Stitch Fix is an online clothing shop designed to provide personal styling services for women at an affordable cost. It was specifically created for women who need to wear nicer clothes for events/work but who don’t want to spend hours and hours combing through clothing stores to put together outfits.
I had told you that I was going to try the service again because I had a little bit of referral credit to use and because multiple people had told me that the stylists got better at choosing clothing for you if you gave really honest feedback.
So I wanted to tell you about my recent box of clothes from Stitch Fix and why I may have changed my mind about Stitch Fix. But first, if you’re new here, here’s a refresher on how Stitch Fix works.
How Stitch Fix Works
2. Fill out your style profile. You’ll give very specific details on sizes you wear, styles you like, colors you like, types of clothes you like, and what types of clothing you are specifically looking for (more casual, all business, a mix of both, etc.) You can be very detailed in your descriptions and even share a Pinterest board with them to give Stitch Fix some ideas of your tastes in clothing.
3. Go to checkout and pay a $20 styling fee (this is reimbursed if you choose to keep any of the clothes).
4. One of the Stitch Fix stylists will take your style profile, sizes, and preferences and put together a box of clothing based upon what they think you’ll like and what they think will work well for you.
5. They’ll send you this box in the mail. You’ll have a few days to go through the box, try on the clothes, and then choose to keep any that you liked and ship back any that didn’t work (they provide a postage-paid envelope for you to use).
And here’s what was in my recent box from Stitch Fix:
Izzie Striped Fit & Flare Dress ($64) — I instantly adored this dress when I saw it, but the waistline was too high on me and I thought the dress itself hit me at a bad spot. All in all, it wasn’t figure flattering on me at all. Verdict: Sent back.
Benson 3/4 Ruched Sleeve Blazer ($78) —I thought the material this blazer was made out of was perfect for traveling (it was more of a knit material than a typical stiff blazer material) and wanted to love it so much, but it was too long for my short frame and therefore the last 1-2 inches of it looked weird/too long on me. Verdict: Sent back.
Moni Abstract Chevron Stud Detail Blouse ($58) — I loved everything about this blouse, except the price was a little too high for me and I didn’t like the color at all. If it were teal, I would have kept it because of how well it fit me. Verdict: Sent back.
Jaclynn 3/4 Sleeve Button-Up Cardigan ($38) — I really liked this cardigan, but it had a snag in it when I pulled it out of the box and I thought the price was too high for a very simple cardigan. Verdict: Sent back.
At this point, you might be wondering why I said I may have changed my mind about Stitch Fix. Well, it all changed when I pulled out these Jimmy Ankle Length Skinny Jean ($88).
I LOVED these jeans!!! It’s so hard to fit jeans that fit my short frame well. These were PERFECT and I’m so excited that they fit me so well!
Honestly, I wanted to buy multiple pairs of these exact same jeans because they were exactly everything I want in a pair of jeans. I needed to buy one more pair of jeans for this Fall/Winter and I found that when I went shopping, I was comparing every pair of jeans I tried on to these. They have now become my new standard in jeans. 🙂
$88 is a LOT to pay for a pair of jeans. In fact, it’s quite a bit more than I’ve ever paid for jeans. However, I realized that I will probably wear these jeans hundreds of times over the next few years. In that case (and because I only have a few pairs of jeans), I decided it was worth it for me — especially to get a style and fit I love.
Here are my overall thoughts on this recent Stitch Fix experience:
- I had a lot of fun filling out my style profile. It really helped me to think through what I love and what I don’t love. Since I’m not a fashionista, this isn’t something I’ve spent much time considering. So I thought that was a very valuable exercise.
- I also loved the anticipation of getting a box in the mail that you didn’t know what would be in it. It’s fairly rare that I get to open and go through a mystery box, so looking forward to the box made the experience more fun!
- Since I don’t enjoy shopping, it was really fun to get a box of clothes in the mail — SO much easier than going shopping! Plus, I loved being able to try them on my own bathroom and try them on with items already in my closet to help me decide whether I should keep or send each item back.
- I love the styling cards they gave you with each of the items to give you ideas of how to accessories a piece/what to wear it with. These are great especially for someone like me who has no idea how to put outfits together.
- I loved that this box had a few items I never would have pulled off a rack myself. And it inspired me to look for similar items — such as the knit blazer — when I’m clothing shopping next time.
- I was so happy that the stylist seemed to take my honest feedback from my last fix to heart and do a MUCH better job of picking out items that were things I’d love this time.
- The prices at Stitch Fix are going to be much more than you’re going to find at the thrift store or on the sales rack. This service is designed specifically for women aren’t on a extremely tight budget who want to dress fashionably without spending a lot of time shopping. For busy working women, it could be a lifesaver. However, I think you need to be somewhat adventurous for it to work well for you.
Overall, I was so much happier with this fix and so thankful that I tried again — especially because I would have missed out on a fantastic pair of jeans, otherwise. I still have a little more credit left and I earned a little bit more after my last post (I guess a few of you are so adventurous that you decided to try it out — despite my very negative review!), so I’m going to try another fix. I’m hopeful that maybe it will be even better than this last one. We’ll see.
Have you tried Stitch Fix before? If so, I’d love to hear what you thought of it.
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