I recently got a hired at a new firm and it feels like an all-around upgrade. I have my own office, there’s cold brew on tap, and the raise is nice too! My career is headed in an exciting new direction, but when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I feel like my wardrobe still resembles that of a college student. My style hasn’t changed much since entering the professional world a few years ago (and I’m definitely ready to change that) but it’s hard to find the time to go shopping and find clothes that fit well and match my style. I needed a complete fashion revamp from the staple classics pieces to new tops and pants, and I didn’t have the time or patience to do it all myself. I was looking for a way to get sophisticated and modern clothes, stat.
I asked my friends what they wear to their jobs, and one of them suggested Le Tote, a fashion subscription service that lets you rent clothes and accessories for as long as you want. The first thing you do is take Le Tote’s style quiz, and based on your answers, Le Tote creates a box with recommended pieces. You can preview the box and make changes before it ships, and then you return everything when you’re ready for your next box. For a fixed price per month, every plan lets you get as many totes per month as you want. Just mail back your tote in the prepaid envelope, and get a new one immediately. Plus, you don’t even have to do laundry.
This all sounded great and I was in the middle of a fashion crisis so I decided to give it a shot. I signed up online and took their quiz which asked questions like what type of styles and fit I prefer to wear. I had to reassess the look I was going for and this quiz helped me to reflect on that. Once that was finished, I picked a few items to complete my style profile and Le Tote then recommended pieces for me based on my personal style and they were all really cute. I changed out a casual collared shirt for a more professional ruffled top before my box shipped because I had a client dinner coming up and wanted something a little fancier.
My box arrived a few days later with all the pieces I had previewed online. My favorites were a navy blue bomber jacket and a pair of work trousers that were loose-fitting yet accentuated my body just right. I wore the ruffled top to my client meeting and I loved knowing I was able to return it when I was done wearing it. The best part of Le Tote is getting the variety I need for work without having to cut into my free time spend the time shopping around for different styles. Another great thing that I’ve noticed is that my tote gets better each time. The more feedback I give about the clothes, the more I feel that Le Tote really understands my personal style. I felt more prepared for work than ever. Plus, I did this all without having to leave the house.
When I graduated from my program, one piece of advice I got from an alum was to “dress for the job I want.” I’m happy to say I’m no longer wearing clothes from my undergrad days and I’m finally starting to take myself seriously as the working professional I am. Thanks to Le Tote, I’m dressing like a boss and am feeling more confident in my new look than ever. Le Tote has become my fashion go-to for keeping my wardrobe refreshed and I can’t express enough how much peace-of-mind it has given me. I’m impressing everyone at the office and don’t have to waste time finding a style that suits me when Le Tote knows me so well!
Update 10/6/17: The amazing team at Le Tote is offering a special limited-time offer for new customers! Follow this link to get $20 off your first month of membership with free shipping!