It’s time for my April Stitch Fix review! After my last two disappointing boxes, I was planning to cancel my subscription, but you’ll see that they redeemed themselves with the items they sent me this month! Stitch Fix (<- referral link!) is a personal styling service that is ideal for anyone who doesn’t have time to shop, is looking for specific items each season, or just loves clothing in general.
When you sign up, you take an in-depth survey about your clothing sizes, style, and pricing preferences. After reviewing this information, your personal stylist will send you 5 items to try. The fee for this service is $20, which includes free shipping and free returns. If you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $20 fee from the total (if you keep all five items, you also get a 25% discount!)
This month I asked my stylist for items I could wear on my trip to Europe. I was looking for neutral colors and comfortable sight-seeing clothes. As a general note, make sure to keep an eye on your Pinterest board and update it at least once a season to give your stylist even more ideas of what you’d like to see in your box. I’d also recommend following StitchFix on Pinterest so you can re-pin any clothing they feature. It just might show up in your box!
When you receive your box, you have three days to decide what items you want to keep and what items you want to return. There is a “Checkout” option in your online account to let them know what you’re keeping (and paying for) and provide feedback on all the clothes. This is another great opportunity to tell your stylist about your likes/dislikes. Your credit card is only charged for the items you keep (minus the $20 styling fee!). A USPS bag (for the free shipping) is provided in the box to return the other items. I also discovered that USPS will pick up packages from your doorstep, so I didn’t even have to make a trip to the post office!
Check out what I received in my fifth box:
Street Level Rihanna Tasseled Crossbody ($48) – I really like this bag, but I just bought a very similar one from Boscov’s two weeks ago. It is exactly what I was looking for to take to Europe: slim, neutral color, medium size. Alas, I don’t exactly need two of them. RETURN
Market & Spruce Asymetrical Side Zip Cardigan ($68) – I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this cardigan on other Stitch Fix reviews and I was thrilled to see it pop up in my fix. The material is super soft and I like that it’s fitted, not baggy. KEEP
Kut From The Kloth Distressed Boyfriend Shorts ($68) – These are really comfortable shorts…and they’re long. I have no need for another pair of shorts, but I kind of like them. This would also be a new style for me since mine are usually shorter. I need opinions!! ON THE FENCE
Daniel Rainn Tassle Crochet Knit Top ($68) – Surprisingly I think this shirt looks better in the picture than real life. I was not a fan when I first tried it on. It’s very baggy and the hippy look isn’t really style. RETURN
Pixley Swing Dress ($48) – Very comfortable but a bit too short for me to wear out in public. I did love the t-shirt material, but I just can’t justify buying a dress that I know I’ll realistically never wear out. RETURN
Just when I was about to give up Stitch Fix they reeled me back in! This a bit of a relief after the disasters that were the last two boxes. I also greatly appreciated that the prices of the items were more “reasonable” (not over $80) this time around.
If you’re interested in Stitch Fix, try it out for yourself HERE! Check out my other recent Stitch Fix reviews below:
Stitch Fix – March 2016
Stitch Fix – January 2016
Stitch Fix – December 2015
I’m also linking up with Crazy Together to share other bloggers’ Stitch Fix reviews!