For some time now all of my friends have been boasting about how much they love their monthly Stitch Fix. So much so, that I decided I needed to try it out for myself. However, my style is a little bit hard to commercialize. It’s retro, vintage, bohemian. Could they get my style right? Check it out.
Have you heard of Stitch Fix? It’s a clothing craze that is currently sweeping my little circle of friends. Every time we meet up, all they want to chat about is their latest “fix”. I was feeling a bit left out.
I suppose I never jumped on the bandwagon because their styles don’t really match mine. Bright colors, things that look like they’ve been lost in time – that’s where you’ll find me.
Could Stitch Fix be my answer to not having to go out and shop? I didn’t know.
What is Stitch Fix
Since this is my first Stitch Fix, I wanted to take a quick moment to fill those of you in who’ve never heard of the Stitch Fix program before. Stitch Fix is a monthly, or custom tailored delivery service that pairs you up with a stylist who basically chooses your clothes for you. If you hate shopping or really dread trying to coordinate a tailored look, this is the answer.
Each month, a box arrives in the mail containing items you might need for that season. This may include tops, pants, shorts, accessories (like jewelry or purses), or shoes.
But what if you don’t want shoes? When you first sign up for the service you are taken through a series of questions. This step will better help your stylist know what types of clothing you enjoy as well as your price point and what items you do not want. This is where they also figure out your sizing needs so everything comes ready to fit.
When the box arrives, you have three days to try everything on and send back what you don’t want. You are only charged for what you keep, plus a $20 styling fee that gets deducted from your purchase (as long as you make at least one).
Sorta fun, right? I thought so.
My First Stitch Fix
I was pretty specific with my stylist and asked for clothes that looked retro or vintage. I knew this was going to be a difficult task but I was hoping they’d be up for the challenge. When my first box arrived, I was super excited. Here’s what it contained – minus one shirt because I totally forgot to photograph it. Plus, I hated it so no big deal.
So, what did I think about? I think that it was fun and it definitely gave me a chance to try on styles that I probably would not have picked out for myself in a store.
For this first box, I ended up keeping the first top and the navy blue clutch. The Gregan Tie Neck Blouse (as shown in the first photo) was totally different than what I typically wear but I ended up loving it!
The shorts and dress were both returned. I liked them both but not enough. The shorts were a bit too long and the dress was a bit too short.
Will I do it again? Yes, in fact, I’ve got another box coming in May. Can’t wait to see if we hit that “retro” mark a little bit closer next time.
Have you ever tried Stitch Fix? Tell me about it in the comments.
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