If you are not familiar with Stitch Fix and how it works, then you are in the right place. As a busy mom, who does not enjoy shopping, it has changed the way I shop.
About a year ago, my husband left for a deployment, and I was going to be left alone to care for our then 6-year old twins with no family or friends near. I was looking for ways to simplify my life, and came across Stitch Fix (and many other subscriptions).
I wanted to use it for a few months before writing about it, but then procrastination further delayed this post. However, I like the service so much, I joined its affiliate program. Well, here it is.
How Stitch Fix Works
First, you fill out your style profile. Here you will start by filling in your height, weight, and sizes. Then you get to the fun stuff. You select your style preferences. For example, do you prefer skinny jeans or bootcut? You will also be asked what you like to flaunt, such as your arms, shoulders, cleavage, etc.
Next, you will be presented with a group of items, and you select how you feel about each group. The purpose is to further get a sense of your style. You will also answer how often you dress for certain occasions such as work, date night, etc. There a few more questions to answer, but trust me it all helps in getting pieces that fit your style.
Also, you can request that certain items be excluded from your boxes, which are referred to as fixes. Maybe you don’t want shows or jewelry included, so you can exclude those. No matter what, a total of five items will be in each box.
Fees and Costs
Of course, you may be wondering how expensive Stitch Fix is, and the price is something you will fill out during the style quiz so you don’t get sticker shock. I have never been surprised about the cost of any of my fixes.
There is a $20 per month styling fee, but the fee is deducted from whatever you purchase from your fix. Also, if you purchase all 5 items from your box, you get a 25% discount! Furthermore, if you refer a friend and they make an order, you get a $25 Stitch Fix credit!
How Often Can I Get a Fix?
This is all within your control. You can request fixes as often as every 2 to 3 weeks, or every two to 3 months. You can also request on-demand fixes. When I started, I was getting boxes every 2 to 3 weeks, but I thought that was a bit much, so I changed to monthly.
The Importance of Pinterest
I had never used Pinterest much before Stitch Fix, but I cannot stress enough how much this helps get fixes that you love! I filled my Pinterest board with styles and clothing that I loved, and my stylist actually used my board, and I consistently got pieces that fit my style. Some she took right from my board. I must admit, that I got a few pieces that I would have never picked myself, but really liked and kept.
How Do Returns Work?
Returns are easy breezy, lemon squeezy, as my daughter would say. In your fix, you get a pre-paid USPS envelop (that will be the appropriate size). You simply place the pieces you don’t want in the envelop and send back.
How Easy is it to Cancel?
Again, Stitch Fix makes it easy. You don’t have to worry about calling in, and facing one of those dreaded retention specialists. You can simply stop future shipments, and unsubscribe to email online.
Does Stitch Fix Carry My Size?
Stitch Fix carries size 0-24W and XS-3X for women. In addition, they carry maternity clothing! Also, they are actively working with brands to increase their range of sizes.
Well, that is my Stitch Fix introduction. In the future, I will be sharing my boxes, but wanted to first give you this introduction to Stitch Fix. If you are a busy mom, hate shopping, or simply need some style help, it’s a great service to use. Once you fill out your style profile, and set-up your Pinterest board (which is not mandatory of course), it is a pretty carefree process. Until next month!