Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – May 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 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 $194.50 to keep everything – an average of $38.90 per item and a total discount of $91.50.
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!
Bay to Baubles Dylan Bar & Triangle Pendant – Cost to keep: 32
I like that Stitch Fix has started to send me accessories! This necklace is nice; it’s not the highest quality, but I like the mix of gold and silver and think the shape of the pendant is cool. I also think the price is fair for the quality and if I kept this, I would really only have to pay an additional $12 for it (after deducting my $20 styling fee).
There’s a cool adjustable chain mechanism, which allows the necklace to be worn shorter and longer than shown. I like how this hangs and it feels lightweight on. This necklace is the box winner for me!
Market & Spruce Indianan Mix Media Ribbed Knit Top – Cost to keep: $44
The first top I tried on is a mix of two different fabrics. The front is a navy blue ribbed knit and the shoulders and back are a patterned and semi-sheer polyester. I appreciate my stylist, Jenn sending a mixed media top, but this is not at all my style. I can understand why it was sent because it likely falls within their boho looks, which I liked in my profile. But honestly, it looks a bit cheap and outdated.
Here’s a closer look at the top’s back pattern:
Just Black Jaya Distressed Fray Hem Skinny Jean – Cost to keep: $88
Jenn totally took my feedback from last month’s denim and decided to send something a bit more “show-stopping.” I am not opposed to different color denim, but this pair of dark pink/purple don’t feel right for me. I love the distressed knees and frayed hems, but the color is throwing me off. And I can’t justify the $88 price tag for that reason, despite the stretchy denim being super comfortable.
Le Lis Kodi Jersey Maxi Dress – Cost to keep: $78
This dress silhouette is so flattering for my body type! I typically steer away from dresses that have a fitted waist, but this fits like a glove. And I really like the blouson bodice. The gathering is more subtle below the waist, so there’s only a slight flared skirt.
However, the deal breaker is this pattern! I’m not sure if the color combination or the pattern itself, but I really do not like this for me. If this dress came in a solid color, I would definitely keep it – it would be perfect to wear to a wedding or daytime party. However, this pattern is too bold and/or busy for my personal taste.
The back of the dress has a nice keyhole and button closure.
The length of this dress is good for my 5’4″ height. I am wearing it with last month’s JustFab platform heel, otherwise, the dress’ hem would be grazing the floor. However, I could easily wear this dress with sandals and not feel like the hem was dragging.
Pixley Matata Faux Suede Pocket Top – Cost to keep: $44
The last item this month is a color blocked long-sleeved pocket top. The mustard pocket is made of a faux suede, whereas the rest of the top is a cotton knit. Overall, the top is comfortable on, but I’m not sure I would wear this very much. I dress casually the majority of the week, but even so, this is a bit more classic than I prefer.
I do really like the white, gray, and mustard color combination of this top. However, it’s not enough for me to keep this for $44.
Verdict: Well, this is my fourth Stitch Fix box and I’m starting to think this clothing service might not be best for my personal style. I do think my stylist is listening to my feedback, but based on the 20 items I’ve received over the course of four boxes, my style doesn’t marry well to the brands or clothing Stitch Fix specializes in. I was hopeful after last month’s Fix, but this month has me feeling like I did after my first and second shipment. The only item I’m considering keeping is the necklace.
All that said, I still feel 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. However, beware: after taking a look back at my style profile, I have yet to receive the trends and quality items I see in the profile’s “style” section.
What did you receive this month from Stitch Fix?