Stitch Fix Workwear Review - July 2018
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As you guys know, I'm all about anything that will make my life easier. I love clothes, I just don't have a ton of time to shop for them! When I do finally go shopping, I will inevitably buy something that I don't particularly love just because it's on sale or something that I pretty much already have. Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that sends 5 clothing and accessories items chosen just for you directly to your door at a frequency you choose. I decided to give it a try and I received my very first Fix last week! Read on to hear all about my experience.
Step 1: Set up your Style Profile.
After you sign up for Stitch Fix, you have to fill out your Style Profile where you answer questions about your sizing, how you like your clothes to fit, your desired price points for various items, what general styles you like or dislike and what items you do and do not want in your Fix.
Step 2: Schedule your first Fix.
Stitch Fix allows you to add comments when you schedule your Fix so you can inform your Stylist if you have any special events coming up or if you're looking for certain clothes in particular. I've been working on finding high quality clothes to include in my business casual wardrobe for work so I added this note for my Stylist.
Step 3: Wait for your Fix to arrive.
This is definitely the most difficult step. If you're like me, you'll spend your time browsing Stitch Fix outfits on Pinterest and sending as much information on your likes/dislikes through the Stitch Fix app to your Stylist as possible in hopes that they will really capture your sense of style.
Step 4: Your Fix finally arrives at your doorstep!
AND you pretty much tear that box right open! I was so excited to see what my Stylist (Mari) chose for me. I received two shirts, a skirt, a dress and a pair of pants. All were items that could be worn at work. You can tell that my Stylist definitely took my comments to heart! Your Fix comes with Style Cards to provide advice on how to style each piece. This Card also has a personalized note from your Stylist. Nice touch!
Step 5: Try on your new clothes.
This is where the fun really begins. When I initially looked at some of the items I received, I was a little concerned because I'm not always too keen on patterns so if I would have seen them in the store, I would have kept walking. It's important to keep an open mind and give your Fix a chance before making judgements because you never really know. So let's go through my first Fix ever!
1. Elan - Nasya Button Down Top, Blush, Size S ($64)
So I know that I just said that you have to give your Fix a chance, but unfortunately Mari missed the mark with this piece. I mean it looks fine, but it's just not me. I think by saying I wanted business casual, she felt like a button down needed to be included. Maybe if I ask for business casual in the future, I'll say no button downs please! I would have returned this piece, but since I liked everything else, it didn't make financial sense. (Anyone looking for a button down?? Ha!)
2. 41 Hawthorn - Zoe Essential Ankle Zip Skinny Pant, Black, Size 2 ($88)
If you've heard of Stitch Fix before, you've probably heard about their pants. In fact, I've heard of people coming back to Stitch Fix only because of their pants! These 41 Hawthorn pants did not disappoint. They are a little on the expensive side, but fit well, look professional and are extremely comfortable. Who doesn't want to be comfortable at work?! Verdict: Keep
3. Daniel Rainn - Quin Keyhole Crochet Top, Off-White, Size S ($64)
I love neutrals and clothes that I can mix and match. This off-white crocheted top has just enough detail to not be considered too dull and can be worn with a skirt, trousers or jeans. The only downfall is that the front keyhole is a tad too low for the office so I will definitely be wearing a tank underneath. Due to its versatility, I decided to keep this top.
4. Margaret M - Selma Piping Detail Skirt, Teal Green, Size S ($74)
This skirt is so amazing. It fits well and is the perfect length. I like the look when I pair it with a white top like the Daniel Rainn seen here. It would be great for work, church or really any other event. I just hope that it doesn't stretch over time because there is no zipper; you just pull it up. Since I currently don't have anything like this, I decided to keep it.
5. Kut from the Kloth - Mollee Knit Dress, Navy, Size 2 ($88)
I really didn't like this dress when I pulled it out of the box. Like I said before, this is one of those items that I would have walked right by at the store. I don't particularly love patterns, but I decided to give it a chance. I think what saved this dress was the fit and the cross detail on the front. It'll work well for work/church and is super comfortable. Here's an example of something I wouldn't have bought without Stitch Fix! Verdict: Keep
Step 6: Checkout and/or return your items.
Stitch Fix allows you to try on and either purchase your items or return them using the prepaid mailing bag that they provide within 3 days. To me, 3 days is a little quick to decide, but I guess it forces you to get it done! When you checkout, you can rate the items in order to provide your Stylist with some feedback and also send some overall comments on how well they did.
If you buy all 5 of your Stylist Picks, you get 25% off, which is why it didn't make sense for me to return the button down. There is also a $20 styling fee that goes toward the purchase if you decide to keep anything. In other words, if I decided to return everything, I would have had to pay the $20 styling fee.
Step 7: Prepare for the next Fix and wear your new clothes!
My next Fix is scheduled for September and I'm pretty sure that I'll try it again. If I decide to get business casual again, I plan on noting "no button downs!" I'm also curious about their shoes so I might include a special request for a pair. I'll try to take some pictures as I begin to wear these items so you can see how I style them. They also have Stitch Fix Kids and Stitch Fix Maternity! Let me know if you have any questions. How do you make sure you have a successful Stitch Fix Fix? Comment below!