I have used rental services for my clothes on and off for years. I started when I needed a formal gown but didn’t want to spend a lot of money on one dress that I might not wear again. I’ve tried a rental service for maternity clothes too and found it a great way to bulk up my wardrobe on pieces I only needed for a few months. Renting clothes is a great sustainable option, especially if you’re someone that likes trying more trendy pieces.
A little less than a year ago I started subscribing to Nuuly. Each month you pick out 6 pieces of clothing and they deliver it to you in zero waste packaging. Wear everything for a month and then send it back with the option to buy anything you absolutely loved.
I’ve found this most useful for trips (remember those?) and this past winter when we moved to Colorado and I needed more sweaters and coats. I also like to try and find new styles and see if I like them mixed in with what I already own. I paused the service when lockdown started, but decided to try it again this month and share with you.
I have a referral link (click here!) if you want to try Nuuly yourself. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about the process!
Today I wanted to unbox my July Nuuly box and show you what I picked, and why, and different ways I styled up each look. Check out this video to see all the styles in action! I will try and link to all clothes and patterns that I can!
The first piece is this Bardot Blouse by the Anthropologie brand in a size 6. I need more tops in my wardrobe, especially ones in a print. I thought the colors of this would work with a lot of stuff I have and I like the crochet detail, feels like a trendy touch. I’ve paired it with Harper shorts, Persephone Pants, Pomona pants, and this McCalls skirt.
The next piece I got were these Megan Patch Pocket Shorts by the Anthropologie brand in a size 28. I love the color of these and I don’t own a lot of shorts so I was excited to try these. I think the rise is really cute and the stretch material makes them very comfortable. However, they are tight through the leg whereas on the website they read as fitting looser. I would prefer that, but have been wearing these a lot. Here I have them paired with a Seamwork Akita top, a top from Burda Magazine, an old button down that I love to wear tied up, and my new Simplicity top.
Next up is this knit v-back knit top by Callahan in a size small. I liked the simple style of this and thought the back was a beautiful detail that could be fun to duplicate into a sewing pattern. I also like where this hits me- right at my natural waist. It looks cute with my Hollyburn skirt, my Burda magazine paperbag pants,Persephone pants, and these striped shorts I’ve had for a few years.
Finally I have these Morocco Wide Leg pants by Eve Gravel in a medium. I loved the color of these and wanted to see how much I wear a lighter weight trouser in the summer. These are cropped and kind of reminded me of this Mimi G pattern that I hope to make soon. I’ve paired them with a pink cami, this floral blouse, and this cropped camisole that my mom brought back from Europe years ago.
The only other things I haven’t shown here are this dress and this blouse. The dress is very cute, I just haven’t been styling it other than wearing as is!, and the blouse is the only thing that didn’t fit. It was a strange shape and the top of the arms was way too tight when everything else fit. I put this on the review to help other future shoppers out!
I had fun playing in my closet and mixing these pieces in and have had fun wearing them these last few weeks. I hope this inspires you to try out a lot of looks with new clothes and try and get the most wear out of them as possible! Let me know if you ever rent clothes and what service you like to use!