Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – October 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 $235 to keep everything – an average of $47 per item and a total discount of $105.
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 is by far the most helpful piece of info in the box because it inspired outfits I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise! I was paired with a new stylist this month; let’s see what Matthew picked for me!
MIA Cameo Floral Embroidered Mule, size 8 – Cost to keep: $58
Ooooh, I like these! The backless embroidered mule style is good for right now, but obviously not for snowy weather and might be too heavyweight for spring and summer. However, the embroidery and color scheme make these a win for me. The pink, orange, and green embroidery are stitched thick to create a vibrant floral pattern. Since I tend to wear a lot of solid tops and bottoms, I love that these will add a patterned statement to my wardrobe. I’m super impressed with these shoes and the $58 price tag is right on the money compared to the quality.
The soles are cushioned and are comfortable on. Matthew sent my normal shoe size, but my feet hang off ever so slightly, likely due to the pointed toe. I don’t wear a lot of mules or backless footwear, so there may be a comfort level I need to get used to. Still, it bothers me a bit. How do mules typically fit you?
Collective Concepts Brookie Button Down Body Suit, size S – Cost to keep: $58
Well, this is something I didn’t realize even existed – a button-down bodysuit! My apologies for not capturing the bodysuit off of me, but it essentially looks like a bloused button-down with roll-tab sleeves connected to a rayon/spandex blended bathing suit bottom that snaps. At first, I was like “no way is this going to look right”, but I actually really like it on!
The blouse is made of 100% slightly sheer polyester – not my favorite. Actually, I’m not really a button-down blouse wearer, so regardless of fabrication, it’s a bit of a miss. Not because of fit (which is perfect), but because I’ll likely not wear this too often. Kudos to Stitch Fix, though, for sending something new to consider!
Levi’s 501 Crop Side Stripe Straight Leg Jean, size 4 – Cost to keep: $98
Good ‘ol Levi’s 501’s! It’s been a while, but glad to meet you again. 🙂 Between the 100% cotton, sturdy rivets, belt loops, and button-down fly, I must say, these are one thick pair of jeans. They fit true to size with straight cut, slightly stone-washed denim wash. They definitely feel like a 90’s throwback, with on-trend details, like the distressing and raw-edge hem.
One detail I’m struggling with, though, is the dark striping down the side. I imagine these jeans were once dark washed skinny denim that was then dyed to stone-wash, and then the seams were let out to expose the original dark wash. If any of that is true, I’m in awe of the process, but I’m still on the fence about the striping. I may like the striping better if they blended with the rest of the denim or was a tad lighter. For $98, these are still a solid pair of jeans from a well-known brand.
Le Lis Dawna Burnout Velvet Kimono, size S – Cost to keep: $58
I’m happy that Matthew sent a velvet item. I personally love the texture and think this kimono is super unique. It is made of navy blue 100% nylon with rayon velvet flowers applied on top. There’s a nice weight to this piece and it fits well. The shorter kimono sleeves make this easy to wear right now, but not for too much longer, unless layered over a long sleeve dress or top. Overall, I like this piece and once again is something totally different than what I’d normally receive in past Fixes.
Collective Concepts Kelsie Knit Dress, size S – Cost to keep: $68
Last up is a marled gray sweater dress. It is made of a polyester/rayon/spandex blended knit, which is a bit rough on the outside, but soft against my skin. The shift silhouette is a comfortable length above my knee, but could also pair nicely with leggings or denim. Besides the v-neck front and keyhole back, a unique detail are the tie sleeves, which can be untied if you don’t like the gathering. Personally, this dress is OK, but not worth $68 (or $48 after the style fee is deducted).
Verdict: Overall, I liked this month’s Stitch Fix! The shoes and kimono were stand-outs for me, although I felt each item had a unique quality. I’m happy to see a more balanced range of prices were sent this month too.
All in all, 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. After months of receiving this box along with Wantable Style Edit and Trunk Club, I’m more excited for the latter, but Stitch Fix has definitely grown on me.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Stitch Fix curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what I got, but you also might get something that fits your style and body even better than the looks above! Sign up and see what they choose for you!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $20 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $349. The cost of each item is listed alongside it above, but if I choose to keep at least 5 items, I get a 20% discount. The $20.00 cost of the box would also be applied to the purchase, meaning I’d end up spending $235 for the whole box. Ultimately, that’s a savings of about 33%.
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