Today I’m sharing my new love of Stitch Fix, the subscription box service for the fashionistas among us.
I’ve been considering signing up for Stitch Fix for a while, and finally took the plunge this month. It was well worth it, in my opinion.
How does Stitch Fix work?
Stitch Fix is a subscription box service, specializing in clothes and accessories. For a $20 service fee, you’re assigned a personal stylist who will choose five pieces of clothing and/or accessories for you, based on a pretty extensive questionnaire about your sizing and style preferences. When your box arrives, you have three business days to decide what you’d like to keep.
If you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount. Some people have mentioned that even if you only love four of the pieces, it sometimes makes sense to keep all five and take advantage of that extra discount.
If you keep at least one item, your $20 service fee will be applied to your order and taken off your total at checkout.
Returning unwanted items is super simple. Within three business days, just pack up those items in the postage-paid envelope provided with your box and drop off at any USPS mailbox.
Stitch Fix – July 2015 Review (Fix #1)
Let’s move on to the clothes. As I mentioned, this was my first venture into the Stitch Fix world and I braced myself for a few growing pains as the Stitch Fix stylists learned my preferences. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised when the box arrived and I could see myself keeping every single piece. My stylist Heidi really knocked it out of the park.
Here’s what arrived in my July 2015 box:
- Margaret M. Emer Printed Straight Leg Pant – $98
- Le Lis Polli Lace Detail Knit Top – $48
- Market & Spruce Chaplin Hooded Anorak Cargo Jacket – $88
- Mak Coffman Button-Up Cardigan – $48
- Urban Expressions Richie Asymmetrical Clutch – $48
1. Margaret M. Emer Printed Straight Leg Pant – $98
I was hoping for a pair of these pants in my first box, so I was excited to see them included. These are the darlings of the Stitch Fix world right now, and I can absolutely see why. They are pull-on (no zippers or buttons), have a slightly higher waist, and are easy to dress up for work or to wear for a night out. They were a great fit, but I tend to prefer solids and neutrals on my bottom half, and for the price, I wanted to make sure I’d be able to wear them often. Such a graphic pattern would prevent me from doing that, so I sent them back and requested they be sent again next month in a solid color. Verdict: Returned.
2. Le Lis Polli Lace Detail Knit Top – $48
I wasn’t sure I’d like this one when I saw it on the list. I thought it would be a bit too clingy. Boy, was I wrong. In fact, it’s the complete opposite – and didn’t call attention to my midsection at all. A fantastic example of the idea that you really should try on every piece, even if you don’t think it’ll end up working for you. The style on this top is pretty versatile and I’ll be able to dress it up for work or wear it more casually. Bonus on this one was that it’s made in the USA, which I appreciate. Verdict: Kept
3. Market & Spruce Chaplin Hooded Anorak Cargo Jacket – $88
I had pinned this cool cargo jacket (in gray) and was excited to see it included in my first box. The olive color threw me off a little at first – it’s not a color I normally choose for myself. But that’s the fun of a personal stylist – pushing you to move out of your comfort zone, even in the smallest of ways. I’m glad she did, because I knew this one was a keeper as soon as I tried it on. The contrasting peach zipper was another unexpected surprise, which I love. Verdict: Kept (and looking forward to cooler fall days!)
4. Mak Coffman Button-Up Cardigan – $48
This cardigan was a great surprise. The black is very versatile, and the subtle lace detail at the shoulders and wrists gave just enough of a twist on the standard black cardi. The only reason this went back (with much hesitation) was because I tend to size up in cardigans. Verdict: Returned.
5. Urban Expressions Richie Asymmetrical Clutch – $48
This was another piece I had pinned. You could tell my stylist spent time on my Pinterest board, which is awesome. I loved this bag, as I knew I would. The striped lining was a fun surprise and I loved the asymmetric look of the flap. Bonus was the ability to carry it as a crossbody bag. I was all ready to keep this, but convinced myself to send it back and wait for a different color. Verdict: Reluctantly returned.
My next Stitch Fix box is already scheduled, and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next!
Have you ever tried Stitch Fix? Share your experience in the comments below.
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