As we previously discussed, I’m in the process of trying out Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe. But I think I can do it better than The Algorithm/Mechanical Turk/the theoretical actual person somewhere inside Amazon that does the “curation”. Let me prove it.
These picks are all based on the same criteria that I gave my “stylist”. Because I’m a human person, some of these are gut calls (eg. is a partial button-up considered a button-up shirt? To me, no. To an algorithm? Hmmm…)
This style of top is all over those overseas discount sites, and I’ve been itching to get one–but unwilling to risk inconsistent sizing. Theoretically, Amazon has solved this for me. I’m fond of this ice cream parlor stripe, but it also comes in acid washed denim and white. Easy, breezy and a little more interesting than a typical tunic. I’m here for it.
This might be a divisive pick, but I think that when you’re styling someone else, the job requires a few bold moves. Mixed stripes are fun and playful without being too hammy. The side tie makes it feel just a little more special than a plain tee. Need something a little more sophisticated? Fiiiiine…
To be fair, I know exactly how this was excluded from being recommended to me: I said no to workwear. And this shirt, styled with those pants? Yeah, it’s work appropes. But some of the other colorways would be perfect for everyday with a pair of jeans.
This may have been filtered out because I said I didn’t want red, but again, this is one of those human call things: people don’t want colors mostly because of their complexions, and I feel like that wouldn’t be an issue here.
Classic, relaxed but with just a couple touches that make it better than slumming it with Old Navy.
I said I like sheer and I’m honestly a little offended it didn’t offer me this blouse. It could function easily as a dress with a shell underneath, or as a top (as seen here). Again, I’m thinking it filtered it out because I said I don’t wear button ups very much, but this isn’t realllllly a button up. Another human call that an algorithm just can’t handle.
This t-shirt is $6-ish. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns. I don’t understand why this isn’t automatically recommended to anyone who marks the cheapest top pricing? Easy sell.
I seriously think throwing in a handbag is just a great way to make it feel like a curation instead of an autonomous process. A funky little clutch or crossbody goes a long way to making it feel more worth the $5.
Absolutely nothing in my profile said “I am afraid of colour, please hold me!” A wild shoe would be more than welcome.