After hearing several success stories with Stitch Fix, I decided to try it out for myself. I LOVE shopping and adding to my wardrobe, but I also LOATHE shopping because I have such a hard time finding cute items that fit my petite frame. Usually, I when I find something I am already beginning to calculate the alteration charges while waiting in line to check out- so it was time to try out a new method. (If you are unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, I’ve provided a brief summary at the very end.)
Based off the initial profile I completed online, my first five items included: light wash skinny jeans, silk halter top, bright orange embroidered “bib” top, crochet cardigan and a simple sleeveless black dress. My initial thought was a bit surprised- overall, the box had a sort of “bohemian” feel to it (minus the dress), but I still tried on everything. Below is a rundown of my thoughts and final decision.
- Light Wash Skinny Jeans: Loved the fit and feel of these, but too much of a high waist for my taste. I seriously considered keeping them, but ultimately decided that for $100 I could find jeans that I truly loved. (Returned)
- Silk Halter Top: This item had a unique “scarf” print that I probably would not have selected for myself, but I tried it on and LOVED it. It was flowing, yet still remained fitted for the style. (Keep)
- Bright Orange Bib Top: I liked the color of this shirt and although I tend to wear more fitted clothing, I’m open to shirts that have a more flowing comfortable feel. Sadly, this shirt was HUGE on me. I seriously felt I could fit 2 other people inside with me. (Returned)
- Crochet Cardigan: I liked the overall look and fit of this cardigan. It would pair nicely with a variety of shirts- both plain and decorative. I could see myself dressing this one up or down- however, I probably liked this item so much because I already have several crochet cardigans already. (Returned)
- Simple Sleeveless Black Dress: This one had potential, but was just too big. I toyed with the idea of having it altered because I could imagine wearing it simple for a day in the office, or dressing it up with accessories for an evening out. In the end, I could not justify paying for alterations on something that I did not love.
Summary: Kept 1, Returned 4. I still view this as a success- supposedly the shipments get better as the stylist learn more about you. I’m excited for my next fix. 🙂
Interested in trying it out for yourself? Use this link: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4751996
Info about Stitch Fix (pulled directly from their website): Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest!