My Experience of Using “Thread”, the “Free” Personal Stylist Website
We all lose our style mojo, sometimes. This happened to me a while ago. I was having an extremely hectic time with my job and my family. Coming up to the present day and, pandemics allowed, I have returned to work temporarily, which I enjoy.
But, back then, through life changes, I started a new journey finding not only my style but myself, in midlife, too. Due to ageing and hormones, I know my body shape has changed. I wanted to find the best possible style which would suit me, now, without looking over dressed. I love that effortless look. Back then, it was the beginnings of Instagram and Pinterest. I started to take note of what people were wearing in my age group on the various forums, and how they put an outfit together. This inspired me to try new styles. At that time, my wardrobe was predominantly “work wear.”
One of the most important things I have learned is that looking good is not due to buying loads of new stuff. It is important to spend the time figuring out what makes me feel stylish, comfortable and confident. I have certainly made fashion faux pas, over the years. So, lately, when it comes to purchasing something new, I tend to buy a staple item that I love, knowing I will wear it for years to come.
For a little while, I have been looking for an oversized jacket which will be a great addition to my wardrobe. So, when an online company called, “Thread.com” contacted me to see if I wanted to try their free styling service, I thought they may be able to help me with my search. I was impressed by what I saw on their website, so I registered with them and found the initial process very user-friendly.
This is not a subscription service and there is no obligation at all to buy anything. I entered all my statistics including eye and hair colour, my style preferences and budget. Then, they generated a personalised selection of clothing that would suit my profile. They have a vast range of mainstream, boutique brands which include ME+EM, NA-KD, Whistles and River Island, from high street to designer and smaller independent names you might not have discovered, yet. They have over eight hundred brands to choose from, which is so impressive. Plus, there is no pressure to purchase and free returns, too.
There were outfit suggestions sent to me by email which were personalised to my style, size, and budget. Hannah, a Thread personal stylist, was on hand to help me navigate shopping and outfit building. I found this to be extremely helpful and it does take the hassle out of shopping, ensuring you buy items you will wear.
The jacket (above) that I chose is this Oversized Twill Blazer from NA-KD for £77.95. Overall, the service provided by Thread both before, during and after the purchase, was particularly good. Hannah guided me through a couple of options, and I found the process to be seamless, from selection, purchase to delivery. Getting assistance with sizes and style was a big bonus.
Hannah also provided some ideas of many ways to style my jacket. Here in the photographs, I am wearing a cream pair of my own trousers, but I am so tempted to buy the trousers that go with this jacket as they are a perfect match. As you can see, I have also styled my jacket with my satin dress and flared jeans. This is such a versatile item which I will wear a lot.
Would I use Thread, again? Yes, and that is because I found the service to be great for new style ideas which I wouldn’t have necessarily thought of myself – with the added bonus of the service being free. I love that you can get tailored recommendations even if you just want to buy the simplest of outfits, or you are just after a few ideas and some advice.
If you register with Thread via one of my links, you will receive a discount of 20% off everything and free delivery when you spend at least £75 or more.
I hope you have enjoyed my post. Please leave a message in the comments if you have any questions
*£50.00 was gifted by Thread towards an item from their website – I paid the remainder.