I signed up with Stitch Fix using their, “The cheaper, the better” pricing option, and I’ve been chronicling my experiences here. So far, it hasn’t been exactly cheap! But fashion posts are always fun, so here we are. Stitch Fix links are affiliate links; this post is not sponsored.
Guys, in a year of getting Stitch Fixes, I have never kept everything in a box.
In fact, several times I have sent every single thing back!
But this time, I kept all five items.
I got a gray cowl-neck sweater, which I would never have picked out for myself. And I felt unsure about it when I opened the box.
But I actually really love it, and it’s so warm and cozy.
Secondly and thirdly, I have a gray striped t-shirt and a denim jacket.
I actually already have a light-colored denim jacket, which Lisey gave me for my birthday. So I thought I might not want another one, but this is very different. The one from Lisey is lighter, boxier, and more cropped, while this one is darker, longer, and more form-fitting.
I was iffy about the t-shirt too at first, but I really like it layered under the jacket. And the neckline adds some nice interest.
My fourth item is probably my favorite, but sadly, I’m not going to really get to wear it much until spring! It’s a flowered maxi dress, and it fits me really well.
Plus, the colors are all warm tones, which tend to work really well with my skin.
I tried layering my denim jackets over it for some fall wear, but neither of them are the right color and shape. So, oh well. I’m going to wear it like crazy next spring and summer!
And the last item is a pair of burgundy fleece leggings.
I’ve never owned leggings in any color other than black, so this is slightly adventurous for me. I’ve also never had fleece leggings!
I’m wearing them here with a sweatshirt I got for a few dollars last year on clearance at Kohl’s.
You get 25% discount if you keep all five items, so after that, my 5 items averaged out to $36.80 apiece.
This is obviously way more expensive than thrift-store or clearance rack shopping.
But it’s not that much more expensive than shopping at a place like Old Navy, where this gray sweater is $39.99, and this denim jacket is $36.99.
And this midi floral dress is on sale for $39.97.
Of course, you could get a pair of fleece leggings and a t-shirt at Old Navy for less than my Stitch Fix items. But the other three items in the fix are right around Old Navy prices, and the quality seems better to me than Old Navy.
So, overall I’m very happy with this fix. I got a number of things I’d never have chosen for myself, but which I love now that I tried them.
And since I finally managed to keep everything in a box, I got the full-box discount, which made the per-item price fairly affordable.
If you want to give it a try, sign up here and fill out your style profile so that your stylist can send you a box customized for you.
Since readers always have questions when I post about Stitch Fix:
Stitch Fix items are new, not second-hand. You fill out a style profile, pay a $20 styling fee, and Stitch Fix sends you five items at the frequency of your choosing. You keep whatever you want, send back what you don’t in the pre-paid shipping package (pay only for the clothes you keep), and the $20 styling fee goes toward whatever you keep.
Want more Stitch Fix posts? You can find them all right here in the clothing category.
Sunday 18th of November 2018
I love it all! I gave Stitch Fix a try after reading your posts and I'm loving it. You might already know this but if you want to get the 25% discount but you don't want all the items in your box, you can easily sell them on dedicated Stitch Fix BST groups on FB. I don't love selling things but it is easy on these groups. Then you and your buyer both get to enjoy the discount. It's also really enjoyable watching other people post pictures of their fixes like you do. :)
Wednesday 31st of October 2018
All of it looks great on you! I would have kept all of it too.
Tuesday 30th of October 2018
Persistence pays off! You totally hit the Stitch Fix jackpot! I hope you get that stylist all the time now! Everything looks amazing!!
Monday 29th of October 2018
Also, I could be wrong because I'm not seeing it in person, but I think that cowl neck sweater would great layered over that dress...
Monday 29th of October 2018
My favorite frugal wardrobe tip is to wear thin solid-colored long sleeved T-shirts or turtle necks and jeans or leggings under spring/summer dresses. Then you get to wear your pretty dresses all year long! My daughter loves this trick too, and we've discovered that lands end is a great source for kid's long tees and cotton pants for layering purposes.