March 29, 2019
This post is sponsored by Stitch Fix but as always, all opinions are my own.
SPRING IS FINALLY HERE. Even though it felt like winter would never end, the days are getting longer, the sun is getting hotter, and the warm weather is coming! As you guys know, i’m not a winter gal. Never have been, never will be. I don’t hate the snow/cold, I just think it’s a pain. Too many layers, too much work to do anything outside.
Spring and summer however? They’re my jam. There’s just something about the start of the nice weather after a cold season that really jazzes me up and gets me excited. Now that it’s officially nice I’ve been trying to transition my closet into spring and pull out all my warm weather pieces. Since there were a few gaps in my wardrobe i’ve been trying to fill, I decided to give Stitch Fix a go and see if my stylist could help me find the right pieces.
If you guys aren’t familiar, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that delivers clothes to your doorstep. A few friends have been using the service for years, so I thought I would give it a try and see how well an online platform could match me with pieces I love. Full disclosure: I was really skeptical. I’m someone who loves shopping… probably a little too much lol. I really enjoy looking at new season fashion, browsing websites for new pieces to add to my closet, and trying out new trends. This makes me someone who really knows what I like, and is pretty particular when it comes to picking out clothes.
I wasn’t sure if a virtual stylist could really nail my style as it’s a mix of so many different things. Somedays i’m really into bohemian pieces, other days I go for trendy items, and sometimes I find myself mixing edgy/streetwear style. I’ve always been someone who buys what I like, regardless of the label it’s given. Because of this, I was nervous that the stylist wouldn’t quite match the vibe I was going for. So, I decided to take a leap of faith, and give Stitch Fix a try to help me find those must have pieces for the upcoming seasons. Let’s see how it worked.
1) Take the online quiz – This asks questions about your style (classic, boho, edgy, trendy, etc.), fit preferences, and what you want to receive in your box. I loved how comprehensive this quiz was and allowed me to specify things like how I prefer stretch in jeans, shorter dresses, etc.
2) Your stylist picks out your pieces – The pieces for your “Fix” (your box) are based off of the information you provided in the quiz.
3) You receive your “Fix” – Woohoo! Your personally styled box comes in the mail.
4) You decide what you want to keep, exchange, and return – There is a prepaid return label in the box which makes it so easy to keep what you like, and return what you don’t.
For my fix, my stylist picked me out a pair of boyfriend jeans, a faux fur jacket, a denim skirt, a gorgeous lilac dress, and a knotted top. Since i’m someone who often likes to shop for myself as i’m pretty particular, honestly, I was nervous my stylist wouldn’t pick out things I liked.
When the package came in however, I was so pleasantly surprised. Almost everything was spot on and were pieces I would have picked out for myself. The only piece I didn’t love was the denim skirt as it was a little longer than I like them, but nonetheless, the style was awesome. I ended up keeping 4 out of 5 pieces, which I think are great odds.
I also loved how almost all of the pieces that my stylist sent out could be worn together. I was even able to pair the boyfriend jeans, knotted top, and faux fur jacket together for a night out. Buying pieces that are multi use is huge for me, so I really enjoyed that factor.
How to get the best out of your Stitch Fix Order: What I found was with virtual styling is that you really get what you give. Since the style quiz is the only way for your stylist to know what you like, you need to be as honest and thorough as possible. I found that even though I thought I liked certain things, my closet/purchases didn’t reflect that, so I made sure to put down this info in the quiz.
They also give you sections to elaborate a bit for your stylist, which I definitely recommend doing. For example, after the pants section of the quiz, I mentioned that I like jeans, but specifically jeans with stretch. Because of this, they sent me jeans made with spandex, and I loved the fit. #winning
My honest verdict: Would I order from Stitch Fix again?
All in all, I would. As I mentioned above, since i’m someone who loves shopping, I enjoy looking at upcoming lines and new trendy pieces. Sometimes however, I definitely get tired of picking things out for myself, and love a new fresh opinion. I thought it was really fun to see what my stylist picked out, and the box was an exciting surprise since I had no idea what they were going to send me. It’s something that I can see myself doing season to season to fill in some of the gaps of my current wardrobe.
If shopping isn’t your thing but fashion is, I strongly suggest you give it a try. Having curated, fashion forward pieces come to your doorstep couldn’t be easier and it’s exciting to get packages tailored toward you. If you want to try it out for yourself, Stitch Fix is currently offering $25 off your first fix until 4/13/19 which you can take advantage of by clicking the link below. Happy Shopping!