After a year marked by repetition (same sweatpants, same Zoom top, same everything ), spring\u2019s arrival feels like a symbolic opportunity to set aside the loungewear and adopt a refreshed perspective on dressing. Enter The LAUREN Look , a new rental subscription service by LAUREN Ralph Lauren that\u2019s ready to resuscitate any wardrobe plagued by sameness. Here\u2019s the download: Explore weekly new arrivals and add styles that pique your interest to your \u2018Closet\u2019 (you do this by clicking a hanger icon\u2014cute, right?). Once your virtual closet has at least ten pieces, you\u2019re ready for your first box. Your delivery will include a mix of four items you have \u2018hanging\u2019 in your closet, but if you have your eye on one specific piece, you can use their \u2018Need It Now\u2019 function for an additional fee. Once your box arrives, you can wear the items for as long or as briefly as you want\u2014shipping, returns, and dry cleaning are all included, which means there\u2019s literally no limit on how many times you can refresh your wardrobe per month. Also! If you fall in love with one of the LAUREN Ralph Lauren pieces (highly likely), you can buy it directly from your \u2018Closet\u2019 at an exclusive member discount. Putting the service to the test, Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Sally Holmes and Accessories Director Julia Gall had a box from The LAUREN Look delivered at their respective homes in New York and Rhode Island. They received spring must-haves, including breezy tie-neck blouses, floral-print skirts, and lightweight separates that added up to a slew of fresh looks that\u2019ll inspire your spring style. Ahead, find out which pieces they loved, how they mixed each essential into their wardrobe, and how The LAUREN Look revived their outlook on spring style. SALLY HOLMES Editor-in-Chief Describe your personal style. Laid-back but elevated. It\u2019s important to me to feel good and look good, so I gravitate towards elegant and unfussy clothes. I love a slouchy sweater tucked into a trouser or an oversize blazer with straight-leg jeans and a heeled boot. After a cold winter, are you inspired to dress up for spring? I\u2019m living for the change in seasons so I can retire\u2014or at least take a break from\u2014my regular lineup of cozy sweaters. They\u2019ve been keeping me warm and comfy (yet still presentable) for all my WFH duties, but I\u2019m so looking forward to livening up my daily wardrobe and Getting Dressed again. Already have visions of myself in florals and pops of color walking around my neighborhood, taking in the sunshine as I take phone calls. How do you put together an outfit? It always depends on what\u2019s on my calendar for the day. If I know I have a big meeting or an Instagram Live, it will inform what vibe I\u2019m going for. Lately, because I\u2019m focused on above-the-keyboard dressing, I usually start with the top I want to wear that day and then choose accessories and the rest of the outfit after. But mainly, I\u2019ll start with the one item I really feel like wearing that day\u2014whether that\u2019s a sweater or heel or even an earring\u2014and then go from there. What's your favorite aspect of a rental service? I love the option of trying something without having to buy it first. Renting from The LAUREN Look allows me to choose something that\u2019s out of my comfort zone that I wouldn\u2019t usually buy\u2014but might fall in love with. Recently I\u2019ve been trying to invest in basics\u2014key pieces that I know are worth spending money on that I\u2019ll wear for a long time\u2014and using a rental service is the perfect way to add variety and a little bit of fun to that wardrobe. Mixing statement pieces or very specific items that I know I\u2019m not going to wear super regularly with my existing closet via a rental service is kind of the dream! Which piece was the easiest to style? The black pants were a seamless fit into my regular wardrobe\u2014the perfect gateway pant to get me out of leggings and back into real clothes. They\u2019re comfortable but still look pulled together, and I could throw on a blazer and a loafer and feel great about wearing them to the office. Was there an item that pushed you to be more creative? I unexpectedly loved the tie-neck blouse. It\u2019s a little more ladylike than I would normally choose, but putting it on, it didn\u2019t feel at all stuffy. I paired it with a pair of high-waisted jeans, and it felt cool and much more pulled-together than I\u2019ve looked for the majority of this year! What\u2019s your advice for building outfits from rental service pieces? I\u2019d actually say to be adventurous and take risks. If you don\u2019t like something or it doesn\u2019t quite work, you can send it right back\u2014that\u2019s the beauty of it. I loved the black pants I got, but they\u2019re actually quite similar to something I\u2019d wear regularly and want to buy. That\u2019s great for the first time, but I probably wouldn\u2019t rent them again. instead, I\u2019d go for something that I\u2019m a little more curious about or challenged by. Especially as we contemplate returning to work and normal life, I think getting dressed should be fun, so choosing pieces that will get you excited about wearing clothes\u2014especially those hanging in your closet that you\u2019ve been staring at for the past year\u2014feels like the best option. JULIA GALL Accessories Director Describe your personal style. Pretty feminine and a touch preppy. I love mixing prints and stripes with unexpected pops like a cozy sock, a vintage tee, or silk scarf. After a cold winter, are you inspired to dress up for spring? Sadly, I think the time of sweatpants all day every day has passed, especially during the workweek. 2021 is about wearing actual clothes but in a modified, more comfortable way. Wide-leg jeans, blazers with t-shirts, leggings, and flats are all ways I\u2019m making this compromise. How do you put together an outfit? I love to start with a \u2018closet challenge\u2019 piece. There\u2019s always something that I\u2019m staring at in my closet, wondering why I haven\u2019t worn it, and so I\u2019ll think about another smart and fun way to wear it, like giving myself a challenge. It\u2019s a fun way to flex my dressing ability and also evolve my style a bit more. What\u2019s your favorite aspect of a rental service? As an editor, I have an incredibly short attention span for fashion. I love an influx of fresh pieces to mix in with my go-to\u2019s. The LAUREN Look is a fabulous way to get excited about your wardrobe again, kind of like adding a little spice to your go-to soup. Which piece was the easiest to style? The Estate Jeans were absolutely a no-brainer to add to my mix. I\u2019ve been craving a new pair of jeans so getting to try out this pair by renting them was a great way to play around with something new. I loved the embroidery details and adding a little cuff to let my shoes have more of a moment. I will definitely be wearing these well into warm weather. Was there an item that pushed you to be more creative? I was shocked how much I really loved the Floral Tiered Peasant skirt. I wouldn\u2019t describe my style as very bohemian, so this piece was a bit of a challenge, but I liked the idea of a long skirt paired with cozy knits like an oversized nubby sweater and cashmere socks worn with preppy loafers. It was so comfortable for all-day wear that I\u2019d recommend it to anyone who can\u2019t break out of their leisure pant habit. You heard it here first\u2014long skirts are the new sweats! What\u2019s your advice for building outfits from rental service pieces? Renting clothes is a great way to experiment with a trend or try something you might not necessarily want to commit to with a purchase. Start with some go-to\u2019s as a base (i.e. your favorite pair of slim black trousers and a classic tee) and add a printed jacket or one with interesting details like brass military-style buttons. Look for pieces that feel more \u2018special,\u2019 and it will definitely help you think differently about how to put together an outfit you may not have considered before.