If you follow fashion blogs, or are a social media junkie, then Stitch Fix is no stranger to you. If you have yet to hear about Stitch Fix, it’s an online subscription and personal styling service. You can chose to have your box delivered every 2 weeks, every month, every 6 months – its totally up to you! I love the concept of this subscription box. I recently had my second daughter and find it nearly impossible to leave the house let alone go to the store and shop for clothes with two kids in tow. Having outfits, or just a few articles of clothing that are my style delivered to my front door every month is a godsend.
How It Works:
When you subscribe to Stitch Fix, you will fill out a style profile from which your “personal stylist” will hand pick pieces to fit your taste, budget, and lifestyle. Each box contains 5 items of either clothing, shoes, or accessories for you to try on in the comfort of your own home. You can keep what you love and send back the rest in a prepaid envelope. Shipping and returns are free – even for exchanges. After you’ve completed your style profile, you can then pick a date you’d like receive your shipment. You will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied to anything you’d like to keep. The only down fall is; if you’ve decided not to keep anything, you lose the $20 styling fee. But if you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire box!
This was not my first Stitch Fix. I have had 2 other boxes and kept one item from each. I was pleased with the clothes and accessories my stylist chose for me, but my April box was a little disappointing. When you sign up, they recommend starting a Pinterest board to pin styles, clothes, outfits, and accessories that you like. I followed their advice and have been pinning things that spark my interest. For my April box, instead of solely relying on the stylist, I specifically requested Spring inspired outfits, a tan trench coat, and lace-up ballet flats.
Each box comes with a card that has a note from your stylist along with suggestions on how to wear each piece. Here’s a look at what was in my April Stitch Fix box.
Nine West Begany Ankle Strap Flat
I’m guessing my stylist sent me these because she thought they were similar to the ballet flats I was requesting. However, I was not a fan of these suede flats. Not only were they nothing like the shoes I requested, but they were also very uncomfortable. Verdict: Return
Sweet Grey Rawley Off The Shoulder Knit Top
This top was heather beige and made from a soft stretch material. Typically I love off the shoulder shirts. They are a top trend for this spring and summer, but the quality and style didn’t match up to the price of the shirt .
Market & Spruce Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee
This t-shirt was heather grey and also made from a stretchy material, but was more form fitting vs. the off the shoulder top. I wanted to love this t-shirt, it’s my style and I loved how soft it was, but the fit was off. It was too snug in the arms and I felt like the neckline needed to be a little more relaxed. Verdict: Return
Market & Spruce Chaplin Hooded Anorak Cargo Jacket
Like I mentioned above, I requested a tan trench coat in this box. I received this instead. Even though I thought the jacket was cute, I already have a very similar one in hunter green, and I did not feel like I would wear this one as much. Verdict: Return
Margaret M Lea Printed Short
These high-waist navy and white print shorts were adorable! Not only is the material soft and stretchy, but they were extremely comfortable. Not to mention the print is classy enough to dress down with a tank and sneakers, but you could also dress them up with wedge sandals and a nice blouse. Verdict: Kept
With everything considered, my April Stitch Fix box wasn’t a complete waste. Even though I didn’t get the items that I requested, I still used my $20 styling fee towards the high-waist shorts and look forward to receiving my May box.