I have been having some issues with shopping lately. My weekends have been pretty busy leaving me with little time for shopping and I am having a difficult time finding pieces that I love that also fit. My recent shopping excursions have been centered on trying to find clothes for work and a few new sweaters for fall and winter, but I was not having much luck. Every time I went into a store I felt like I either found a few pieces I liked but not loved, the clothes didn’t fit quite right, or I already had a similar item at home. When it comes to picking out clothes I tend to gravitate toward the same items, which is why my closet is full of grey and black sweaters and jeans. I will also be the first to admit that I don’t have an amazing fashion sense or style. I have a hard time creating outfits and sometimes I buy clothes, but don’t know how to pair them with pieces already in my wardrobe.
I first heard about Stitch Fix through a few of the blogs I read, Carrots ‘N’ Cake and The Fitnessista, and it instantly peaked my interest given my recent shopping failures. Stitch Fix is an online personal shopping service that selects and sends you 5 pieces of clothing (they also have accessories) right to your doorstep.
If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix before, here is how it works:
1) Create an account and answer a few questions about your clothing sizes, your clothing preferences, and price point.
2) Schedule a fix. Pick the date you want your fix to arrive from their online calender.
3) Pay $20 per fix. If you buy any piece from your fix, the $20 is applied toward the cost of that item. If you buy all 5 items you get 25% off your entire purchase.
5) Try on your items and decide what you want to keep. You have three business days to decide what you wish to keep/return.
6) Using a prepaid USPS mailer return the items you don’t want.
Each fix includes a styling card for every piece that your stylist picked out for you. The cards give you suggestions on how to wear each item. I found the cards super helpful and defiantly gave me some good ideas on how to create outfits with a little more style.Last night I put on a mini fashion show of my Stitch Fix items and Ray snapped a few pictures of me.
Peggy Embellished Collar Sweater by 41 Hawthorn
Aronson Grid Print Henley Blouse by Fun2Fun
Mission 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Blouse by 41 Hawthorn
All in all I really enjoyed my first fix. The jeans fit great and are super comfortable and the sweaters could all be transitioned from work to going out. If I would have seen the sweaters/tops in a store I don’t think I would have thought to try them on. It was also nice to be able to try on the clothes at home and see if they worked with my wardrobe. There is nothing worse than buying something at a store and then getting home and discovering you don’t have anything to wear it with.
I was a little concerned about how the clothes would fit, but all of the items in my fix fit me really well. My stylist stuck to the clothing preferences and sizes I entered on the inital survey. My only fit issue is with the jeans because they are long and need to be hemmed. I am still deciding on what pieces I am going to keep. All of the items were in my price point range and the jeans were the most expensive item at $88.00. The sweaters and tops ranged from $38.00 to $68.00.
I really appreciate the flexibility that Stitch Fix offers and that you can control how often and when you want to schedule a fix. Their calender does book up fast so be sure to take that into consideration if you are trying to schedule a fix for a certain occasion. I think Stitch Fix is a great if you need some new items for a season or just want to mix up your wardrobe a little. I definitely recommend giving Stitch Fix a try and will be scheduling another fix!