Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – October 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 October 2018 Review
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 $310, but with the 25% off (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit, my total drops down to $212.50. That’s a savings of $97.50 on these items.
This is my style sheet that includes a note from my stylist and features the five items I received along with different outfit suggestions and accessories that might pair well with them. This month I got really specific in requesting longer, tunic-like tops since the past few were short on me, no jewelry, no red and I really wanted a more fall-style kimono and a pair of Toms flats. Unfortunately, my stylist, Jenn, said she didn’t have a kimono or the Toms flats. While I’m a little disappointed about that, I appreciate that she acknowledged the specifics of my note.
Sonole Open Cardigan by RD Style, Size L – Cost to Keep $68 (Return)
I love this cardigan! It is so soft, cozy and long, which is something I had requested. I just loved wrapping myself up in it and I thought it was really flattering as well. I do wish that it had pockets and I really wish it was in a different color because I already own a gray cardigan, although it is not as nice as this one. I really couldn’t justify keeping this, especially not for $68, which I wouldn’t exactly call budget-friendly, which is something I have specified in my style profile.
Sasha Mix Media Top by 41 Hawthorn, Size L – Cost to Keep $58 (return)
I was pretty disappointed to see a top with red considering this is the only color that I specified not wanting. I also didn’t think that this was my style at all, however, I liked it much more than I expected. I thought it was flattering on and the mixed media aspect made it really interesting. The front is a very light dressy panel, while the back and sleeves are a soft knit material. Since I don’t leave the home for work, I don’t have any use for this. It’s a little too dressy for my casual lifestyle. If I was still teaching, I would definitely love this top though.
Ansell Dolman Knit Top by Market & Spruce, Size L – Cost to Keep $48 (Keep)
This shirt is definitely my style; gray, stripes and just dressy enough, but not so dressy that I can’t wear it with jeans. I am pretty sure that every time they send me a striped, gray top I say that I love it, but I already have plenty of these at home. But, I don’t have any dolman tops in my wardrobe so I decided to make an exception this time even though I am trying to branch out from all of the gray I have accumulated.
Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jeans by Kut from the Kloth, Size 12 – Cost to Keep $88 (Return)
Wow. I hate looking at these pictures as I’m writing this review. These jeans are so not flattering on me at all! I think it’s clear why I didn’t keep them. Also, these do not feel like an $88 pair of jeans to me! They did fit me very comfortably, but I did not like the cut or the wash and the distressing was in all the wrong spots. Check out the streaks on the back of my calves. I expect better if I’m going to splurge on jeans!
Helen Brushed Knit Dress by French Grey, Size L – Cost to Keep $48 (Return)
I know I’m being picky, but to me, this is red! Granted, I love the burgundy and florals in this dress and it is a super soft brushed knit fabric that I love, but the style of dress is just not great for this time of year. I wish the dress was longer or had a different style of sleeves. I think it’s too dressy to wear with plain black leggings and I didn’t like the look of the buttons at the bust.
I remembered I had these green fleece leggings and gave them a try, but I think the green is a bit off for the dress. The more I tried to make it work, the less I wanted to keep it.
The Verdict: This was not my favorite fix from Stitch Fix. I was really disappointed that they couldn’t meet my requests, especially since they were based on all of the cute styles that I have seen them advertising on social media, which felt misleading. I also was a little annoyed that the only colors in my fix were from the red family when I specifically requested no red. This just didn’t feel like a very personalized fix for me, other than the one cardigan, but even that was over the budget specifications in my profile as were most of the items I received. I was pleasantly surprised by the mixed media top, but it wasn’t a practical option for me. I am hoping that maybe this is just a result of them transitioning into more fall inventory and that next month’s fix will be better!
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 $310. The invoice lists 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 $212.50. That’s a discount of around 31% for these items.
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