Have you ever dreamed of having your own personal stylist? Do you love fashionable clothing, but lack the time for shopping? Do you get super excited when an online purchase makes it to your doorstep? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Stitch Fix is the solution for you.
Stitch Fix is a subscription service that delivers clothing boxes to your home. You can try on the items, and decide what you would like to keep, and what you would like to send back. In the post below, I will walk you through the process from start to finish so that you can determine if Stitch Fix is right for you!
How it works
I first signed up for Stitch Fix three years ago when it was still a new subscription service. There were several limitations at the time, like not being able to exchange items for a different size. Over the last several years, Stitch Fix has grown and improved a ton! I am totally hooked once again.
Once you sign up, you will complete a style profile. This quiz is a list of questions designed to give your stylist a clear picture of your taste in fashion. The quiz includes questions ranging from your reasons for signing up for Stitch Fix, your fit preferences, how much you would like to spend on various clothing items, and your likes and dislikes. You can even provide a link to your Pinterest boards to give your stylist a visual of your style.
I find this step in the process to be really fun! You can even go back to the Stitch Fix website once you have your account completed and choose thumbs up or thumbs down on various clothing items to continue to refine your style profile.
Once you are ready to schedule a fix, you pay a $20 styling fee to receive your box of clothing items.
Receive your fix
I get SO excited when it is Stitch Fix day. Your box arrives at your doorstep, and you never know exactly what will be inside! Your stylist will take all the information you provided in the style profile and choose 5 items for your fix.
Items can range from formal dresses for weddings and other special events, to professional work wear, plus size, maternity clothing that is actually stylish (!!), shoes, jewelry, accessories, outerwear, and more. This is one of the biggest improvements that Stitch Fix has made since I first tried it out three years ago. The range of their inventory is so impressive. They even have fixes for children’s and men’s clothing now. You can order a fix for every member of your family!
In your fix, your stylist will also include styling cards, with ideas for how to wear and style the specific items in your box.
Try on your clothing items!
Now that you have opened your box and looked at the styling cards, it is time to try everything on. Trust me when I tell you that this is the most important step. There have been many items in my fix boxes that I would never look twice at in the store, but when I try them on, I love them! This is one of my favorite aspects of the Stitch Fix service. You get to explore clothing items that you never would have otherwise, adding a new, fresh variety to your wardrobe. When trying on the items in your fix, you can play around with other clothing items you already own in your closet so that you can truly get a feel for how you will wear each piece.
The items in my fix
- Marlyn Schiff earrings
These earrings are well made and will go with everything. They have gold and silver tones and sparkle from the crystals. These are very much my style. Not over the top, but adding a bit of feminine glam.
2. Leather and suede black jacket
This jacket was very fun with a mix of materials. The sleeves were a soft stretch cotton material, with the exterior a faux leather and the interior suede. It was very comfortable and fit perfectly.
3. Coral open back dress
This dress was a luscious coral color with so many cute details. The neckline and pockets had a scallop cut, and I loved the open back detail.
4. Floral dress
This dress is the perfect example of what I love about Stitch Fix. I never would have picked this dress on my own, and I almost didn’t try it on. But, once I put it on, I loved it. The fit was very flattering, and the top was stretchy and comfortable.
5. Black floral romper
I love rompers, and I love anything with pockets. This romper was very comfortable and easy to wear. The colors in the print are also very fun and would give lots of options for styling with various colored accessories.
After trying on each clothing item in my fix, I had to decide what to keep and what to send back. What would you have kept from this fix? Admittedly, I liked every piece, however it was not in my budget this month to buy the entire box. However, if you ever love every item in your fix, you get a 25% discount when you buy the whole box!
This time, I kept the earrings and the coral open back dress. I passed on the jacket (sadly) because it was too expensive. I passed on the floral dress because I did not have any events planned in the near future where I would wear it. And I passed on the romper because I already own a very similar black floral romper.
Once you have made your decision, you simply log onto your Stitch Fix account check out, paying for the items you keep. The best part, is that you get to apply the $20 styling fee to your total! So, the earrings in this fix were $28. After applying the styling fee, I only paid $8! When you check out online, you can leave detailed feedback about each item. Your stylist then takes this feedback into account when curating your next fix.
You then get 3 days to return the items you choose not to keep. Stitch Fix provides you with a prepaid bag. Simply throw in the items you are sending back, and drop it off at the U.S. Post Office.
Now its your turn
So, what do you think? Does Stitch Fix sound like something you would like to try for yourself or your family? What I love about it is that there is really nothing to lose. If you sign up for one fix and choose not to continue, you can pause your account at any time. Or, if you love it, you can get a new fix delivered as often as every 2-3 weeks. It is truly a customizable experience. So, good luck and have fun!
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