Here's the short version of how the online, personal styling service Stitch Fix works:
- Sign Up and Complete a Style Profile
- It takes about 10 minutes and you'll tell them your sizes, shape, style profile, and what type of clothes you typically like. It's really easy, yet comprehensive.
- Schedule Your First Fix
- Pick a date to receive your first shipment, which will include 5 items. It costs $20 to get a fix (it's called a styling fee). If you keep anything from that shipment, the $20 will be taken off the cost of that item.
- You don't have to sign up for monthly fixes. That's an option, but you can sign up for just one too.
- Try On Your Clothes
- Try on your clothes and see what you like. You also get a color guide to help styling your outfits.
- Keep What You Like, Return What You Don't
- Keep that clothes you like and return the ones you don't. They give you a prepaid label and bag for shipping. It's USPS, so I put it right in my mailbox. You have 3 days to get the clothes you don't want in the mail and then you pay for the ones you keep (minus the $20). If you keep all 5 items you save 25%.
This was my first Stitch Fix box where I had some serious issues around sizing. Both of the bottoms that were sent were sent a size too big and one top clearly was not made for someone with a long torso.
I am an animal print fan and I think it can work with other solid pieces, so I was excited when I received this skirt. Pencil skirts also work well on my long frame and I like to pair them with flats. But when a skirt's too big..it's too big and I didn't think the cost of alterations was worth it.
Both of these pieces were part of my fix. Overall I wasn't a fan of the top and it was too short. See ya. The jeans were an interesting and possibly fun color, but they were too big in the waist and too short.
Finally my "blazer". I was really hoping for a light-weight, 3/4 sleeve black blazer, but this was as close as I got. But I do like this jacket and I think it will be a fun piece for our Orlando fall. My hiccup was the price. The cost was $148, but if you buy anything you get your styling fee back, so now it's $128. Then thanks to my wonderful readers I had some Stitch Fix referral credit for $80, which brought it down to a $48 out of pocket cost. For that price, it was a fun, comfortable addition to my wardrobe.
I am super grateful to those of you who have signed up using my link. I think I would have stopped my fixes without the credit. I still like the excitement of receiving my shipment, but the clothes are failing to "wow" me. Maybe I just need a real shopping date with some fashionable ladies! Any takers?
If you'd like to get your Fix on, feel free to use my affiliate link. Full disclosure: I was not paid or asked by Stitch Fix to write this post, but if you sign up with my link I get $25 credit.
Have you gotten your Stitch Fix?
What did you think?
Love and trail blazers,
Carissa & Kyle