Thinking about trying Stitch Fix? Hate shopping for clothes? Stitch Fix may be the answer. I tried it out and this is my review.
I’m not a big fan of clothes shopping. I don’t like the crowds or spending a lot of time to often come up empty. I’ve been hearing about Stitch Fix for years and decided to try it out.
I’ve been using Le Tote clothing rental for several months but I know once I finish losing weight I will want to replace a lot of my current clothing so I wanted to get an idea if Stitch Fix was a good option.
This review is not sponsored by Stitch Fix, they did waive my style fee and I have affiliate links that earn me a small percentage if you order but this is my completely honest review of the service.
My Stitch Fix Review
How Stitch Fix Works
- Sign up and fill out a style survey. This will help the stylist find items that work with your style.
- Pick the date you want your box and how often you want boxes. You can choose every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month or every 3 months.
- Your stylist then picks 5 items for you and you are charged a $20 styling fee. That fee will be used as a credit towards anything you keep.
- Once your box arrives you have 3 business days to try everything on and see what you like.
- Keep what you like and return the other items.
- Give feedback on the box so the stylists can learn your style better.
Pros of Stitch Fix
- You don’t have to go to stores and spend a long time trying on clothes. I hate dealing with busy malls so this was a huge plus for me.
- You get to try on clothes in the comfort of your own home. It was nice to be able to try things at home. I really liked being able to try the shoes on at home. I was able to walk in them around the house a while to see if they were going to be comfortable enough for me to want to wear often.
- A stylist helps you find things you may not have tried that fit with your style profile. The boxes get better over time when you leave reviews. I have to say my first box was pretty good. Two of the items I liked the style a lot but the colors weren’t the best, one item was too small but the color and style were good, and the shoes were amazing. I will say I was not a fan of the jeans at all. The fit was weird for me and they were white which I don’t like.
- You get suggestions from the stylist on how to wear the items. This is very useful if you get items that are out of your comfort zone.
Cons of Stitch Fix
- You are paying full price for the clothes unless you buy a whole box, then you get a 25% discount. You can put in your style profile what price range you prefer but from what I have heard they tend to be a bit on the pricey side. The cheapest thing in my box was $34 for a top. I do like high-quality clothing that lasts so I’m okay with this if they are pieces I love and aren’t too trendy.
- You only get three business days to try on the clothes. I don’t make choices quickly so I would have liked a bit more time.
- I didn’t have to pay the $20 styling fee this time but I know if I had I would have felt like I really should buy something or I would feel like I was wasting money.
- I have gotten to the point where I really enjoy renting clothing. I found myself wishing the Stitch Fix box worked the same way so I could wear the items for a while and decide if I loved something enough to keep it.
I did end up keeping the shoes because they were adorable and I checked and the price was similar to other online stores. I also needed some more black heels. I tend to be drawn to colorful shoes so I didn’t have a good pair of black heels. They also were the kind of heel I prefer and are a bit harder to find.
I sent back all of the clothing items. I really liked the dress they sent but the color wasn’t the best for me and the price wasn’t good enough for something that I hope won’t fit soon.
Overall it was fun to try Stitch Fix and I think I will try it again as a gift to myself when I lose weight and need to update my wardrobe. While losing weight I’m going to stick with Le Tote, I feel like it’s a better use of my money.
I do recommend trying Stitch Fix if you don’t like shopping or want to get out of your comfort zone and have the room in your budget. You won’t get the kind of deals you get from shopping around but it is easier!
Want to try Stitch Fix? Click here and create your account and fill out your style survey, you will also get a $25 credit!