I Asked Stitch Fix for a Kate Middleton Makeover — Did They Deliver?
Stitch Fix is a personal styling 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! Speaking of preferences, I challenged my stylist to match me with pieces reflective of Kate Middleton’s style for this month’s review. Read on for more!
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About Stitch Fix
The Styling Service: 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: The US and the UK.
Good to Know: Stitch Fix is an ad hoc styling service, meaning you can schedule Fixes automatically or order them whenever you’d like—there’s no subscription required.
My Stitch Fix Kate Middleton Style Makeover
This month we received this little card highlighting their new “shop” feature which suggests new clothing and accessories that will pair with pieces you have previously purchased. This, in addition to the new feature where you can buy items you previously purchased but in different colors, are such great options!
This is my invoice which 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 $262.00, but with the 25% off (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit, my total drops down to $176.50. That’s a savings of $85.50 on these items.
Your stylist will also include a style sheet with some tips on how to wear the pieces in your Fix. They even include ideas for accessories which I find incredibly helpful! There is also a note from my stylist, Kacey, who has done a great job of matching my style so far. I have been doing these reviews for a while now and if you are able to find a stylist who listens to your feedback, it can be such a great experience and you’ll find that the items will suit your personal style while also bringing you just a bit outside your comfort zone, which can be fun! That being said, this month I went in a different direction and provided some style inspiration that I hoped my stylist could match!
My Style Inspiration: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
When trying to figure out whose style inspires me, I couldn’t think of anyone who consistently wowed me with their wardrobe until I remembered how many times I’ve seen a photo of Kate Middleton and thought how lovely and classy she looks. She always looks poised and elegant, which makes sense, considering she is a Duchess.
Her modest clothing choices are simple but beautiful and she has the well-dressed mom look down, whether she is in a gorgeous tea-length, belted dress or going for a more casual ensemble. I would love to look this put-together on a daily basis! Even on my best day though (you know, the ones where I actually style my hair), I am not sure I have many pieces in my wardrobe that would help provide this level of sophistication to my look. I decided to ask my stylist for a little help and I provided these inspiring photos to her via my Pinterest page. Let’s see if she was able to deliver!
Meesha Faux Wrap Knit Dress by Kaileigh, Size L – Cost to Keep $54.00
This wrap dress is listed as navy, but looks black to my eyes because it is so dark! I thought this dress with a classic silhouette and simple white polka dots was a great choice from my stylist. Although, I do think that the lower cut of the faux wrap and the shorter length of the hem are not quite as modest as what Kate might wear. The material of this dress was stretchy, soft and comfortable and it actually had a bit of layering in the skirt that made it feel more luxe. While it may not be modest enough for a Duchess, I think it is a great dress to have in my closet for a more formal occasion.
Diana Keyhole Detail Dress by 41 Hawthorn, Size L – Cost to Keep $74.00
I love the colors in this dress and for some reason, this blush color does remind me of Kate Middleton. This dress is so nicely made with heavy layers of fabric and a cute keyhole cutout at the neckline. While the dress itself is very modest, the length is a bit too short for my frame and the straight silhouette is not too flattering on me either. I’m sure that with a belt, it would look great, but any further gathering of the fabric would be much too short for me to wear it comfortably. I really want this dress to work out because it is so pretty, but I’m not sure I’m comfortable with the length, although now I am thinking that maybe I could pair it with some tights and make it work.
Reece Mixed Material Foil Print Top by Papermoon, Size M – Cost to Keep $38.00
This top reminds me a lot of the top I received last month, but I like this one so much better! I love the coppery, rose-gold color of the foil details and the back is a soft jersey-type material. This cut of the sleeves on this top makes me want to tone up my arms because this top would be a great way to showcase them. I paired this with dark jeans and boots, but I’m not sure that is the best look for this top. Flats would probably have been a better choice! I’m 50/50 on keeping this one, and I do think that Kate could pull this one off flawlessly, probably with a cute blazer!
Ameya Brushed Knit Top by PINK CLOVER, Size M – Cost to Keep $38.00
This top is so soft and again we have that gorgeous blush color! I think it is a great sweater fitting of Kate’s more casual looks. This is also very fitting of my own style, so this item was the first one I knew I would be keeping! It’s so comfortable and I think it’s really cute. I’m also happy that the stripes work out with my body because sometimes horizontal stripes can be so unflattering. This time, I think it works (please tell me it works, because I want to keep this one! haha). I love that it’s stylish but also casual enough to wear with my Toms for ultimate comfort!
Parscarelli Feather Fleece Tunic Pullover by Threads for Thought, Size M – Cost to Keep $58.00
I love this long tunic and do you see how soft that material is inside? This basic black tunic is so cute, and the criss-cross hem adds just a bit of style to it. I think this matches Kate’s casual style well and I tried to amp it up by pairing it with some tall riding boots. This is very comfortable and warm, and it has the fun thumbhole detail on the sleeve.
The Verdict: I was so eager to see what my stylist would do with my request this month since I tried something a little different. I was very pleased with the way she took my request and found pieces that I really do think would fit well within Kate Middleton’s style! I actually loved all of the pieces and found them to be sophisticated and classy. What do you think of these outfits? Did my stylist nail it? I’d love to branch out and try some new styles, so tell me what you’d like to see in my next Fix! I am open to suggestions, especially since someone else will pick it out for me and ship everything right to my door for me to try on in the comfort of my own home! Perks of this service, for sure, and well worth the $20 styling fee!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this Fix if you sign up today? Stitch Fix curates its Fixes 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! Come up with your own celebrity inspiration for a bit more excitement!
Value Breakdown: This styling service costs $20 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $262.00. 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 Fix is applied to the purchase no matter how many items you keep, and in this case, it would bring the total down to $176.50. That’s a discount of around 33% for these items.
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