I jumped on board and tried out Stitch Fix! Today I’m sharing a review of my Stitch Fix 2020 box from the perspective of a penny-pinching mom like myself!
So, let’s get this out of the way first…Stitch Fix did not sponsor this post. The feedback I’m sharing today is 100% unbiased which is a standard for the content that you’ll find on my site.
I decided to give Stitch Fix a try because a friend of mine shared her referral link with me which gave me a free credit – YAY! I’m going to share mine with you so you can also get some free spending money! More on that in a bit.
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that sends trendy articles of clothing, shoes, and accessories straight to your front door! It falls in the category of a subscription service but you have total control of how often you want a box sent to you.
How Does Stitch Fix Work?
First things first, you should always have some incentive for trying something new out, right?! Sign-up for your first Stitch Fix box, and you’ll receive FREE credit to use toward your box of goodies!
Once you sign-up, you’ll fill out a detailed style profile that helps your stylist learn your preferences. You’ll fill out questions to help get the sizing just right, target areas you look for when shopping for clothes (ie: take attention off the chest, accentuate the waist, etc), and rate some wardrobe examples!
I found the questionnaire to be quite fun, and it only took about 10 minutes. You can add a personal note for your stylist with any additional, relevant information to help them find the perfect pieces for you. In my questionnaire, I shared that I was looking for a long skirt that would flatter my waist. You can even upload any photos (hello, Pinterest inspiration) that may help your stylist zero-in on your wardrobe preferences!
Once you’ve completed your questionnaire, filled out your shipping information, and confirmed your order, your stylist will gather pieces and ship them out to you! The fun part is that you really have no idea what they’re going to pick. I tend to be more of a “basic” shopper and could use some creativity in choosing new styles that I may not consider if left to my own devices.
Review for my Stitch Fix 2020 Box
I ordered my box on 2/12/20; it was shipped on 2/18/20, and it arrived on 2/21/20. When my order was placed, I was informed that, due to high demand, orders were slightly behind, which was not an issue for me. Overall, I was very pleased with the shipping process.
The package arrived with the clothing bundled together nicely in tissue paper and a necklace enclosed in a cardboard jewelry box. An envelope filled with instructions on how to return/exchange, an invoice with item descriptions and pricing, a style tip guide, and a return bag was included in the box as well. I love that my style tip guide included a personal note from my stylist confirming that she tried to find the skirt I was looking for but didn’t have any in stock. It felt great knowing that my comments were actually received and considered. I look forward to adding more details in my next box!
Here’s what my box came with:
41 Hawthorn Tulla Mixed Material Knit Top in Burgundy – $54
Pros: I really liked the material of this top which was soft and breathable. The ¾ sleeve length was nice too because I tend to push up my sleeves when I’m wearing long-sleeved shirts. I also liked the color!
Cons: I wasn’t too crazy about the tunic-type length which was more business-casual than what my wardrobe looks like these days.
Keep it? Nope!
Studio Blue Aranza Skinny Jean – $48
Pros: I liked the dark wash color of the jeans. Initially, they looked smaller than I thought they should look and was pretty confident they wouldn’t fit. But to my surprise, they were very stretchy and sooooo crazy comfortable! And the stylist got the pant length just right which was a plus because most of my jeans are too long on me.
Cons: None! I loved them.
Keep it? You bet!
Towne & Reese Olivia Hammered Double Necklace – $28
Oops, I forgot to take a photo of this before I sent it back! You can see what it looks like in the next photo below.
Pros: I liked the length of this necklace and also the gold color finish! It was quite classy.
Cons: The price was a bit too steep for me on a necklace that I wasn’t completely in love with.
Keep it? Nope!
Mix by 41 Hawthorn Barona Brushed Knit Cardigan White/Striped – $38
Pros: Loved the fit of this cardigan And the quality felt amazing with the buttery soft texture of the top.
Cons: I felt that the stripes made my arms look really big and am not a fan of horizontal stripes. I’d definitely keep it if it was in a solid color!
Keep it? Nope!
Papermoon Larie Tie Sleeve Blouse Yellow – $44
Pros: This was a fun piece that I wouldn’t gravitate toward in the store. I did like the pattern but not sure if I would like it better in a tank top paired with a cardigan.
Cons: The pattern was a bit too bold for my taste especially with the tie sleeve style. I found the shirt to be a bit large as well.
Keep it? Nope!
So I didn’t fall head over heels for everything in my box but I definitely found a pair of jeans that I LOVE! I have such trouble finding jeans and usually resort to the cheapest pair I can find that looks decent. I feel really excited about this pair due to the fit and quality.
So with my free credit, my jeans were CHEAP!
A few more things to note:
There is a $20 styling fee for the stylist’s time. If you keep at least one item from your box, that fee is applied toward the item you purchased (so in other words, basically waived). But if you decide not to keep anything, you will be subject to a $20 styling charge.
If you decide to keep everything sent to you, you’ll save 25% off the entire box!
Plus, Stitch Fix is not just for women but also for men and children!
I am completely impressed with Stitch Fix even though I only kept one item from my box! I tend to shop at the same stores all the time. And I wouldn’t have found these jeans for this quality and price had I shopped on my own.
On my next box, I’m going to add a note that reiterates that I’m a stay at home mom and prefer more casual/comfy clothing instead of business casual.
I am a penny pincher who HATES to buy anything that is not on sale. So, is Stitch Fix worth it? At this point in my life, I’d say – YES! As a mom of little kids, I basically have no time to shop on my own. And to find on-trend pieces that fit just right for me? Stitch Fix was fantastic.
I would not use the service exclusively and will continue to shop at my favorite frugal stores (my closet is basically an Old Navy display rack). But when I’m looking for higher quality pieces that add a bit more zest to my wardrobe, you bet I’ll be ordering another Stitch Fix box!
If you have the budget for clothing and the self-control to not go over your limits, I definitely recommend trying Stitch Fix. The biggest benefits, in my opinion, are the expertise of the stylists, the time-saving aspect of not having to hunt for pieces, the convenience of free returns & exchanges, and the quality of the items.
Don’t forget, you can get free credit just like I did on my first box! Start your first Stitch Fix box and by signing-up here.
I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below. Are you going to try it out? If you’ve tried Stitch Fix already, what are your thoughts?
Thanks for stopping by to check out my review of my Stitch Fix 2020 box!
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