Clothing Subscription Box Trends

on July 31, 2020

Subscription boxes have been around for 10 years or so, and they just keep getting more popular? Why is this? 

First of all, people like getting a clothing subscription box in the mail because it is convenient and exciting. Here are some trends in the industry to take note of: 

Experience Rules

A study by McKinsey found that consumers like great end-to-end experiences and will order a subscription box when their monthly payment gives them reduces costs and style personalization. 

Companies that send clothing subscription boxes should engage with customers constantly and get a lot of feedback about which products are most popular. 

Men Are Getting Subscriptions

Men comprise 42% of subscribers, but they typically have three or more subscriptions. This might be because men like the recurring payment plan because it means they can things delivered to them with minimal effort. To follow this trend, it is a good idea for a subscription box to appeal to men as well as women. 

More Worldwide Expansion

There are going to be more subscription boxes ordered internationally. Surveys find that 90% of these businesses sell overseas. There are big opportunities to be had with subscription box sales in foreign countries. 

Quality Is Better Than Quantity

Research shows that less can be more with a subscription box service. If a box has too many items in it, this might turn off some customers. The choices can overwhelm. They might think of just dumping the whole box rather than selecting what appeals to them. 

It is a good idea to provide a small number of high-quality clothing pieces at fair prices. 

Personalization Is Important

The above McKinsey report found there are several types of subscriptions and they all involve personalization: 

  • Replenishment: These boxes provide a ready supply of products that get used regularly and need to be resupplied. 
  • Curation: They offer personalized items that are based on what the customer wants such as clothing box subscriptions. 
  • Access: Provide selections and discounts of clothing products that a consumer often buys, such as shoes, underwear, socks, and pants. 

Many clothing subscription customers say that a personalized experience is the most important factor for them to keep getting the box. 

These are some of the most popular trends with clothing subscription boxes and services. We think you should try a clothing subscription because it is a way to keep your style up to date affordably without taking much of your time. 

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Why You Need An Online (Virtual) Stylist?

on June 26, 2020

Online personal stylists introduced new ways to improve our fashion and makeup styles. Most of them offer budget-friendly and vegan clothing without compromising the quality of their service and products. Besides that, they will ship their products directly to your doorstep, so you don’t have to leave your home.

For today’s topic, we will talk about the online styling service. What can an online stylist do? What services do they offer? So, if you want to know more about this topic, please continue reading.

Nowadays, there are tons of personal stylists that provide online styling service. They will help you try different pieces of clothes that suit your body type and style. If you want to know these professional stylists better, please join us in our exclusive discussion below.

What Is An Online Stylist?

An online or virtual stylist will help you achieve your dream look. From clothes to accessories, these professionals know everything that will make you more attractive. They will not push you to wear something that you don’t like, but instead, create a look book with various wardrobe suggestions. Usually, it is a series of mix and match clothes that meet your expectations. This way, you can choose better and give feedback about the clothes you prefer.

How Do Stylists Obtain Clothes?

Local Stores

Nowadays, most stylists borrow from stores. However, some brands require deposits or approval from the head office to ensure that everything is returned.

Press Offices

For big companies, stylists borrow clothes from press offices. They arrange the items that you need and will ship them immediately. If it is high-end jewelry, they might send a security guard to accompany it.

Local Designers

Some virtual stylists borrow from local designers. However, they need to receive credits in shots and copies of the images so they can see what the stylists have done with their products.

How Do Stylists Get Paid?

You will pay your virtual stylist project by project. Currently, the price range per session is around $20-$500 per hour, depending on their skills and your demands. If you choose to have an entry-level personal stylist, you might spend $150-$200 per day.

Conclusion

An online stylist’s goal is to keep you falling in love with yourself every day. They want you to look and feel beautiful at all times. This professional is ready to help you wear the best makeup and outfit without spending many hours in shopping malls.

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How To Dress for Success…From Your Living Room

on April 28, 2020

This era of quarantine and isolation is an adjustment for so many, whether it’s just the way we open packages, how we grocery shop or hang-out with friends. One of the biggest and newest changes for a large percentage right now is how we work; transitioning the principles of office life to ‘work-from-home’, learning (and sometimes relearning!) technology to help manage daily tasks, and how to dress for a zoom meeting with your boss are just a few of the hurdles that have come along with this aspect. (Let us not forget homeschooling if you have children!) We may not be able to help you navigate how to work your webcam or babysit your furry friend so you don’t have to keep muting yourself every time the delivery person comes to your door, BUT what we can help you with is how to dress for success…from your living room. Right now, dressing comfortably is a priority so our stylists came up with a few easy ways for you to be both comfortable and stylishly presentable for any virtual office meeting! 

