My Best Stitch Fix Practice, Style Like a Pro

It’s been 16 months since I started getting styled by Stitch Fix, so this tip sheet is definitely long overdue. Today I’m finally answering a frequent asked question: What’s your best Stitch Fix practice? Now that I have received well over 20 Fixes, I can finally sum up my experience and share with you some of my tips on how to get “wowed” by your Fix every time. Here’s a sneak peek of my Fix for the month. I love the grunge 80s look with a modern twist, what can I say, my stylist knows me the best! If you’re interested in scheduling a fix, click here.

For those of you who are not familiar with Stitch Fix service, Stitch Fix is an online styling service where a personal stylist hand selects 5 items that fit your aesthetics and budget. You pay a $20 flat styling fee and that money is credited towards any items you decide to keep from your Fix. If you choose to keep all 5 items, then you will receive 25% off the total price in addition to the $20 styling fee credit. Depending on your preference, you can schedule how frequently you’d like to receive your Fix. These items get delivered right to your door, which I love it’s totally hassle free! Stitch Fix helps me to save so much time when comes to shopping for clothes, it’s like putting my closet on autopilot (or even better): everything is styled for me, and best of all, no more struggle in the morning on what to wear! To get the most out of your Stitch Fix experience does take some practice, so I already did the work for you. Just follow my tips, and you’ll get that feeling that every Fix you receive is a total day-maker.

  • Take your time to fill out your Style Profile. Your stylist uses your Style Profile to get to know your aesthetic, lifestyle, fit and budget to choose the pieces just right for you. So my advice here is to be as specific as possible with any style preference you may have. Stitch Fix actively encourages customers to leave detailed profile and give them as many feedback as possible to improve the styling process. I find it helpful to mention the specific brands that you like and provide styling inspo/ Pinterest board as reference. Visuals are always helpful for the stylist to get to know you better.  

  • Don’t say NO too fast. One of my favorite things about Stitch Fix is that it helps you to expand your style horizons. If it’s not a color you normally wear, you shouldn’t say no to it right away. Stitch Fix gives you three days to decide before you have to send them back. I remember I once received a pair of embroidered slip-on that became one of my staple pieces from my last Fall wardrobe. Don’t let first impression fool you, get out of your styling comfort zone and just trust your stylist.

  • Don’t underestimate the power of basics. I hate shopping for basics because I find them all look the same. Stitch Fix provides just the right amount of basics to complete your whole outfit and wardrobe for the season. Investing in your basics can save you a lot of time and hassle down the styling lane.

  • Use Style Cards for inspiration. My favorite feature of the Fix experience is the Style Cards. With each fix, my stylist also includes a Style Card that provides inspiration on how to wear each piece in a variety of different ways and for different occasions, making the pieces versatile and functional. The style card also helps me to get ahead of my week’s wardrobe and be creative with styling.

  • Plan ahead for special occasions. If you have a special occasion coming up, a friend’s wedding or a cocktail party, remember to let your stylist know in advance so that she/he can find you the perfect pieces for your event. Save yourself some headache, and let your stylist do the work for you.

I hope you find my best Stitch Fix practice to be useful, and my goal is to help you to get the best experience you can get from each Fix you receive. I’d love to hear about your Stitch Fix experience, feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions!

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