Honest Aritzia Review 2021 – A Lily Love Affair
MY HONEST ARITZIA REVIEW:
I have thought about shopping Aritzia a number of times in the past – both in stores and online – but have never pulled the trigger on a purchase. That was, until a few weeks ago, when I headed into a store locally.
I did snag a number of pieces I now love, and have been wearing non-stop, but there are a few things you will want to consider if you are thinking of shopping Aritzia for the first time, as well.
Below, I’ll outline my thoughts on their selection, overall price and value, important things to note about the fit.
AITZIA STYLE SELECTION:
They have a really great selection of both on-trend and classic pieces. What I really love about their collection is the majority of pieces available are fitting and versatile for weekend to work to date night and beyond.
I specifically picked up three pairs of these incredible Conan Slim Fit Pants (I loved them so much I got black, green and a plaid pair), a dress, a silk snake print cami and two sweaters.
I also eyed a number of great coats for Fall and Winter, a silk slip dress, a killer blazer and and party tops. For my petite friends, these pants are divine!
For reference, I am 5’0 and these pants are the perfect ankle length. The Aritzia collection offers a to of different styles of pants specifically, but pay close attention to the name as the sizes have a tendency to be very different. These are the Conan pant and available in multiple colors. Bonus, they have an elastic waistband in the bag for the perfect fit.
ARITZIA SIZING & FIT:
This Aritzia review would not be complete without talking to you about the fit of the collection. If you have the opportunity to try their pieces on in-store, I highly recommend doing so. Or, pay close attention to the sizing chat online.
A good majority of their pieces have a tendency to run really small. For example, I purchased these Conan pants in a size 6. To offer a comparison, I normally wear a 1-2 in Banana Republic, Ann Taylor or J.Crew. However, I also purchased these Jimmy Pants, but in a size 2. By the way, they are as comfortable and soft as pajamas!
When it comes to tops, I recommend taking a look at the pieces to determine if they appear more fitted or loose. If the piece appears more fitted, I’d recommend sizing up. If it’s more loose, You should be good to go with your typically size.
For another reference point, this snake print cami ran true to size.
Depending on the item, Aritzia pieces can run on the average to higher end of the price spectrum. In my opinion, if you’re shopping for a classic coat, a pair of pants you know you’ll get a lot of wear out of, a dress, etc., you’re likely paying a good price for the quality.
As I mentioned above, many of their pieces are likely ones you’ll have in your closet for season, if not years, to come. In those cases, think about the cost per wear.
For other pieces, such as this silk snake print cami, I think you could find a similar style and quality for much cheaper. For reference, this cami cost nearly $80 at Aritzia.
However, you can find an almost identical style and fit for a fraction of the price at retailers such as Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Zara and more.
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