Yes, it’s true. I have a clothing obsession. Something you may have noticed if you’ve been watching my Instagram stories for a while now. But every month I get a new box of clothing in my mailbox from Stitch Fix. It’s thrilling, fun, and I love that my stylist sends me retro-inspired fashions! It is something I’ve been doing for almost a year. But wait – new clothes every month? That sounds expensive? It doesn’t have to be! Here are a few of my best tips that I use for getting a great fix at a good price.
Tips for Saving Money with Stitch Fix
Since I’ve been using Stitch Fix for quite a long period of time, I am starting to understand the value of the brand. Yes, VALUE! I could seriously go on and on about the quality of the clothing, the time it saves me shopping, and the helpfulness of the personal stylist but this post is simply about knowing how to get a good deal. So here are the top six ways I’ve learned to save money while using Stitch Fix to enhance my (retro) wardrobe.
1. Be upfront about your budget.
Honesty is always best, right? Yes! It is always best to be upfront about your budget when signing up for Stitch Fix. This way the personal stylist has a better idea of what you’re looking for because, frankly, they want you to love (and buy) your box just as much as you do. It doesn’t serve them to send you stuff you can’t afford.
When signing up for Stitch Fix there is a box in the questionnaire that asks how much you typically spend on clothes. I went with “as cheap as possible” for all of my answers and have always gotten beautiful quality items.
2. Buy the whole box.
So, how much does “as cheap as possible” run someone? Good question. Typically the items I’ve seen coming to me are price ranged between $35-$65 per item and each box contains five items. However, there is a way to get a discount on each item and make them even cheaper! If you buy the entire box, Stitch Fix will give you a 25% discount.
3. Get the Style Pass.
For each box ordered and personally styled, there is a $20 styling fee (don’t worry, this $20 comes off the total if you choose to purchase anything). However, it is possible to skip the $20 styling fee by opting for a one time $49 fee (which is also credited to your account). This Style Pass allows me to have unlimited fixes for 12 months and I don’t have to keep anything if I don’t want to!
This is great for when I need a dress to wear to a summer brunch and want to try on a few options. Just ask the stylist for a few summer brunch dresses and only keep what you want! Plus, returns are always free.
4. Choose your delivery frequency.
So maybe monthly seems like too much of a commitment. Luckily, fix frequency is adjustable and can be skipped or altered.
5. Use Stitch Fix to upgrade your existing wardrobe.
When I started using Stitch Fix, I imagined myself with a whole new wardrobe. Luckily, that wasn’t the case. Instead, Stitch Fix has helped me revive many of my older outfits by helping me learn to pair them with a new Stitch Fix staple.
With each fix, a style card accompanies the clothing choices. These cards show pictures of different ways to wear the piece and what other articles of clothing pair nicely with them. Many times, the pairing ideas are things I already have in my closet. If not, I can simply ask my stylist to send me something in my next box – like a jean jacket.
6. Share Stitch Fix with your friends.
When I find something that I love, I always tell people about it (probably why I enjoy writing this blog so much). And, with Stitch Fix, sharing a good thing means a referral credit in return. Bonus!! So each time one of my friends uses my referral code, I get $25 off my next box and they get their first $20 styling fee waived. And it’s not just me, the same goes for you when you share it with your friends and they use the service!
There are so many reasons why I love using Stitch Fix and appreciate its value. If you would like to give it a try, I would love it if you would use my referral link. Be sure to come back and tell me how you like it!