Have you tried Stitch Fix?
Have you heard of Stitch Fix?
A co-worker told me about it so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I just got my first package a couple of weeks ago. You fill out a profile with your clothing sizes, your budget and your personal style and their personal shoppers will send you five items that they think will work for you. For someone like me, who loves clothes but never has time to shop (and is kind of picky), I thought it would be an experiment worth trying.
So here’s what I got! It felt like Christmas came early!
Item #1: This Gerald striped boat neck tee by Splendid ($64) was totally my style. Navy is one of my go-to colors and it could be dressed down for a casual look with jeans, or could be work appropriate with a skirt. It was a little more than I would normally spend for a shirt, but I liked the fit and the boat neck so I kept it.
Item #2: I loved this Ruben tab-sleeve open cardigan ($88) by Splendid – again navy, I can’t say no. It was a nice basic that I didn’t have. I kept it.
Item #3: This Emilia plaid print pencil skirt from 41Hawthorn ($64) was a definite winner for me. I’ve received compliments when wearing it and it has been a fun addition to my wardrobe.
Item #4 was a gorgeous textured knit pencil skirt in white by Sugarlips ($54), but man, the fit was really unflattering. It had to go back.
Item #5 was an abstract dot print button up blouse from Collective Concepts ($34) and was too clownish for me to pull off. It had these red stripes that went down the full length of the sleeves and I couldn’t pull it off so it went back.
Along with the package, my stylist sent me a personalized note explaining why she picked what she did – in my case, she wanted to send some very classic pieces along with one fun piece – the dot print shirt that I didn’t like so much. I had written in my profile that I liked Mindy Kaling’s style from “The Mindy Project,” and she had noted that the blouse was Mindy-esque (and in hindsight, I realize I’m a bit more conservative in style than Mindy). It also came with a sheet that showed different ways that I could wear the items that they had sent me.
It also came with a note explaining next steps – how to return what I didn’t like (in a pre-paid postage envelope) and pay for what I did in three days.
If I had liked all five items, I would have received a 25 percent discount on the whole lot. Instead, I kept three items and returned two, and the $20 styling fee that they charged me for signing up was also credited against my total.
Overall, it was a success for me. I’m planning to schedule these shipments quarterly. It’s a fun little shopping surprise and definitely beats fighting the crowds at the mall! If you’re thinking of giving it a try, please use my referral link and tell me what you think of your first fix!
(I am not being sponsored or compensated by Stitch Fix for this post.)