Liz’s Stitch Fix Review – September 2018
I recently started subscribing to Stitch Fix again after taking a break for a few years, and this is my third shipment!
If you aren’t familiar, Stitch Fix is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you initially sign up, you take an in-depth survey that asks you about your clothing size, personal style, and price preferences. Your stylist handpicks five items based on your preferences within the survey. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping as well as free returns. 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!
FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
Stitch Fix now offers services for Men, Kids, Maternity, Petite, and Plus Size!
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
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Each box comes with a free return bag. All you have to do is package up anything you want to return and send it back. Super easy!
When you first sign up for Stitch Fix, you’ll fill out a survey to give your stylist specifics on your size, style, clothing needs etc. And the best part is you can also leave notes for exactly what you are looking for. In my case, I told my stylist that I love maxi dresses and that I need bold tops that are good for filming unboxing videos. (That means eye-catching but not distracting.) As you can see on the note included from my stylist, she used that feedback!
And there are also cards for each piece to give you styling ideas.
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 $423, but with the 25% off if I keep everything, it would be $317.25.
OK, here are the pieces:
TOMS Majorca Cut Out Suede Heel SIZE: 8.5 Cost to Keep $109
I’ve never tried TOMS sandals before, and these were surprisingly comfortable!
Even though I liked the look and the feel of these sandals, I’m not OK paying full price for sandals at the end of summer. I’m in fall mode! And I wouldn’t wear these until next year probably. These will be returned.
LAUREN RALPH LAUREN Yadira Knit Dress SIZE: 6 – Cost to Keep $94
This is a slinky jersey fabric with gold metal detail at the collar. I love the burgundy wine color (very appropriate for fall), and I think the fit is flattering, but the fabric is a little clingy. At the $94 price point, I’m still debating this one.
41 HAWTHORN Zander Sweater Dress SIZE: M – Cost to Keep $88
On the feedback from my last fix, I told my stylist I didn’t want any sleeveless items. (I had previously noted I didn’t want to show my arms in my style profile, but the stylist on my previous fix had still sent sleeveless items) In the letter for this fix, my stylist noted that I didn’t want to show my arms and included this blazer below to pair with the sleeveless dress.
I would have preferred instead that she just not select a sleeveless dress for me, but at least this is progress? Maybe I’m the only person who doesn’t like sleeveless styles?
Anyway, this knit dress is really cute. I think the cut is flattering, and the knit fabric is forgiving. I’m not sure I’ll keep it though because 1. it’s sleeveless, and 2. I don’t love knee-length styles. (I’m super picky, I know.)
KENSIE Rebekah Stretch Crepe Blazer SIZE: M Cost to Keep $88
I love the fun polka dot lining of this blazer! (I believe it’s designed to be worn cuffed.) I don’t own any blazers (I’ve never had to wear standard formal clothing for a job, so it would be a foreign object in my closet.) Right now I’m debating if I should keep it since it’s a good classic to have, or if I should send it back because I may never wear it…
TINSEL Hattie Two Pocket Button Down Top SIZE: M – Cost to Keep $44
As soon as I put this on, I knew I was keeping it. There’s something about fall that just makes me want to buy plaids and flannels! I like the v-neck cut of this shirt, too.
Tips for signing up for Stitch Fix with UPDATES:
- When you are filling out the style profile, be pickier than you think you should be. There’s a section with different body parts to let them know if you like to show them off, show them sometimes, keep them covered, etc. (Arms, torso, cleavage, legs, etc.) I was neutral on showing off my arms, but the reality is I don’t really like/wear sleeveless tops, so I should have just taken a firm no on that one. (You can always update your profile at any time, too.)
- On the final page of your style profile, you can leave detailed notes. Your stylist will read these, so make sure to get as specific as you can. If you’re going to an event and need an outfit for it, give all the details. It seems like some of my style profile requests/preferences are being seen as more of suggestions than requirements. I’d recommend spelling out anything that is important to you in this section, even if you feel it’s already been covered by some of the questions.)
- Create a Pinterest board with outfits/styles you love. When you are filling out your style profile you can share this and it’s a great way to give your stylist a visual of what you like.
- Go into it knowing that your first shipment likely won’t be 100% perfect. Mine was pretty good, but I left notes on everything, even the items I liked so that my next shipment will be better. Think of the first box as a trial run!
The Verdict: One clear winner, and a few maybes, I think this Stitch Fix is an improvement over last month! For my next fix, I’m going to try making a Pinterest board and sharing it with my Stylist – I’m guessing that will give me a huge improvement in matching my style. (If you have a Pinterest board for Stitch Fix, let me know if it’s working for you!)
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!
What do you think about Stitch Fix? Have you tried them yet?