I heard about Stitch Fix when it first came out, but being in the UK, I wasn’t able to sign up. I totally forgot about the service until recently when I saw a blog post by Jenn at Hello Rigby. She had a link that waved the $20 fee, so I thought it was a good time to check it out.
First, if you don’t know what it is, Stitch Fix is a styling service where you tell them your statistics, and what you love, and they’ll try to send you a few new pieces of clothing to see if you like them. If you do end up keeping any of the items, then you get the styling fee taken from the bill, but anything you don’t love can be returned.
The five items I was sent were a pair of skinny jeans ($68), a quilted gilet ($68), a duster cardigan ($50), a t-shirt ($38) and a jumper ($48). The prices were a little more than I would pay, but they were on the whole decent quality. I love how the box came with a few suggestions on how to style each piece and the stylist would give reasons why they chose those items for you. I believe that you can use Pinterest to tell your stylist what sort of thing you would like, but frustratingly, there is no alternative – I dislike Pinterest so it doesn’t seem fair to penalise the user for not using a certain social network. You can send a note to tell your stylist if you have any events coming up so you could probably send them to links to blog posts, outfits you like or Instagram posts.
T-shirt and jeans from the box
Jumper and jeans from the box
Cardigan and jeans from the box, t-shirt from New Look
Gilet and jeans from the box, t-shirt from New Look
I like the idea of Stitch Fix, especially if you are as useless at choosing outfits as I am, but it will be interesting to see whether the choices will improve for me. If you’d like to sign up, I have an affiliate link for Stitch Fix here which gives you your first Fix for free!