9 Must-Have Fashion Subscription Boxes
Stuck in a fashion rut? Or maybe you just don’t have time to shop? Try out one of these subscription services—you’ll get trendy and stylish clothing and accessories delivered right to your door at least once a month.
For a monthly price, you can rent a “tote” of clothing pieces and accessories that you choose from the company’s inventory. Once you receive them, try the items on, wear them for work or weekend, and once you're done, just ship the stuff you don't want back, and purchase the pieces you'd like to keep. You get a new "tote" each month, and shipping is free, plus you can cancel at any time.
To buy: $69 a month, letote.com.
With this personal styling service, a Stitch Fix stylist chooses five pieces for you based off your online profile. Once you receive your Fix, you have three days to decide what you want to buy and what you want to send back. You can even share detailed feedback with your stylist about the items, and no subscription is required—just choose how often you'd like a delivery.
To buy: $20 personal styling fee; stitchfix.com.
This is made for those who love a little bling but don’t have the money (or space) for a huge jewelry box full of designer baubles. First, you’ll create a profile on the site and add items to your jewelry wish list. Then you’ll get three hand-selected pieces in the mail based on your style. You can wear the pieces for as long as you like and send back when you don’t need them anymore. Love something too much to let go? Your $21 membership fee acts as a credit toward purchasing an item from your monthly set, so you can make that necklace or bracelet yours for a discounted price.
To buy: $21 a month, rocksbox.com.
Frank And Oak
Receive hand-selected outfits at your door with Frank And Oak, a monthly subscription service that helps you look great without the fuss. Once you provide the site with your personal style and sizing, you're able to preview a custom box before it ships. There's no monthly fee involved, and you can skip a month if necessary—just choose the items you want to keep or return within seven days.
To buy: from $25; frankandoak.com.
Elizabeth & Clarke
Add some extra style to your usual work skirts and pants with this seasonal box. Every three months, you’ll choose to get one to three blouses (ranging from $40-$60 per item), depending on your subscription preference. You’ll receive a refund for the items you don’t want to keep. Elizabeth & Clarke now offers suit subscriptions too—just choose from a collection that includes a blazer, pant, and either a dress or a skirt.
To buy: starts at $40 for each shirt with the premium subscription, elizabethandclarke.com.
Looking for the newest in plus-sized fashion? This service is it. Based on your subscription plan, you can choose from one to 10 garments at a time from the site’s collections. Wear all the pieces from the box (for as long as you want, there’s no limit), keep the ones you want to purchase, and send back the ones that you don’t want. Additionally, Gwynnie Bee expanded their collection to all sizes from 0-32.
To buy: starts at $35 for a one-garment subscription, closet.gwynniebee.com.
Box of Style
Rock seasonal finds sourced by stylist Rachel Zoe with Box of Style, a shopping resource that gifts you with five style finds per season. Choose your desired color and size for each piece, and shop additional items at members-only prices. Plus, Real Simple readers can test out the new fall box for $25 off the regular retail price by entering REALSIMPLE25 at checkout through December 31st.
To buy: $99; boxofstyle.com.
When you sign up, you'll take a lifestyle quiz and choose from Style, Fitness and Men's Fitness Edits. Stylists will hand-pick seven pieces and they'll be delivered straight to your door. You can pay for what you want to keep and send back whatever doesn't work for you. Wantable also carries sizes XS through 3X in all Women's Style and Fitness Edits.
To buy: $20 styling fee, wantable.com.
Build a customizable wardrobe that suits your daily needs with the help of a Trunk Club stylist, whom you can chat with either online or in person. Compared to other monthly subscription services, this one is different in that you can select a bespoke box monthly, seasonally or whenever the urge strikes for a new outfit.
To buy: starting from $25; trunkclub.com.