It’s all the rage right now. You’re seeing it everywhere on Instagram and blogs. What is it, you say? It’s quite possibly the most efficient and delightful way for folks with busy lives to shop.
Imagine having a personal stylist – I mean, c’mon, we all dream of having one, right? I’m pretty fashionably challenged and I never know what goes with what and I never really branch out of my comfort zone. To be honest, I’m ok with just wearing yoga pants and a baggy shirt all day. Jason, on the other hand, he’d like to see more dressed up and less “frumpy.” Disclaimer: those weren’t his words, those were mine – so don’t go chasing him down the street saying he calls his wife ‘frumpy’!
So with Stitch Fix, every month or so (you schedule it whenever you want), you set up a “fix,” and you get your own box of clothes delivered right to your front door from your personal stylist! You have to pay a $20 styling fee upfront but if you choose to buy any items of clothes in your fix, you can apply that credit towards the item! Say, I got a $28 sweater that I loved. I want to keep it. Well, I would only have to pay $8 more! :)
Now, you’re wondering, “wait, how do they know what I like and what I don’t? How do they know what fits me?” Relaaaax. They’ve got this. When you sign up (it’s invitation only right now so clicky on that link to sign up!) you fill out this really detailed style profile. They ask you what price range you want, what style you like, what you don’t like, what size you are in tops and bottoms, they show you pictures and you tell them whether that’s something you’d wear or not, etc. It’s really in depth so they can zero in on your style.
Ok, so now you have the box, what now?
You open it! Haha :) but seriously - each box comes with 5 items of clothing. Sometimes it’s 4 items of clothing with an accessory.
Each piece of clothing comes with a style tag. It gives you ideas and tips of what you can wear that particular clothing item with. How cool, huh? Like, I never would’ve thought to wear a denim jacket with this shirt. It really gets you out of your comfort zone and gets you to try new things. You don’t always have to love it. Sometimes, if it’s too out of your comfort zone – that’s totally ok! Just send it back! They give you a prepaid envelope that you just drop off within 3 days at your local post office when you’re running errands!
Ok, let’s give you a preview of my fix!!
This was the Peter Pan collar dotted shirt. I LOVED how this felt. It felt like silk but it wasn’t, it felt like butter, though. I’m still really torn on whether or not to keep it. It’s $58. That’s really steep for a shirt, for me anyway. I never pay that much for a shirt. I’m still heavily debating it. I guess if you love something, you should keep it, right? ;)
This is the shirt from the side. I love how it’s short in the front and longer in the back.
I definitely kept this. The picture seems more aqua blue than it is in real life. In real life it’s actually mint. It was reasonably priced at $38 and…..the best part?
Ta-da! The back! It’s all lace!! It’s not super sheer either so I don’t *have* to wear a white tank top under (I still probably will) but isn’t it dramatic? Like you totally don’t expect that to be on a back of a sweater. Loveeee it. Also, excuse the giant tag that I totally didn’t tuck in.
This was meh. It made me look frumpy and short. It was a crochet dress, which just isn’t me at all. I don’t know, it just wasn’t really flattering. And they included leggings to wear underneath. I wish they didn’t do that cause that counted as an item of clothing and I literally have like 5 pairs of leggings at home already :( oh well. The dress was $58 and the leggings were $38.
Suuuuuper cute statement necklace!!! $38 (a little pricey for my taste, so I returned it)
At the end of your fix, you put everything that you don’t want back into this bag, log back into your Stitch Fix account and tell them what items you kept and which items you didn’t. You also have the chance to tell them why you returned it (or kept it) and how the style fit you and how the fit/cut was, etc.
Overall, I love this service! A lot of the clothes are one-of-a-kind and I don’t see anyone else with them – which is always nice especially since retail stores are so cookie-cutter these days. The clothes are really high quality too. Not some cheap stuff that you’ll wear out after two washes.
The stylist really tries to stick to your price range and sometimes they just can’t get the cheap items, but you never know, you may fall in love regardless! After a few fixes, they actually start to learn your style so the fixes after that become better and better because it’s more stuff that suits your style. Your wallet will get lighter too ;)
I think there’s a waitlist to join, but it moves pretty fast!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post! I purchased this on my own. However, this post does contain referral links for new sign-ups that give me a little credit towards my next box. It just means you get more Stitch Fix review posts :)