Posts tagged #Rent the Runway

Mixing and Matching Your Way to Spring

Spring may have sprung but not long enough to forget that SF marine layer. Lately we've been having fun incorporating lighter colors as we transition into spring. This in-between time has allowed us to play with mixing and matching weights, textures and layering pieces that can be added or removed without sacrificing style.

Megan:

My favorite spring piece is my flowy skirt from Zara. I'm not ready to pack away my coveted leather Theory jacket, so I combined the two for a hi-low look that has softness and a bit of edge. Underneath is a L.A.M.B. sweater that is lightweight and breathable. This piece will absolutely stay in my closet as a spring staple!

Kimberly:

I naturally run a little on the cool side, so layering is the core of my spring wardrobe. This season I'm playing more with textures and layering with unexpected pieces. I love the way a lace crop top can be paired with an oxford for a modern take on office wear. Color is another big shift in my seasonal wardrobe--most of my winter black pieces have been replaced with a softer navy. 


Here are a few additional tips for transitioning your winter wardrobe to spring:

  • Use jewelry and accessories to add in trend colors, such as a chunky necklace or bright bag.
  • Master the art of layering. Focus on fiber content and what pairs well together and still stays breathable. Denim jacket + Cashmere Sweater= Softness with Structure
  • Keep your leather jackets and transition in your cropped pants or skirts to wear with them.
  • Swap out heavier knee-high boots for lighter-colored spring boots or booties in suede. They look great with long dresses and skirts.
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Marie Claire Reviews Rent The Runway - And We're On the Same Page

It looks like we aren't the only fashionistas to take Rent the Runway for a spin and review our experience. Marie Claire's April magazine has an article featuring their fashion editor's experience with the subscription-based clothing service.

With our Technology + Fashion series is wrapping up this month, we loved reading what Marie Claire's editor Brittany Kozerski thought. It turns out her experience was more or less in line with ours.

Her conclusion: "Besides money, it saved me time and closet space by refreshing my wardrobe without having to shop. ...here I could test drive accessories without having to commit."

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Pick up the April edition of Marie Claire to read the article in full.

Stay Stylish,
K&M

 

Posted on March 30, 2016 and filed under Stylish Living.
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Tech + Fashion Update: Are We Loving Style Delivery Services?

Megan's Update:
After canceling my Le Tote subscription, I decided to try out Stitch Fix. To get started, you fill out a style profile to give them a better idea of your preferences. I've heard that it can take a few deliveries to get into the groove and I agree.

A screenshot of the style profile survey.

A screenshot of the style profile survey.

Stitch Fix is different from Le Tote in that 5 items are selected for you by a Stitch Fix Stylist and you decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back. I am disappointed that they don't send you complete outfits, so while some of the 5 pieces may be great you aren't getting all of the elements to create a cohesive look. Plus, the quality wasn't what I'd expect given the price of the items.

My conclusion: It's fun it you don't have time to shop and want to add one-off pieces to your closet. But buyer beware- you may end up with a closet full of pieces that don't match, which will require you to shop more.

 

Kimberly's Update:

I've continued to use Rent The Runway Unlimited and have had a good overall experience. The premise I still love--having access to on trend designer pieces without having to shell out thousands. The last delivery was positive and I ended up keeping several pieces and wearing them to different events.

My pain point however, continues--it takes too long to sort through their filters and there are bugs in selecting Unlimited items from the site. There is also limited opportunity to give feedback on specific items without calling customer care. For example two of the items from my last order should have been taken out of rotation due to wear and tear and over dry cleaning. There were set in stains and the pilling was so intense on one sweater that I actually had to pullout my sweater shaver before wearing it. 

If you are looking to change up our wardrobe frequently with new pieces it is going to take a lot of time and planning to get what you want when you want it. Returning items takes about 3 days in the mail before you can order a new item and then 2-3 days to ship out a new item. 

This service is perfect if you have a few special events on your calendar or want enjoy a few new staples for a season.

 

Stay stylish, 

K&M

Posted on March 25, 2016 and filed under Stylish Living.
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