Today I’m switching things up and am doing a review of Stitch Fix for y’all because my box just came, and I’m excited (Next post we’ll get back to Derrick’s return from Japan and my awesome presents he got me)!
If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix (this is my referral link so do me a favor and use this link if you’re thinking of giving it a try!), this is my quick summary of it:
You fill out a style profile (sizes you wear, styles you like, what colors to avoid, etc). You order a Fix, and pay $20 as a styling fee. A style consultant goes out and does your shopping for you, gets 5 items (pants, jackets, tops, dresses, skirts, jewelry, scarves, etc are all options) and sends them to you. You try them on in the comfort of your home, decide what you like, pay for the pieces you want by logging on to your account online, then put the other stuff back in the pre-paid envelope and dump it in a USPS box within 3 days.
There were a lot of reasons that I was drawn to give this a try:
1. Sometimes it feels really difficult to find cute clothes that I think are worth spending money on.
2. I don’t always feel like trying things on at the store.
3. I’m probably not as adventurous in trying new styles as I could be.
4.You don’t pay any shipping fees.
5. If you buy anything from your Fix, the 20$ you spent on the styling fee is automatically credited to your total, so even if you try it once and hate everything, you’re only out $20 otherwise; it’s basically “free” to have a stylist pick stuff out for you.
6. There’s no subscription; you can choose to have Fixes automatically sent to you on a regular basis and you can schedule those, or you can schedule one and then whenever you next want a Fix, you go on and request another one, pay the $20 and you’re on your way. And you can always update your style profile so if you change your idea on what kinds of pieces you are looking for at that time, you can do that.
Now, I was a little worried about it just because they say on average, the pieces will cost around $50, which could be a lot depending on what kind of item it is. So I thought maybe everything would be too pricey, but in your style profile you can tell them a price range of how much you are willing to spend on each type of clothing article and they say they try to keep within your budget.
And obviously I was worried that maybe I would hate everything and it would be a total let down. But the style profile has a section where you can link to a Pinterest board, which is perfect if you keep a board of clothing styles/fashion you like. Then the stylist can look at that and your profile and get a sense for your fashion style. You also get some example outfits/styles to look at in your profile and you tell them whether you like the look, love the look, hate the look, etc. Plus you can leave additional comments about what kinds of things you are hoping to get (dressier looks, casual looks, work looks, etc).
So basically what I’m saying is that when filling out the profile it feels extremely tailored (get it, clothes, tailor? Haha?) to you. Okay, enough blabbering about it, here is my Fix:
The dress is fabulous. I love the bright-colored patterned tops. The Dolman top is a miss but that’s just because I’m not a huge fan of the style and I have a lot of black tops already. I like the infinity scarf, but when I first saw it, my first reaction was “picnic blanket” so I’m not sure if I want to wear a picnic blanket around my neck. So I’m really thinking I’m going to keep the first 3 things and probably the other 2 will go back. The prices weren’t too bad…the dress is $64 and the orange top that comes with a camisole is $58. The other 3 pieces were under $50, so they did a pretty good job of staying within my budget (I kind of expect dresses to cost a little more). Everything feels like it’s good quality clothing too, not things that will be worn out after a few wears. I was impressed that everything was the right size and fit well.
The other thing I really liked was this card that came with the clothes:
The top has a little note from your stylist telling you about the pieces/how to wear them and then you also get pictures of how they’ve styled them as well. Not that I’m totally without fashion sense, but I really liked seeing new/different ways of pairing up the pieces for a full outfit.
Bottom line: I am totally loving Stitch Fix! They did a great job finding things in my size that I really like and of finding pieces that were good quality but still mainly within my budget. If you are like me and you get frustrated going into stores, not finding anything you like, not finding things in your size, not feeling creative about your fashion and you want to give your closet a little boost, do yourself a favor and give Stitch Fix a try! I hope you love it as much as I do 🙂