Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – April 2018
Stitch Fix is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey of 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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About Stitch Fix
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
Stitch Fix for Women April 2018 Review
Last month Stitch Fix introduced a new “Extras” option where you can add items like underwear, bras, or socks to your order and they will ship with your next box. Just like everything else in your Fix, shipping and returns are free, you just pay for the Extras you want to keep when you checkout. The good news is that your $20 styling fee will be applied toward any extras you purchase, however, it is not part of the 25% discount you get if you purchase all 5 items in your Fix!
Everyday by StitchFix Ankle Socks – Cost to keep $12
I decided to try out the Extras this month just to see what they were like and they came wrapped in their own separate paper. I was impressed with the quality of these socks – they were just the right thickness and super soft. The patterns were really cute as well. I like that these are an option to add now and that the styling fee credit can be applied towards them.
This is the invoice that was sent in the box. As you can see, it provides specifics on the brand, size, and price of each item. They also give instructions at the bottom for how to check out and either purchase or return your items. My total came to $222 (not including the socks!) but with the 25% off (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit my total drops down to $146.50. That’s a savings of $75.50 on these items.
This is the included style sheet which includes a note from my stylist. This month, my Fix came from Kelli who is a new stylist for me. In my note to my stylist, I had asked for items that would support me postpartum and specifically with nursing. Kelli first congratulated me on the birth of my son and mentioned that she sized up for comfort for me, which I really appreciated. I think that all of the pieces this month were perfect for postpartum recovery and also matched my style pretty well. The pictures on the style sheet feature each of the 5 items and show different outfit suggestions and accessories that might pair well with them.
One thing that I really appreciated from Stitch Fix this month was that they mailed me a separate card to say congratulations on the birth of my son before my box even arrived. I thought that was such a nice, personal touch and just one of the ways they show that they actually listen to their customers.
Corrie Back Cut Out Knit Top by Nine Britton, Size XL – Cost to Keep $28 (Return)
This top was really soft and super comfortable. It’s a little difficult to see since I’m wearing black leggings with this (jeans don’t quite fit since I’m less than 2 weeks postpartum at the moment!), but the front of the shirt divides open into two little flaps. I thought that the way the flaps were in the front would make it easy to nurse in, but since they are completely closed at the top, I’d still have to wear a nursing cami underneath. This isn’t a big deal though and since the shirt is so flowy, it’s easy to lift up for nursing. I love that this is such a simple shirt, but then the cutouts on the back make it a bit more interesting. This would be a great shirt for working out in or just something casual to wear around the house, but since it was just a basic tank top, which I have plenty of, and not actually a nursing top, I couldn’t justify keeping it.
Mayven V-Neck Blouse by Skies are Blue, Size XL – Cost to Keep $58 (Keep)
I really wasn’t expecting to love this top since the pattern is a bit different for me, but it’s so light and comfortable and the floral pattern makes me feel just girly and dressy enough. I thought it looked decent with leggings, but I know it will probably be even cuter with a pair of jean shorts in the summertime. The sheer, lightweight style of this shirt makes it perfect for both spring and summer. It is so comfortable, plus it buttons up so that I can open the top for easy nursing. This is kind of a splurge for me, but I really feel like I will get a lot of use out of this. Also, in case you’re wondering, the guest model is my son who loves to pose for the camera and decided to crash our little photo shoot. If only there were a StitchFix for toddler boys!
Kaila Maternity Nursing Panel Knit Top by Loveapella Maternity, Size XL – Cost to keep $48 (Return)
This is actually a top that I had been sent in my last Maternity Fix in gray and I returned it because I wasn’t sure how it would fit postpartum with the narrow top. This time they sent it in blue and in a larger size. Even though it was a bigger size, it still lays weird up at the neckline which was my issue last time so I guess it is just the way the shirt is designed. Style wise this matches my style perfectly, and it is very comfortable and flowy and perfect for nursing. Unfortunately, I just didn’t like the way it looked on and I actually liked the gray from last month better if I had to choose between the two.
Hattie Button Down Top by Tinsel, Size XL – Cost to Keep $44 (Return)
When I first saw this shirt, I really loved it. It’s great for pairing with a nursing top and it’s soft and comfortable. I love the colors in this shirt, the light blue with the little hint of pink/purple in the stripes. I also loved that the sleeves roll up so you can wear multiple ways. I really contemplated keeping this one, but I already have quite a few flannel shirts and as pretty as this one is, it’s not something that I need.
Ani Graphic Jogger by T4T, Size XL- Cost to Keep $44 (Return)
Let me just say that I REALLY dislike pants that have sayings on them. If I buy VS yoga pants, I get the ones that have no logo or the smallest logo possible, so I almost counted these out right away. Then when I felt how soft they were I thought maybe I would make an exception for these. I love that they have two pockets in the front and two in the back and that the ankles are cuffed. I thought these would be super slouchy and cozy and I’d wear them every day around the house, but as you can see, they are pretty tight on me. I know my hips will go back down eventually, but this is when I need the loose pants, and unfortunately, these weren’t it.
The Verdict: I think that my stylist did a great job at selecting items for postpartum and nursing like I requested. She sized me up for comfort and incorporated pieces that weren’t necessarily nursing, but would easily allow me to do so without sacrificing style. The items in my Stitch Fix matched my style really well. Plus, I really appreciated the personal note that I was sent and how they made it a point to congratulate me on the birth of my son. I loved the convenience of having this delivered to my door because now that I have three kids at home under 4, I am not confident that I’ll ever actually make it out of the house again!
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 $222. The invoice listes the cost of each item next to it, but if I keep all 5 items, then I get a 25% discount. The $20 styling fee for the box is applied to the purchase no matter how many items you keep, and in this case it would bring the total down to $146.50 (not counting the $12 socks from my Extras). That’s a discount of around 34% for these items!
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