I Tried Prime Wardrobe – And You Should Too

I have many recurring subscriptions to various entities, but the one that I can assure you will never go away is Amazon Prime – can I live a life without The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or free two-day shipping? Perish the thought.

Also, no. No, I cannot.

I have instant gratification issues and it mystifies me how I ever waited 7-10 business days for anything. In a world where we can click, order, pull up and have something plopped into our vehicles in a matter of minutes – Amazon Prime is the catalyst for it all.

But I digress – this isn’t a fan girl letter to Jeff Bezos (ooh, note for future me), it’s about Prime Wardrobe. Because I hate shopping for clothes. I don’t want to strip down in front of fluorescent lights or judge clothes in front of a tricky mirror that isn’t my own. I want to be in the peace and comfort of my own home to see if something will work or not. But I also don’t want to pay for it like a Stitch Fix. I want it all – and my Jeffy knows this.

Enter Prime Wardrobe.

It all started with a pair of shoes. After we received a pair of Keen’s at our Lafayette Mom’s Blog Retreat, I was hooked. Comfortable shoes are my end all, be all. So with my 14 year old converse shoes looking a little worse for the wear, I was ready to upgrade to some Keen Elsa’s. As I often do, I relied on my old pal Amazon to make it happen. When I went to order, I saw that I could get them in as part of Prime Wardrobe – so did I want to add anything else to my box?

Heck yes, I did.

So first up – my Keen’s. These shoes are literally like WALKING ON CLOUDS. I pretty much wear them daily. Going from Converse to these was a shock to my system since the toe box is much wider. I was concerned that I looked like a mom who tried to get Converse but failed. That concern literally disappeared the first day I wore them. These were a definite buy and the entire reason for the box.

Then I stumbled upon Daily Ritual and Mae – both Amazon clothing brands. An entire line of comfortable basics with amazing prices – I quickly filled up my box.

I tried this ultra soft, olive green dress that you can get for $30. It was very comfortable and cozy and I felt that I could dress it up if need be but … it ultimately went back because I didn’t love it around my mom tummy.

Next up was this buttery soft, striped wrap. I love a good wrap and this one has pockets! The pocket love doesn’t just stop at dresses, my friends. But at $34, I couldn’t really justify it for my needs at the time. Though I looking back now to write this post, I may be changing my mind …

Then I tried this striped hoodie. Can you tell I have a Thing for stripes? They are literally my favorite. At $28 this is a total steal – but I couldn’t pull off the blouson sleeves. So back in the box it went!

And last, but definitely not least, was this scoop neck black tee. It was the most basic thing I put in my cart but the moment I put it on, I knew it was mine. It’s the perfect length – covering the booty with its longline hem and didn’t dip too low. It’s super soft and best yet, only $15! I’m sad that they don’t seem to have them in stock because I would absolutely buy more.

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So, if you’re following along at home, I kept a shirt and the shoes, which totaled about $70. While Prime Wardrobe is free, you do have to put a credit card down because you have a short time to actually try everything on and send back what you don’t want – otherwise you get charged for the whole shebang.

Returning was super easy.

I logged onto my Amazon account, selected what I wanted and checked out. Then I put the other items back, sealed up the box and slapped on the return mailer that came with the box. I had to go to Whole Foods, so I used Amazon Locker to leave the box for UPS to pick up. It was insanely easy and not at all time consuming – and I didn’t forget to return it like so many other things I have bought in the past because the process was so turnkey.

Now, when I’m shopping on Amazon and I have the option to do Prime Wardrobe, I always take it. It’s a risk-free way to shop in the comfort of my own home and try things that I wouldn’t normally try. One of my favorites? Bras. Bras are notoriously hard for me to shop for so filling up a Prime Wardrobe box of bras? Yes, please!

I currently have a box filled with clothes for me and my kiddos about to be shipped my way – all without leaving my couch.

Laurel Hess is a mother to 2 young boys, a rescue pup, an off-balance cat and likely a few foster pups. She spends her days as President of a local marketing agency, helping craft integrated digital strategies and leading a team of creative collaborators. Once at home, however, Laurel is just trying to find peace with being the World's Okayest Mom. A Dallas transplant in a Louisiana world, Laurel graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in Broadcast Production. She met her husband while she was evacuated in Lafayette during Hurricane Katrina. They lived 5 wild, kid-free years in New Orleans while Laurel served as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the Superdome, Arena and Champions Square, before finally returning to Lafayette and into the wildest phase of life yet ... Parenthood.