Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – March 2017
Stitch Fix is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences. After choosing when you’d like to receive your delivery, your stylist handpicks 5 items based on your preferences. 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 my second month trying Stitch Fix, so I was happy to once again receive an envelope filled with my invoice, instructions, and more info about the company.
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 $221.50 to keep everything – an average of $44 per item and a total discount of $105.50.
For anything you plan to return, Stitch Fix instructs you to complete a checkout process online so they know what to expect coming back, and it also allows you to provide feedback about the items. They include a USPS prepaid mailing bag in your box too. You just pack up the items you don’t want and drop the bag off at your post office. Last month, I left the bag for my mail carrier and they picked it up! So convenient!
Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a little note from your stylist. This was by far the most helpful piece of info in the box because it inspired outfits I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise!
41Hathorn Kershner Mock Neck Blouse – Cost to keep: $64
The first item I tried on is this red chiffon top. My favorite part of the blouse is the crocheted mock neck. It purposely fits a bit wide but stands up on its own despite being really lightweight. Overall this top fits big, which is a bummer. If I keep this, I will definitely need to tuck it in, since as you can see, the hem is uneven.
I’ve been timid to try the mock neck keyhole trend, but I really like that this keyhole is modest.
There is a neck tie in the back, along with a deeper keyhole than in the front. Depsite the two keyholes, I feel comfortable with the amount of skin showing.
Pixley Robyn Printed Midi Skirt – Cost to keep: $58
When I first opened my box, I was immediately drawn to this piece first. And I absolutely love that in reading the note from my stylist, she wrote that she included this item after looking at my Pinterest inspiration board. I took her styling advice and paired it with the red blouse, which I could see myself wearing to the office, and then to dinner afterward.
Despite loving the symmetrical pattern, I couldn’t get past the polyester knit fabric this skirt is made from. It’s not breathable and can’t see myself wearing this during warmer months. It’s also very long, which I normally don’t mind, but in this case doesn’t look flattering.
Here’s a closer look at the patterned knit.
Nine Britton Andria Bell Sleeve Top – Cost to keep: $58
The second top in this month’s Stitch Fix is this crepe-ish floral boho top. I really did not care for the pattern or fit – I feel like I’m swimming in unflattering floral. This is a style I may have reached for a few years ago, but this is definitely not my current style and to be honest, my fix goes downhill from here.
The shoulder and arms have sections of a similar colored crochet, which is pretty, but not enough for me to consider keep this top.
This top also has a dramatic bell sleeve and elastic waist band, which results in the blouse’s hem tucking under.
Liverpool Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean – Cost: $78
I paired the floral top with these skinny jeans. However, I would consider them a better quality jegging, as there is an elastic waist, no button or zipper fly, and the pockets are faux as well. The wash is nice and they are a heavier weight than your typical jegging. So much so, that I really didn’t think they were going to fit as I was putting them on. However, once on, they were tight, but wearable.
Here’s a look at the waist, faux pockets, and faux fly. I pretty much live in denim, so I am super particular in what I invest in. Despite the convenience of being able to slip these on, I can not justify spending $78 on a pair of jeans that are missing pockets and a proper opening.
41Hawthorn Marsh Mixed Media Blouse – Cost to keep: $64
The last top in this month’s Stitch Fix box is another style from 41Hawthorn. This is by far my least favorite item. It has a wrapped front with a built-in camisole and ruched side. Before trying the blouse on, I kept comparing it to knitted ruched tops that were popular like ten years ago. And once on, I couldn’t help but feel aged by the cut and details.
The wrap gathers and ruches to one side. The hem hits just above my hips and I think the top could be worn with skinny denim or also tucked into a skirt.
Here’s a little peek at the camisole underlayer.
I think it’s a bit of stretch to call this a mixed media blouse. Yes, the back is a lightweight, almost flimsy black knit compared to a heavier polyester knit on the front. However, I think saying “mixed media” is a trendy way to cover the fact that a cheaper material was used to construct the back of this blouse.
Verdict: I was super hopeful for this month’s Stitch Fix since I provided feedback on what I liked and disliked last month. However, this box was an overall disappointment and I do not foresee keeping any of the five items. I sincerely want to thank you for all your comments on your initial experiences with Stitch Fix! It helps me to remain excited to continue trying this service, despite a lackluster start.
Overall, the $20 monthly styling fee (which also includes free shipping and returns) is a low-risk way of shopping for clothes in the comfort of your home.
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