The holidays are officially over, the kids are back in school, my Christmas and Hanukkah decorations are all (mostly) put away…and we survived! Whew. We also managed to have a whole heap of fun. So, yay holidays, and welcome 2015!
And now that I’m back to my regular daily routine, I’m realizing I have nothing good to wear to work. Hmmmm.
I noticed this after visiting one of my favorite blogs, www.81brut.com, and seeing her post about her recent work outfit. I admired her fabulous skirt and sweater and thought, that is so adorable! Then I thought, I don’t own clothes even remotely that adorable. In fact, I tend to wear the same seven or eight outfits over and over again to work, ad nauseum. Most of them involve jeans.
Clearly, this situation needs to be remedied.
To that end, I’m going to try some of the fun wardrobe service options that are out there (did I mention I am also feeling too lazy to shop?). There are a bunch of companies who will select clothes for you and mail them directly to your house. Here are a few:
StitchFix: This service will assign you a stylist and send you five items per month. Keep what you love, send the rest back. Items cost about $65 on average. If you keep none of the items, you will be charged a $20 fee.
StyleYou: Fill out a quick “style profile” and choose two items from those displayed. You’ll be sent a box containing five items per month (the two you choose, plus three selected for you). Again, keep what you love, send the rest back. This one seems to have a wider variety of price points.
Tog & Porter: This service will connect you with a stylist, send you clothes, then guide you through a virtual styling session to give you ideas about how to put it all together. Set your budget anywhere from $200-$1,500 per month, and your stylist will work within that budget.
True & Co.: This site sells primarily bras, and it is brilliant. (You know Tim Gunn believes the foundation garments make the outfit, right? I think that man is a genius and I take most of what he says as gospel. He would definitely approve of this company.) Complete True & Co.’s questionnaire, and they will recommend a several bras for your body type, along with the sizes they believe will fit. They will send you up to five to try on at home. Pay for only those you want and send the rest back. True & Co. sells both their own designs and other brands like Calvin Klein and Wacoal.
And just to throw in a wild card, there’s Ellie. Ellie does workout wear. You can either buy items a la carte, or sign up for a subscription, where you select one top and one bottom per month for $49.99. Obviously Ellie isn’t office appropriate, but if you need to go for a run to burn off the stress of your day, you may want to own some of their super cute leggings.
I’ve tried True & Co. and Ellie, but I haven’t given any of the others a whirl yet. But I’m going to do it, and I’ll report back!
Have you used any of these services, or any others we didn’t mention here? Let us know!