StitchFix is all the rave among my friends, and a few readers have asked if I thought it was worth the cost. Since I’d never tried it I thought I would give it a shot and see what the fuss was all about. Is StitchFix worth the cost?
First things first, StitchFix is a subscription service that sends you a box with 5 items custom picked for you. You pay a $20 styling fee, fill out a survey to share your style, and you can (and should) create a Pinterest board of clothes you like and want. This will help stylists match items they have to your taste.
You can choose if you want professional clothes, casual wear, accessories, and more. The preferences help customize your box. You can also set a price limit.
Once you’ve signed up, entered your credit card info, gone through the survey and answered some questions you can set up your first StitchFix date.
You will be charged a $20 fee for the box ONLY if you don’t buy anything. If you buy something there’s no charge.
Note: As mentioned in the comments you can set the box to come monthly, every other month, or every 3 months. Additionally, you can ‘skip’ a fix whenever you need to.
Here’s how it went with my first box. The box arrived, and I was excited to take a peek inside.
Before you dig into the goodies there is a packet of information. It includes styling info for your items, details about your pieces, and a note.
You can see outlined below some of the style recommendations. Keep in mind this pictures items NOT included in your box. So while I might love the look of the boatneck blouse with distressed jeans and booties it’s on me to scour my closet (or stores) to replicate the look.
I will say this is incredibly handy if you feel like you don’t know how to put an outfit together. It make putting an outfit on easy if you have a closet with a decent range of options.
Next up I took a close look at the invoice. Of note, the prices. I choose ‘cheaper is better’ or something similar for pricing, but still got items that were all nearly $50 or more. Note there’s a discount for buying everything, and that you either pay the $20 styling fee and buy nothing or it’s credited to your purchase. So it’s not a discount exactly, but you will ‘save.’
In addition to filling out all the info they asked I also included that I wanted items that were ethically made or made in the USA. I also said no jewelry since I currently get my fix from Rocksbox.
Now the fun stuff! The clothes.
Look one is the Papermoon Bart Scoop Neck blouse. I loved the pattern of this blouse.
Verdict: No. It’s too boxy (which I said I DON’T like), and the fabric felt thin and cheap. At $48? That’s a big no.
Next up were Kut from the Kloth’s distressed straight leg jeans. I am really picky about jeans, and I knew right away I wasn’t going to love these.
Verdict: No. They are not made in the USA, they are $88, and there were just way too many wrinkles or spots they didn’t feel right.
My next top was a navy and white striped knit shirt. It’s by Market & Spruce and it’s called the Corinna striped Dolman top. It was super comfy.
Verdict: No. Holy heck it makes me look wide. I love the neckline, though. $48 is too much for comfy, so I moved on.
The last top was this Renee C Matisse boat neck blouse. The pattern is gorgeous, and I thought the colors were outside my usual comfort zone, but fun.
Verdict: No. I’m a bit broad shouldered, and this just didn’t feel right. I was tempted though, but for $48, nah.
Lastly I received this thirty One Bits necklace. I asked not to include accessories, but I DO love this company.
Verdict: No. I loved it, but again, $54 is a bit pricey especially when I’m getting my jewelry fix elsewhere.
This was my first go round with StitchFix. I have heard from other devotees (and people who didn’t like it) that the first box tends to be a bust. I ended up paying the $20 styling fee, and I didn’t buy anything from this box at all.
So, Is It Worth The Cost?
I’m not going to say it’s not worth it at all…yet. I need to give it another go or two. So far, I’m on the fence.
Have you tried StitchFix? Are you a fan?
Want to try it? You can sign up to try StitchFix here.
Disclosure: This post contains a referral link. If you try StitchFix I get a $25 credit.