We’re on a mission to find the best way to add cute pieces that are flattering and comfortable to our wardrobes. We’re willing to try almost anything so you guessed it – we tried out Stitch Fix!
If you aren’t aware of Stitch Fix, let us break it down for you. You fill out a very specific profile online about who you are, the types of clothes you need, your style, colors you like, your preference on fit, and even link to your Pinterest board if you have one. All of this helps the stylist choose the right clothes for you. Once you’ve done all of this, you’re scheduled for your “fix” and you wait for a package to arrive at your door!
A stylist picks out 5 pieces for you to try on. The cost is $20 for the stylist’s work, but it is taken out of the price of anything you decide to purchase. The stylist also provides some outfit ideas for each piece they pick for you in order to help you style it.
Now that you know the basics, here’s a picture of each of our favorite fixes and our thoughts on using Stitch Fix!
What appealed to you about Stitch Fix enough to want to try it?
Becca: I liked the idea of having a personal stylist that would recommend options to me that I may not have picked out myself. I also love that it is all done by USPS; so the clothes I don’t keep go straight into the mailbox vs. having to find a UPS or FedEx to drop it off.
Tiffany: I’d seen lots of blogger reviews of Stitch Fix and am trying to make finding new clothes as easy as possible. It is such a pain at this point to go to the mall with two little ones so I loved the idea of it arriving at my door!
What are the best uses for Stitch Fix – everyday, specific event, dressy vs. casual?
Becca: I’ve done 3 fixes so far, and with each fix I was looking for something specific – a casual dress for a summer event and work appropriate clothes. All three times I got some great options. So I think Stitch Fix works for any occasion, but it is best to be specific about what you’re looking for.
Tiffany: I’ve focused mostly on work items so on the dressier side. One item I kept from my first fix was jeans though! You get to set your expectations ahead of time so it all depends on what you’re looking to get.
What do you think about the quality of the clothing?
Becca: So far, so good. Some pieces I haven’t been willing to pay the sticker price, and others I haven’t liked the fabric. But that would happen if I go to a department store as well.
Tiffany: I am so so on the quality for the price. I haven’t felt that the quality of the clothing is worth the price. That said, some things fit so well that I kept them anyway, but the quality is my only hesitation with continuing.
Any advice for ensuring you get the best Stitch Fix?
Becca: Be specific! You know what looks good on you, and what doesn’t. So don’t be shy! The stylist can only work with the information you give them. I highly recommend doing a Pinterest board. I created one just for this and added to it with each fix I ordered, so that the stylist could see similar items that I liked.
Tiffany: I’d be as clear as possible with what you like and don’t like – both before you receive your fix and afterwards when you go through each item and give feedback to your stylist. I kept only one thing from my first fix, but kept several from my second one. It definitely improved for me as my stylist got a better idea of what I was looking for. I also had a Pinterest board that I’m sure helped as well!
Are you going to order another Fix?
Becca: Yes, I likely will. I’ve ordered 3 already and am really thrilled with the process. I don’t see myself doing it every month, but perhaps once every few months.
Tiffany: Yes, I have one scheduled in a couple weeks. This will be my third fix and I’m hoping it is my best one yet!
Have you tried Stitch Fix? Let us know what you thought!
Becca & Tiffany