Shorts & Athleticwear Fix – Stitch Fix Review

July 13, 2017·

I know it has been quite some time since I shared a Stitch Fix review. I still get them every month, but admittedly, I have gotten lax about taking pictures of my fixes before it’s too late and I have to send them back. NO EXCUSES THIS TIME. I just took mirror pics again. You know, because #reallife.

If you are newer to my blog and you don’t know what Stitch Fix is, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service! You fill out a style profile online and then you are assigned a stylist and that stylist picks out five items (ranging from clothing to accessories to shoes) that fit your style preferences. Those things come to you in the mail and you try on at home, keep what you want, and send the rest back in a prepaid envelope. You are charged a $20 styling fee, but that goes towards the purchase of any items in your fix.

I have been a Stitch Fix fixer for over three and a half years and I still love the service. I actually have had the exact same stylist for three years now! Kimberly J. just knows me and gets my style!

Another common question I get is “can you shop ethically with Stitch Fix?” And the answer, in my opinion, is “yes!” It’s all about how you shop with Stitch Fix and how you view the service. 

For me, I love the convenience, I love the fun of it, and I also love that my stylist can push me outside of my comfort zone and get me to try something I might not have tried otherwise. I also request that she send me only Made in the USA or ethical brand options. Stitch Fix actually carries a lot of great USA made brands and ethical fashion brands. Also, I view Stitch Fix as a way to fill holes in my closet with well-made, long-lasting investment pieces.

Do I get it right all the time? No, certainly not! Sometimes they don’t have ethically made options for me in what I’m looking for and that’s okay! And some months, I don’t keep anything in my fix and some months I only keep one or two items at most. Again, it’s all about intention and how you approach it.

I have also had the pleasure of meeting the staff at Stitch Fix and I can’t say enough good things about the people or about the company as a whole. They truly are awesome.


For this month’s fix, I requested athleticwear (because I have been working out at Burn Bootcamp so much I know I need more workout clothes) and I also requested shorts because I have basically like two pairs of shorts I can wear and it’s HOT in North Carolina.

Here’s what I got and what I decided to keep and return:

Good hYOUman “Brooke Printed Ruched Detail Legging” – Size XL – $68 (made in the USA! I looooove this company!)Shorts & Athleticwear Fix - Stitch Fix Review by NC ethical fashion blogger Still Being Molly

Oh y’all… these leggings. LET ME TELL YOU. They are phenomenal. I have a few items from good hYOUman and every single piece of athleticwear I get from them I end up loving so much. These leggings are the perfect heathered blue color, soooooooo comfortable, and I have already done a few workouts with them and I’m a huge fan. Needless to say, I kept these. And they are my favorite.

Dear John “Leonie Printed Short” – Size 14 – $68

Dear John "Leonie Printed Short" - Size 14 - $68

The moment I put these shorts on I knew I would keep them. I have debated getting a pair of camo shorts (I’m about seven years late to the camo trend), but I couldn’t find a pair I liked enough. These are legit. So comfortable, I love the style, I love the cut, I love the length, and the material is very lightweight (which is key for North Carolina heat!) My husband was a BIG FAN (because he is camo obsessed) and so they were pretty much a must-keep. I have a few other pieces from Dear John and love the quality of their clothes. While these aren’t made in the USA, these are shorts I know I am going to wear WAY MORE than 30 times… so I kept them!

Just Black “Havi Distressed Fray Hem Denim Short” – Size 32 / 14 – $58 (Made in the USA!)

Shorts & Athleticwear Fix - Stitch Fix Review by NC ethical fashion blogger Still Being Molly

I was really conflicted on these. I loooooove Just Black denim and a bunch of you on my Instagram stories told me to keep them. But I just felt a hair uncomfortable with how tight they were and so I opted to return them. Let me say, they did fit, but the fit was a smaller cut, so I felt like they were too tight. I loved the length, the feel of the denim, and I loved the distressing. In the end though, I sent them back. Do you think I made the right decision?

RD Style “Vicki Printed Short” – Size XL – $38

RD Style "Vicki Printed Short" - Size XL - $38

While these shorts were really comfortable, they were not my style, so they were an immediate no for me.

Kut from the Kloth “Jansen Printed Linen Short” – Size 14 – $58

Shorts & Athleticwear Fix - Stitch Fix Review by NC ethical fashion blogger Still Being Molly

I debated on these as well because I did love the fit and they were super comfortable, but I couldn’t picture how many ways I would wear them… and that’s always a deal breaker for me. So I decided to return these.

So what do you think? Did I keep the right items? Did I return the right ones? Have you tried Stitch Fix? Do you like their athleticwear too?

*This is not a sponsored post. I receive my Stitch Fix fixes on a monthly basis because I choose to and I love the service, the company, and my stylist so much. The link to try Stitch Fix is an affiliate link and I do get a small commission if you click through and sign up to receive a fix of your own. If you do sign up for Stitch Fix, you also have the ability to share and refer people and receive a credit of your own. Thank you for reading!