I’ve got a serious case of the Monday’s today and it’s only 8am, ha! Not going to lie, though, I’m pretty happy to hear some storms and rain out our open windows right about now. I’m going to spend some time making lists for the home projects I want to get done in the next few weeks – which includes cleaning up my wardrobe and bedroom! Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? If you haven’t but you are thinking about it, or HAVE and have been disappointed with the items, here are 10 tips on getting the best Stitch Fix box ever. These are mostly things I *didn’t do* for my first few boxes but started doing and have since had so much more success!
*All photos taken by Miss Lilly- I’m no fashion blogger but I am a Mama who loves fashion!*
How To Get The Best Stitch Fix Box Ever
1. Be painfully specific. I’ll give you a few examples.
Wrong: I like loose fitting tops.
Right: I like tops loose but hate arm holes that are too baggy. It’s ok if the bust area is tighter but the waist area has to be more flowy and come down past the waist of my pants.
Wrong: I love fun prints!
Right: Stripes are my favorite but I don’t like animal prints or anything too loud. Florals are ok but nothing that resembles paisley. Polka dots are ok too as long as the dots are smaller.
Wrong: I need a new pair of jeans!
Right: I’m looking for a new pair of jeans that are nice enough to wear out to dinner but also comfortable enough for every day wear. I’m 5’3″ so they can’t be too long (I will wear with flats). Don’t want lots of holes but some distressed areas are ok. Prefer simple pockets with no embellishments.
2. Make a new Pinterest board every time you order a fix! Search Pinterest for what you like each time you sign up for a box- update your Pinterest board link so your stylist can see your most recent favorites.
3. If you get a GREAT box, make note of your stylist and all the things they did right. You an request them again and again.
4. Be VERY specific in your review about what you DON’T like if you get a bad box. Almost like #1 but in reverse ha.
5. Clarify sizes if you need to. Maybe you wear a size 10 pants and a large in most items but you always size down to a medium in shift dresses. Maybe you like your t-shirts to be smalls and cardigans to be mediums. Maybe you feel like your legs are skinnier than your waist implies and have a hard time finding pants that don’t look baggy in the leg. Whatever it is that you have a problem styling on yourself- write that!
6. Think about your wardrobe. Request what you really need to better your chances of finding pieces you LOVE. If you aren’t specific you could end up with a box full of cute pieces you don’t need, or duplicates of things you have plenty of in your closet.
7. Update your style profile periodically. I started ordering fixes after being pregnant with Sally. My sizes and style have both definitely changed in that almost-two year period. Colors I prefer seem to change seasonally. Don’t limit yourself to what you originally put into the style profile.
8. If you really need one specific thing in your wardrobe, like a denim skirt, try requesting a box with five of just those items. You get to try a bunch of different fits and designers and be that much more likely to find a single denim skirt you love.
9. Don’t order your first fix (or first fix in a long time) for your next big event. While I love getting a fix of dresses before a special
occasion, it helps a ton if you’ve figured out exactly how to word your requests already and maybe found a stylist that really gets what you love! You don’t want to be in a bind right before a big event without something you love to wear!
10. Consider the cost of nice clothing items before you order. I’m always hopeful that I love one item so I don’t lose my $20 styling fee. And I have felt that way all but one time. You won’t be getting $5 boyfriend tees (I’m an Old Navy addict), but Stitch Fix is NOT Old Navy and they aren’t going to give you those kind of prices. That being said, I always check the “cheaper the better” box in my style profile and so far I’ve thought the prices were fair. $38-$58 for most tops I’ve received, $48-$88 for most dresses. A few things have been on the outliers of those price ranges. But overall I know that’s what I can expect from my boxes.
Here are four things that were in my most recent box (I love them all actually and am trying to decide what to keep!)
And then there was this super cute tote bag that I really do love but I can’t justify spending $58 for it. Not happening.
Sigh, it is so cute though, right?! I am just such a sucker for black and white stripes.
Anyway, there you have it. I hope these 10 tips on getting the BEST stitch fix box ever help you and make for some great fixes in the future!
The last thing I want to share is more of an observation than a tip: Stitch Fix is not just for thin people! Sometimes I feel like many clothing companies are geared toward tiny people- and many beautiful wonderful bloggers I follow are slender and so stylish- and everything looks great on them! But at a size 14 pants after giving birth, I was able to find great jeggings, nursing friendly tops and even a few great nursing friendly dresses that made me FEEL good because they fit properly. This was great!
A few things to note:
Stitch Fix has Maternity now! Woo Hoo!
If you’d like to try your own Stitch Fix, click the link below.
If you’d like to check out my Pinterest style boards, try either of the links below. They’re my favorite!
Cute Outfit Ideas
Have a great Monday, my dears. Hope it’s fabulous.