I was more than excited to see what my stylist sent me for this summer Stitch Fix box. I’d say that summer is probably the most difficult season to dress me because most of the time you’ll find me wearing a t-shirt and Nike shorts. This is because I’m not a huge fan of tank tops or spaghetti strap shirts or short shorts. Since having kids, I prefer to be more covered, but when you live in Alabama and it’s 95 degrees, you’ve got to find something light to wear. Hence the reason winter is my favorite season (give me 50 degrees, a warm cardigan and boots all day, every day).
Anyway, I considered leaving a note for my stylist asking specifically for light, loose fitting, breathable tops that can be worn during the summer months without burning up, but I decided not to suggest anything because I wanted to see what she would send. I thought maybe I’d end up getting something that I really liked that would push me out of my comfort zone. Keep reading to see what I received, what I kept, what I sent back, and why I’m requesting another box in two weeks.
Stitch Fix Review – Summer 2019
Item #1: Emory Park Brushed Knit Top
This is absolutely my style. I love the soft fabric, how it flows, and the detail on the back. I can wear this with a pair of denim shorts or with jeans. In the fall I can pair it with the grey cardigan I received in my spring Stitch Fix box and wear it to an Alabama football game. Definitely a keeper.
Item #2: Sophie Rue “Ieisha” Button Front Cami
This one just didn’t do it for me for several reasons. For one, it’s a bit short in the front and I like tops that fall a bit longer than this. Two, I’m not a huge fan of cami’s because I’m a bit self conscious of my upper arms and just don’t wear a ton of sleeveless tops. And three, I just don’t like having to wear strapless bras. As cute as the buttons were in the front, I had to send this one back.
Item #3: Sophie Rue “Nella” Sheer Detail Blouse
I realize I just got done detailing all the reasons I don’t like wearing cami’s, but this one is much more flattering and I actually really like it! The neckline is higher, it’s the right length, and I love the flow of it. It’s also got some pretty sheer detailing along the top in the front and the back that I really like. I think it looks great with these white pants that I received from my first Stitch Fix box. I decided to keep this one.
Item #4: Just Black Distressed Cuffed Denim Shorts
I was excited when I pulled these out of the box because I like this style shorts, but I didn’t really like the way they fit. I think they’re meant to be high-wasted because the zipper was really long, and I’m not a fan of high-wasted bottoms. They just weren’t that flattering, so they went back.
Item #5: Toms Avalon Coated Canvas Sneaker
I was excited about these too, because I like the sneaker look, but these were a tad big and rubbed on my heels. I wore them around the house for a little bit to see if they’d loosen up, but they were very stiff in the heel and I couldn’t justify spending $59 on shoes that may give me blisters. They went back too.
I am glad I didn’t end up asking for anything specific because I really like the two tops I kept, one of which is definitely not something I would have picked for myself (another reason I love Stitch Fix!) Since I have the Style Pass (keep reading for details on the Style Pass), I decided to schedule another box for two weeks from now and request specific items – casual/athletic style T’s that I can wear through the summer and they need to be versatile tops that can be worn with athletic shorts, leggings or jeans (or at least some combination of the three). My favorite top is a loose fitting, super light, olive green top and I can literally wear it with anything. I find myself reaching for that top ALL THE TIME because it’s so comfy and versatile. I need more tops like that, because this one’s getting worn out. I’m excited to see what she will send the next time around!
Emory Park Back Detail Brushed Knit Top ($34): Keep
Sophie Rue Button Front Cami ($38): Return
Sophie Rue Sheer Detail Blouse ($38): Keep
Just Black Denim Shorts ($58): Return
Toms Avalon Coated Canvas Sneaker ($59): Return
*Style Pass Credit: -$49
*Styling fee credit: -$20
*Stitch Fix offers a Style Pass, where you can pay $49/year and not have to pay a styling fee for the entire year. This means you can get as many boxes as you want without having to pay that initial $20 styling fee for each box. The $49 you spend on the Style Pass goes toward any items that you decide to keep from your box and if you end up not using all of it on the first shipment, the remainder will roll over to the next one! I decided to do the Style Pass, but didn’t realize my styling fee for this box had already processed, which is why you see both as a credit on the breakdown. NBD, because it all goes toward my total!
Want to try it out? Here’s what you do:
1. Create a profile (if you use this link, you’ll get $25 toward your first order)
2. Fill out your style profile (be honest and as specific as you can)
3. Schedule your first fix (you’ll be charged a $20 styling fee at time of shipment which will be applied as credit toward anything you decide to keep, unless you use the link above, in which case the $25 credit will take the place of your styling fee.)
4. Try on your items in the comfort of your own home and decide what you want to keep. (Remember, if you keep all 5 pieces you get 25% off your entire order.)
5. Place the items you do not wish to keep back in the prepaid envelope and drop it in any USPS mailbox.
6. Go to your online profile and check out – be sure to leave specific feedback about what you liked and didn’t like about the items in your shipment. This will allow your stylist to better dress you in the future!
A few other things I like about Stitch Fix:
– You don’t have to hop around to different stores searching for something you’re looking for. If you would like a specific piece of clothing or if you have an upcoming event that you need an outfit for, let your stylist know before scheduling your box.
– You can set your price point wherever you’re comfortable with, so that you will get items that are within your budget.
– Returning items is free. Just use the prepaid, pre-addressed envelope and toss it in any USPS mailbox.
– You can stop at any time. You can schedule recurring boxes (every month, 2 months, 3 months, etc.) or you can request them on demand. You are fully in control.
– The initial $20 styling fee is applied toward anything you decide to keep from your box. It is most beneficial to keep at least one item from your shipment, or you will lose the $20 styling fee.
– If you give honest feedback, as time goes by your stylist will get to know your style better and will send you items that you are more likely to keep.
– The quality of the clothing is top-notch.
*This post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix and all opinions are my own. If you decide to give Stitch Fix a try, I would be greatly appreciative if you would use my referral link (we will each get $25!) Thank you for your support! Let me know if I can answer any questions you have about Stitch Fix or the process. Have a wonderful week!