Tops are the easiest piece to pull for without spending an hour pulling yourself together plus you can still wear these without changing out of your sweatpants. ;). Even though a fair amount of us are no longer going into a physical workplace, we still want to look presentable (at least from the waist up) when we have Zoom or Skype meetings with bosses and co-workers. A light, easy button down is a great option to start off with because you can wear it open over a tank casually around the house with a pair of joggers and then simply button it up.  Also any top that has visual interest, be it a cute pattern, or ruffle will work.  Add a pair of simple drop earrings, and a touch of lipstick before hopping on your call.

Request Recommendations: Naked Zebra Long Sleeve Button-Down Blouse with Pleated Shoulders and Gilli Button Down Top 

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Light Spring sweaters and cardigans for the semi-chilly mornings and breezy evenings are some of our favorite layering pieces right now. These are also easy options to help you hack your way through a quick face-to-face meeting without even changing. If you’re wearing a simple crew neck tee, all you have to do is throw on a slightly more structured cardigan over it, pull your hair up into a quick pony and maybe add a cute necklace to tie everything together. It is that simple sometimes! 

Request Recommendations: Chris & Carol Rayon Knit Cardigan and Les Amis: Polka Dot Cardigan

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Dresses can be a bit intimidating because we tend to think of them as dressier or even formal business attire when in an office setting, but the secret right now is that you’re ‘technically’ not in an office setting unless your computer is open. This is where the miracle of the casual maxi dress comes into play: A breezy maxi dress with a flowy silhouette is an extra easy piece that can be just as comfortable throughout the day as it is stylish. Brighten this look up with a quick swipe of mascara and even a simple headband and you are ready to rock that webcam!  

Request Recommendations: Chris & Carol: Midi Knit Print Short Sleeve Dress and Chris & Carol: Amanda Striped Pocket Dress

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Staying in pajamas has its moments and may have sounded great at the beginning of our mandated ‘staycations’ but, aside from needing to still look professional having a little structure to our day even in our clothing routine can be good. The blurring of days feels less extreme and we find ourselves falling back into some of those healthy patterns we lost when our ‘normal’ sense of structure flew out the window. We are always striving for our style to be chic and comfortable, which sometimes feels impossible, but now we have the chance to bring these ideas together through some simple yet successful looks to help carry you through your WFH days! Request for your next styling on Fashom.

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Neon Jungle

on April 7, 2020

Spring is here but may look a little differently than you’re used to this year since so many are mainly experiencing it through looking outside our windows or quick walks to the mailbox. Despite most of us being in-doors right now though, we can still celebrate the season by brushing aside those dark Winter hues and re-emerging (regardless of if it’s only just into your living room) in bright, bold neon notes. From a WFO Zoom or Google Hangouts meeting to a Facetime catch-up with your girls to a cozy Skype date, here are our 3 fav ways to wear neon this season! 

  1.  For those of you who are ready to dive right in, there’s nothing we love more than a head-to toe-neon look—whether it be a jumpsuit or a t-shirt dress. Both of these one-piece wonders are both so effortless and so comfy for the Spring season! Pair these ensembles with some simple hoops and a high ponytail, and you’ll have an easy yet pulled together look that’s perfect for any FaceTime date. Request Suggestion: Skies are Blue Lace Trimmed Floral Print Dress.

2. Reaching for brighter colors over darker tones is an extra easy way to brighten up your day! Stuck in the same quarantine routine of black, grey, and navy sweatpants for the en-teenth day in a row? Try pulling out a bold tank or bright patterned hoodie instead to pair with them! Request Suggestion: Naked Zebra Side Patch Pocket Tank

If you prefer a more subtle look, we suggest bringing in the brightness through a cute belt, headband, or earrings for an easy pop of color! Other ways that can help you pull-in these bold hues in small increments are through nail polish, eye shadow, and lipstick. Starting off with lesser doses of such a loud tone family is also a great way for you to dip your toe into the neon-trend pond without feeling overwhelmed.

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This is the perfect time of the year to try new things, and neon is no exception! With this shifting of the seasons comes the opportunity to shift some fun new facets into your day-to-day style. This bold trend is not only great for the season but can help you brighten up a room, really make you pop on any screen, and even help give your mood a little boost!  Request for your favorite pop on color on Fashom.

