I’ve always been curious about clothing services/subscriptions…mainly because fashion is hard and I’m not at the point in my life (yet!!!) where I can buy whatever the hell I want and not have to frantically print out return labels 95% of the time. Frank + Oak intrigued me because the style is so simple, clean-cut, and built around classic wardrobe staples that I should already own if I wasn’t so easily swayed by cheap “trendy” pieces.
The general gist of Frank + Oak’s Style Plan is:
1. You pay $79 ($49 for your first month!) and get five tokens to “buy” up to four items with from a curated selection of up to 30 pieces — it switches up every month based on what you buy and your ~style preferences~. Individual items have different token values ranging from one to seven with some higher-end items like shoes and leather accessories that cost more.
2. You can always buy extra tokens for $15.80 each.
3. You can choose to pick out clothes every month or every two months, but you have no obligation to use your tokens in any given month. You can also skip a month altogether and you won't be charged.
4. You get any and all items shipped for free, and if you don't end up liking a particular item, you can return it for free and get the tokens you spent on it back for something new!
With my five tokens I got three items, which is pretty decent. Mind you, I did go for the lower-priced items — a pair of pants can go for four or five tokens right off the bat, but I’m not huge into pants, so here we are.
In addition to members-only prices (up to 25% off retail prices), every month there’s an “insider trade” item at a special price, which happened to be the denim pinafore dress I snatched up — it was only three tokens, so duh, I had to. First of all, POCKETS. Sturdy pockets I can actually fit things in without them sagging. Second of all, the dress cuts really low on both sides so you need to wear something underneath, which is the fun kind of layering I almost never do (picking out ONE item per body area is already hard enough). All in all, I’m starting to embrace the denim trend more and slowly expanding beyond my heavily rotated jeggings.
I wasn’t planning on being blown away by the next two pieces because of their simple designs, but I ended up liking them a lot more than I thought. For example, the black muscle-y tank top (you can still buy it separately in khaki and grape) feels like butter, I’m not joking — it’s so freaking soft. I’ve already worn the striped three-quarter-sleeve boxy tee a bunch of times because it’s super lightweight and perfect for transitional weather. It looks nice as is, but I like giving it a little more shape by tying it up on the side (see below).
Overall I was really impressed by Frank + Oak because the clothes themselves feel extremely well-made (I've become much too accustomed to crappy fast-fashion quality) and are both classic/versatile in design, so there are endless opportunities for mixing and matching. And the curated selection helps ease my perpetually and hopelessly indecisive state of being. I'm excited to see how the service and selection evolves (it's still quite new) and try it out again in months to come!" —Sarah Han
Get a monthly or bimonthly style plan from Frank + Oak for $49 for your first month and $79 for additional months here. Free shipping both ways is included for all items.