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.
I continued my experiment with Stitch Fix‘s adventurous side, so my routine preview (sign in to Stitch Fix, look at the item titles in my order, Google the names) left me with mixed emotions. I was excited for some items, and little “meh” about others.
Below, I’ve posted each item, its cost through Stitch Fix, the “preview impression,” and the “arrival” item impression.
CARTER CARVED METAL FAN NECKLACE, $36
I couldn’t find any images of this, and Stitch Fix doesn’t quite capture my jewelry preferences – so I expected to send this one back.
I would have preferred a shinier silver finish rather than the pewter. I also have a similar fan necklace that I like more, so this wouldn’t really add anything to my collection. Verdict: returned.
TRINIDAD CHEVRON STRIPED HENLEY BLOUSE, $48
And…yes! I loved this so much! The colors were perfect and it fit so well. The price point was right on target. I know I will wear this a lot. Verdict: Kept. Duh.
ANISE STRIPED VEST, $48
I think this might also be a typo, because it’s listed as $78 in every post I could find. I’m undecided on this vest. I think I’ve pinned it before, but after seeing all the other blog posts I don’t think I can pull off the look like these lovely ladies (1, 2, 3, 4).
I don’t have anything like this, and it really fits with the sporty vibe I’ve been feeling lately. I can’t wait to wear this in the fall! Verdict: Kept.
DAISY EMBROIDERED HEM FIT & FLARE SKIRT, $78
Skirt, eh? I managed to find one picture, and…I don’t like it (1).
I really couldn’t see myself ever wanting to pull it off the hanger and wear it. It doesn’t fit my casual or professional wear, and for $78 it doesn’t make sense to force it into my closet.
KALEIGH ANKLE BITER SKINNY JEAN, $88
Since I’m in a jeans rut, I didn’t dismiss this like I tend to. The color would be a factor. I found an olive, white, and burgundy pair (1, 2, 3). I’ve never been able to pull off lighter-colored pants, so…we’ll see.
I loved the way these jeans fit, and I was surprised by how much I liked the color. $88 is a lot more than I would normally spend on jeans. I thought I wouldn’t get the mileage with these jeans, so I sent them back. Of course as soon as I shipped off my return envelope, I realized I was an idiot and could wear these jeans with a ton of different things in my closet! Lesson learned, do a closet audit when undecided. On the positive side, I have now joined the ranks of Stitch Fix customers with repentant returns. Verdict: Sent back (regrettably).
I really liked this fix. It was so fun to get a mix of different pieces, some of which were out of my fashion comfort zone. Can’t wait for the next one!
Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or compensated by Stitch Fix, but I do get a referral credit if you sign up using the links above.
Any other Stitch Fix fans out there? What pieces did you get this month?