Today I’m going to be sharing my very first Stitch Fix review.
If you have no idea what in the world I’m talking about. I’ll feel you in. Stitch Fix is an online styling service that delivers a personalized shopping experience. You fill out your Style Profile and a personal stylist will handpick pieces to fit your tastes, needs, and budget. And mail them directly to your door. Each box contains five items of clothing, shoes, and accessories for you to try on at home. Keep what you love, send the rest back in a prepaid USPS envelope.
Select a delivery date from the calendar. At the time your Stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment. If you purchase all 5 items you will receive 25% off.
How awesome does that sound right?
I don’t know if your anything like me but I was not born with the gift of fashion sense. Seriously I have just never had it. I have the desire to look adorably cute. I want to have the perfect shoes and accessories for each outfit. But I just can’t ever seem to pull it together. Sigh. When I walk into a store to shop I get extremely overwhelmed. Nothing I ever choose seems to fit my body right or compliment me and it’s so frustrating! So to say the least Stitch Fix was very appealing to me! Get new clothes that match my style delivered right to my door? Amazing! Not to mention, I’m a mom of 5. I don’t have the time to shop anyways!
This was not my first fix. Back before my blogging days…. just last year hehe. I tried Stitch Fix for a short period of time. I’m thinking I got 3 fixes before I decided to stop. Not because I didn’t love what I was getting in my box. But because I was transiting through having twins and a significant weight loss (now down 60+ pounds). During that time things were just not fitting me correctly. Or if they did fit I didn’t want to spend that much on clothing I’d hopefully be outgrowing soon. I’m now at a pretty steady weight so I was super excited to give it another try.
April Stitch Fix Review
Before I go any further. I feel necessary to say I am not nor do I ever desire to be a model. It was clearly not my calling in life. Also, want to note my sweet husband snapped these pictures for me on the windiest day of the year.
So I’m just going, to be honest here. I was not happy with this fix. I was so excited to get this fixed and really hoped I’d get to wear something to easter dinner. Sadly this fix was not my taste at all! I received 4 shirts and 1 pair of pants and nothing fit me right. I’m not sure what happened there since you do put in your sizes and weight/height but no the less way to big.
Stitch Fix Outfit #1
Floral Shaw and light washed denim jeans. While the floral print was very pretty this Shaw would never work for me to wear day-to-day. My toddler twins would rip it with one good pull because it was very thin. So a for sure no for me. This floral top was priced at $48.00. Even had I loved it I would have had a hard time paying that for a Shaw. The denim jeans may have had a chance had they fit right. But they were just too big and baggy. These jeans were priced at $62.00 which again I think is too much for my little budget.
Stitch Fix Outfit #2
Ombre pink and cream top with same denim jeans from outfit #1. This top was just ok. It is casual and I’d maybe have worn it on occasion. This top was a thicker fabric and didn’t flatter my figure. I’d prefer thinner fabrics and looser fitting clothing. I try not to wear tight-fitting clothing. I maybe would have purchased this top had it been priced in the $20.00 range and not been priced at $38.00. That price was just a too high for me for this particular shirt.
Stitch Fix Outfit #3
Olive-green flowy tank paired with dark washed denim jean shorts. Actually really did like this top. I wouldn’t usually go with this olive-green color but I do think it compliments my hair color. This top was styled this with denim jeans like the style guide recommended. I was torn about this top. I really wanted to keep it but the price tag was $36.00. So again that price was just too much for my little budget. I actually already have a tank almost exactly like this one from the last season in black from Target. I believe I only paid $16.00 for it. Bummer because I really did like it.
Stitch Fix Outfit #4
Floral knit hoodie. I just didn’t care for this top at all. The floral is not my style even though I know it’s very popular right now. The fit was not at all right since I’m very large in the chest area. And I just wouldn’t wear a hoodie with it going into summer here in Kentucky. This top is paired with the denim jean shorts as the style guide suggested. This top was priced at $48.00 again way out of my budget for a top.
How do I feel about stitch fix overall?
So, in the end, this particular fix was just not for me. The clothing was just not my style, it did not fit me well and was overpriced for my budget. However, I will absolutely be trying Stitch Fix again! I fully understand the stylists are just people just like I am and aren’t mind readers or magicians. With ordering online your aren’t always going to get a good fit and that totally understandable.
Maybe I didn’t do a great job of explaining my taste to my stylist. And explaining exactly what I was looking for. That’s the great part about Stitch fix though. I can now go back in the notes and let my stylist know how I felt about this Fix. I can speak with her directly about what I liked and what I didn’t and go from there. I’ve heard from others it can take 3-4 fixes for your stylist to really get to know your style and that’s perfectly ok.
what about THE $20.00 styling fee?
I like to think about it this way, you’d easily spend $20 in gas just to go to a store shopping and then add in lunch, Starbucks, and those new leggings you didn’t need another pair of. that’s $50 and your day wasted. this way I get the clothes shipped right to me in the comfort of my own home.
Overall I’m just a mom who is super busy, hates shopping, and just wants to look stylish every now and then. I will absolutely be continuing to use Stitch Fix.
If you would like to give Stitch Fix a try for yourself you can use my link below to sign up. By doing so I will receive a small credit and I’d so so appreciate it.
Thanks for reading friends! I will be back in May with my next Stitch Fix review. Happy Friday!