Confession time: I did not blog about my first two Stitch Fixes. I had every intention about blogging about my Stitch Fix experience, but both times I was busy and didn’t get around to taking pictures and writing up a post about it. That’s my only excuse.
Let’s start over. Stitch Fix. In case you’re unfamiliar, Stitch Fix is an online personal shopping service. You fill out a style profile, pay $20 and a stylist sends you 5 pieces of clothing and/or accessories to your home. You try on each piece, decide what you want to keep, and send the rest back in a postage-paid bag within a few days. The $20 goes towards the cost of what you keep. Simple as that!
I heard about Stitch Fix a few years ago, but didn’t take the plunge to try it until about a year ago. I got my first Fix in September 2015 and my second in January 2016 for my birthday. My experience was pretty similar both times – there was one piece that I loved and kept, a couple of pieces that I liked but not enough to keep, and two pieces that I either didn’t care for, did not fit well, or was more money than I wanted to spend on that item. After each Fix you can review it, letting your stylist know what you liked or didn’t like about each piece. I had read several blogs about others’ Stitch Fix experience, and I had often seen that it takes three Fixes for your stylist to really hone into your style. That was certainly true for me!
I just received my third Fix and I loved every piece! As soon as I pulled each item out of the box I knew I loved it. Luckily, everything I tried on fit well! I ended up keeping all five pieces! If you keep every piece they send you, you get a 25% discount. I was a little on the fence about the dress (see below), but I decided to keep it because I basically got it for free with the 25% discount.
Here are the five pieces I received:
I requested to receive a vest and my stylist sent me exactly what I’ve been looking for! It was the first thing I pulled out of the box and I immediately put it on over the outfit I had on. I love it and I’m sure I’ll wear it all the time!
The purple shirt is like a dressier sweatshirt. It is super soft and I love the color. The pants are perfect for work. The color is so versatile I feel like I can wear them with anything! (The pants look a little purple in these pictures – they are more like a grey/beige.)
This is another great work outfit. I love the plaid pattern and colors of this shirt. It’s also light enough that I can wear it from fall through the spring.
I also requested a dress that I can wear during the winter. The majority of my dresses are sleeveless, so I’ve been wanting a dress to wear during chillier weather. I love the colors and feel of this dress.
Some thoughts on Stitch Fix:
- It’s a little pricey. If you are a person that doesn’t like paying more than $20 for an article of clothing, then Stitch Fix is not for you. I have my profile set to receive the lowest price tier and the items I get range from approximately $40 to $100 a piece. It’s hard for me to spend that much on clothes, but since getting a “real grown-up job” I’ve tried to transition my perspective on clothes shopping to buying fewer, quality pieces that I will love and wear often, rather than whatever is cheap or on sale. The items I’ve received from Stitch Fix have been great quality and I know I will wear them for years to come.
- It forces you to try on things that you would never pick up in the store. I received a pair of red/burgundy pants in my second Fix. I really liked them, but decided not to keep them because they were more money than I wanted to spend at the time. However, I’ve been on the lookout for a similar pair ever since. I never would have thought to try a pair of pants in that color, but I realized that they would go with a lot of my clothes. There are also items I’ve gotten and did not like the style at all, but now I definitely know that it doesn’t work for me!
- Don’t be afraid to be very specific in your profile and request items you want. The stylists at Stitch Fix want you to receive items that you will love, so it’s important to tell them exactly what you want to receive. Always review each item after your fix so they know what you liked or didn’t like about each piece. You can also ask not to receive certain items. I have my profile set to not send me accessories (jewelry, scarves, handbags) or shoes. I use Stitch Fix for clothes only.
- Some people worry that they won’t like anything in their box and they’ll waste $20. This has not been my experience, but I have read on some other blogs that if you really don’t like anything in your Fix, they will send you another Fix with 5 more items. As I said above, their goal is to help you find something you love (and to get you to actually buy something). They are only out the shipping cost, and they will make that back if you buy something in your next Fix.
- One of my worries about Stitch Fix was that items would not fit me, but that hasn’t been a big issue for me. However, I am a fairly “normal” size – medium all around. There have only been one or two things that I didn’t like the way they fit more than them being ill-fitting. I’ve also read that you can request a different size if you really love the style of an item but it does not fit you.
- It’s fun! It sounds silly, but I feel fancy having a personal stylist picking out clothes for me. Plus the excitement of receiving a Stitch Fix box is a special treat.
Have you tried Stitch Fix? What’s been your experience? If you have any other questions about Stitch Fix feel free to send them my way!