Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – January 2019
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 January 2019 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 $222, 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 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 my fix comes from Kendall who is a new stylist for me.
Poplar Cowl Neck Knit Top by Pink Clover, Size L – Cost to Keep $44 (Keep)
I asked for a thin, comfy sweatshirt that I could lounge around in and my stylist totally delivered! This is totally my style and I love how long it is! It’s very soft and comfortable and I’m sure it will begin to lose its shape a bit because I am going to wear the heck out of this one, but it will be for good reason. It’s just stylish enough with the stripes and fun cowl neck to make me feel dressed up if I throw it over leggings with some boots to run errands in, but still comfortable enough to wear around the house all day and run after my little monkeys.
Monica High Rise Legging by T4T, Size L – Cost to Keep $38 (Keep)
These leggings are super comfortable (I am wearing them in every photo, FYI!). They have a nice stretch to them, but I’m not a fan of the slight sheen to them since it makes them feel more like workout leggings rather than everyday leggings. I do love that these are made using recycled plastic bottles though and that the purchase of these helps to keep plastic bottles out of oceans and landfills. It totally made me think twice about keeping these! I went back and forth but decided they were worth it since they are a nice quality legging that are thick and have a good amount of stretch, meaning they might not wear out as quickly as others I own. Plus, it’s for a good cause, right?
Ampton Back Detail Knit Top by Papermoon, Size L – Cost to Keep $34 (Return)
This shirt is pretty thin and while I love the detail on the back and think it’s super cute, it just wasn’t something I really wanted or needed at the moment since it is a short sleeve top. It is probably a shirt I’d prefer to wear in the summer, but since this fabric (90% rayon, 10%spandex) is a bit clingy, I doubt I will be comfortable wearing it with shorts that aren’t as forgiving in the waist as my winter leggings! Also, if you’ve been reading any of my recent StitchFix reviews, you know that red is currently on the no-fly list for my fixes, and I’d certainly call this a shade of red, but since it’s a great holiday color, I think we can let it slide.
Bonnie Cardigan by Madison Lilly, Size L – Cost to Keep $48 (Return)
I really loved this cardigan and was planning on keeping it, but I started wearing it around the house over a cami and it was just unbearably itchy. It is made from acrylic and polyester and while I know I could try to soften the acrylic up, I’m just afraid it won’t work and I’ll end up with this sweater that I will never wear. The chunky knit and cozy fit were great and I loved the neutral colors, but since part of the reason I wanted a cozy cardigan was to throw over my nursing camis, this just won’t work. It’s such a shame too because usually, I am so impressed with the softness in the clothing from StitchFix!
Mcknilet Ribbed Detail Pullover by RD Style, size L – Cost to Keep $58 (Return)
I absolutely love the color of this sweater and I am definitely asking for something in this color in my next fix, but this sweater was a total miss for me. I’m not a fan of that inside out detail, although I do think it makes it interesting. However, the sweater was very thin and not the quality I’d expect of an almost $60 sweater. Since the sweater is thin, I definitely have to wear a cami underneath, but the sides come up so high that you see any undershirt I would wear which takes away from the fun rounded hem design. I tucked my cami into my pants for the photos (yuck!), but I wish the hemline was just a bit longer so that I could wear it normally. This is also another acrylic blend sweater.
The Verdict: Overall, I’d say that this month’s Stitch Fix was pretty good considering I kept two of the five items. I really wish that cardigan had been a softer material, but I am super happy with the cowl neck top that I kept since it is super cozy. I’ve already worn it with my leggings and it was a perfect winter outfit that was comfortable, cozy and cute enough to wear outside of the house, too! As always, the convenience of this service definitely makes it worthwhile for me as long as I can find at least one item to apply that styling fee to! Each month it’s definitely exciting to see what they send, so I am looking forward to seeing what comes next month.
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 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 $146.50. That’s a discount of around 34% for these items.
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