I had heard about Stitch Fix a few years ago via a friend, but I never thought I could do it because I live abroad for most of the year. However, this summer I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised!
I wrote this post for those of you who haven’t heard of it either.
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is like having a personal stylist working for you from the comfort of your own home.
How does it work?
You just need to fill out a style profile about what you like and dislike on the Stitch Fix website. It takes about 10 minutes if you don’t hurry. You can specify items that you want to see regularly (like tops) and items you want to see less (like bags or shoes). You can even select items that you never want to see (jewelry is something I selected because I don’t wear much of it). Then you can set a price range for your stylist to stay within. According to some people I’ve talked to, you can even write have your stylist keep the total fix at $200 or less if you specify this in your note.
How do they know if you will really like something?
Keep a Pinterest board (here’s mine)! On your Pinterest board write comments on pics of clothing items that you love. Specify why you love that item (cut, color, texture, etc) so your stylist knows what to look for. You can even post a few pics of you so your stylist can better know your body type and personal style. Something that some Stitchfixers do is post pics of themselves in the items selected by their stylist so their stylist can see how a certain brand fits.
What if it doesn’t look good on me?
I used to see something I didn’t think I would like and just never picked it up. Something Stitch Fix is great at is pushing your boundaries. Try everything on even if you don’t think it will look good because it just might be a new style for you and it turns out to be fantastic.
What if it doesn’t fit, but I like everything else about it?
You can contact Stitch Fix customer service and they will exchange it for you.
Can I get a specific piece of clothing?
You can make specific requests to your stylist in a note on the Stitch Fix website. If you have an upcoming wedding to go to or you want a new LBD, mention it in a note to your stylist and they will be on the lookout for one for you. Just make sure to plan far enough in advance, because it might take a couple of tries to get the perfect outfit that you were hoping for.
What if the stylist is not following your notes and requests after a couple of fixes?
You can contact customer service and request another stylist. Just make sure that you are also leaving really detailed feedback after each fix because they aren’t mind-readers.
Are there any people who want to buy/sell/trade with me?
I love following two groups on Facebook that offer advice as well as a plethora of people who want to buy/sell/trade Stitch Fix items:
Can I get a discount/coupon?
According to a fellow Stitchfixer on Facebook, if you find a link online for the exact same product, size, color, etc. you can send that link to Stitch Fix customer service and they will do a price match. Also, you can send an affiliate link to your friends and if they sign up and schedule a fix you will get a $25 credit.
How does your stylist know if you don’t like something?
After trying on all of the items they send you, fill out the online form saying why your kept or returned a certain item. This will let your stylist know what to do (or not do) in the future.
It only gets better over time! Over the course of the summer I can afford to have a few Stitch Fix shipments delivered (remember that I don’t go clothes shopping for the ten months that I live in Venezuela!!) and each time it got better!
Want to try Stitch Fix? You can sign up here using my referral link. If you sign up and order a fix, I will get a credit that I can use towards my future purchases. Everyone wins!