Truth be told, I really don’t enjoy shopping for clothes anymore. These days it’s very difficult to find clothing that fits me properly. Also, I’m 51 years old and not really sure what styles I should be wearing. In my 20’s it was easier. Most stores cater to that age group, both then and now. To complicate matters further, my body shape was different then. I suspect many of you may have had similar experiences.
But now, there’s an online site with a stylist that takes a lot of the guesswork out of clothes shopping. It may just be the custom store for your clothing needs.
I had no idea subscriptions for clothing actually exist. Stitch Fix is an online store that does the shopping for you. You start by filling out a quick profile describing details about yourself and your preferences in clothing; things like your size and preferences in fabrics. Then, they assign a stylist who shops for you.
In my profile, I entered “I’m 5’11” and have a hard time finding pants that are long enough”. I also wrote that I’m very sensitive to fabrics and WILL NOT wear anything that feels itchy. (I’ve learned over the years not to buy anything that doesn’t feel soft because I know myself: I will stare at it in my closet but NEVER wear it.)
Stitch Fix will send you 5 pieces of clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc… however frequently you want.
At first, I just wanted clothes. Now I’m asking for shoes too, and they fit perfectly.
If you keep all the pieces, the $20 styling fee is taken off and you get a 25% discount on your total. If you need to send anything back, there’s a self-addressed stamped envelope. You literally just put it in your mailbox and that’s it! (You are responsible for the $20 styling fee if anything is sent back.)
I think the most fascinating thing for me was how my stylist was selecting items I never would have thought to choose. Like this pantsuit in the attached video: I would not have thought I could find one long enough for me, or that it would even look good on me. Also, my clothes are so soft: I’ve had no issues with anything being uncomfortable. The attention to details my stylist had was excellent.
(If you “Like” my page on Facebook, “Patty Branch Designs”, you can see me open my box from Stitch Fix on “Facebook Live”. My followers can also choose what they like and don’t like. It’s a lot of fun.)
Here are some facts about Stitch Fix.
- They have three different price points so you’re able to give them an idea of how much you would like to spend on individual items. (I have mine set to the lowest price point.)
- You can select to have your clothes delivered weekly, bi-monthly or monthly. (I do once a month but could be convinced to do bi-monthly).
- They have you fill out an entire questionnaire asking you things like what colors and prints you love, what you hate, what sizes you normally wear, what your problems areas are, do you want clothes that are dressy or more casual clothes, if you want accessories and/or purses, or just want to stick with jeans and sweaters, and so forth.
- Then they ask that you set up a Pinterest board with clothing you like so that your stylist can see what your clothing tastes are. (This is not necessary, but is helpful for your stylist.)
All of that info allows your Stitch Fix stylist to look at your profile, and your Pinterest board, to get an idea of what they think would look good on you.
Then, they select five items of clothing and/or jewelry and/or handbags and ship them to you. It arrives in a gorgeous little box – like this one – to your doorstep.
When I received my first box, I felt like a child again, at Christmas. I literally squealed when I saw the box on my front steps. I couldn’t wait to open it up!
How exciting it is to see what A PROFESSIONAL STYLIST selects for you to wear. The presentation is wonderful, with tissue paper and all. And, they give you a recipe card for each item of clothing suggesting what you pair it with.
WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS?
Throughout this blog, you will find my Stitch Fix affiliate link.
If you would like to try out Stitch fix and recieve a $25 credit, head over here.