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7 Ways to Help You Stay Sane in Quarantine

on March 31, 2020

Do you remember when you were a kid and you could turn just about anything into something entertaining? If you do, then you will also realize that everything was easier at that time because it was before you had all the responsibility of ‘adult’ life between spouses, kids, work, friends, bills, pets, and a few hundred other things. However, this current tumultuous period in time has made us all slow down quite a bit and, consequently, gifted us with something we have not had in quite a while – free time. Many of us now have spent at least part of this time so far doing all the fun or, even lazy, things we don’t usually have time to do throughout our ‘normal’ week but binge watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians whilst eating cheese puffs or sleeping-in until 11am are things we can only do for so long before we begin falling into a pattern where all these ‘fun’ things no longer become fun. This is when we start to search for more than simple fun in favor of things that will help us improve, explore, and grow ourselves in similar ways to when we were young. So, we have compiled a list of our top 7 favorite ways to do all of these and still stay sane in quarantine! 

  1. Pick up a creative hobby – Whether it is painting, sewing, learning piano, or jewelry making, now is the time to experiment with your creativity and tap into your artistic side. 
  1. Learn a new language – Almost everyone talks about picking up a new language every few years and we all end up blaming our lack of actually following through with it on not having enough time. This is our chance to sit down and really focus on learning that new skill, especially with so many language sites and apps having sales right now!
  1. Make working out a part of your routine – Get into a good groove (literally) by trying to create a daily routine for yourself so you still have some structure in your day and dedicate even just 20 minutes of that to getting your blood pumping a bit. 
  1. Hone your cooking skills – So many of us say we aren’t eating as healthy as we can because we don’t have the time to cook or meal prep throughout the week. Now that we can’t just grab a quick drive-thru order, take this time to enjoy working through the cooking process, find what you like and what you don’t, and learn how to become a meal-prep master!
  1. Take an online class – Do you ever wish you knew a little more about a subject you were interested in during school but haven’t had the time since then to really delve into it? There are so many online platforms that offer free online courses for everything from modern art history to quantum physics to ancient Greek literature. No grades, no pressure, and all at your own pace! 
  1. Make the time to meditate – Meditation can be great for so many things but with all the uncertainty and craziness in the world right now, taking the time to clear your mind and focus on the positives in your life sounds even better than usual. Take 10 minutes out of your day, play some calming music or find a soothing sound, and simply focus on your breathing and use that to center yourself in the moment.
  1. Organize your day-to-day necessities – We are officially in Spring now, which also means it is time for Spring cleaning. With all the extra time we have during this period, take your Spring cleaning to another level by going through all the cupboards and closets in your place, and do everything you have been putting off. It doesn’t matter if it is just switching out your Winter garb with your Spring wear, rifling through your sweaters and creating donation piles for what you don’t wear anymore, cleaning out your pantry (you don’t need Halloween candy from 2017), or re-organizing your garage!

You don’t need to do absolutely everything you have ever wanted to get done all in one day! Take it slow and integrate one or two of these at a time into your temporary ‘new normal’. This is a great way to feel like you’re accomplishing at least a few things throughout the day, as well as use your imagination again to create a rhythm that fits your unique self! 

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Pisces Perfection

on March 2, 2020

Pisces season is officially in full swing and we could all take a little style inspiration from this romantic and whimsical zodiac sign. Those born between February 19th and March 20th are known to be some of the most creative and supportive people you’ll ever meet. With an easygoing, loving, and intuitive nature, it is hard to miss the shimmer that follows these water sign wonders. This same essence is portrayed in their sense of style and they almost always choose their daily look based on their mood. From flowing silhouettes to sign-inspired shades, we’ve highlighted our favorite Piscean pieces this season!

A perfect Pisces-esque piece is a slightly relaxed, yet sexy, V-neck dress that represents both their go with the flow attitude and fun, flirty side. Of course, being as creative and bold as they are, Pisces will gravitate towards colors that stand out such as sea greens, hot pinks, and lavenders. This look is easily accented by simple and chic accessories like nude heels and an acrylic clutch. 

Request Suggestion: Papermoon Emilly Scallop Stain Dress

Pisces also love embracing their femininity and are drawn to ensembles that emulate their fun-loving personalities with whimsical prints including flowers, hearts, and stars. Don’t be surprised to see one sporting a light, embroidered denim or a floral-printed bomber to create a laid back yet romantic feel. This style from Skies are Blue (see below) provides the perfect Spring day vibe when paired with a white t-shirt, bootcut jeans, and suede platform sneakers. 

