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Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – October 2017

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - box

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!)

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - box open

My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - box open

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Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - review of clothes surrounded by box

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

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Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - envelope

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - invoice

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.

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - return label and mailer

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!

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - style cards

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - style cards

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - style cards

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!

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - floral embroidered mules bag

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - floral embroidered mules

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - floral embroidered mules

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.

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - floral embroidered mules

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Jeans side stripe

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?

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Button Down Bodysuit and Levi's 501 Jeans outfit

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Button Down Bodysuit

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!

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Button Down Bodysuit

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!

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Jeans

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Jeans tears

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.

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Jeans

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.

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Velvet Kimono

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Velvet Kimono

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Velvet Kimono sleeve showing transparency

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Velvet Kimono sleeve

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.

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Dress outfit

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Dress

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - Dress sleeve

Stitch Fix Womens October 2017 - dress back keyhole

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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Written by Sara McClelland

Sara McClelland

Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

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Comments (20)

  1. Hi! Long time lurker here…So, looking at the prices for the items you received, what price point do you have selected?

    I am supposed to receive my first box 12/4 and have it as “the cheaper, the better” so I am trying to figure out price points 🙂

  2. I love those jeans on you. And I’m a sucker for weird details so those stripes are right up my alley.

  3. I love the uniqueness of the items the stylist chose!

    • Me too! I think he did a great job, especially for your more unique style (than much of what I have seen Stitchfix send out to people).

  4. Is it just me, or does anyone else think $98 for a pair of Levi’s 501s is crazy. Regular 501s sell for about $60 in dept. stores. Does the little bit of detailing warrant a $38 price increase?

    • It’s not just you! JCP usually has Levi’s for $50-60, and B1G150% off. $98 for jeans with those raggedy hems is no bueno. That makes me want to get my scissors out. I am happy regular jeans are coming back, with a regular rise. Maybe muffin tops and people constantly pulling their pants up will go away.

  5. Love everything on you! Too bad about the quality of the gray dress, that one is my favorite.

    Mules are my preferred shoe style and I agree that these are too small, and between the material and the pointed toe, they won’t stretch to get a bit more length. I have also found that flat mules are really difficult to walk in, so I snap up anything with a bit of a heel and side support (not just a straight cut across the top) because they stay in place better.

    I have actually been lusting after these shoes at DSW ($39.99 there) but keep putting them back because of the walking issue.

    • I really love stitch fix long time user. I usually just end up getting it all unless there was only one piece I wanted because you get a 25% discount for buying all. I however do wish I got better shoes 🙁 but all in all, I ALWAYS have something to wear.

  6. Stitch fix is awesome – I’m a loyal subscriber. And now I’m going to have to request those mules! And the kimono is beautiful.

  7. Everything looks great on you. Love the kimono and dress. I agree, the shoes are a tad small.

  8. I want those mules.

  9. Can we just have a quick discussion about mules? Why do they exist? Are they comfortable or easy to wear for anyone? I hate them!

    Clearly I am not a fan of the shoe type itself, although the embroidery is just gorgeous on these particular shoes! (Too bad they weren’t just regular flats!)

    Love the kimono and dress on you!

    I think I’m going to cancel Stitch Fix after this winter season. I generally like their fall/winter offerings more, but I continue to have fit issues and inventory issues with them. The stylists can only do so much; I don’t think they are able to see or feel the items in person and SF’s styling algorithm takes over.

  10. Those shoes are definitely too small on you. Mules are not supposed to hang off. You look stunning in everything as always.

    • I second this. Those mules are just a tad too small to pull off.

      • Thanks for saying that! I thought maybe it was just me, but yes they were just a smidge small. Still an awesome pair of shoes, though!

      • I know Stitchfix does free returns; maybe you could get the next size up if you really do like the mules.

  11. The mules are cute but I don’t have any tips — I can’t wear them because I get awful foot cramps trying to keep them on.

    As much as I like the embroidered shoe trend, they would look wrong with most of my wardrobe, which is all bold prints and patterns.

    I am envious you got 100% cotton jeans. I avoid spandex and elastane because they just don’t work for me, but it is really hard to find non-stretchy pants these days.

    • I think we have the opposite wardrobe, Ragan! I wish I could pull off more patterned clothing 🙂

  12. That is a great box; I love everything and you look good in all of it!

    • Aw, thank you, Renee! Agree this was a great box!

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