Stitch Fix Review – January 2014
Stitch Fix is a monthly styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences, and then your personal stylist sends you 5 items to try once a month. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping and free returns. And if you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $20 fee from the total. (If you keep all five items, you also get a 25% discount!)
I love online clothing shopping, but I tend to stick to items I know I won’t likely need to return, so I don’t take many risks. What I like about Stitch Fix is that my stylist usually sends me a few items that are totally me, and one or two items that push me out of my comfort zone a little bit.
The Subscription Box: Stitch Fix
The Cost: $20 Styling fee (Pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)
The Products: 5 clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your Style Profile.
Ships to: US Only
Each Stitch Fix comes with a card showing you styling ideas for your items. There’s also a letter from your stylist explaining why they picked each item and they usually include some suggestions too!
Liverpool Anita Ponte Pant – Value $78
I’ve had great success with pants from Stitch Fix in the past, but these ones were a little loose in some areas, and I my approach to Stitch Fix is that if I’m paying full retail price for the items, they have to be the most flattering clothing items in my wardrobe. These pants don’t pass that test, so they will be getting returned!
This is one of those items I wouldn’t have picked out for myself, but it turns out I like it a lot! It’s the perfect length to wear with leggings, and the belt keeps it looking fitted! I think this one is a keeper!
RD Style Wilkes Colorblocked Raglan Sweater – Value $58
This sweater is very cozy, but SO not flattering on me. I can’t wear boxy pieces like this. (I’ll need to make a note on my account so I don’t get anymore!)
41 Hawthorne Maddy Ponte Fit & Flare Dress – Value $78
This dress is gorgeous and so flattering. I think 50% of the dresses I own are fit and flare, (And the other 50% are maxis), so my stylist did a great job picking this dress! I would have definitely been more excited to get this dress at the beginning of fall, but it’s such a classic piece that I know I’ll wear it for a while.
This is my favorite item in the box! I have been obsessed with cozy draped cardigans this season, and this one is perfect for me. (And I can justify keeping it since I don’t have any other cardigans or sweaters with similar colors).
Verdict: The January 2014 Stitch Fix was a good box for me! I think I’ll end up keeping 3 items, and if the pants had fit perfectly I would have kept them too. I’m still waiting for a box though were all five items are a hit so I can take advantage of the 25% off deal!
What did you get in your Stitch Fix this month?