With hints of warm weather and Spring right around the corner, I’ve been really into fashion lately. I’ve really liked getting makeup samples via mail (see my recent Birchbox and Ipsy reviews), so I started looking into various online styling services. A friend of mine expressed success with Stitch Fix so I figured I’d give it a try.
Stitch Fix is an online styling service that matches clothes, accessories, and shoes to your personal style and budget. For a $20 styling fee, you get a shipment of 5 items for you to try on at home. You keep what you like and send back what you don’t like. Anything you keep will be charged to your credit card on file. The $20 styling fee is applied to anything that you decide to keep.
I started by filling out a style profile. Everything from my height, weight, and proportions to preferred fit, favorite stores, and budget. There’s a section where I could share my Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram accounts to give the stylist more inspiration of my style.
After I completed my style profile, I selected a shipment date and waited with excitement! When I saw my first Stitch Fix box I was SO EXCITED to open it.
Unfortunately, it was a disaster!
It was so bad that I didn’t want to try anything on. I felt like my stylist didn’t consider anything I put in my profile. When filling out my style profile I noted that I didn’t want accessories, but got a purse. I noted that I didn’t want outerwear, but got a jacket. I expressed a desire for bight and colorful shirts or blouses that I could pair with jeans or slacks for work or a night out. The 2 shirts I received were black. I couldn’t help but think “I just wasted $20”.
I sent an email to customer service and reviewed my concerns. They responded pretty quickly an offered to refund my styling fee, as well as give me another free styling. I was pretty happy with the response, so I decided to give Stitch Fix another shot.
Here’s what I received in my 2nd shipment:
Tama Wrap Scarf
Again, I was a little upset to see a scarf in my shipment because I didn’t want to receive accessories. However, I liked the medium blue color as well as the pattern. I thought it would be cute for spring, but I don’t normally wear scarfs in the spring. It was on the pricey side at $38, so I chose to send it back.
Krissa Keyhole Halter Top
Next up was this keyhole halter top. I’m not really a fan of halter tops. I have never liked how they looked on shoulders. Also, I wasn’t really a fan of the pattern. I just couldn’t see myself wearing it, so I sent it back.
Tokay Scoop Neck Tank
This scoop neck tank was probably my favorite of the group. The style and fit were perfect! I loved the floral pattern! And I really loved the stylists’ suggestions to pair the tank with a black leather jacket or skirt. The only downside was that the fabric was too thin. The price was too steep for the quality, so I chose to send it back.
Darcie Knit Dress
Although I didn’t want any dresses, I was pleasantly surprised with this knit dress. It was comfortable and stretchy. I really loved the pattern. The stylist suggested that it be paired with a jean jacket, so I tried on my jacket. As much as I liked the dress, I wasn’t really looking to add another to my closet so I sent it back.
Casia Frayed Hem Chino Pants
Lastly, I got these red frayed hem chino pants. Again (I feel like a broken record), I requested only tops so I wasn’t happy with getting pants. While these fit great, I already had a pair of red pants in my closet and I was not a fan of the frayed hem. I mentioned in my style profile that I wanted timeless pieces that I could mix and match with my existing wardrobe. I don’t want anything too trendy…and the frayed hem was just too trendy for me so I sent them back.
Overall, I thought the pieces were more in line with my style but I still received items I didn’t want (scarf, dress, pants). I chose to send everything back. Also, the prices were pretty high for me. Everything was between $40-$50 each. I couldn’t justify that price for the quality.
I was asked to leave feedback so my stylist could make adjustments for my next shipment. I’m going to give it another shot. Fingers crossed 3rd times’ the charm!
Have you ever tried Stitch Fix or another online styling service? Any feedback you can provide?