It’s been an unofficial goal of mine to update my wardrobe. I want to feel confident in what I wear and stay within my budget, without spending a lot of time getting dressed in the morning. That’s not too much to ask, right?
One of my experiments has been to utilize Stitch Fix, a San Francisco based personal styling service.
Here’s how it works: After filling out a Style Profile, your stylist mails you a Fix including five items. Your Style Profile includes questions about sizes, lifestyle, cost preferences, and what you’d like the Fix to focus on. Here are a few example questions from the Style Profile:
You pay a $20 styling fee, which applies toward anything from your Fix you decide to keep. Shipping is free each way, and you have three days to send back any items you decide not to keep. If you don’t keep anything, you’re out the $20. You get a 25% discount if you keep all five items.
I’ve gotten two Fixes, and I’ve loved the experience both times. After providing detailed feedback from my first Fix, the second was even better. I only kept one item each time, mostly because of my budget. I chose the “as little as possible” option for what I prefer to pay when I filled out my Style Profile.
These are the items from my first Fix:
I kept the Peppermint Sheath Dress since it was the most versatile. It is extremely light fabric, so it’s perfect for summer. At $65, it is a high quality, hard working piece with a role in my spring, summer and fall wardrobe.
I didn’t see myself wearing this blazer in the summer in Charleston, and the necklace was just more than I wanted to spend.
I love the style cards that come with each item!
They show you possible outfit combinations, which helps me visualize how it might work with other items in my closet.
One of the benefits to the try on at home concept is that you can see how pieces work with other things you already own.
This style card also shows the extra button for the blazer which you can’t see in the picture. I loved that button. Sigh.
Before I get too depressed, here is the item I did choose to keep:
Those little gold buttons attaching the cap sleeves sold me before I even tried it on.
It’s delightful to get a box of clothes and accessories to try on, especially if you’re like me and shopping overwhelms you. If you’d like to try Stitch Fix, do me a favor and use my link the first time you do. Keep in mind that the items in my Fixes were tailored to my Style Profile, but Stitch Fix offers a wide variety of styles.
Question: What makes getting dressed in the morning more fun for you?