I ordered my first Stitch Fix box a couple months ago and a bunch of people wanted to know what was in it, but I had already sent it back. Even though I wasn’t in love with it, I decided to give it a shot.
What’s Stitch Fix? It’s a ‘personal’ styling service, you fill out your style profile and preferences, pay $20 for a stylist, and you’ll get about 5 items along with a guide on what to pair the items with. The stylist fee goes towards the purchase price if you decide to buy anything and if you buy everything, you’ll save 20% off. It can be a mix of tops, jeans, dresses, and accessories, depending on how you adjust your settings.
The first box, I thought everything was way too expensive, and nothing fit quite right.
In this box, it was a lot of the same.
First, a pair of red skinny jeans, although the waist fit, not much else did. They were very loose and unflattering.
A cobalt blue blouse. I actually really liked it, but I have a different blouse that looks almost exactly like it that I got at TJ Maxx for less than $20 (mine is on the right).
A denim jacket. I had high hopes for this jacket. It was a little on the thin side, but the cut was great. Denim jackets can be a bit boxy but this actually had some shape to it. Unfortunately, the sleeves were way too long and the shoulders too wide by about in inch.
Button blouse. This is not a pattern I’d normally pick out for myself, but I need some new spring tops for work and using Stitch Fix is a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone. This was just not flattering on me. It made me look really big on top and the shoulders could have been taken in probably an inch. I just took the pictures quickly with the iPhone so the color is a little off, it’s a much lighter and brighter pink and blue.
A necklace. I am not big into accessories, especially jewelry and I’m almost positive that I set my preferences to no accessories, but regardless it was a bird shaped pendant (?). The material was very, very thin. Even if I had decided to keep it, I’d be really concerned it would get caught on something and snap. Also, you can get something like this on Etsy for $20.
With the first box, I ended up keeping a scarf because I only had to pay a little bit more since I’d already paid the $20. With this box, there is nothing I want to keep so I am out the $20. Womp wommmp.
Other women have had a lot of success with this service but I’m just not a fan, and I typically would never spend the price per item these go for so I’ll stick with spending an afternoon at the outlets for now. If you decide to try it, let me know how you like it!