June Stitch Fix Review
Ready for more fashion fun? A few weeks ago I ordered my second box-o-fun from Stitch Fix. I didn’t ask for anything in particular from my stylist. I left it open ended with the stern instructions for no jewelry or accessories and no ripped or distressed denim.
New to Stitch Fix? Stitch Fix is an online styling service that sends you a “fix” — five articles of clothing, accessories, and jewelry for a $20 styling fee. You get to try the items on at home and have three days to decide what you’re going to keep and what you’re going to send back.
If you send it all back, you pay nothing except the styling fee. If you keep 1-4 items, the styling fee is applied to the total cost of the clothing you kept. If you keep all 5 items, the styling fee is applied to the total and you get 25% off the entire purchase.
Shipping is free both ways. If the sizing is off on an item, you can exchange it. If you find the item for a lower price somewhere else on the internet, you can request a price adjustment if it’s the exact same item (color, branding, etc).
Alright, let’s get this party started. Here are the five items I received in my June Stitch Fix box:
Fun2Fun Sonoma Striped Sleeveless Top — $38 ($28.50 with the “Buy 5 Discount”)
This top has potential, but it’s clearly too small. I need a medium and could have exchanged it, but I’m not an Auburn fan so I’ll pass on the straight up orange and navy color scheme.
Splendid Tilton Knit Top — $44 ($33 with the “Buy 5 Discount”)
I think this top looks good on me in the picture, but the colors are just blah (I can pick a grey and black striped shirt out without help) and the knit fabric lays on my mama pooch a little too much for my liking.
Mary-Kate Geo Print Embroidery Detailed Tank — $48 ($36 with the “Buy 5 Discount”)
This print is WILD, baby. At least for me. It’s not my favorite but the cut looks fabulous. And the whole point of Stitch Fix is to get you to try clothes outside your comfort zone, so I kept it.
Amalia Pull-On Skinny Jeans — $78 ($58.50 with the “Buy 5 Discount”)
I tried these jeans on and they almost fit but not enough to be appropriate because I was not about to post a picture of them on. They are super awesome jeans (thick fabric, higher-waist), so I contacted Stitch Fix to get a larger size and lucky for me they did! The only bummer about exchanges is Stitch Fix won’t accept the items as returns so you need to make sure the item will work for you.
Joel Long Sleeve Layered Striped Dress — $74 ($55.50 with the “Buy 5 Discount”)
Dude. I have NO idea why my stylist sent me this dress. It was 94 + 1 million degrees on the day the box arrived. I’m sure Stitch Fix is starting to send fall items, but I just couldn’t do it. The top is a SWEATER. Oh yeah, and it was nasty tight on me. Guess I was really wrong with my sizing on this fix. And it’s grey and black. Snooze-fest. It is a really cute dress (or I imagine so if I didn’t resemble a street walker wearing it).
So, I officially kept two items, but I sold the two tops in a Stitch Fix Facebook group and I’m holding onto the sweater tube top number to sell in the fall (I tried to sell it last week but no takers). Why did I go through all this trouble? To get the discount, baby! You get 25% off your entire order if you keep all five items in your Fix, so it’s worth it to me to work a bit to sell the items so my keepers are cheaper.
Make sure you read my giant Stitch Fix review here. It fully explains how Stitch Fix works and the pros and cons of using this styling service.
One important thing I’m learning about Stitch Fix is that it’s not about getting five articles of clothing that you love with every box. It’s about the experience — the anticipation of the box arriving, trying on things you would probably never pick out yourself, and then putting your keepers into your wardrobe rotation.
Stitch Fix, from what I gather, doesn’t expect that every box will be a homerun. They fully expect you to return stuff that you don’t love, that doesn’t fit right, or is more than your wallet can handle right now.
If you’re interested in trying this service out, head to Stitch Fix and create your account. You don’t have to order right now. I sat around for months before pulling the trigger!
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