A Year With Stitch Fix

 

I’ve been keeping a big secret from you. For over a year I have been a Stitch Fix subscriber!  If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is, I’m here to give you the rundown.  It is essentially a subscription personal styling service that is individualized for your personal taste, budget, and lifestyle.  To get started, here’s what you need to know:

  1.  The first thing you’ll want to do is fill out your style profile.  This is a pretty thorough personal style quiz where you let your stylist know your sizes, what areas of the body you prefer to hide or flaunt, whether your style leans more preppy, boho, etc! Stitch Fix also now offers petite sizing (which at 5’2″ I’m a huge fan of), maternity options, jewelry and SHOES (their newest edition!)
  2. Once you complete your style profile you will receive 5 items delivered right to your door! You can receive a delivery as often as you like (I do monthly; but you’re totally in charge of your Fix and can reschedule or change delivery dates at any time).  In my Fixes I usually get a mix of tops/blouses, denim, skirts, and dresses.
  3. Decide what you’re going to keep and send back the rest!  There is a $20 styling fee but if you decide to keep anything in your Fix it is credited toward the items you keep.  Shipping is free both ways and a return bag is included.  Just drop off any unwanted items at the post office and you’re done!

Tips for Getting Your Best Fix:

  • Start a Pinterest board dedicated to outfits or pieces that you’re interested in (there’s a place in your style profile where you can link to your personal board).  If you want to check mine out it’s here. You’ll find tons of reviews/images from other people who’ve received recent fixes to get ideas to add to your board.
  • Be as descriptive as you can when sending your note to your stylist before they start curating the box.  If you’re looking for a specific item to add to your wardrobe, let them know!  For example, for my next Fix I am requesting a pair of white denim since warmer weather is (hopefully!) right around the corner.
  • If you find a stylist that gets you, request to have them style every Fix! If you don’t do this you will probably get a different one with every box.
  • When it’s time to check out leave your stylist detailed feedback regarding what you liked and didn’t like about the pieces you were sent.  This way, with each Fix your stylist will be able to send you  more and more personalized pieces.  As a side note, make sure you use the app! If you check out on the Stitch Fix app you can upload photos of yourself in the clothes so your stylist can get a better idea of fit, etc.
  • Make sure to set your budget and preferences realistically in your style profile.  For me, I specifically requested to never receive jewelry because I’m irresponsible and lose and/or break everything except my wedding rings.  Thus, most of my jewelry comes from Forever21 and I don’t want to spend more than $10 on any one item.  Also, I’m willing to spend more money on things I wear constantly like jeans or blazers.  Alternatively, I don’t want to spend much on tanks or blouses.

Now, without further ado here are some awkward photos that I took of my March 2016 Stitch Fix!

First up where these Yosi Samra Patent Leather ballet flats.  I had requested a neutral flat that I could wear into the office but also wear out casually and my stylist sent me these! She also mentioned they are convenient because they can be rolled up.  Ultimately, I returned these because they weren’t quite as dressy as what I was looking for and they were $88; I felt I could find something similar for much cheaper at DSW.

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The next 2 photos show 1) Mavi “Angie” Skinny Jeans and 2) Pixley ‘Curran” Split Neck Blouse.  In my note to my stylist I also requested a pair of medium wash distressed denim.  She sent me this mavi pair and I love them! Exactly what I asked for and super comfortable, they will get a lot of wear this spring and summer.  I paired the jeans with this split neck blouse.  It was cute, but nothing amazing and the material of the blouse was kind of scratchy so it was returned.

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I got 2 dresses in this fix! First up is this Collective Concepts dress.  I liked this dress; it was a good length, modest enough to wear to work on days that I don’t see clients, and an interesting print.  I didn’t end up keeping it however because I have a similar wrap dress so I didn’t think it would get a lot of wear.

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The last dress was this Market & Spruce “Spencer” striped jersey dress.  I was introduced to the Market & Spruce brand through Stitch Fix and have kept a lot of the items I get sent of theirs.  This dress was cute, comfy and flattering but I ultimately decided to return it since I have a similar sleeveless navy and white striped dress already in my closet!

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So, overall I only kept 1 out of 5 items.  You might think that’s not such a great Fix but I have become a lot more discerning about what I keep since I’ve been subscribed to this service for over a year and have kept many, many, items.  Ultimately I now look for items that I know will be a staple and get a lot of use, like the jeans I decided to keep.  My stylist, Kaitlin, is really great and always tries to accommodate my requests and I can tell that she spends time referencing my Pinterest board.

If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your wardrobe  and hate shopping like I do, I would give Stitch Fix a try!  If you have any questions about this subscription service feel free to leave them in the comments! Happy shopping!

-Kyra

*Disclosure: Links to Stitch Fix are affiliate links.  As always, we appreciate your support!

More about Kyra

Kyra is a wife and dog mom to an adorable French Bulldog. Attorney by day and health/fitness blogger by night. Lives, works, plays, and eats in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

4 Comments

    1. Aha…I’ve seen that board on Pinterest so I figured. I really don’t like shopping in general even though I like online shopping occasionally (mostly on Amazon of course). I bet Stitch Fix would be a great option for me. It’s gotten so popular, they must be doing something right. Thanks for all the info!

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