Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing Box Review – June 2017
Stitch Fix very recently introduced plus sizes to their styling service. This is very exciting since all brands and subscription box options should be size inclusive as far as I am concerned; fashion is for everyone!
Stitch Fix is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you initially sign up, you take an in-depth survey that asks you about your clothing size, personal style, and price preferences. Your stylist handpicks five items based on your preferences within the survey. 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!)
My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!
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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: U.S. only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This is the invoice that was included. It shows in detail the items selected for me and the brands, sizes, and cost of each item. The total comes up to $184 after all the discounts if I opt to keep everything—that is an $88 savings. Not too shabby.
I am partial to the packaging and that great seafoam/turquoise used. This card was included giving a handy run down on how Stitch Fix works.
Also included is this sheet with a friendly note from my stylist, Andrea, wishing me a happy vacation (how sweet!) and also providing suggestions on how to wear the pieces that were sent to me. I really like the visuals and that it includes multiple suggestions to show the versatility of the pieces included.
Hari Lattice Detail Top by August Mist, size 3x – Cost to Keep $48
When I saw this top initially I was not sure if it was my speed; it immediately made me think of one of my style inspirations– my best friend, Jen. Jen has this awesome 70s style full of sterling silver bangles, floppy witchy Stevie Nicks hats, vintage band t-shirts, high waist jeans, and turquoise jewelry up the wazoo. She inspired me so much that I went and dug out my lone floppy hat and paired it with a chunky sea foam necklace and my favorite high waist dark denim jeans. I really loved the vivid yellow color of the top and the retro flower print that complimented it so perfectly. The fabric of this top was very breezy too. This outfit is perfect for a cooler summer evening. And have I mentioned I love the bell sleeves on this because I do!
Mariane Bar Back Detail Knit Top by Laila Jayde, size 3x—Price to Keep $44
I love stretchy form fitting materials, so this top was a win in that respect. It was a bit long on me, but that can be easily remedied with a high waist skirt to add definition. I liked the peek a boo cut out in the back; it is very sassy and cute. I really am fond of pairing olive green with gold; so I accessorized with some gold glitter sunglasses, vintage gold foil purse, a necklace from my previously mentioned friend, Jen, and some leopard print flats (you can’t go wrong with leopard print). This is an outfit I would wear to work and then later on a date with my boyfriend. This top can be dressed up or down and I really like that it is so versatile, but I feel like I have found similar tops for lower prices in the past too at chain retailers like JC Penney and Forever21.
Josepha Lace Detail Knit Top by August Mist, size 3x—Cost to Keep $44
I live in striped tops and dresses; especially black and white striped anything. There is something classic about a striped top and depending on how you style it you can exude the grace and charm of Audrey Hepburn, the sensuality of Brigitte Bardot, or the effortless cool of Joey Ramone. This outfit is a typical mainstay for me. This top is a take on the standard black and white striped shirt, but with ultra romantic lace sleeve accents. I brought a kitschy vibe to my look with the calf length red a-line skirt, red and white saddle shoes, cat eye glasses, and red scarf. This top was a bit bigger and boxier on me than I like, so I paired it with a higher waist skirt to define my waist a bit more. The cherry on top for me was my faux leather jacket decorated in pins. This top is so versatile though, you can pair it with black cigarette style pants and accent heels (I would go with a red or turquoise for a pop of color) with a blazer at the workplace or with denim capris and boat shoes for a classic nautical summer look.
Chan Wrap Front Top by Honey Punch, size 3x— Cost to Keep $48
I will talk about the pros about this top before I get into the cons. The pro for me was the material is very light. This is an ideal top to wear in the office in the summer months. I wore it as a cardigan, and here comes the con— because I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to wear it as a wrap shirt. Fashion can be complicated and complex, but I could not figure out how to tie the shirt. Maybe it is simply user error on my part, but going the route of wearing it as a cardigan seemed to be my best option. If it is worn as intended, wrap tops are very flattering and it could be a great staple piece! I see it pairing well with a cute floral print skirt and strappy heels like Andrea suggested!
Jenna Skinny Jean with Released Hem by Dear John, size 24—Cost to Keep $88
You may be wondering why I have no pictures of myself in the coral/red jeans that were included. Sadly, I couldn’t fit them over my behind. It was hilariously tragic. I debated having my photographer aka boyfriend document this, but I figured I would spare you guys on that one. I will say the jeans were made of a nice stretchy material, but one would need to size up in them. I am usually a twenty four in jeans across the board and these pants didn’t remotely come close to being able to be buttoned. Had they fit, they could have looked great with the striped August Mist top they sent me or even a sleeveless white collared shirt tied at the mid- section and a denim jean jacket.
Verdict: This was my first box with Stitch Fix, and though it had its hits and misses, I am eager to see what they offer next month. I really love that the packaging includes tips on how to style each item you receive in more than one way so that you can seek those items out in your own closet and get inspired and creative! Most of the pieces they sent me are great staple items to build one’s wardrobe around, which is great, but I am hoping to see more bold statement pieces come my second box.
What do you think of Stitch Fix’s new offering for plus sizes? Have you tried it yet?