SuitableYou Review #2

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Since Suitable You is catered to working women, I’m always interested to see how this box will differ from my Stitch Fix boxes. My last job allowed me to utilize my nice business professional clothing, and that was what drew me to this site to give it a try. Since I spend the majority of my time at work, it’s more important for me to have nice work clothes that are comfortable and that I feel great in. I am a firm believer that when you look good, you feel good.

My first box only gave me one piece that I kept, but I also LOVE that top. See it *here* in my first post. I actually wore that shirt to my first interview to get the job that I have now! It’s white and crisp, and very professional. For this box, I asked for long sleeve dresses and tops, and got some surprises.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with Suitable You, here’s how it works. If you know the drill, feel free to skip down to the good part!

What is Suitable You?
  • SuitableYou is a company that sends you 5 things at a time based on a style profit you complete. There is a $20 styling fee, and you get that credited toward your total if you buy 3 or more things. You also get a 10% discount if you keep 3-4 items, and a 20% discount if you keep all 5. You try it all on in the comfort of your own home, and send back what you don’t want in a pre-paid shipping envelope.
  • The style profile takes you through your physical features such as height, weight, and body type and then moves on to what your style preferences are. I personally like looser fitting tops with fitted pants. 
  • You can also go through color and pattern preferences, jewelry, and shoes. You have the option of receiving a box monthly or every few months. You can skip a month (or more) in between, too, if you want. I like that the stylist includes a note in the package advising how you can style the things she’s included for you, which can be helpful if they’re different styles than you’re used to.
When I knew this box was coming, I was looking forward to seeing how they would do this time with sending different styles. This box is completely different than my Stitch Fix boxes, and I love having the variety of them both. Hoping to build my professional wardrobe, I got this box right before I started interviewing for my now-job. Not knowing my work dress code was about to change, I was looking for something different, but this box actually gave me something I needed.

Tart – Clara Knit Pencil Skirt ($78) RETURNED

This skirt was AMAZINGLY comfortable. Just slip it on and go. No zippers to fuss with, it was so easy. And so soft!! Very stretchy and comfortable. The thing that made it not for me was the tight fit and the pattern. It was the perfect length coming down to my knee, but it is a bodycon style so it was very snug. I don’t personally like my work clothes to be quite so fitted. And I also wasn’t a fan of the busy pattern. However I still recommend it for comfort and style. Just not for me personally.

ark & co – Ava Tuxedo Cropped Blazer Navy ($55) KEPT

When I first looked at this blazer, I didn’t think I was going to like it. The word “tuxedo” in the name threw me off, and it has kind of a waffle-like design to it that I thought looked odd against the satin looking lapels. But once I put it on, I loved it. I have this rule for my boxes that I have to try everything on, even if I know I’m not going to keep it. Because I’ve been surprised over and over again that looking at something I don’t think I’ll like, and then liking it once it’s on. This blazer is a perfect example of that. I’m happy I have it now because it will go perfect with jeans at work, and has a high quality feel to it with the full lining.

Sugar Lips – Keira Lace Up Dress ($62) RETURNED

This dress is not my style at all. The color is probably the only good thing about it for me. It was very fitted and very short. I’m 5’8’’, so my long legs need a lot of coverage. I wasn’t a fan of the lace up neck either as that look feels way too sexy for me to wear to work. It’s a very common trend I’ve seen lately but is NOT for me. The bell sleeves are also on-trend this fall, but I’m not a fan of trendy things as I won’t want to wear it next year. The dress also had a sort of corduroy feel to it, which I wasn’t a fan of although I’m sure that made it warm. Overall, just a big no.

Please excuse my socks!

Adelyn Rae – Clara Tie Dress ($105) RETURNED

I loved the details that this dress had to offer. The cutouts were beautiful and the material was great quality. However, like the one before, it was much too short for me. That along with the price made it an easy ‘no’. I loved how it fit, and if it went to the knee I probably would have considered it. But length is a biggie, and I wouldn’t be comfortable in it at all. Speaking of comfort, there was no stretch to it whatsoever, which is kind of a deal breaker for me. I LIVE for comfort in my work clothes.

Fate – Dahlia Black Sweater ($58.50) RETURNED

I tried this sweater with the skirt from this box, and they looked pretty good together. I just wasn’t a fan of the way this hung on me, and I got a pretty similar shirt in one of my previous fixes that was so close to this top. I wasn’t a fan of the open bell sleeves, either, as that’s another trendy thing that I’m sure will be gone next winter. It was very soft and comfortable, just not for me.

When I first saw what would be in this box, I was kind of disappointed. Nothing really jumped out at me, and I worried I’d have to send it all back and it would be a waste of $20. But my rule for trying everything on brought another surprise! I took the ark & co blazer to my tailor to get a closer fit, and I plan on wearing it on my first day at my new job because I like it that much.

It’s hard to style someone off a list of traits and know exactly what they are going to like. The stylists don’t have much to go on but what I tell them, and even that is open to each person’s interpretation. For how little they have to work with, I’m pleased that every box has given me one great new piece to add to my closet. Can’t wait for the next one!

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