I had been wanting to try Stitch Fix for several months now. I finally took the plunge and can give you my honest Stitch Fix review based on my experience from completing my customer profile to receiving my first order.
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is a women’s clothing styling and delivery service that allows you to get clothes mailed to you based on your own personal profile. When you are ready to have a box shipped to you, you can choose your delivery date. When your box is styled, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That styling fee will be applied to your clothing purchase.
Each Fix includes 5 items. After you receive your box of 5 items to try on, you get to decide what you want to keep and purchase, and what you want to send back at no charge.
Stitch Fix carries women’s sizes 0-14 (XS-XL)
What’s great about this service is you DO NOT have to sign up for automatic shipments. I didn’t. I am scheduling my shipments as needed (and as my budget allows).
I would recommend Stitch Fix for someone who hates clothes shopping as much as I do, but also has a budget for nice clothes. The clothes are expensive, but the service is so convenient!
Once you receive your box, open it up and see what the stylist chose for you. You will have 3 business days to decide what you want to keep and complete your order online.
My kids watched while I opened my box, so I showed them each item while I took pictures. After that I tried everything on and did a mini-fashion show for the kids and asked for their opinions. They liked everything!
My Experience with Stitch Fix
I wanted to give myself the best possible chance of loving everything in my first Stitch Fix shipment. I filled out my customer profile completely. This took some time because I needed to include measurements and really think about what I wanted to get out of Stitch Fix. I even set up a Pinterest board, as recommended, to include styles that I like so my stylist could try to work with my own style.
I recently went back to work outside the home and have been in need of more business-casual work clothes. When my first shipment was about to be styled, I received an email asking me if I wanted to add a note for what I was looking for in this shipment. I asked for work pants and summer work shirts.
The stylist sent me a pair of pants, 3 shirts, and a necklace (pictured below).
You can include specifications in your profile like no jewelry or avoid dresses.
I was impressed that everything the stylist picked out fit me, which is half the battle with trying on clothes at the store.
When I tried on the pants and the blue & black sleeveless top, I loved them both. The pants are so comfortable, and I will likely wear them almost every week for work. The shirt is a great light-weight summer shirt that came with a thin, black tank top to wear underneath because the textured detailing is an open weave. I can also wear this shirt during the cooler months with a sweater.
I did not like the powder-blue, baby-doll top at all. I don’t like pastel colors on me, and the baby-doll style just does not work for me. I liked the design of the black & white striped top. The shoulders have a fun, lacey design, but the way the shirt gets wider at the bottom made it feel too much like wearing a bag. It was just not for me. I love the look of the gold, layering necklace pair, but I didn’t feel like I had enough clothes to wear with those necklaces.
So I kept the pants and black & blue shirt and sent back the other 3 items. Those items were also the most expensive items I received.
I have never spent so much money on a single pair of pants or a single shirt.
The pants were $98, and the shirt was $64 for a total of $162 for 1 outfit. I had already paid the styling fee of $20, so my additional cost was $142. If I had chosen to keep all 5 items, I would have gotten a 25% discount off the entire purchase.
That is a ton of money to spend on an outfit! But I did not pay a separate fee to have the clothes shipped to me, and I did not pay to ship the unwanted items back. I did not have to spend time in a store trying on clothes only to find that I didn’t love anything.
And I felt so good wearing that outfit. I wore it to work the first work-day back right after the July 4th holiday. I felt good all day. This was a really hot and humid day too, and I still felt comfortable in these clothes.
I should add I am definitely planning to do it again. I had hoped that by being so thorough in filling out my profile, I would love all 5 items the stylist sent me. But that was not the case this time.
A few days after completing my first order, I received an email asking if I would want to use the same stylist next time if she is available. I said yes because I absolutely loved 2 of the pieces she chose and I want to give her another chance to find 5 things I will love next time.
Have you tried Stitch Fix?