About a year and a half ago I started hearing a few of my friends and co-workers talk about this amazing new program called Stitch Fix. I am FAR from high fashion and unless it’s sold at Old Navy or Kohls, the chances of me finding something is slim to none. Comfort and price take priority over any type of fashion statement in my mind.
Last spring I tried my first round at Stitch Fix. I was in the middle of a change to a much healthier lifestyle and had lost close to 20 pounds when I first signed up. To be honest, I hadn’t really expected to lose more weight so I thought it would be a great service and get me a few nice new tops. Unfortunately the fix wasn’t the best and it turned out that I was clueless when it came to sizing. I did keep one cardigan from it and moved on with life (and jeans that still didn’t fit right).
Fast forward to this spring/early summer I’ve officially hit my goal weight after losing a total of 40 pounds. That meant that most of my summer clothes that I wore last year were too big. While that is a great problem to have, it also meant shopping. My main partner in crime for shopping (and understanding of cheap/comfy clothes) moved across the country this year so I decided that maxi skirts and tank tops from Old Navy would be my go to for the summer.
After a few days in a row of the same outfit (just different colors) I decided I needed to change it up. I finally signed up for my next Stitch Fix and I’m super excited with some of the selections I got!
Stitch Fix is an online service where you fill out a style profile (love it, like it, hate it, sizes, profession, mom status, social status, etc) and then pay $20 for a stylist to come up with five pieces for you. The pieces could be accessories or various types of clothing. You also declare a budget (ie: I don’t want to spend more than $50 per top, etc). You receive the package in the mail, try it on & then send back what you don’t like. What you do like you get to keep and your credit card is charged. If you decide to keep all five pieces you get a 25% discount. Don’t worry, if you keep even one thing your $20 is credited towards it. The stylist will also send you style tips along with your fix. So if you are fashion stupid like me, it gives you a little variety.
(I apologize for the not so nice mirror selfies in this review. With 90% humidity and non stop rain for weeks on end it was my best bet to get these taken!)
This was the first thing I saw when I opened up my box. Honestly it scared me! My first reaction was “oh no…. plaid”. Not necessarily my favorite style but I figured it was worth a try.
I had a hard time getting in and out of this top and to be honest I didn’t see myself wearing it all that often. Part of me thought MAYBE I would wear it, but at the same time I knew that the chances were slim and with it being hard to get on and off there was not much of a chance I would set it out as a favorite “must wear asap” top.
For the price tag on it, it didn’t really feel like I should keep it. Back in the box!
My immediate reaction when I saw this shirt was “LOVE IT!!!” I LOVE bright colors and lately have been finding myself loving all things chevron. The colors are pink, blue, white, green and black and they go great together. I did wear this already to work once and the only thing I noticed about it that I wasn’t a complete fan of is how low the cut is in front. I think in the future I might throw a tank top on it just to keep things covered up a little more. It would be perfect for a night out in the spring or fall though.
While the price point was a little higher than I normally would pay for a shirt, I can definitely see myself wearing this more often than not so the price didn’t hold me back from keeping this one!
Again my immediate reaction to this was “LOVE IT!” I pretty much have spent most of my summer in tank tops so far even if most of them are from Old Navy. I loved that this has the razor back as well as that is where my tan lines seem to be lining up so far (thanks running clothes).
The yellow and grey is a great combination and I can see this working as a nice top to throw on for work (rockin’ it today!) with a jacket over it (freezing cold in the building) or as we are out and about running summer errands.
The price was right on this one and the quality felt great. This one went right into my dresser!
This shirt initially was on my “probably going to get sent back” list. I had received a Dolman Top in my first Stitch Fix and it fit so weird that I wasn’t thrilled with it at all. One year and 20 more pounds later (and figuring out my sizing right) this top is one of my new favorites. It actually fit really well and I felt comfortable in it. I actually wore it already this week with capris leggings and it was so comfortable I forgot it was a nicer sweater.
Another bonus to this top is that even though it’s summer, the 3/4 sleeves and light weight fabric didn’t feel too overwhelming in the 100% humidity. It was perfect for inside the office building but not too hot once I got outside. I wouldn’t wear it on non work days in the summer but I feel like it’s going to come in handy this fall too!
My biggest disappointment with my Stitch Fix was my jeans. I struggle to find jeans that I like and that fit well. Not that I’m picky, but I run a lot and in turn my leg muscles have changed around a bit compared to my waist. Jeans are not something I enjoy shopping for anymore and 9 times out of 10 I come home empty handed. I’ve been on the hunt for a good pair of jean capris with a trip to Vegas coming up this summer and just the normal heat of the midwest. I want something casual but comfy that I can wear around the house or going out to dinner.
These were not it.
Every time I think I know my size it changes. My jean sizes range from a 4 to a 7. All brands are different and all fabrics are different. I am generally safe ordering online with a 6 as even if its a tiny bit too big, chances are they will shrink in the wash. These 6’s were WAY too big. They were baggy and definitely wouldn’t stay up if it weren’t for adding a belt. They also fell sort of right above my ankles so I’m not sure they were supposed to really be capris or jeans.
As for the price point, I had put no more than $50. No questions asked these weren’t sticking with me.
If you are interested in trying Stitch Fix, you can check it out here. Yes, this is my affiliate link, all opinions are my own and I HIGHLY recommend this service if you are looking to change it up. If you are fashion stupid like me, I recommend it even more. Check it out, you won’t regret it. If nothing else you’re out $20.