Confession: I am awful at styling outfits and accessorizing. I have to try really hard to put a look together. It’s not in my wheelhouse.
Growing up, I was drawn to outfits that were on the mannequins or on display. Why? Because I did not know how to dress myself and I figured if they were on display then they must be stylish right? I never had the patience to look for clothes. However, I am drawn to those who love fashion and are great at styling. I sit back in awe!
Right now I am in the midst of raising small humans. They take up all my time and attention (as they should). However, that leaves me little time to shop and dig for clothing that works for my body type.
What’s a modern mom who wants to look great in something other than ‘mom jeans’ do?
The answer is simple and that’s where Stitch Fix comes to play.
How Does Stitch Fix Work?
Stitch Fix was first introduced to me many months ago when I was in the post baby funk. One of my friends is a stylist for them and walked me through the process. It’s been a simple and fun experience so far.
(Please note this is NOT a sponsored post but I do receive credits when you sign up for Stitch Fix through this blog.)
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is an online subscription and personal shopping service. Fill out your Style Profile and a personal stylist will hand-pick pieces to fit your tastes, needs and budget—and mail them directly to your door. Each box contains five items of clothing, shoes and accessories for you to try on at home. Keep what you love, send the rest back in a prepaid USPS envelope. Shipping and returns are free—even for exchanges!
How Stitch Fix Works
First, you fill out a style profile online. It takes about 10-15 minutes. This helps your stylist understand your size, style, shape and budget.
Then, Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment. At the time your Stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.
Try everything on in the comfort of your home. Even if you don’t think you will like an item, try it on! You would be surprised and may end up loving the piece.
Buy what you like and return the rest
- Take three days to decide what you’ll purchase and what you’d like to send back. You’re only charged for items you choose to keep when you check out.
- Check out by logging into your account to pay for the items you want to keep. The $20 styling fee will be applied as credit toward any items you purchase. If you buy all five items, they will give you 25% off the entire purchase! (Tip: There are Facebook groups where you can sell Stitch Fix items you maybe didn’t love but wanted the savings of purchasing them all)
- Simply return the items you don’t want in our prepaid mailer and drop it into any USPS mailbox. Stitch Fix clients enjoy free shipping both ways.
Last, don’t forget to tell Stitch Fix what you think.
The stylists can send you better selections when they know what did and didn’t work for you, and why. Over time, your stylist will be able to pick the right clothing pieces for you.
Create a Stitch Fix Pinterest board with outfits you love to share with your stylist. Every time I receive a box, I leave notes for my stylist so she knows of upcoming special occasions coming up like date night to celebrate an anniversary.
How often do you receive a Stitch Fix package?
You can choose recurring shipments or opt out of regularly scheduled shipments entirely. Stitch Fix does not require a membership fee or a monthly subscription.
Chances are if you see me in a put together and trendy look, it’s one of my Stitch Fix outfits.
Some months I buy a few items while others I buy the entire box. Either way, it’s fun to see a package of goodies on your doorstep once in a while.
Look good, feel good with Stitch Fix
Just because we are moms doesn’t mean we should stop treating ourselves to looking and feeling good. Don’t let lack of time, energy and focus derail your sense of style.
We can be a great wife, mom, friend and look wonderful at the same time. Accept help from others that are more skilled in certain areas than we are.
One of my favorite sayings is, “We can do anything, but not everything.”