Stitch Fix is an online styling service that offers members the expertise of a personal stylist to help update their wardrobe. To sign up for a Stitch Fix, you fill out a personal style profile that includes your sizing, style preferences, and clothing budget. Once your profile is complete, a stylist will send 5 pieces of clothing or accessories to your home for you to try out. You are able to keep the items for 3 days and try them out with your clothes, shoes, and accessories before making your final decision. Also, Stitch Fix sends you a styling card with each item depicting how to wear each item two ways: casually or dressed up.
You pay a $20 styling fee up front, but that money can be applied to any items that you keep from you Stitch Fix. Shipping is free both ways. If you keep the whole box, you get a 25% discount.
I learned about Stitch Fix on Pinterest and just had to try it! I received my first Fix on September 23, 2014. Below are pictures of the items I received:
1) Angie – Tenessy Chevron Print Maxi Dress ($54)
My Review: I always love a great maxi dress! I especially liked that this one was conservative enough to wear to work. I paired it with a navy J. Crew silk sash, a navy bead necklace, and navy flats. It could also be worn casually with sandals and a long necklace.
Verdict: This dress was a keeper!
(2) THML – Gloria Colorblock & Abstract Print Hi-Lo Tank ($48)
My Review: It was love at first sight with this tank top. The fun shape and beautiful detailing in the back make this tank perfect for a date night or concert. This top is also long, so no chance of accidentally showing my stomach when I wear it with jeans.
(3) Level 99 – Kris Skinny Jean ($108)
My review: I was amazed by how well these skinny jeans fit. They came up a little higher than most of the ones I have tried on in stores, which is crucial for preventing a muffin top. Also, they were form-fitting, but still comfortable. I like jeans with a fitted look, but hate feeling like I cannot breathe once I have them on. These jeans are a very dark navy and almost look black in person. I was a little uncertain about the color, but they looked wonderful with the Gloria Tank (see above) and were different from any skinny jeans I had in my closet.
The top by Maeve and you can find it at Anthropologie. The Necklace is Stella and Dot.
(4) Pixley – Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt ($54)
My Review: When I pulled this out of my Stitch Fix box, I cringed. The pattern was not at all my taste, but I tried it on anyway and got a pleasant surprise. The color and design of this shirt are very flattering and it is super soft and comfortable.
Verdict: An unexpected keeper!
(5) 41 Hawthorne – Astor Ruffle Front Tank
My review: This top was the Debbie Downer of my Stitch Fix. My husband thought it was cute, but I absolutely hate it! The material seems low quality and I do not think it will look nice after a couple of washes. The shape is way too boxy. I tried styling it several ways and tucked in, belted, or left hanging, it just looks frumpy.
Verdict: Does anyone want this top? Remember how I said you get 25% off your whole box if you keep a Stitch Fix? It would have cost me $20 to return this shirt and buy all of the other pieces, so I kept it even though it is definitely not my style. This one will probably go straight to consignment.
Overall, my first Stitch Fix was a success. I rarely go into a dressing room and fall in love with 80% of the merchandise I am trying on and even more rarely does that percentage of clothing fit me so well. I am really amazed at how well Stitch Fix found items that work with my style and measurements. I am eagerly awaiting my next Stitch Fix box in October!
If you are interested in joining Stitch Fix, please consider using my referral link. I will receive a merchandise credit if you sign up for your first Fix.
Until next time,