Check out the new activewear sets that you can choose from for your August 2020 Ellie subscription box, plus get all the details on the outfit that I chose, the accessories, and bonuses this month. Also, find out how to subscribe and save 25% off of your first order.
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Here are the activewear outfit choices that are available for August 2020 at Ellie. There are 18 outfits to choose from this month.
You can head over to the Ellie website to sign up and choose one of these outfits (if available) until the end of the month. If you are a current subscriber, you must choose or skip by August 4.
Most of the choices are pretty basic this month and the few that have patterns aren’t my personal favorite. I do like Nightfall the best as pieces that could be worn anywhere or easily mixed and matched. As far as the patterns go, Summer Thunder is my favorite.
The accessories this month, if you have a 5-piece subscription, are a body massager and a small backpack.
Which would (or did you) pick? If you are not a current member, you can shop the August looks (so long as items and sizes are still available) until the end of the month.
What Is Ellie?
Let’s first talk about what Ellie actually is. Ellie is a monthly activewear subscription with the option to just get the activewear or activewear and accessories and equipment.
You get to choose your outfit from at least 12-18 different options, with some being repeats from prior months.
There is also the ability shop previous collections (it does cost a bit more and only includes the clothing) and must have essentials that are all marked down significantly.
How Does Ellie Work?
Ellie chooses and outfit for you each month, but you have the ability to go in and change it or skip the month all together. You just need to log in between the 1st and the 4th of the month to do so.
I have not received any reminder emails to do this. So far, I’ve just remembered to check on the 1st of the month because I’m so excited to see what’s new, but it might be a good idea to set a reminder on your calendar.
How Much Does An Ellie Subscription Cost?
There are 3 different subscription options:
- The 2-Item plan is $39.95 a month and includes a top and bottoms.
- The 3-Item plan is $44.95 a month and includes a top, bottoms, and a sports bra.
- The 5-Item plan is $49.95 a month and includes a top, bottoms, a sports bra, and 2 pieces of accessories or equipment (like dry towels, a sports bag, workout bands etc.)
Remember, your first outfit is 25% off, regardless of which subscription you choose.
For me, it made sense to sign up for the 5-Item plan because I knew I wanted the 3 pieces of clothing. It’s only $5.00 more for the 2 additional items.
This is considerably less than other fitness wear subscriptions, so the question becomes, “How’s the quality?”
August 2020 Ellie Unboxing Video
August 2020 Ellie Subscription Review
Ellie sends items from a variety of brands. All of my items this month are from the brand Zobha.
Zobha Robbie Sports Bra
This is a low impact sports bra. I really liked this bra because it’s a bit longer than most other sports bras. The material is nice, but it’s not quite as soft as most of the other outfits that I’ve gotten from Ellie.
Along the front center, arm openings, and back of the bra is a mesh-like design. It gives this otherwise basic sports bra a little more flare.
The back straps have a fun criss-cross shape that will look great with a lot of the tops that I have from previous Ellie outfits. So many of the tops have a little peek-a-boo cut-out that would show off the bras fun design perfectly.
This is a low impact sports bra, so I’ll only use this when walking or doing yoga.
Zobha Melanie Seamless Leggings
These leggings are basic black leggings but with mesh-like cut-outs that match the sports bra from the ankle up to the knee.
The material is the same as the bra. It’s nice, but not my favorite.
The fit on these is true to size.
Zobha Tie Front Cardiagan
This is the first time that I’ve chosen an outfit that came with a cardigan or jacket.
The material is very similar to the bra and leggings. It’s soft, but parts almost look as if they are inside-out, which is kind of weird.
I love the thumb-hole openings and the tie front that also looks cute left open.
For a more comfy, lounge feel, I ordered a size up. I definitely see myself wearing this around the house a lot!
Zobha Body Massager
I love this massager!
Most massagers similar to this don’t actually have moving parts. With this one, the balls spin and it feels so much better!
This was such a nice, needed addition to the box.
Zobha Action Backpack
This backpack is tiny. You can probably fit a bottle of water or two and/or some snacks and your phone in there, but that’s about it.
It does have pockets and pouches to stuff extra little things, if needed.
I don’t see myself using this as part of my workout, but could see taking it along on a hike with the kids or something like that.
This month, Ellie included a couple of bonuses, which was a complete surprise.
I received a sample packet of 3 Nuun electrolyte tablets. You add these to a bottle of water to drink after a workout.
There was also a 2-pack of face masks. I got a fun cheetah print and a bright pink mask. These are really soft, comfortable, and obviously very useful at the moment.
Overall I thought this was a really good month! I wasn’t too excited for the outfit choices at first, but after receiving my package, I was pleasantly surprised by how cute it was in person.
I think of all the outfits that I’ve gotten from Ellie, this one is likely the set that I’ll get the most use out of. I can see myself wearing this to workout, as well as out to run errands or lounge around the house in.
The accessories this month were useful, as well. And, the bonuses were a fun surprise.
More Ellie Reviews
If you want more examples of what kind of clothing and accessories you might receive from Ellie, you can check out my past Ellie reviews below:
How To Sign Up For An Ellie Subscription
Ready to give Ellie a try yourself? You can sign up on the Ellie website. Remember that using my link will save you 25%!
If you’ve tried Ellie, I’d love to know what you think – leave a comment and let me know what outfit you’re choosing this month!