Happy Monday. I’m writing today about my most recent Stitch Fix for May 2017. In case you aren’t yet familiar with Stitch Fix, it’s a styling service where you fill out a style profile, set your “fix” frequency and a professional stylist will send you five pieces for you to try on at home, keep and buy what you want and send back the rest. Stitch Fix has a $20 styling fee that gets subtracted from the cost of an item if you keep something from your fix. If you keep all five items, you get 25% off your entire order.
I tried it a couple of times back in 2015, had mixed feelings about it and quit for a while. Ultimately, I decided to give it a try again earlier this year and so far have been pretty happy with the experience. I don’t enjoy shopping for clothes and found that I was getting into a major rut. I have a ton of clothes, way more than I need, but it’s all random pieces so my goal with Stitch Fix was to create more versatility in my wardrobe so that I don’t feel like I never have anything to wear despite a closet full of clothes.
My May fix was pretty good overall. I was disappointed to see a new stylist for the first time, but she did a good job sending things that I would like.
Here’s what was in my box:
I was pleasantly surprised with the cuff bracelet. It’s gold and silver which means i can wear it with just about any other jewelry. It’s also very heavy feeling which I think seems like good quality. It doesn’t feel cheap or chintzy.
If you wear a mix of gold and silver, adding pieces that have a mix of metals is a great idea so you don’t have to worry about your jewelry not matching.
This is my favorite piece in the box! Blues are my favorite colors and the navy blue is really pretty. The delicate flower pattern is also super pretty and the colors are great with so many things I already own. I’ve already got plans for several outfits with this top! The crochet detail is also a really pretty element. The style is simple but those special details are what makes this top different.
When shopping for cute tops, think about the things you already own and figure out ways to mix and match. The more options you have already that can work with a new top, the more you will wear it. This also really helps from tiring of your clothes when you have lots of versatility.
When I saw this dress in the box I immediately thought “yuck”. It didn’t get much better when I tried it on. The fabric is stretchy and flows which was nice and the cut / style of the dress was very flattering on my body but I couldn’t get past the color and pattern. I really wanted to like the dress since it looked so nice on but I knew I’d never wear it.
Never settle! If you aren’t 100% in love with an item of clothing, whether you are in the store or looking through your closet, it isn’t worth having. Just because it fits like it was made for you, if you don’t love the color, fabric or pattern, just let it go.
This is a close runner up to the navy tank! The colors and pattern are so fun and bright making it perfect for summer! I immediately thought of several things I would wear with it both for work and weekend so I knew it was a keeper. The fit and style are also features that made it easy for me to decide to keep it.
Think about your lifestyle when shopping for new clothes. If versatility is important, think about pieces that can be dressed up or down or layered to work across more than one season.
Stitch Fix continues to be a good option for me. The options I’ve been sent are the perfect mix for my lifestyle and because I can set my budget, it’s also affordable for me. Whether you choose to subscribe to a styling service like Stitch Fix, shop online or in a store, the key is always to be true to your lifestyle and needs, consider how you are wearing your clothes and never settle for just OK.