Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – April 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!
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!
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 $241 to keep everything – an average of $48.20 per item and a total discount of $107.
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!
Market & Spruce Adelina Lace Detail Knit Top – Cost to keep: $54
My stylist, Jenn filled this month’s Stitch Fix box with various springtime styles inspired by the Pinterest board I shared with her. This is a black lightweight cotton tee with lace and embroidery detailing on the front yoke, sleeves and a bit on the back. I liked this top more once I tucked it into a pencil skirt, but I didn’t love it overall.
As much of a fan I am of different textures and embroidery detailing, this top felt a little dated, like a piece I may have reached for a few years ago. My style is a bit different now, so I can’t justify spending $58 on it.
There’s an additional embroidery panel that runs vertically down the back.
Report Footwear Robin Laser Cut Bootie – Cost to keep: $60
I was so excited to open the canvas Stitch Fix pouch to find a pair of booties! I am a fan of Report Footwear and am overall pleased with the design of this pair. Aside from the laser cut-outs, there’s also an interesting weave design happening in the faux leather. They fit true to size but are not comfortable due to the stiff material.
I double checked my profile for heel height preferences, but unfortunately, this preference is not an option. These have a solid 3″ heel and with no platform, they feel too high. Super cute, but not practical (I prefer a 2″ or under heel height).
The back of the booties includes a zipper to easily slide them on and off.
RD Style Rhonda Faux Leather Jacket – Cost to keep: $78
Props to Stitch Fix for sending this powder blue moto-style jacket! I love the shade of blue and like that it’s faux leather. However, I did have trouble steaming out the wrinkles, which makes it look a bit messy on. This is something I wouldn’t normally try on at the store, but was happy to try it out in the comfort of my own home.
This jacket has pretty basic, but good quality pocket and zipper details. There is also ribbed knitted fabric insets on the back sides and under each arm that matches the color of the faux leather perfectly.
Loveappella Zola Knit Dress – Cost to keep: $58
This dress is my favorite from this month’s box! It is so comfortable on! I don’t typically gravitate towards navy blue, horizontal stripes, or nautical trends, but there’s something different about this dress. It’s made of a stretchy knit and is perfectly cut. I love the idea of pairing it all summer long with sneakers and a bandana around my neck (which I need to buy!).
I also really like the front skirt wrap. The underlayer is completely stitched across the skirt, so the front flap is a second layer of fabric. Everything about this dress is perfection for me and I will get a lot of wear out of this for the $58 investment.
Level 99 Primrose Skinny Jean – Cost to keep $98
This denim is the perfect fit and length, and another winner this month! They are a higher waisted jean with minimal distressing and hit around my ankle. I like the wash and how they fit on, but am so torn on whether to keep them. I don’t mind paying around $100 for a pair of denim, but I’ve recently purchased other jeans from subscription boxes and don’t know if I really need another distressed pair right now.
These jeans have traditional front pockets and zip fly and feel high-quality.
In addition to the knee distressing, there’s white topstitching which is new for me.
I like the retro-inspired stitching on the back pockets too!
Verdict: If you’re read my previous two reviews, it’s apparent I haven’t found much success with this subscription service. However, things are heading in the right direction after this month’s Stitch Fix! I liked the majority of what I received and will definitely be keeping the dress.
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.
What did you receive this month from Stitch Fix?