I Travel Every Month and Never Repeat Outfits — Here's My Secret
Whether it’s for work or leisure, I travel several times a month, which means my wardrobe is quite literally all over the place. While seeing the world is a dream come true, it definitely has prevented me from developing my dream closet: Being constantly on the move doesn’t give me much time to go shopping, and no matter how many cute things I see abroad, I rarely make purchases because I always avoid a stuffed suitcase.
Finally, I decided I needed to streamline my outfit planning, and I turned to fashion subscription boxes to create all my ideal looks. They're reliable, save a ton of time, and make packing a whole lot easier. I no longer stress out about looking for new office attire, workout gear, or anything else because these services deliver a package with exactly what I need straight to my door. If you ask me, all these conveniences combined are totally worth the monthly fees; once you start subscribing, there’s no turning back.
Most subscriptions don’t offer shoes, but Stitch Fix has it all. You’re basically paying $20 for your own personal stylist. However, that cancels out if you decide to purchase anything sent to you as they subtract the styling fee from your total when that happens. If you're really into it and get all the outfits, you'll receive 25 percent off the entire shipment. Once you sign up, you’ll be asked to take in-depth surveys, so there's a strong chance you'll want to add it all to your closet.
To subscribe: stitchfix.com
Finding something to wear is simple regardless of sizing with this subscription service. Earlier this year, Gwynnie Bee adopted a more inclusive model, expanding their initial offerings to include sizes 0 to 32. They now have more than 150 brands — including Rachel Roy, Vince Camuto, and Lucky Brand — so the options feel basically endless.
To subscribe: closet.gwynniebee.com
Celeb-favorite designer Rachel Zoe will set you up with essentials for every season. From fashionable statement pieces to beauty products, it's safe to say that $100 every quarter is a small price to pay to stay on-trend.
To subscribe: boxofstyle.thezoereport.com
The Chicago-based platform specializes in mid- to high-end styles, with most items costing between $100 and $300. Similar to other boxes, you will work with a specialist to find clothes that fit your needs and once you choose what you want to keep, you simply ship the rest of the stuff back.
To subscribe: trunkclub.com
What makes MM LaFleur great is that there’s no commitment — you can request what is known as a “Bento Box” whenever you want. The attire targets the 9-to-5 part of a woman’s life with chic, classic, and high-quality work pieces that are priced anywhere from $110 to $325. Additionally, there are tons of fits available, including lots of petite options.
To subscribe: mmlafleur.com
Raise your hand if you’re attending back-to-back weddings this year. Scroll through the popular site for trendy looks and avoid spending a fortune on formal wear. You can borrow clothes for up to eight days at $30 per rental. For those looking to switch up their day-to-day style, there’s also the $99 per month option that gets you access to a ton of styles from over 450 brands.
To subscribe: renttherunway.com
For $49 per month, you’ll be able to choose three articles of clothing and two accessories. You can wear it all for as long as you want and when you’re done, you simply buy what you’d like to keep and return everything else with the prepaid tote bag. It’s quick and easy.
To subscribe: letote.com
Stop wearing the same shirts on all your business trips before your coworkers start noticing, and sign up for this stylish box instead. In three-month increments, customers can choose three crisp new tops starting at only $20 each. Get excited to look fresh for all your important meetings.
To subscribe: elizabethandclarke.com
Buying workout clothes may not always be a priority, but having new gear makes a difference and pushes me to hit the gym. For $150 per quarter, the fitness brand sends you sneakers, an outfit, and accessories. Considering how expensive one pair of shoes can be, this is actually a steal.
To subscribe: adidasavenuea.com
There are three different tiers of boxes available for men looking to try out the subscription method. The first is an “Item of the Month” box that sends a sock or tie of the month for $12. Following that is the classic subscription at $25 a month. If you’re really invested, there’s a premium option that costs $100 per quarter. It comes with four to six items — but you’ll have to apply first and know that it’s surprisingly competitive with only 50 gentlemen getting approved daily.
To subscribe: gentlemansbox.com