Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review – October 2016
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!)
FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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!
Every box includes an envelope with a price list and style cards and a pre-paid return shipping bag.
And this is my invoice sheet. It lists the prices per item and the discount I’d receive by keeping all 5 items. With the 25% discount and my $20 styling fee factored in, this box would cost me a total of $220 to keep everything – an average of $44 per item and a total discount of $100.
Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a little note from your stylist.
This month they announced Stitch Fix Men! I think that’s a great addition to their service.
Market & Spruce Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater – Cost to Keep: $58
(80% polyester, 20% wool; hand wash cold, tumble dry low)
This sweater was warm, thanks to the wool in the material. I liked it, but I have a lot of black sweaters.
Liverpool Anita Printed Skinny Pant – Cost to Keep: $78
(wash cold inside out; air dry; flat iron if needed)
I love these pants! They’re super stretchy and have a small printed pattern on them that adds some interest and I think it helps them be a little extra flattering, too. They also can be easily dressed up with a blouse and jacket or blazer, too.
I do have to point out that the elbow patches were a little high on me and weren’t really on my elbows except for an inch or two. Maybe because I have long arms?
RD Style Rhonda Faux Leather Jacket – Cost to Keep: $78
(100% polyurethane backing 100% viscose knit 94% polyester/3%spandex 100% polyester; clean with a damp sponge, wipe clean with a damp sponge and wipe/air dry)
My stylist sent me this jacket because I had a few similar ones pinned to my Pinterest board for this month. I like the style and the sleeves were nice and long. I wish she had sent me a large instead of a medium because it was snug. It does have knit on the sides to add some stretch and forgiveness, which is great, but even so it felt a little constricting, especially zipped all the way up.
Here’s a closer look at some details of the jacket, like the knit sides. I wish this jacket had a hood, too.
Market & Spruce Arcola Side Binding Knit Top – Cost to Keep: $48
(84% rayon, 11% polyester, 5% spandex; machine wash cold inside out gentle cycle, lay flat to dry)
I love this top. The color is beautiful and I’ve been getting more and more into green this season. The fabric was very soft and it fit me well.
The sides have this nice detail of this binding that runs along the length of it. I really like this top but I wish the sleeves connected at the true shoulders instead of this dolman-esque construction.
Laila Jade Quinne Hoodie Knit Top – Cost to Keep: $58
(92% modal, 8% spandex; gentle wash cold and lay flat to dry)
I wish you could feel this top. The modal makes it crazy soft. It’s super comfortable and perfect for throwing on easily. It feels well-made, too.
The length on the body and the sleeves of this top was perfect for me. I like the side seam detailing too.
I think $60 is a little steep for my personal budget for something that I would want to mainly just lounge in at home, but if I decide to keep everything the discount helps with that!
Verdict: I thought this fix was perfect for fall! I felt that my stylist picked items that were true to my style and that fit me well overall. I feel like I just have small things about each item that I wish were different, like the sleeves of the green top or the size of the jacket and the fact it doesn’t have a hood, or the placement of the elbow patches of the black sweater. This fix was close but it just wasn’t perfect. I do love when my keep-everything price is less than $200-250, so I appreciate that aspect of my stylist’s picks, too!
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