Let’s talk fashion. Or in my case, my lack of knowledge of it. I have never really been that confident when shopping/dressing myself – it can be extremely intimidating & overwhelming. Also – I like to be as comfortable as possible at all times. I kid you not – not being able to wear leggings/jeans to work is a deal breaker for me when job searching. I’ve worked at companies that required dress clothes, and I couldn’t wait to tear off my clothes at the end of the day. Just give me a pair of leggings and a baggy sweater and I will be happy as a clam!
Anyways – I actually do like to dress up, but pairing items together is not one of my strengths. Insert: Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix is an online company that curates outfits for you based on personal preference and your own style. (Please note – I am not getting paid or receiving any type of discount to write this post. A ton of my friends have been getting their stitch fix boxes, so I decided to give it a try! This post is 100% my opinion :)) When you sign up, you get your own stylist who works with you to basically help you put together outfits. Your stylist then sends you 5 things – shoes, clothing, jewelry, or handbags every month (or, depending on how often you choose to have your box sent – every few weeks, every month, every few months, or a few times a year) So how does it work?
- Sign up for Stitch Fix
- Set up your style profile, including any specific notes to your stylist. This includes size, style preferences, colors, cost of items (I chose cheapest for all of my items), etc. You can also include a link to a pinterest board with pins of your favorite things! (Follow me on Pinterest here :))
- Set frequency of box – every few weeks up to a few times a year
- Impatiently wait for your box to arrive in the mail
Once you receive your box, you have the option of keeping nothing or everything – if you end up not liking any of your items, you can return them and will be charged $20. If you decide to keep at least 1 item, the $20 fee is waived. If you decide to buy all 5 items – you get an extra 25% off your entire box!
So imagine my excitement when I finally get my first Stitch Fix box – how cute is this packaged??
Included in the box was a letter from my stylist, as well as a card with different ways to wear each piece of item (where has this been all my life?!):
Unfortunately, my stylist did not get the memo on what my style is. Ok, I liked 2 items, but the rest? Total miss.
Item 1: Orange Blazer
Verdict: I actually have this exact blazer in my closet. Also – $88?? The one I bought was $30 from target, and it is much better quality. Pass!
Item 2: Black knit top
Verdict: No. Just no. Not my style at all – 3/4 sleeve black top with a see-through back – it didn’t look good on, and obviously wrinkles very easily. Pass!
Item 3: Jeans
Verdict: I actually really liked these jeans – super comfy, stretchy, perfect color… unfortunately, they were a size too big, and a bit too loose at the ankles. If these had fit a little better, I probably would have kept them. Pass!
Item 4: Dress
Verdict: NO. This is not something I would EVER wear. The dress was super comfortable – but the print? Definitely not my style. Pass!
Item 5: Shoes
Verdict: No. These shoes pinched my toes from the second I put them on – super stiff, and not comfortable. Also – not a fan of the print. A little too business-y for me. Pass!
Order Total if I bought everything: $256
That is a bit too expensive for me, so I went back and changed my price-point preference. My cousin chose the cheapest prices, and her order total was only $156.
Another thing to note – a lot of my items cam pretty wrinkled, which is 1) annoying that they show up looking like someone already wore them, and 2) If the items wrinkle this easily, they are definitely not something I would want to steam & wear all the time.
While my first box was a dud, I am giving my stylist another chance to get to know my style a little more. I did like a few of the items, so I’m hoping my next box will fit a little better & match my style.
Has anyone else tried stitch fix? If so, what do you think?
If you want to give Stitch Fix a try, check it out here and let me know what you think!
***UPDATE: I received my second stitch fix box, and I sent everything back. I chose the cheapest option, and my box total ended up being $300 (!). The items sent were also not my style… I just don’t think my stylist understood what I wanted. Either that, or I’m just too picky! For now, I’ll stick to TJ Maxx & styling myself 🙂