I decided to try Stitch Fix after going through my closet to make a Good Will donation. Most of my clothes were out of date, ill fitting, faded, etc. With two kids and a busy job the thought of spending hours shopping for clothing has completely lost its appeal for me. I’ve heard good reviews about Stitch Fix so I decided to seriously consider it as an option for my lifestyle.
One of the most helpful tools to make my decision were the online reviews I found about people using the service, so I thought I’d share my experience as well. I’ll keep this updated to include what I’m getting in the fixes, how I’m utilizing my profile and other tools for better customization.
What I like so far:
- The service offers a lot more customization than I thought
- You have lots of options to select size, fit, style, cost that you can update as frequently as you like
- You can request certain pieces and specific items
- I’m most interested in updating my work wardrobe, so I’m keeping my boxes focused on business casual items- with a specific focus on pants
- You can even look at what other people have received in their fixes and make a request to receive the same item. I love this option and hope to get inspiration from other bloggers on what they receive and love.
- The cost is reasonable
- You pay $20 every time you receive a box- but you can customize when you receive your shipments from every few weeks to every few months
- You also get that $20 back on the purchase of any item- the only time you lose it is if you hate everything and send it all back
- It’s fun!
- Most of my shipments are Amazon Prime deliveries of toilet paper and dish soap- so getting a box of clothing is a fun change of pace for my porch.
What I don’t love:
- I’m still tinkering so I’m not out of love yet. I’ll let you know if my experiment goes south!
I didn’t realize how much I would be talking about my fixes until I received box 2- sorry that this review won’t have many pictures.
In my first Fix I received:
- Burgundy/Plum Blazer
- Skinny Jeans
- Button Down Plaid Shirt
- Black Dress
- Long Gold Necklace
This was a very good style match for me, even though I ultimately only kept one item- the blazer. My stylist had gone through my Pinterest board and picked an exact outfit I had pinned and recreated it for me with the black dress and blazer. I loved both pieces and I still kind of regret not keeping the dress. It was form fitting, which is a bit out of my comfort zone, but more importantly the zipper was in the back and I’m currently nursing/pumping so that really doesn’t work for me right now. I did love it and it was a perfect example of something I wouldn’t pick for myself, that I thought I wouldn’t like, but it was great.
The Blazer- KEEP
- Beautiful color
- Not something I already had
- Great for work and casual
- Great fit
- I liked them and they were a style match, but a bit too long
- Not a work item
- Similar to things I already own
Button Down- RETURN
- I don’t love button down shirts on me- I have updated my profile to reflect this
Black Dress- RETURN
- I loved it- but I outlined the reasons for not keeping it above
- I don’t need any new jewelry at the moment- I updated my profile to reflect this
Overall, I was pleased and it left me excited for my next fix. I’m not allowing myself to purchase any clothing other than in my fixes for the moment, so I moved up my next shipment date. I’m trying to avoid impulse buys at Target. I LOVE Target and their clothes can be amazing, but I’ve noticed that they don’t hold up well and so this is the deal I’ve made with myself to stay on budget.
Are you loving Stitch Fix? Share your tips and tricks with me!
Here is a photo of the Blazer IRL- I’m in the front 🙂