As a frugal mom who refuses to pay full price for clothes, I’m here today share my unfiltered opinion in my latest Stitch Fix 2020 review!
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.
This is my second Stitch Fix box! You can check out my first Stitch Fix review here.
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 (eg: 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 latest questionnaire, I shared that I was looking for a new pair of jeans that would be slimming. You can even upload your own Pinterest board inspirations so your stylist can see what you have in mind!
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 tend to buy the same things over and over again.
Using a Stitch Fix stylist helps break the cycle to get me out of a rut because they to choose new styles for me that I may not have considered if left to my own devices.
My Latest Stitch Fix 2020 Review
The package arrived on time with the clothing bundled together nicely in tissue paper. An envelope contained instructions on how to return/exchange along with a return bag. Also, there was an invoice with item descriptions and pricing, and a style tip guide.
I love that my box included a personal note from my stylist about finding the jeans I was wanting! It felt great knowing that my comments were received and considered.
Here’s what my Stitch Fix box came with:
Just USA Rhea Skinny Distressed Jean, Indigo – $58
Pros: I usually don’t wear distressed jeans because I never find any that look flattering on me. But, these surprised me! The distressing is subtle yet trendy. They feel buttery soft, have a nice stretch, and the color is great for all year.
Keep it? You bet!
Cotton Emporium Vallerie Texture Two Pocket Cardigan, Tan – $44
Pros: I love the unique weave in this cardigan! The “slouchy” look is perfect for Fall. And I also love the length of it and the deep pockets.
Cons: I’ll need to be careful not to snag this because of the weaved texture. But I love it too much to send back!
Keep it? YES!
Colette Romey Cold Shoulder Knit Top, Olive – $34
Pros: I love the color of this one! It fit me very well and can easily be dressed up for a date or can be used for a more casual look.
Cons: I’m not a huge fan of cold shoulder tops and the price point was a little high for me.
Keep it? Nope
Nine Britton Levie Knot Front Knit Top, Dark Grey – $34.00
Pros: This was very comfy and fit well! The front knot is a fun “twist” on a basic tee.
Cons: My only con was that for a basic top like this, I felt that the price was much too high.
Keep it? I did not!
Fortune + Ivy Lighton Zip Detail Mixed Material Blouse, Navy – $36.00
Pros: It’s important to me that I get a lot of use out of my clothes so I could see being able to wear this in the warmer or cooler months! The zip detail is fun, and I also liked that the stripes are vertical.
Cons: Overall, this just wasn’t really my style!
Keep it? Nope!
My Overall Pros and Cons of Stitch Fix:
• First-time customers get a FREE credit to use on your first order (helloooo, free clothes!)⠀
• You get professional styling! I struggle with inspiration with my wardrobe, so this helps a lot.
• Opportunity to communicate with your stylist about what clothes you’re looking for (cute skirts, upcoming event, swimsuit, etc).⠀
• You can try on clothes at home with the pieces you already have in your closet (“Does this top look good with my favorite jeans?” etc)⠀
• Major time saver when life is busy and you don’t have time or patience to shop (especially great during social distancing right now)!⠀
• Access to premier brands that you won’t find in your typical stores.⠀
• FREE exchanges and returns on all items!
• Styling is FREE as long as you keep at least one item from the box they send to you.
• You can easily control how often you get a Fix sent to you.
• It gives you a nudge to try out something new that you may not give attention to in the store.
• You’ll save 25% off your entire box if you decide to keep everything.
• Stitch Fix is not only for women but also for men and children!
• Prices can be higher than your typical “Old Navy” or value retailers.
• You may not like what the stylist picks out for you!⠀
• There may be temptation to buy too much if you’re prone to lack self-control with your clothing budget.
• If you don’t buy something from the shipment they send, you’ll pay a $20 styling fee (this is waived if you do buy at least one item).
I am completely impressed with Stitch Fix even though I only kept two items from my recent Fix! 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.
And even though the cardigan was a little above my usual price range, the chance of finding another one that I loved like this isn’t as likely and will cost me more time and energy to locate one.
I feel that my stylist really listened to my comments during my questionnaire when ordering this Fix. And even though everything didn’t work out, most of the pieces aligned with what I was looking for (but just a little outside my budget for right now).
I am a frugal mom 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 will 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, I’ll continue to order from Stitch Fix!
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 some FREE credit just like I did on my very first box! Start your first Stitch Fix box and by signing-up here.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my Stitch Fix review in 2020!
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?