You’ve likely heard about Stitch Fix, the online subscription clothing service. It’s piqued my interest for years.
I’m not a fashionista, so having someone else pick on-trend foundational pieces for my closet sounded fantastic!
But I have a problem that I thought was incompatible with using Stitch Fix: I’m a thrifty girl. And I mean super thrifty. I cringe if I need to pay full price for shoes, clothing, or accessories. And I’m a stay-at-home homeschooling mom. I don’t have to meet clothing expectations on a normal basis. I dress up for church once a week. I attend weddings, funerals, or special meetings with my husband, who is a pastor, in which case I break out of my norm.
Last week I finally decided to take the plunge and just see what would happen. So I ordered my first fix. And I’m here to tell you all about it.
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Before I show you what they sent me, here’s a bit of a run-down of who (in my humble opinion) may or may not benefit from Stitch Fix.
Stitch Fix might be for you if:
- you don’t have time to shop (ahem, homeschool mom here)
- you hate shopping
- you want help with staying trendy and styling tips
- you want someone to do the work for you in picking out your wardrobe
- you want to be able to try things on in the comfort of your own home
- you want to be able to try things on with stuff you already own and see if it matches your current wardrobe
Stitch Fix might not be for you if:
- you love shopping
- you want to pick out your own clothes
- you are thrifty and typically never pay more than $10-15 for a piece of clothing (ahem, ME!)
- you work from home or stay home with your kids and don’t need to spend money to build your wardrobe (again, me)
So, I was really torn as to whether or not trying Stitch Fix would be a waste of my time and money.
But here’s my conclusion: It’s worth it to try at least once. (Happy Birthday to YOU!)
Here is how you might be able to swing it and continue getting fixes without additional cost to you:
- Order your first fix. Normally, you would pay the $20 styling fee, which won’t be refunded if you don’t buy anything. BUT if you do purchase something, that fee will go toward the price of your item.
BUT: if you use my link, I will get credit toward my next fix and you can try it risk free! (meaning, no money up front to get a fix – no $20 styling fee for YOU!)
- Share your referral link with friends for credit toward future fixes! So, if you click on my links in this post, I will get a referral credit for sharing (thank you!). You can do the same 🙂
Do you want to see what they sent me?
Pollack One Pocket Henley Top: $38
This was just too baggy and big and I needed something other than jeans to give the outfit some interest. It was nice quality, though. Sent it back.
Poplar Cowl Neck Knit Top: $44
Super comfy fabric! I could literally wear this every day all winter because it’s so soft. I loved the cowl neck. But I didn’t really love the stripes. Again, if I had some options other than jeans to go with it, maybe it could work. Sent it back.
Sharpen Mixed Material Knit Top: $48
If I was close to keeping one item, it was this one. I loved the mix of fabrics and the patterned back. It was comfortable and great quality. The price was definitely a hurdle in my mind. But again, it is just too blue to wear with jeans. I’m seeing a pattern here in my wardrobe. Need to branch out. So I sent it back too. (Top photo: front / Bottom photo: back)
Abriella Waffle Knit Cardigan: $48
Again, cute style and versatile cardigan. Nice texture and quality fabric. I just couldn’t justify the price if I didn’t love it and couldn’t see myself wearing this all the time. Returned.
Topanga Cargo Zipper Detail Skinny Pant: $88
I love that my stylist sent me something like this. I probably wouldn’t have picked it out for myself. But she said that this was a great alternative to jeans for me. I have to agree with her. It would go with almost everything else she sent. However, I can’t pull off the skinny pant style. It’s just not me. The price is way more than I would ever pay for pants, but if I would have loved this style on me, I could see myself investing in a quality pair like this. The fabric and cut was so comfortable. But alas, I sent them back.
They also send this personalized style card with outfit suggestions for each piece that’s in your fix.
You can keep none, one, several, or all the pieces they send. If you keep all five of them, you will get the 25% discount.
In the end, I decided to send all the pieces back. I didn’t love any of them enough to pay the ticket price. The process is very simple at this point.
Here’s what I did:
- Signed in to my account on Stitch Fix and reviewed each item while I also selected purchase, exchange, or return. By letting my stylist know what I thought about each piece, if I get future fixes, she will be able to make better and better choices for me.
- Complete the checkout process. I owed $0
- Pack the returns in the prepaid mailing bag and drop it in the mail within 3 business days.
Want to try Stitch Fix Risk Free? Here’s what to do:
- Sign up here. – This is my referral link, which will give me Stitch Fix credits and let you try it out risk free (that means no $20 styling fee!)
- Complete your style profile.
- Schedule your fix. I didn’t want to have a regular monthly fix, so I opted for the manual ordering.
They say your fixes get better with time as you give your stylist feedback. You can also create a style board on Pinterest and share it with your stylist.
What do you think? Will you be trying it for yourself? Why not, you have nothing to lose, even if you’re thrifty like me.