I started a monthly subscription to Stitch Fix several months ago. I have adult children now and felt like I could finally afford to provide myself a much needed updated wardrobe. The clothes I had been wearing to work each day were of poor quality and several years old.
I remember my daughter coming into my closet and pulling several pieces out and stating how long I had been wearing them. She had recently graduated from high school and some prices she remembered me wearing when she was in elementary school. So I decided to give Stitch Fix a try. The hope was to find clothes that helped me look more professional and stylish.
When Stitch Fix sends you a box they charge you up front a $20 styling fee. The good thing about the fee is it is applied to anything you purchase. So, as long as you purchase something from the box, you don't lose you $20 dollar styling fee.
The cost of the clothes varies tremendously based on what you style preferences are. I personally have cheaper the better choosen for my style picks. I have purchased several items ranging from an $80 blazer to a $30 blouse. Pants seem to run around the $50-$60 range typically. I have found several of the items have become some of my favorites and I wear them quite often. I recently just purchased a pair of Sperry shoes for $60 that will become an everyday favorite with jeans.
Stitch Fix calls the box of items your "Fix". An email will be sent to you right before the stylist picks your items asking for any notes. I use this place to list what I want and what I don't want. I have found after several boxes the more I formation I give the better the Fix is for me. No cardigans, no sleeveless tops, but still in need of professional work tops is my usually message. Recently I asked for clothes for my upcoming vacation in Florida. My husband laughed when I told him about my notes. He couldn't believe I asked specifically for Florida clothes. I questioned why not? If that is what I want, then why not ask for exactly what I want.
The Fix comes with five pieces each time. At first I felt like this was plenty but now I wish there were more items each month. Since it only comes once monthly, I always crave having more than five choices. I get they have to pay for the return shipping and more pieces would cost more in shipping charges.
My style has improved drastically since starting Stitch Fix. I have received several compliments from coworkers on my clothes. One said let me see what top you have on today, you have the cutest tops. I said they are all Stitch Fix. She was surprised and intrigued. My stylist has sent several pieces that I have kept that I would have never bought myself had I went to a store looking for clothes. It has opened my mind to new patterns and cuts. I even kept a work skirt that I would have never in a million years dreamed of wearing. I actually love it and feel like a million bucks in it.
If you end up liking the entire Fix they give you a 25% discount of buying the entire Fix. I have ended up doing this several times. Usually after wanting to keep a few of the items it only makes sense to keep the entire box. My last Fix had a pair of Silver shorts for $60, athletic shorts for $35 and Sperry shoes for $60. The other two items ended up costing me little of nothing because the entire Fix was $165.
After you sign up you can share you referral code with friends and family. They get a $25 credit off their first Fix and so do you for each referral. Want to give it a try, use my code and get yourself a credit.
I have always had a hard time finding clothes to fit just right. I am short and quite busty in the chest. Somehow these clothes come and fit perfect. I know you send in your measurements but it's crazy the pants, skirts, shirts they all fit. I have had a few items I felt were too snug in the chest area but overall I am amazed by the job the stylist has done to get clothes that fit.
Returns are simple! They provide you with a paid USPS shipping bag each Fix to return any unwanted items. You simply put your items inside, seal, and drop in the mail. How easy!
I plan on continuing the service. I love getting clothes each month mailed straight to my house. Especially during this time of a pandemic it made updating my professional wardrobe painless.