Hello and welcome to another Stitch Fix review, this time for June 2017. I’m really excited to share my “fix” for this month because I think it is one of my all time favorites.
In case you aren’t familiar, Stitch Fix is a subscription service where you pay a small $20 fee, fill out a detailed profile, pick your fix frequency and share any relevant social media accounts and then a stylist will custom pick 5 items and send them to you to try on at home. You keep and pay for what you want and return the rest in the pre-paid bag. If you keep at least one of your items, your styling fee is waived and if you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount on your entire order.
In addition to the five items, you also receive styling cards which show you two different ways to style each item in your fix. You also get a personalized note from your stylist explaining the pieces she has selected and why. Once you have decided on your items, you leave feedback and the better the feedback, the better your next fix will be.
My June Fix
Unlike most other months, I really didn’t have anything I was looking for. There were no special events to prep for and I couldn’t think of anything specific that I wanted to try. My message to my stylist this month was simply for her to pick whatever she wanted for me. It ended up working out well because this is one of my favorite months yet.
My longtime stylist must not be available anymore so last month and this month I have had a new stylist. Last month wasn’t my favorite fix but I am proof that it does really help to leave detailed feedback so that your stylist can learn and make better selections in the future. I am a firm believer in taking the extra time to really think about what I’m telling my stylist so she can do her job better and that in turn improves my experience.
What’s In My Fix
41Hawthorne – Britta T-Shirt Dress
If you’ve missed it, I’ve been really into more casual looks lately and this dress is perfect! The material is so soft, the length is just right falling right at my knees and it’s the right amount of fitted and loose. It has a cute button detail in the back and I love the contrasting darker trim. Oh, and did I mention the stripes? I can never get enough stripes so this dress is perfect on pretty much every front.
Your Takeaway: If you enjoy wearing dresses, look for options that work for your life and body. If you look better in a dress with structure, don’t pass by something like this just because it has less of a shape. The right fabric, like this option, hangs nicely and my actually hug your curves in just the right places making it a great alternative that is also very comfortable. Adding a jacket is another great way to add some structure to a dress that is more flowy. (I’m pairing mine with cute white sandals and my denim jacket today.)
Kut from the Kloth – Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jeans
Kut from the Kloth has become one of my favorite brands of jeans over the past year. It was my original SF experience that first introduced me and I don’t think I have returned one pair that I have been sent. The fit is always perfect and the quality is great.
This boyfriend style has a more slim cut which I think is my favorite style because it’s not too baggy or too snug. The rise is just below my belly button which is also my preferred rise. I have been into distressed jeans for some time now and these have just a little bit which I think still works for my work setting without feeling too casual.
Your Takeaway: Find a brand of jeans you love even if it means trying a lot. Don’t be afraid to spend a little more on great jeans because you will get use out of them! Don’t be afraid to try new styles either. You may find that a style you didn’t think you’d like will end up being your favorite.
Loveappella – Earnest Knit Swing Tank
I’ve received a handful of tanks in my recent fixes but this one is knit which was a little different. The colors and pattern are beautiful and it’s a little longer which I really like too. The knit is also one of those fabrics that hangs really nicely and even though it it wider at the bottom it’s a very flattering style of my body.
Your Takeaway: Most of us love a great tank top in the summer. When looking for tanks, consider ones that have straps proportional to your body. If you are small then go for styles that have skinny or spaghetti straps. If you are a little larger, consider a wider strap like this one. If you have a larger chest like I do, a wider strap allows you to wear the right bra underneath.
Laju – Adaliade Cargo Jacket
When I first saw this I questioned a jacket for summer but I quickly understood. The fabric is very light and the sleeves roll up to a 3/4 length which also helps. The cut is very flattering and the navy color is really pretty too. I love that it feels a little more dressed up despite the cargo style.
Your Takeaway: The right jacket can be a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. A great light weight jacket can be the perfect top layer for a cold office or night out and one like this would look equally well over a tank and shorts or a dress. Look for thin, flowy fabrics to keep down the bulk during the summer.
Octavia – Brooks Crossbody Bag
Bags can be a tough thing to pick for someone. The women I know have very specific wants when it comes to a bag yet so far, I have really liked the bags I have received. The Brooks Crossbody may be my favorite so far. A great crossbody bag for me is one that is big enough to carry my stuff without being so big that it gets in the way.
This one has plenty of compartments to organizing my stuff, has a cute liner and even has a zipper that opens to expand the size slightly. The strap isn’t too thin that it cuts into my shoulder but it also isn’t too wide. The olive color is one of my favorite parts of the bag. It’s soft and light enough for summer but I can see carrying this all year round too.
Your Takeaway: Crossbody bags are a great option for carrying your stuff but keeping your hands free. This is especially good when running after the kiddos, shopping or traveling. Find the right size for you. Find one that is big enough for your essentials but not so big that it gets in the way. Also, consider a versatile color like the one so that it works across seasons. Olive is a great alternative to brown and it still works as a neutral.
Try Stitch Fix for Yourself
Stitch Fix is a fun and stress free way to add great items to your wardrobe for any season or occasion. Whether you are simply looking to try some new things, hate to shop, don’t have time to shop, or don’t know what you buy, your stylist can do all the work for you and then you can make the final decision at home, in your time.
If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix yet but think you might like to try it for yourself, click the link here and see what great items your stylist selects for you! I’d love to hear about your experience!