In a world where we can have anything delivered, read texts on a watch, and accomplish almost anything through an app, it should come as no surprise that renting clothes is a thing, too. You may have heard of companies that do this, the most well-known probably being Rent the Runway. I always liked the idea of this: rent a $300 dress for a fraction of the price when I’m only going to wear it once? Sold.
But wait. I honestly didn’t have that many events to attend that required said dress, so still I couldn’t justify spending the money. Rent the Runway eventually expanded to full wardrobe rental which piqued my interest a little more, but with a hefty price tag and clothes that didn’t quite fit my personal style, it was a no for me. However, that didn’t stop me on my quest for a more affordable rotating closet. Thanks to social media, I ended up finding the perfect fit (both literally and figuratively) when it came to a clothing rental service. If you’re curious about what exactly it is, how it works, and why I love it, then this post is for you.
The Company + How It Works
Fashion Pass is a clothing rental service I ended up finding via Instagram. After seeing it on a fellow blogger’s account, I looked into it and was immediately hooked. They offer anything from casual weekend outfits to bridesmaid dresses, and all of the brands they offer are ones I already frequently shop. I would liken their overall style and vibe to that of Revolve, another online shop I’m a frequent patron of. Once you’ve decided Fashion Pass is right for you, you can sign up to join at https://thefashionpass.com and use my code JULIANA for $$ off!
Once you choose which membership you want, you then get access to their entire inventory. What I love most about Fashion Pass is that you can switch your items out as many times as you want in a month, and it’s all covered. Once you send in your items, you can immediately pick out new ones. Essentially you can be wearing something new every week! They also cover cleaning, so you don’t need to worry about that.
The cost of a Fashion Pass membership varies based on your needs. They have 3 tiers, and the higher you go, the more items you can check out at a time. For my current lifestyle, I chose to go with the Socialite Plan. I’ll give you a detailed look at this + the other options below:
Socialite Plan – $79: 2 clothing items + accessory at a time (remember, you can switch these out as much as you want!)
Trendsetter Plan – $109: 3 clothing items + 2 accessories at a time
Wanderlust Plan – $139: 4 clothing items + 3 accessories at a time
Considering that one item on their site retails anywhere from $50-$500, I think any of these options are well worth it. You can also pause/cancel at anytime, or upgrade your current plan. I’ve got a few trips planned for this year and I know I’ll be upgrading my membership to up the vacation looks! Shipping is also included in each of these plans, and it’s quick, too! From the time I placed my orders, it took about 2 days to get to me. You also have the option of even fast shipping should you need it, however not this does come at an extra cost.
Like I mentioned above, Fashion Pass carries a lot of brands that fit my personal style. These brands include:
- Show Me Your Mumu
- Lovers + Friends
- Lack of Color
- Free People
- For Love & Lemons
- BB Dakota
- Nightcap Clothing
There are so many more, but these are just some of my favorites! If you’re not familiar with these brands, I would describe most of them as fashionable, feminine, chic, and trendy.
Will I Keep Using Fashion Pass?
Absolutely! I love the idea of constantly having new items in my wardrobe, without seeing a huge hit to my wallet. As a blogger, I feel the need to constantly have something new to share, but this isn’t practical for my budget and lifestyle. With Fashion Pass, I can keep creating new content without taking a hit to my pocket book, or cramming my closet with items I won’t even wear more than once. In my first month of renting, I checked out 2 coats, a dress, a 2 piece set, a jumpsuit, a sweater, 2 hats, and a choker necklace. The outfit possibilities were endless! And so were the Instagram photos. I probably could have rented even more in that time, but I was generally not quick about getting things to FedEx to return!
Have you ever used Fashion Pass or a service like it? If not, will you try it out? I’d love to hear from you! As always thank you so much for reading.