Today on Sunday Styles, I'm taking a closer look at Stitch Fix. You've probably already heard all about it, but on the off-chance you haven't Stitch Fix is essentially a personal shopping service that sends you clothes based on your style & size etc, right to your door. You can set up regularly scheduled Fix deliveries, or simply schedule one when you feel like you need a boost in you wardrobe. I got my first Fix a couple weeks a go (so more to come after my repeat Fixes) but in the meantime, here are my initial thoughts.
Overview: Stitch Fix offers a great twist on personal shopping, as they use technology and expert styling to give you a personalized experience from the comforts of your home. You give them your size and style preferences (via completing a Style Profile), and your stylist sends you a selection of 5 items picked just for you, note that you pay a $20 styling fee but that $20 is applied toward anything you purchase from your fix. You try everything on at home, and only pay for what you want to keep minus the $20. And, if you keep everything in your Fix, you'll get 25% off your total. Following each fix you are asked to provide detailed feedback so they can effectively meet you expectations and style you again. To get the best fix possible for you, make sure to complete the Style Profile thoroughly (take your time), link a Pintrest board to your account so they can get a sense of your style, tell them brands you frequently wear and those whose style you envy, and leave complete and honest feedback of each item and your overall impression of the box and hopes for your next box.
The Downside/Areas of Improvement:
What was in my box?
Love all the details. Included in the box is a personal note from your stylist, a list of all the items in your box and prices, and a style sheet with ideas on how to style each item in your box.
41Hawthorn, Bindy Fit and Flare Ponte Dress- I posted about this dress and how I styled it last week on the blog. When I first saw it in the box I did not like it and immediately thought I was going to send it back. BUT, I tried it on, and it grew on me.. it fit me really well, and ironically, I had an event to go to the week it came, so I kept it.
Sold Design Lab, Mylee Tulip Hem Skinny Jean- I was amazed how well these jeans fit me, including the length (which at 5ft 3in is very rare for me). These jeans are so soft (literally called them pajama jeans, I love the detail on the bottom, and they're actually a lower price point than I usually spend on my favorite jeans. I definitely kept these!
Kensie, Monika Mini Dot Short Sleeve Sweater- This picture doesn't really do this shirt justice... this is one of those pieces that looks way better on! The back was a tad bit see through, and the style of the shirt was actually really cute on and a great fit. I decided not to keep it mostly because its black and I don't wear a ton of it. Going in to the Spring, I'm hoping to build up my wardrobe with more spring colors and for the higher price point on this, I'm hoping to find some colorful tops in my next Fix. :-)
LA MADE, Monique V-Neck Striped Sweater- Yes, hard to tell from this picture, but this shirt is really cute. Simple, but soft, stylish, and versatile. I love the loose fit and openings on the side (which you can't see from this picture). I kept this and have worn it often
Wimberly, Kassia Enamel Chain Bracelet- I love this bracelet. These are my colors and my style, but unfortunately it was too big (as in fell off) my wrist. It was a tad bit pricey, but I likely would have kept it if it fit.
Recap/ Recommendation: Overall, I was really pleased with my first Fix, and actually really impressed with how well the clothes fit. I think even with a thorough Style Profile it can be a bit of a crapshoot the fist time, so all things considered I think it was a good first go at it. I kept 3 items and returned 2. I love that SF gives you the ability to leave feedback on every item as well as a general summary on your over all thoughts and opinions. I like that I was able to say limited dresses, more relaxed looks i.e. jeans and cute tops. I gave lots of feedback and ordered another Fix coming in June. I've heard from many people that your Fixes only get better as you go, so I'm really excited for my next Fix to come and to report back to you! For me, Stitch Fix is a great option. I live in Maine (with not a ton of options at these price points), I have two toddlers that are with me a majority of the time, and I feel like in general I'm looking for a change/boost in my wardrobe. If this sounds like you, and you could use the time savings having the clothes come to you, I highly recommend giving it a try. I like that I'm trying new brands and letting someone else do the leg work, but if you are someone who is particular about your brands and picking out your clothes, it may not be your thing, but there's not much to loose in giving it a whirl (IMO). I also urge you to try the clothes on even if you already think you have your mind made up.... I was pleasantly surprised by a few items. Its a great opportunity to try new styles, and you never know what might work. Learn more over at the Stitch Fix website; I find their FAQs super helpful!
Have you tried Stitch Fix? I'd love to hear about your experience, and I'll definitely keep you posted on my next Fix.
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I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!