After just receiving my 32nd box from Stitch Fix, I thought it was time to FINALLY share my personal tips for getting the most out of your Stitch Fix subscription box. Come read my Stitch Fix review and learn how to try it out, completely free! You can be obsessed with Stitch Fix just like me.
Subscription boxes have been popping up all over the Internet for years now. Gone are the days where people are actually going to stores and buying things. We live in a world of convenience where you can even do your grocery shopping online and have it delivered to your home. And although I haven’t tried grocery shopping online yet (I’m thinking about giving it a shot soon!), I have subscribed to a number of these boxes over the past few years. I’ve really enjoyed all the subscription boxes we have signed up for thus far, but the one that ranks at the top for me is hands down, Stitch Fix. I swear by it and I want to share my love for it all over the internet. So from someone who just received their 32nd fix, here are my tips for getting the most out your Stitch Fix subscription…because I want you to love it as much as I do!
I want to start by letting you know the decision to write about my Stitch Fix experience was actually a little tough. The main reason I was hesitant about it primarily had to do with the fact that it’s not a topic I normally focus on at Lake Life State of Mind. I’m not a fashion or style blogger and this type of post is completely out of the norm for me. I love to share yummy recipes, entertaining ideas, and organizing tips while making sure to sneak in some stories about lake life along the way. Have a look. I can guarantee you’ll find something that interests you.
What ultimately made me decide to go full speed ahead with this post was my pure love for Stitch Fix. I promise you I don’t work for them. I’m literally just a raving customer who felt the need to share my experience after years of excellent service from this company. I truly am a walking billboard for them. Anytime someone comments on an outfit I’m wearing I always make it a point to tell them it’s from Stitch Fix. And believe me, I get compliments and comments on my outfits all the time.
I wasn’t as lucky when I signed up for Stitch Fix a few years back. Let me explain by telling you a little about Stitch Fix and how it works.
From the Stitch Fix website: Stitch Fix is an online styling service that delivers a truly personalized shopping experience, just for you. 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!
The only risk to you as a customer would be if you received a fix and didn’t like anything in the box. Regardless if you keep your items from your fix or not, Stitch Fix applies a $20 styling fee to every box they send. If you don’t like any of the items in your box, you’ll be out the $20. However, if you do decide to keep items from your fix, that $20 will then be applied as a credit toward your shipment. You can see what I mean from my invoice below.
New customers going directly to Stitch Fix without using a referral link will start with this $20 styling fee from their very first shipment. By using my link, this $20 fee will be waived allowing you to try Stitch Fix absolutely free with zero obligation to get another shipment if you aren’t happy with your experience. Long story short, using my link truly benefits us both.
With all the logistics out of the way, let’s get back to my Stitch Fix journey so I can help you get the best experience possible. I became a Stitch Fix customer over two years ago. Will scrolling through Pinterest, I started noticing people with clothing boards named, Stitch Fix. I had no clue what it was so I decided to Google it. I made my way over to their website and decided within a minute that I wanted to try it out for myself. Who doesn’t want a stylist to pick out clothes for them without ever having to leave their own home?!?! Add in another five minutes of me on the phone convincing Patrick (my husband) that this was something I had to sign up for, and I was ready to get started. It was a good thing I found this over the weekend because step one, filling out the style profile, took some time.
Which brings me to my tips for getting the most out of your Stitch Fix subscription…
Be serious about filling out your style profile
Once you decide to sign up for Stitch Fix, the first thing you’ll have to do is fill out your style profile. This profile is thorough and asks very specific questions. Please, please, please answer every single question TRUTHFULLY and HONESTLY. What do I mean by this? Don’t lie and say you weigh 100 pounds if you’re really 150. Don’t say you’re 5’5” because you wish you were. If you actually want Stitch Fix to send you clothes that will fit, you must be completely honest with them. They don’t judge. I promise! They will, however, help you dress in clothes that fit your dimensions and are flattering to your body. That’s amazing if you ask me!
Allow yourself at least 30 minutes to fill out your style profile. It might take you less time to complete, but setting aside 30 minutes to do it guarantees that you won’t just rush through it. Be prepared with your weight, height, waist measurement and the sizes you wear in clothes, shoes, and undergarments too.
The profile is broken up into 5 sections: size, fit/cut, style, price and more about you. Again, I’ll emphasize that you take this seriously and fill it out to the best of your abilities. This will be your stylist’s first impression of you and you want your first Fix to be a good one!
Add your social accounts
In the last section of the style profile, “more about you”, you’ll have a place to add any social media accounts you want to share with your stylist. You can attach your Pinterest board, Instagram handle, Twitter handle, and Linkedin profile. This is just another way for your stylist to really get a feel for who you are and what your style is.
Here’s my Pinterest Board. Anytime I see an outfit I like on Pinterest I add it here. You can even follow Stitch Fix on Pinterest and see the items they have in their collections so you can add them to your board. I’m sure you’re wondering if they even look at your board. I can tell you 100% they do. I have had my stylist, her name is Sierra, mention specific looks I have saved on my board in her messages to me and pick similar pieces to send me in my box.
Although I’m not big on Instagram yet, emphasis on YET, I would recommend taking a picture of yourself in your outfits and hashtagging #stitchfix so your stylist can see you in your outfit and how it fits. By seeing this, your stylist can find similar pieces that work well with your body for future shipments.
Comment on every item within your Stitch Fix box
Once you have tried on your items from your Stitch Fix box, you must log into your account to let Stitch Fix know what items you are keeping, wanting to exchange, or ones you plan on returning. For every item, you have questions for rating the item from the box. You’ll be asked how you would rate the style, fit, price, etc.
The final question you will see for each item is, “Other Thoughts?” I always, always make it a point to fill in this section. I do this for all five items! If I like an item I still tell my stylist what I liked about it whether it be the cut, color, or pattern. If I decided to return something, I let them know why it was an item that I chose to send back and what I didn’t like about it.
Why do I do this? Again, this gives my stylist more of an insight into my style. Do you see a pattern here? The more information you can give your stylist about your likes and dislikes, the better your fix will be.
Fill out the comment box for your next fix
I love this feature! Take my most recent fix. Last month after receiving my fix, I filled out the comment section for Sierra to let her know that I was headed on an Alaskan cruise in June. I specifically asked for items I could wear while in Alaska including outfits to wear on the ship.
As you can see from the note that came with my fix, Sierra replied to my request and added items that she felt would be a good fit for my cruise. And I have to say she did a really awesome job!
Let’s say you don’t know what will be coming up at the time you pay for your fix. No problem! Stitch Fix now sends out an email reminder right before your stylist is getting ready to start putting together your fix so you can add, change or create your note. Pretty awesome, right?
Update your information periodically
I want to go back to your style profile for a minute. Just because this is the first thing you do when creating an account, doesn’t mean that you should never go back to it ever again. Feel free to update it whenever you want. If you lose weight, gain weight, or even if your style starts to change…your stylist will want to know! I have definitely made a few updates here and there over the years.
After just opening my 32nd fix, I promise you these suggestions above are great tips for getting the most out of your Stitch Fix subscription. I’m pretty much a pro after more than two years of boxes! You really have to try it for yourself to see how amazing it is. Truly, it’s like Christmas every time a box is delivered to your home. You get to enjoy the benefits of having a personal stylist who picks out clothes that are flattering to your body, and also receive pieces not found in every other store in the mall. Get ready to rock your wardrobe and hear a whole lot of compliments along the way. If you have any more questions about Stitch Fix that I didn’t cover in my Stitch Fix review, please put them in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer them.
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