Request Suggestion: Skies are Blue Floral Print Bomber Jacket

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One item we can guarantee you’ll find inside a Pisces’ closet is a flowy neon or patterned tank. How is that NOT the perfect Spring staple? It can easily be paired with moto leggings, open-toed pumps, and fun hoops for a date night look!

Request Suggestion: Umgee USA: Sleeveless V-Neck High Low Top 

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These water signs can walk into any room and instantly brighten the mood — and the same can be said with their style! Now that Spring is upon us, it’s easier than ever to feel inspired by their love of flowy garments, pops of color, and eccentric prints.

Request any of these pieces in your next FASHOM box and bring out your inner Pisces ♓️

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Self Care Tips for Winter Blues

on February 24, 2020

The winter blues can find anyone at times, no matter how well we think we’re avoiding it . It can come in many forms from that feeling of just being down to simply wanting to hibernate until it’s Spring. This is something we can feel isolated by but you might be surprised to hear that some of those closest to you feel the same way. Here are some of our tips to change that “gloomy mood”

  • Wear fun, bright colors – Throw on a fun, funky, and/or bright piece in your wardrobe to help brighten up your day from the start! Wearing brighter colors can change one’s mood in the blink of an eye. 
  • Take time for yourself – Many of us have kids (fur-covered or otherwise), work, a partner, friends, obligations, and a myriad of other things happening all at once, which often does not leave us with more than a few seconds to ourselves. It can sometimes reach a point where it feels that if we aren’t up and running, the house may literally fall apart. However, it’s important to take that ‘me’ time to yourself daily at least once a day just to keep you at your finest whether it’s to watch a favorite show or take a bath with a glass of wine. 
  • Try new things – This can be anything at all for you and the family, you and a friend, or just you and yourself. Going to that new restaurant you’ve wanted to try or heading out to see that new comedy with your girls can surely help lift your spirits. Break the routine and find that hint of vibrancy only the element of surprise can add!
  • Plan a trip – It doesn’t have to be to Cancun or Paris but a trip to the nearest beach for the day or a weekend in the mountains where you and/or your loved ones can go to get away from the stressors of daily life might be just the ticket. This can create both something to look forward to and an opportunity for you to get out of your everyday environment.
  • Exercise- Whether you are a Yoga fan or marathon lover, at least 10 minutes of any exercise can help change those negative thought patterns instantly.

Always remember that you are not alone, and that there are so many people out there rooting for you. As a small company that is built on helping women embrace the beautiful individuals they are, we believe that self-love comes from both within yourself and the support you feel from the community around you. We want you to know that, whatever the season, we are with you 100% of the way ! #Fashom #BetterAsIam

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Power Player

on February 12, 2020

Balancing sporty, trendy, and even elegant sounds like a lot of work, right? Think again .

Sporty details are finding their way into everything from casual athleisure to evening wear this season, so we have come up with a few easy ways to incorporate these baller-ready elements into your wardrobe right now. From mesh tops to sweatshirt dresses, now is the time to get ‘physical’ (If you were around during the 80’s, you’ll immediately picture Olivia-Newton John singing in neon) and sport-up your wardrobe!

Starting from the bottom, you cannot go wrong with track pants this season! It is an absolute snap to style these with a white tank top and a matching hoodie or teddy jacket. Depending on how formal or casual you want this look to be, you can also throw on a pair of stilettos to help take your look from athleisure to ath-luxe! Request Recommendation: Bloom Taylor Side Stripe Leggings

Everyone loves dresses because they are one and done staples for a simple look. There are three styles that are super on-trend right now: oversized sports jerseys, t-shirt dresses, and sweatshirt dresses but the one that has us obsessed is the sports jerseys look! This can easily go from glam with a sequined clutch to casual with platform sneakers. To elevate this ensemble to another level, try pairing it with your fav pumps and oversized hoops! Request Suggestion: Chris and Carol Sleeve Trim Tunic

Traditional sweatshirts are great for a lounge day but they can also carry over into a casual-chic outing with friends. Mixed print hoodies are a great choice because they can be worn with faux-leather leggings or even bright neon jeans to create a bold yet pulled-together sport inspired look. Hoodies can also be knotted to the side to add a little waist definition and help show off your curves! Request Suggestion: Panamex: Francie Mixed Media Hoodie

A fun athletic feature you can easily add to your workwear collection is a rugby-inspired blazer with shoulder pads! You can throw this on over a jewel-tone sheath dress and pair it with your most loved pumps. However, you can just as simply pair this piece over a good graphic tee and jeans for a super casual-chic vibe! Request Suggestion: Renee C Plaid Blazer Jacket

From business casual to cocktail, you can incorporate fun sporty details into almost any area of your look right now. We all love our yoga pants and favorite hoodie, but now we have a previously rare opportunity to wear them in so many different ways, whether that be sexy, casual, or elegant! 

