Stitch Fix is amongst one of the most popular styling subscriptions out there and also popular amongst bloggers alike. The company has grown since I first joined as they now include styles for both petite and maternity and just unveiled they now include shoes! I first began receiving my fixes almost two years ago when a girlfriend of mine shared her referral link and out of curiosity I began the process that would change how I purchased clothes and approached fashion in general. What I love about this service is that it makes shopping for myself super simple, convenient, and comfortable. I love how easy it is to shop and discover new brands (since a lot of their labels are Stitch Fix exclusives) and items I otherwise may not have chosen for myself.
For those of you not familiar with Stitch Fix or how it works, in a nutshell: For only an upfront $20 styling fee you receive five hand picked pieces from clothing to bags and accessories shipped right to your front door by a personal stylist. You have the convenience of trying on your fixes from the privacy of your own home and have three days to make a decision on what you’d like to keep or send back in their prepaid shipping envelope. Love everything in your fix? They have a discount for that! Plus your styling fee goes towards a credit to anything you buy – but, there’s no pressure to purchase a thing. You can even now download their free app where you can upload a photo of yourself, schedule a fix, track it, and even checkout using your smartphone.
However, not every fix is going to be a hit and you might sometimes find items that don’t fit your body type, fit too small or large, or just not your personal style. There have been a couple times where I had to send everything back because I just didn’t like anything I received. So, what went wrong? After some thought I realized that I wasn’t communicating the best that I could so that my stylist (you often get to keep the same stylist!) knew exactly what I was looking for and guaranteed perfect fixes every time moving forward.
Here are a few quick tips on how I’ve managed to get the most out of my fixes…
complete your style profile
When you first create your free account it will prompt you to fill out a style profile. This lets your future stylists know a detailed run-down of your style preferences, measurements, and things to stay away from such as certain fabrics or patterns. It’s pretty extensive, but the more information you provide the better picture you paint for your stylist.
create and link a style board on Pinterest
This step is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your stylist understands the looks that you love and are interested in receiving. At the moment you can only link up one style board at a time so be sure to link the one you use most often or the one you’d prefer your stylist to use when making selections for your fixes. For me, I’ve linked my ‘Style Inspirations’ board until I got pregnant. Then, I made sure to update my Pinterest link on my Stitch Fix profile to reflect the ‘Maternity Fashions’ board I’d created so my stylist was able to see what I was inspired by when I was expecting.
descriptions, descriptions, descriptions!
This step does take a bit of time to do, but it’s so worth it in the end. When I’m pinning, I pin first then I go back later and write my little detailed notes to my stylist. I try to be as specific as possible in my explanation as to why I’m pinning this particular photo to my board. I try to think about what I like most about it and what I would like to receive in order to pull off a similar look. Also, I try to mention pieces I already have in my closet so that I am clear as to what I would like to receive thats represented in the pinned photo.
detailed notes are just as important
When you go to schedule your next fix there’s a box where you can write a little note to your stylist that gives them an idea of what you’re looking for next. This is where you can get really specific about what you need that month. Is there a special occasion coming up? A trip? Or that one favorite piece that’s missing from your closet? Share it and get specific!
**from this note I was able to finally find the perfect denim jacket and dresses because of how specific I was!
link to social media
Just like they tell you, share yourself with your stylist by linking up your social media accounts. This gives them an idea of who you are and what you’re looking to add to your wardrobe. Definitely include a style Pinterest board, Twitter, or even your LinkedIn account. Another great thing is their new Stitch Fix app where you can now even upload a photo of yourself, which gives your stylist an even better look at you and your personal style.
Now that you have these helpful tips, schedule your first fix today! If you’ve found this post to be helpful and are interested in trying Stitch Fix out, I would love it if you used my referral link. This referral link helps me earn credits towards future fixes and be able to write helpful posts like these and my reviews.
Referral links are used within this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.