In the spirit of the holidays, we’d like to share with you a new corner of the internet that’s making us very, very happy: enter StitchFix. This personal styling company has a target customer and I am their girl: Too busy to shop the mall/boutiques. A fashion lover (or fashion lover want-to-be). Appreciates statement pieces but needs classic wardrobe staples. Doesn’t want to be bothered with trips to the post office to return things I bought online.
Here’s what they do and how it works
StitchFix, a little company out of San Francisco that sends five hand selected pieces to your door every month (or whenever you need a fix) based off of your online style profile, price point and input. For a $20 styling fee, they send a mix of tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, and accessories so that you can try on in front of your own mirror with your own clothes and shoes. If you decide to keep anything, the $20 fee is applied to that purchase. I’ve just had my first fix land on my door step and here is what I’ve learned:
1. Don’t expect all 5 pieces to be winners. Sure, maybe it happens sometimes (and if it does they give you a 25% discount on your order). But I insanely loved two pieces, liked a third pretty well, and but the rest missed the mark.
2. Get specific. The more details you can share on what you’re looking for when you request a fix, the better the results will be. An input for a new fix might look something like this “I’m looking for a little black dress of the holiday season. Some great work blouses. Anything with stripes. A funky scarf.” You can also share your Pinterest profiles, stores you shop at, celebrity styles you would like to emulate and favorite blogs to help explain your style.
3. Try it on even if you don’t think you will like it. Even if it looks a bit blah in the box, you’d be surprised how cute the piece might be. They also attach a style card to each piece with two outfit ideas; I love this!
So take a little time for yourself this holiday season and sign up. You might just find a little something you love!*I was not compensated in anyway for this review, however I want to be up front that I did feature a referral link in this post that would give me a credit should you choose to try their services.*