If you’re loving what you have been reading so far, make sure to request any of these pieces in your next FASHOM box before they sell out

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Galentine’s Day Love

on February 9, 2020

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we’re already feeling the love in the air. Whether or not you’re coupled up on February 14th, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with loved ones (yes, even the four-legged, furry kind!). One of our favorite ways to share the love is by planning something special with our girlfriends aka our Galentine’s. From a ladies luncheon to girl’s night out on the dance floor or even, a rom-com marathon, here are five styles we’re loving this month.  

If you want a little edge to your standard GNO ensemble, consider a classic little black dress. It might seem simple, but LBDs can also be a glamorous when amped up with the right accessories. Consider styling yours with a bright red pump or an animal print clutch. Request Suggestion: Our Naked Zebra: Flutter Sleeve Shift Dress

A trend we love that shows no signs of slowing down are slip skirts – who can beat comfy and chic?! Our favorite way to style them is paired with a chunky, oversized V-neck sweater, but you can just as easily pair one with crisp, classic button down a la Audrey Hepburn. Request Suggestion: Our Les Amis Midi Skirt


Feeling bold? Try a bright statement piece! A bold pop of color will automatically give you the confidence to rock something you normally wouldn’t! Worried you won’t be able to pull it off? Keep the rest of your outfit simple. Request Suggestion: Very J Wide Legged Pant

If your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day is a movie marathon (aka watching The Notebook for the 20th time), you’ll want something cute and cozy. It’s easy to feel warm when watching Ryan Gosling portray the perfect boyfriend, but those frigid winter temps outside mean you’ll need a bit more coverage. Keep it effortless with a simple cardigan. Request Suggestion: Natural Life Intermingle Waffle Hacci Cardigan

For those with the luxury of a warmer climate in February (or have an upcoming vacation to daydream about!), nothing is more flattering than a light faux-wrap dress? Perfect for a lunch or brunch with friends, this wardrobe staple can be classic or sexy depending on how you style it. Of course, since it is Valentine’s Day, we loving the idea of softer, pink tones. Request Suggestion: Chris & Carol Woven Floral Sleeveless Midi Dress

No matter how you choose to celebrate the season of love, you’ll be sure to warm the hearts of those around you in any of these styles! 

If you’re loving any of these pieces, then request them in your next FASHOM box now before we sell out! 

PS: In need of some more V-Day excitement? From right now until February 20th, you will get a $20 credit (previously $10) for every friend who makes a purchase using your personal referral link and they get a $20 credit too after sign up!

Your personal referral link is available on the ‘Invite’ tab on the www.fashom.com and FASHOM app!

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All That Glitters Isn’t Bold

on February 6, 2020

You don’t always need glitter and sequins to make a statement. This season, simple lines and shapes have their own way of standing out. We’re here to break down our favorite jewelry pieces to wear right now that will enhance any outfit and still keep you right on trend featuring our exclusive Verdiarte line, which only uses sustainably sourced materials and every piece is ethically handcrafted in Brazil using Golden Grass. 

Our stylists are loving mismatched earrings right now. Not only will these add a bit of spice to your usual symmetrical routine but mismatched earrings also give you a great excuse to amp up or try out a new hairstyle to show them off! What makes mismatched earrings even better is that they can be worn very casually for a laid back vibe or to add a bit of flair to your evening wear.

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Statement pieces are great for any season and can be worn year-round with ease but one of our all-time favorites has to be statement hoops! They are a great investment for your jewelry collection because they are an extra hot trend right now but they are also timeless and can be worn with any ensemble to give it an elegant yet fun feel. For more formal events, we suggest wearing a pair of these with a layered necklace in the same tone!

Jewelry can jazz up your wardrobe this season in a number of ways. With all the different shapes and sizes of statement pieces that are now in right now, it makes finding the right piece this season a little easier. It only takes a second to put jewelry on but the style it can add to your ensembles lasts for hours!

If you’re loving some of these pieces, then request them in your next FASHOM box now before we sell out

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