A Fashionista's Guide to Socially Distanced Beauty and Fashion

The coronavirus is still surging throughout much of the U.S. so why risk going out to malls to get your fashion and beauty products? There are so many delivery services that will send the latest skincare, makeup, and fashion trends directly to your door. The Best Socially Distanced Beauty and Fashion PicksFrom customizable beauty boxes to personal stylists, these companies are working overtime to bring luxury goods and clothing safely to your home.

Stitch Fix is a personalized mail-order fashion service for women, men, and children. Simply visit their website and take the style quiz to be matched with a personal stylist. Using your fashion preferences, sizes, budget, and occasion, your stylist will send hand-selected items directly to your door. The $20 styling fee gets credited to any pieces you keep. Try on new styles from the comfort of home and send back the pieces you don’t want in the included prepaid return envelope (you’ll only pay for what you keep). Automatic delivery options are available but not required and deliveries can be stopped at any time. Most styles are available in petite and extended sizes. Stitch Fix can outfit the entire family in casual weekend looks, school clothes, and 9-to-5 apparel. The looks rotate seasonally and new designers are introduced all the time. Let your stylist complete your look by including accessories, shoes, and handbags to your style preferences. 

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It is more sustainable to buy used clothing and Thred Up is the largest online consignment and thrift store around. Instead of perusing the racks in a corner second-hand shop, browse thousands of looks from name brand designers at a fraction of the cost. Thred Up has all the trendiest “like new” looks for women, children, maternity, and plus sizes. Shop according to trend, designer, season, or price tag. For a more personalized experience, sign up for a Goody Box. Take a style quiz and receive 10 items; the $10 styling fee will be applied to any items you keep. Customize your box even further by selecting themed boxes like at-home athleisure, comfy chic, or summer essentials. Unwanted items can be returned within 7 days using the included prepaid return shipping label. Currently, Thred Up is sponsoring the “Great Puzzle Pop Up.” Buy a puzzle from their website and $1 will be donated to Feeding America, an organization dedicated to ending hunger in the U.S. 

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One of the best ways to have luxury skincare and cosmetics shipped to your home is to get a Beauty Pie membership. There are multiple memberships to choose from and each one has a designated spending limit. Shop the Beauty Pie products up to your selected spending limit and save hundreds of dollars by paying members-only prices. The spending bar helps shoppers keep track of how much they’ve spent in their allotment. Shop skincare by skin type, product category, or collection. Shop cosmetics by product category, cheeks, eyes, lips, or nails. 

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For men and women looking to update their routine, Birchbox is a great way to try new products without paying full price. First, fill out a personal profile to help the beauty and grooming experts better understand your needs. Then, choose a subscription plan and receive a box each month with 5 new items to try. The box will include a mix of prestige and niche brands for you to try at home. If you like one of the samples, order a full-size version on the Birchbox website which will be shipped to your door for free. Earn points in their loyalty program for every $10 you spend. After you receive your box, go back to your profile and review each item to give the beauty and grooming experts a better idea of your preferences. The online store is full of items to improve skin, hair, and nail health as well as a full line of cosmetics. 

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Now, more than ever, consumers care about how company ethics and the sustainability of the products they’re using. Love Goodly creates unique beauty boxes that are 100% non-toxic and cruelty-free. Vegan, eco-friendly, and organic products are mainstays in every box. Each monthly box contains 4 or more mostly full-sized products. Any product received in a subscription box can be purchased individually in their online store as well. Love Goodly is female-owned and operated and gives back to important causes with every purchase. Current causes they’re supporting include organizations working to cure cervical cancer and a variety of animal-wellness groups.