Like every other blogger out there, I got addicted to Stitch Fix a few years ago. I was super busy, didn’t have time to go shopping, and the concept of receiving a box of clothes delivered to my door every month just seemed like a lot of fun.
So I started Stitch Fix, and I tried it. And tried it. And tried it some more. Until I finally gave up.
The clothing was on the higher-end of my clothing budget, and they weren’t pieces that I was absolutely in love with.
For someone on a budget trying to save money or pay off debt, Stitch Fix is definitely not worth it. But there are definitely instance in which Stitch Fix can be helpful.
Trying Out Stitch Fix
Recently, several years after my first attempt, I decided to try it again. I was starting a new job, needed new work clothing, and definitely needed something with more color in my wardrobe–why must I always gravitate toward black?
To make it easier on myself, I decided to try Stitch Fix. The first box, I was definitely less than enthused. A lot of solid dark colors–and nothing that I would have chosen out for myself, despite providing plenty of advice to my stylist. I understand that this service is meant to be a personal styling service, but I sometimes felt like they got my box confused with someone else’s, especially when I specifically request colorful pieces and end up with a lot of dark.
It almost felt like my personal requests were being ignored.I felt like Stitch Fix was ignoring my personal style requests when they picked out pieces for me. Click To Tweet
How Stitch Fix Can Improve
I think Stitch Fix is a great concept, but there are a few ways it could improve.
- Stick with the same stylist. It would be great if my stylist could actually get to know me. If someone different is planning your fix every month, then they never get to really know your sense of style and what you’ll like and dislike.
- Cost. The pieces were pretty overpriced for what they were. I felt that if I spent an hour at TJ Maxx, I probably could find the same pieces at a third of the cost.
- More personalization. It would be great if I could see a photo of my Stitch Fix stylist, so I know there’s a real person.
I think overall Stitch Fix is a great concept, it just didn’t work for me (or my budget).
Would Stitch Fix Be Good for Me?
If you’re on the fence about trying it out, ask yourself:
- Do I have the budget? Even the least expensive items are still on the high end for a girl on a budget.
- Do I have time to shop? If you have absolutely no time to shop–even online shop–then Stitch Fix may be a great way to build your wardrobe without devoting any time to it.
- Is this for fun? For some people, they have disposable income and they treat Stitch Fix as a monthly gift to themselves. Then go for it! Because I did always get a little rush from seeing my new fix on the door step!
Ultimately, you really need to have disposable income to make these monthly boxes work. Otherwise you just feel guilty for spending so much money.
Have you ever tried Stitch Fix or a similar service? Was it worth it to you?