By now you’ve probably heard about Stitch Fix. If you haven’t jumped on board yet and are still a little curious what it’s all about I’m going to break it down for you.
Stitch Fix is like having your own personal stylist. You go online and fill out a Style Profile to let them know what you like.
The style profile shows you pictures of different styles and has you rate them. From there you give them your size information and how you like your clothes to fit (loose, fitted, etc.). Asks you some questions like if you would prefer to receive work clothes, every day clothing, special occasion clothing. I’m still not sure about the “are you a mom” question. Yes, I’m a mom but I don’t want you to send me mom jeans or anything like that. I want to be a stylish mom.
They now also offer maternity & petite sizes!
You can share your pinterest boards to give them a better idea of what you like. They ask you how much you want to spend on different items (the cheaper the better, $50- $100, $100-$150, $150-$200, $200+). You also get to choose how frequently you receive your fix (every 2-3 weeks, once a month, every other month). I’ll admit I increased my frequency after my first shipment. It really is a lot of fun!
After you fill out your style profile a stylist will select five items for you. In my last fix (#6) I received a jacket, 2 tops, jeans and a dress. The items come from small boutique brands and designers. You’ll be charged a $20 “styling fee” that goes toward any items you purchase in your fix. If you don’t purchase anything you lose the styling fee- think of it as covering shipping costs. Your fix arrives via FedEx on your front door, neatly packaged.
Inside are your 5 items, a style card, price list/receipt and return envelope.
The style card talks about each item and gives you pictures of different ways to wear your pieces. You try on the pieces in your home. Once you’ve decided what you want to keep and what you don’t, you simply go online to checkout and give feedback for each item. You select whether you want to keep the item and then make note of how it fit, if you liked the style, if the price was right, etc. If you buy all 5 pieces you get a 25% discount. My 3rd fix I got to take advantage of this perk. Put what you don’t want in the pre-labeled envelope and drop it in a mailbox.
I will say it took till the 3rd shipment to get the sizing right. I’ve gotten 6 fixes so far and have bought something out of each one.
Here’s a couple of tips to get the most of Stitch Fix:
- Find at least one thing out of each shipment to keep so you don’t lose the styling fee. A piece of jewelry that’s not right for you might be a great gift for a friend.
- Show the pieces you don’t want to friends and family- my mom really liked a necklace in one of my fixes I was going to send back
- Be really honest with your feedback- otherwise you’re going to keep getting stuff you don’t really like
- Set-up a Pinterest board to share with your stylist- they really check it out
- Refer your friends- you’ll get a $25 credit
It’s working here! Want to give it a try? Use my referral link to get started.