This is my 50th Stitch Fix fix! Can you believe it? I’ve been receiving fixes for four years now and my stylist, Kimberly J., has been my Stitch Fix stylist since my 6th fix! Isn’t that crazy!? So, needless to say, in three and a half years, Kimberly J. and I have developed a relationship and she really KNOWS my style, knows what I like, listens to my requests, and also knows how to push me outside of my style comfort zone every now and then. Sometimes there are hits, and other times there are misses.
First, for those of you who are maybe new to this blog or have never heard of Stitch Fix before, let me give you a quick rundown.
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service! You fill out a style profile and you are then assigned a stylist who hand select five pieces just for you. Stitch Fix carries women’s sizes 0-24W, XS-3X, shoes, maternity items, petite items, AND they even have Men’s clothing sizes XS – XXL. They also carry over 1,000 brands! A ton of variety and styles for everyone. Those pieces are sent directly to your doorstep… so you try the pieces on at home, decide what you like and would want to wear and keep, and simply send back the rest in a prepaid envelope. You are charged a $20 styling fee that is credited towards an item in your fix if you decide to keep something. That’s it! It’s super easy.
Let me preface this by saying… For me, I see Stitch Fix as not only something that is fun, but a way for me to try out new styles, and ALSO a way to invest in quality pieces that will LAST. Everyone uses Stitch Fix differently, but by going into it with the mindset of HOW you are going to shop with Stitch Fix is very helpful. Communicating this with your stylist is KEY.
Stitch Fix has an EXTENSIVE style profile with a ton of different questions, style preferences, and pictures where you can literally answer the question, “Would you wear this?” You can specify if you like animal prints and hate stripes. Or maybe you’re a fan of lace, but you would never wear leather. You can state all of those things!
The other thing is to make sure you are updating it regularly. Maybe you’ve lost weight and need to adjust your sizing, or you’re pregnant and want to receive a maternity fix, or you at one point said you don’t ever want to be sent skirts but you got a new job where you have to wear skirts to work. Updating your profile regularly let’s your stylist know what you like and don’t like and what your lifestyle is like! Yes, you can even tell them you work from home and rarely get dressed up!
AND be sure to download the Stitch Fix app and upload your PICTURE that way your stylist knows what you look like.
This is a newer feature that Stitch Fix added over the summer. If you have Facebook, make sure to connect your Facebook account TO your Stitch Fix style profile. You can then go to the Stitch Fix Facebook page and send them a message… a robot will reply and you can “connect” your Facebook messenger to your Stitch Fix profile and the robot will give you categories… choose a category, and the robot will display pictures of pieces and you can then give each piece a thumbs up or a thumbs down. All of this feedback is recorded and your stylist has access to that feedback! That way your stylist can see exactly what you liked and didn’t like of the options you were shown! How cool is that?!
Create a Pinterest board and title it “Stitch Fix Style” and you can go to the Stitch Fix Pinterest page and repin items you like to your board! You can also find other styles from around Pinterest and around the web and pin them to that board so that your stylist can see what you like! The Stylists pay VERY close attention to those Pinterest boards, so use them! Additionally, in the caption of the pin, write what you like or don’t like about the item you are pinning. This gives your Stitch Fix Stylist even MORE feedback to work with.
When you request a fix, there is a “Note” you can fill out to tell your Stitch Fix stylist what you are looking for. USE THIS TO THE FULLEST! Let them know if you are going on vacation, or if you need a great pair of jeans, or you’re looking for clothes for work. Let them know what you want. Request a specific item you saw in someone else’s fix.
Additionally, when you receive a fix and during the checkout process, there’s opportunities for you to give specific feedback on each item you received. If you got a cold shoulder top and you don’t like that style, PUT THAT in your feedback. If pencil skirts aren’t flattering on your body type and you got two in one fix, let your stylist know.
Remember, your Stitch Fix stylist is not a mind reader. Yes, they are trained to style you… but they can’t know what you like and what you don’t like if you don’t tell them!
For example, Kimberly J., my Stitch Fix stylist, knows that I request Made in the USA and ethical pieces for all my fixes… so that’s pretty much all she will send me now because she knows that’s all I want. I have been specific about that over and over again and I remind her. She respects that and helps find pieces that match both my style and my ethics.
If you really want to develop a relationship with a stylist, give your stylist a chance for AT LEAST three fixes. If you get a dud, don’t switch stylists… request the same stylist for a second time. And then try one more time. If after three fixes the Stitch Fix stylist clearly is not listening to you or doesn’t get your style, then switch. However, I suspect you will find that after three fixes, your stylist will start to know what you like and don’t like. Look at it like a long-term investment and relationship building. The more feedback you give and the more you do the things I mentioned above, you will see a relationship start to develop with your stylist.
This is a FANTASTIC cardigan. It’s comfortable, it’s a great duster length, I love the colors, I love the side slit detail… it’s a winner all around. It’s a great cardigan to throw over a white t and a pair of jeans with those TOMS booties and BOOM! Cute outfit.
I think this top was made out of unicorn hair because it was SO SOFT… but also so expensive. I did love this top (it’s probably one of the softest I’ve ever felt), but I couldn’t justify the price for this one.
So there you have it! That’s what I got in my January Stitch Fix fix. What do you think? Do you like what I kept? Did I send back the right things? How well do you know your Stitch Fix Stylist?