How to Use Rent the Runway Unlimited Without Looking Like a Clone
Trust me, I've used the subscription for a whole year.
because there are approximately five other women in the same outfit. Is there anything inherently wrong with matching? No! Does it poke a hole in my illusion of finally having unique taste and personal style? Yes!That's why I, and fellow ELLE.com RTR subscribers, have come up with a list of hacks to maximize your subscription and avoid looking like a clone.
Search by"New Arrivals" first.Every Saturday, Rent the Runway drops new items in its collection—a mix of seasonal clothing as well as accessories. I suggest allowing notifications from RTR on your phone so that you get the pop-up to search as soon as it opens up. Often times, all four of my items will come from New Arrivals that week. You'll not only have fresher designs people haven't checked out yet, but also will typically get clothes that still have the tags on, untouched.
Rent the Runway’s New Arrivals page.CourtesyChoose items that don't have a ton of reviews.Same principle as above, even if an item isn't one of the"new" ones, if you check it out and it doesn't have hundreds of photos of women wearing the piece and thousands of reviews, it's probably a piece that hasn't been worn a ton.
Lean into picking separates.I don't own a lot of dresses and jumpsuits, and RTR was a great, easy way to experiment with wearing things I would've never bought. That said, one-pieces are usually the most popular and likely to be similarly styled by other people. Opting instead for tops, pants, skirts, etc. to mix in with your own clothes and accessories allows you more possibilities (and less chances to get your outfit IDed as another RTR item). The other day ELLE's Beauty Director Katie Becker was wearing this orange knitted, double slit skirt I immediately fell in love with. When she told me it was RTR, I—someone who has combed through
thousandsof RTR pages—was totally surprised. Read more: ELLE Magazine (US) »
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