Time for another Stitch Fix review…but first, the details for any newbies out there:
I heard about through a food blog I follow. Stitch Fix is a subscription box clothing service for women. You can set up a recurring monthly subscription, or you can schedule the service as-needed.
With each box, you are sent five items selected by a stylist based on an extensive style survey. The process is very in-depth, which can be a turn-off for some users who don’t want to spend so much time answering questions, ranking orders, and giving feedback to the stylists about each item and fix. You can specify a lot of style preferences both in general and for each order. I will admit, it takes a little more time than a service like Golden Tote, but successful results have made me a true Stitch Fix fan.
When you receive your order, you have three days to try on your items. Decide what you want, check out online, and send the remaining items back in the envelope included with your shipment.
There is a $20 “styling fee” for each box. However, the $20 fee is deducted from your purchase. In addition, there is a 25% discount if you keep all five items.
My top tips for a great fix:
- Details are key – offer lots of specific likes and dislikes in your profile and your order feedback
- Link to your fashion-specific Pinterest board (here’s mine – and yes, I pin specific Stitch Fix items)
- Check out other bloggers’ posts for feedback and tips (you can request specific stylists with your orders!)
- Be honest about price points! Stitch Fix allows you to specify a price range for each type of item they offer; I ended up with much better results after I adjusted my price ranges to reflect my actual fashion budget (erm: as cheap as possible)
Well, it’s official: Stitch Fix gets better and better. November was an amazing fix. The company sent out a cute holiday kit with coupons, recipes, and gift ideas
RYAN CHEVRON KNIT INFINITY SCARF, $38
I was initially worried about the scarf. I already have a chevron infinity scarf, which I absolutely adore. I wasn’t sure if I needed a second. The nice surprise about this piece? The only things those scarves have in common is “chevron” and “infinity scarf.” The fabric was different, the size of the pattern was different, and the colors were different. My other scarf is a solid spring/summer piece, while this screams fall and winter.
ISABELLA PLEATED SKIRT, $58
One thing I neglected to mention about Stitch Fix – styling cards! They offer two “looks” for the piece. From my experience, there’s usually a casual look and a date/professional look. I like using them to get ideas on pairings from within my closet, or try out an “edgier” look.
For this piece, I wasn’t a huge fan of the skirt. It wasn’t super flattering, though I imagine as I continue losing weight (I gain mostly in my waist, hips, and thighs) it might be a solid staple. I could definitely see pairing it with a cute pair of tights.
THOMSEN STRIPED PULLOVER SWEATER, $54
A couple of years ago, I would have put this back into the box without trying it on because I refused to pair black and blue together. I’m a little more open-minded now, especially because I love shades of royal blue. This sweater is really soft, and it is something that I can wear at work and on the weekend.
SANYA CUT-OUT SUEDED SHORT SLEEVE TOP, $58
Pairing this top with jeans or a black pencil skirt? That’s a solid bet for my closet.
I like the cut-out detailing, and I think this would be a fun statement piece to play around with.
SEURAT POLKA DOT CREW-NECK SWEATER, $88
Ah, yes – the casual lighter wash denim and the more formal darker wash denim.
I was so happy to see this sweater in my fix. I’d been coveting it since I saw it earlier this year. It also comes in a gray/black, but this dark berry shade was perfect. The sweater is so soft and comfy, and it fits well without seeming tight or baggy. I don’t have many items with a polka dot pattern (I have to cool it with the chevron pretty soon).
The verdict? I kept it all. Yes, even the skirt. Why? With the 25% discount, it was actually cheaper to keep every piece instead of sending just the skirt back. So far, I’ve worn everything but the skirt and cut-out top. I’ve gotten compliments on each piece – so this was definitely a winner in my book. I can’t wait to see what December’s fix brings!
Any other Stitch Fix fans out there? What pieces did you get this month?