Time for another Stitch Fix review…but first, the details for any newbies out there:
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.
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).
February’s order was…interesting. In the fall I started “previewing” my orders when I got the shipping notification; I sign in to Stitch Fix, look at the item titles in my order, and try to Google them to pull up images.
This month, I think I may have been a beta tester for a lot of the items. I couldn’t find any of them when I first searched!
AMELIA MULTI CHEVRON STRIPE SCARF, $32
Has my love affair with chevron ended? I already have two chevron scarves. They’re slightly different patterns/colors and different materials (one for fall/winter, and one for spring). When I saw the item in my order, I knew this scarf had to blow me away to justify keeping it.
This scarf is okay. It’s not amazing, but the colors work well in my closet and I could definitely see myself wearing it.
ADRI CROSS FRONT MAXI DRESS, $58
I am not a huge fan of maxi dresses/skirts. I would not pick one out for myself. Granted, I think they look great on almost everyone else, but they just don’t appeal to me. And that’s kind of why I was the most excited about this piece when I saw it in my order. A huge benefit of Stitch Fix is you get items you might not necessarily pick out but fit within your style profile.
Whoa, Nelly. I loved the top of this, except it’s so low-cut I couldn’t wear it to work without something underneath. Also, the “figure flattering” elements promised in my order card were a lie. Not pictured: the super clingy bottom half of the dress, which also had a slit halfway up? I’m 5’2″ and this made 2/3 of my body look like a spoon. Somehow. Weird.
FONTANA STRIPED & COLORBLOCKED TANK, $58
A $58 tank has to be high-quality, unique, flattering, and multi-purpose (work, date night, etc).
This is…cute? I don’t love this, though. I know I would never wear it, and it would sit in my closet until it landed in a giveaway box.
CALIMESA PRINTED CREW NECK TANK, $74
A $74 tank has to be super high-quality, unique, flattering, multi-purpose (work, date night, etc), and like, file my taxes or something.
This was probably my favorite “first look” piece of the whole fix. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t worth such a high price tag.
CHRISTINA JEWELED PENDANT NECKLACE, $78
How is the most expensive item in my box a necklace? This necklace better be frickin’ phenomenal. Also, two accessories in my fix? That is…odd, right?
So yeah. This necklace is not frickin’ phenomenal. Not even close. I really don’t understand the price tag for this piece. I like the length, but I prefer silver tone pieces and the jeweled pendant just didn’t speak to me.
Overall, February’s fix was my worst yet. I wasn’t even sure what I would keep from it. I liked the printed tank, but it was so expensive for a boxy cotton sleeveless top.
It ended up coming down to the maxi dress (which I would have altered to end at the slit, and basically become an above-the-knee piece) or the scarf. I liked the top of that maxi dress so much, but it seemed silly to invest so much in what would be a cotton spring/summer dress.
So, scarf it was. No wow factor, but it has the potential to be a good staple in my closet.
Any other Stitch Fix fans out there? What pieces did you get this month?