Stitch Fix Review #13! If you’re not familiar with the service, Stitch Fix is a styling service where you fill out a profile and a stylist chooses five pieces (clothes, shoes, accessories) to send your way for a $20 styling fee. If you keep anything from your fix your $20 fee is applied as a credit and if you keep all five things, you receive a 25% discount on your whole fix. You have three business days to make your choices and anything you don’t like gets popped into a prepaid envelope and dropped into the mail. Basically Stitch Fix is a mail order personal shopper. Curious to find out more? You can sign up here with my referral code. This post contains affiliate links.
I’m back with a Stitch Fix review after a looooooong break. I usually start these reviews with a where my mindset was/what I was looking for when I ordered this fix, but friends, where is any of our mindsets at? Just like surviving? Thinking about the phrase “dumpster fire”? I’m there with ya.
But in terms of clothing, after wearing bike shorts for the better part of 6 months (side note: why are 90’s throwback styles so comfortable?! Can stirrup pants/giant sweaters be next on the comeback list?!) I did have an occasion to leave my home. I got used to just not seeing people and wore what can be kindly described as like a witch muu muu. And of course I saw everyone in town. So that spurred me to request a new Stitch Fix with a focus on some casual clothes! My note just said I wanted casual and cute wear. Here’s what I received:
Market & Spruce Nina Crochet Detail Blouse
Initial thoughts: Gonna be honest — as I peeked at all of my pieces I just got a really LL Bean corporate casual vibe. Great vibe is that is your vibe, but it is just not me right now. So I was feeling a little resistant as we went into this and this piece was tops on that resistance list. I love the idea of an early fall piece since summers have been lingering around here and the open lace sleeve is perfect, but I wasn’t super feeling it at the outset.
The Try-on: Better than I would have expected! I liked the look with the lace detail sleeves that were super soft and zero scratchy and I love a crisp navy.
The Verdict: It’s a no from me though. While I wouldn’t say I’ve been a super discerning shopper in the past (like I could need that red, white and blue dress if I attended a formal picnic with an Americana theme?!?!) The chance to go actual places has never been lower. And I like it, but I’m not in love with it by any means. Returned!
Brittany Zip Hem Straight Leg Trouser
Initial Thoughts: I admire all those folks living out a J. Crew ad where they’re hopping on their yacht for a quick cruise to the Hamptons for their casual leisure time activities, but when I say casual, I mean like jeans/leggings/jeggings. ONLY.
The Try-On: One thing about my stylist is this woman knows what an apple shape likes in a pant. Even with a structured waistband, this was pure stretch and surprisingly fit pretty well. I have been taking the ol’ Twix Express around since quarantine went down so I’m definitely on the high side of my usual size, but I still felt comfortable here.
The Verdict: At a lower pricepoint, definitely a possibility, but at $88, it’s a no thank you.
Fia Cuffed Cropped Trouser
Initial Thoughts: Again, a great corporate casual vibe. But I don’t reallly “relax” or go somewhere casual in a khaki capri (see the witch muu muu piece from above).
The Try-On: Great stretch, but I think we can all agree this cut isn’t doing me any favors!
The Verdict: Returned!
Tarley Color Block Pullover Sweater
Initial Thoughts: Okay, so this is casual. And I like that it’s not so crazy trendy that it could work as officewear as well.
The Try-On: So the fit was just okay — it was a little more cropped that I like and it wasn’t a super soft fit. Honestly, I would have gone for it, but a local boutique featured this cozy heaven of a sweater that was super similar and I went for that one! If not for that, this would have been a keeper. It’s a Hunger Games style shopping experience for me right now guys.
The Verdict: Returned!
Initial Thoughts: I try not to get totally crazy negative on pieces since there are things other people have hated that I count as a favorite piece. On this one though — I owned this EXACT piece in 2006. Like this exact everything. I didn’t think the cut was a real vibe for my shape back then, and I can’t say as I think the past 14 years have improved this look on me.
The Try-On: So, no. I’m just bustier on top, and when I don’t have a structured neckline it’s just a total free for all at the top. As I don’t want to spend the entire day readjusting the sides of this bad boy, it’s a hard no.
The Verdict: Returned!
So overall, I feel like I asked for casual wear and got a lot of business casual wear. AKA the one type of clothes I just do not need at all at this moment, so that’s why mostly why I ended up passing on everything.
I’ve been a little lax posting on my Stitch Fix Inspiration Pinterest board, so maybe I’ll give that another go and we can go from there! I need to be picky, but I still need actual clothes that don’t look like a Halloween costume gone wrong, so it’s a real tightrope walk!
Anything on your fall fashion wish list? I’d love to hear in the comments!