’.
What Wantable’s Style Quiz Asks
- The style profile is very detailed in terms of your sizing. It asks questions about your body proportions in addition to your basic sizing.
- After the sizing section, the style quiz asks about your lifestyle and wardrobe needs. This is your chance to let your stylist know if you need work clothes, ‘going out’ clothes, or whatever.
- Then you’re given some style photos to rate. This shapes your overall style and trend preferences for your stylist.
- Next, the style quiz asks you about your preferences for specific clothing items. For example, how long or short you like your skirts to be. And how you like your tops to fit.
- That takes you to the price preference section. This is where you can share how much you’re willing to spend on various types of clothing. And the lowest price range for all clothing categories is $50-$100.
- Then you can specify what types of clothing you’d like to receive. This is handy so that you can easily let your stylist know if you don’t need something. Like, for me, I have plenty of jeans. So I didn’t need to get any in my ‘Edit’.
- After that, you’ll be shown images of colors, prints, patterns, textures, and fabrics. You can choose what you like and don’t like. For example, I’m not a big fan of camo even though it’s pretty popular right now. I can make sure I don’t get any in my ‘Edit’ by updating this section.
- Finally, you’ll go through several screens asking similar questions about your preferences for accessories (type, style, price, color, etc.).
- Once you take the style quiz, you can schedule your first edit. You can go ahead and subscribe to a monthly plan if you want, but you don’t have to.
- Then you can head over the the “Stream” section and add photos of items to your wishlist. Your stylist will make finding those items a priority. You can also use this section to let your stylist know items you definitely don’t want.
- Then you wait patiently (or not-so-patiently!) for your box to arrive.
- When your box arrives, it’ll contain 7 items picked just for you by a personal stylist! Now’s the fun part!
- Try everything on. Make sure you *really* try things on! Like, move around, stand, sit, bend, twist. Be sure you can move comfortably (because you won’t wear it if it’s uncomfortable!). And try things on with items already in your wardrobe so you can make sure you have lots of outfit options. Take your time because you have 5 days.
- After you’ve made your selections, send back what you don’t want. You’ll only be charged for the things you keep. The styling fee will be applied as a credit toward your purchase! (Again, you get a 20% discount if you purchase all 7 items!)
My First Wantable Style Edit Review
For my first edit, I gave my stylist a note simply saying “I’d love to see some cute fall items! Maybe a blanket scarf in a neutral solid or neutral print.” and a link to my “Style :: Looks I Love” Pinterest Board. Here’s what she sent me!
I LOVE this blanket scarf. It’s so soft, and it’s HUGE. I could make so many cute fall outfits with this scarf.
Plaid Button Down Shirt by beachlunchlounge
This shirt was very soft and comfy! I love that plaid has made such a comeback. It’s a classic print that you can do so much with!
Gray Dolman Top by W. Wantable
This top is AMAZING. So soft, comfy, and flattering. And thin enough that I could probably wear it year-round. And it’s made in USA!
Gray Striped Side-Slit Sweater
Another incredibly soft and comfortable top. And I LOVE this pattern. In fact, I have 2 other shirts already in a very similar pattern!
Floral + Stripe Shirt by Les Lis
Pairing floral with stripes is my favorite way to pattern-mix. It’s hard to tell, but this shirt is designed as a layered look with one shirt over another. Bonus: This is made in USA!
Cognac Skinny Jeans by Kensie Jeans
I love the color of these jeans. And the light distressing gives them a little edge, which I also love. They’re super soft and stretchy too!
Olive Skinny Jeans by Blanknyc (not pictured)
These skinny jeans did not fit! They were the same size and style as the cognac pair above, but they felt like they were a size smaller. I should have taken a flay-lay photo, but didn’t think of it.
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Have you tried Wantable yet?? What questions do you have? What items do you think I should have kept and what should I pass on? Share in the comments below! 🙂