This past fall I was introduced to Stitch Fix and decided to try them out, first hand. If you aren't familiar with Stitch Fix, they are an online styling service that picks clothing and accessories fit to your personal style and delivers them directly to your door. The brand has options for women sizes 00-24W and XS-3X (including petite and maternity); and men's sizes XS-XXL.
To be completely up front here, I never thought I’d like the idea of having clothing picked for me. I’m super picky, and I actually enjoy the physical art of shopping. Yes, I just referred to shopping as an “art” because to me- it is. It takes time, planning, patience, and strategy. While I enjoy shopping, I do understand that many people do not love shopping the way I do. As a blogger, it is part of my job to realize that others have different preferences when it comes to style and shopping. To connect with readers, I sometimes try things that I may not have tried before to open myself to other opinions and experiences that I can then recommend or refer you to, with detailed reviews so you know what to expect. And this is exactly what happened with Stitch Fix.
Clutch and Jumpsuit from Stitch Fix.
I decided to let go of my idea that I was too picky to like anything that someone else would send me, and I went for it. You can read my first impression of the brand here, but as a recap- my first box was just ok. I sent it back, hoping that the next box would be better. I was told by Stitch Fix that the first few boxes can be a hit or miss as your stylist is getting to you know and your likes and dislikes- which makes complete sense. With each fix, the selection has gotten better and better. My stylist has done an incredible job of hearing me out and seeing things I’ve liked and things I have hated- and now my fixes are full of things I love, and even things I would never pick for myself, but love once I try it on.
Crop Top from Stitch Fix.
When I registered for Stitch Fix, I was in need of tops. I own dresses and jeans out the wazoo, but I was seriously slacking in the top and sweater department. When I shop for myself, I am drawn to dresses – so when I made my style profile, I opted to select tops as an item I wanted in all of my fixes. Since working with Stitch Fix, I now own tops that I would have never otherwise owned. The tops range in styles (they sent me a crop top recently, which pushed me in a positive way!) and they are all very different- that’s something else I love about my stylist- she has never sent me the same thing twice!
Crop top from Stitch Fix
Clutch and Jumpsuit from Stitch Fix.
In addition to tops, my stylist has pushed my boundaries a bit and in my most recent fix sent me a jumpsuit (in addition to the crop top mentioned above!). I have personally struggled with finding a well-fitting and flattering jumpsuit for years. I have only owned one previously, but I only wore it once and ended up selling it because I hated how it accentuated my arms. In my style profile, I have listed that my arms are a part of my body I do not like to draw attention to. The jumpsuit my stylist picked not only fits me like a glove and is super flattering, but it has sheer lace sleeves that cover my arms. It is like this jumpsuit was made just for me, and I would have never found it without my Stitch Fix stylist.
In terms of the Stitch Fix process- it is very simple! Below I have listed out the step-by-step process of signing up for your own fix! For the month of January Stitch Fix is waiving the $20 styling fee on your first fix- so there is no better time than now to try it out!
Stitch Fix Process:
1. When you register for Stitch Fix, you will fill out a Style Profile that includes your sizing details, body shape/type, fit preferences, style likes/dislikes, and desired price points. This will help your stylist get a sense of who you are and what to focus on.
2. You then chose the frequency of your fix- once every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month, or every 3 months. Based on your scheduled fixes, you will be charged a $20 styling fee at the time of styling, however that fee will be applied as a credit towards anything you decide to keep from your shipment!
3. Once you receive the shipment and have decided what you want to keep or return, you can check out fast and easy online.
The online check out process is quick and allows you to select whether you are keeping the item, returning the item, or exchanging the item for another size (I have had to exchange an item for another size and the exchanged item came within 3 days, FYI!). It also allows you to enter comments about each item, along with a scale of how much you liked it.
(This comment section is a great place to add why you liked or disliked an item, so your stylist can truly get a sense for your style!)
4. To return items, you simply drop them in the prepaid envelope and drop it in the mail- it couldn’t be easier!
5. Enjoy your new items!!!!
Photography by Arielle Lewis Studios.
*This post is a sponsored collaboration between Stitch Fix and Blonde in the District. All words and opinions belong solely to Blonde in the District.
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