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5 Steps To Ensure You Will Love Your Next Stitch Fix

As a busy mom, I have come to rely on subscription services to make my life easier. As a matter of fact, you can read all about this in my post, Insanely Simple Life Hacks for Busy Moms.

One of my favorite services is Stitch Fix. I love receiving unique items every month that keep my wardrobe fresh without the hassle of shopping for myself. Tomorrow, I’ll post my latest Fix review. But in the meantime, I wanted to share some steps to ensure you are getting your best Fix every time.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

What is Stitch Fix

5 Steps to Ensure You Will Love Your Stitch Fix

If you aren’t acquainted with Stitch Fix, it’s a clothing and styling subscription service. You can choose to receive a box monthly or schedule on demand. When you initially sign up, an in-depth survey asks you about your clothing & shoe size, personal style and price preferences, creating your personal Style Profile. You can edit your profile anytime.

Your Stylist, assisted by sophisticated algorithms, handpicks five items based on your preferences within the survey and other channels ­­­– I will touch on this in a moment. The fee for this service is $25, and includes free shipping, as well as free returns.

  • If you keep any of the items, $25 fee is deducted from the total.
  • If you keep ALL five items, you will also receive a 25% discount!

Stitch Fix Style Pass

Last spring, I was offered a 12-month Style Pass for $49, which gives me a year’s worth of free styling. As a bonus, $49 is added as credit to your account to be applied to your next purchase.

Obviously, if you do the Style Pass, you will not receive the $20 styling fee deduction. But you will still receive the 25% discount if you keep all five items.

My Experience

I have been a Stitch Fix client for the last two years. In the beginning, the pieces I received were hit or miss. Some months, I would send everything back  because they were not my taste in style.

Fortunately, I’ve discovered ways to almost guarantee that I love my Fix every time. That’s not to say that occasionally I will get an item that I don’t care for, but more times than not, I keep everything.

How to Consistently Receive Fixes that You Love

1. Be As Detailed As Possible In Your Style Profile

After you sign up, you will be prompted to take a Style Quiz and fill out your Style Profile. Your Profile is your Stylist’s best source of information regarding your likes, dislikes, personal style, body type, sizing, etc. You can also set a budget per category (Jeans, Sweaters, Dresses) You can also specify how often you would like to receive certain items.

Within your Profile there is a opportunity to leave a general note for your Stylist(s). This is the place to tell them what colors you prefer and any specific details about what you like and what pieces you prefer to stay away from.

Here’s what my note looks like:

A detailed profile is an import way for your Stylist to get to know you, so take your time to make sure it is thorough and comprehensive.

2. Leave A Style Note For Your Stylist When You Schedule a Fix

Once you’ve scheduled your Fix, you’ll be prompted to add a note.

Is there a new trend you want to try? Need to fill a gap in your wardrobe? Require a Fix that is all business attire for an upcoming conference? This is where you tell your Stylist specifically what you would like in your upcoming Fix.

Or, you can ask to be surprised, BUT this has never turned out well for me.

3. Create A Pinterest Board To Share With Your Stylist

This step is critical to ensuring a good Fix, so please don’t skip it. If you are not on Pinterest, it’s so easy to create an account and start pinning.

I feel like the Stylists did not truly understand my style until I created a board with outfits I loved and shared it with them. It was a game changer.

How do you share your board with Stitch Fix, you ask?

In your Style Profile there is a field to enter a link to your Pinterest Board. I also include it in my Style Profile note AND in my note to my Stylist EVERY TIME I schedule a Fix. It’s that important.

4. Give Feedback On Every Item, Every Time You Check Out

When you check out, leave detailed feedback on every item! This is your opportunity to let your Stylist know what you did or didn’t like.

If you did not like an item – don’t be shy – tell them! This helps Stitch Fix hone in on your style and fit preferences so your Fix improves each time.

I’ve discovered the more specific my feedback is, the better my Fixes get.

5. Use Style Shuffle For Improved Fixes

Stitch Fix recently deployed Style Shuffle, a Tinder-like game to gather more data about your preferences. You can play the game on their website, the Stitch Fix iOS mobile app or Facebook Messenger.

You’ll see a series of clothing items and accessories with the ability to give each one either a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. It is updated with new pieces for you to rate daily. Style Shuffle helps Stitch Fix better comprehend your style and ensures quality Fixes.

I play Style Shuffle every morning while drinking my coffee waiting for the kids to finish breakfast. The more you play, the better your Fixes get.

Now You Are A Stitch Fix Pro

To sum up:

1. Be As Detailed As Possible In Your Style Profile
2. Leave A Style Note For Your Stylist When You Schedule a Fix
3. Create A Pinterest Board To Share With Your Stylist
4. Give Feedback On Every Item, Every Time You Check Out
5. Use Style Shuffle For Improved Fixes

That’s it. It’s really that simple to get your best Fix from Stitch Fix every single time!

What is your favorite Stitch Fix advice? Leave it in the Comments below.

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2 Comments

  1. J
    February 12, 2019 / 5:37 am

    Having worked as a stylist, I can say your tips are helpful, but not completely accurate. We are personal stylists, not personal shoppers- so being super descriptive only works if the items your requesting are in our inventory. Further, if someone knows just what they want it is a better idea to just hit google and buy the pieces themselves. Stitch Fix is to help people try new things, not be a personal sales associate.

    • momsmimosa
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      February 12, 2019 / 1:05 pm

      Hi, first I want to thank you for taking the time to read my post. I would like to address your comment. You stated, “We are personal stylists, not personal shoppers- so being super descriptive only works if the items your requesting are in our inventory.” I am talking about being specific regarding colors, styles, etc. For instance, I tell my Stylist that I am a work-from-home mom so I wear a lot of casual clothes. I also mention that I do not wear tops that require a special bra and dislike crochet/lace detailing.

      Nowhere in this post do I tell people to request specific clothing items like a J.Crew skirt or Ugg Boots.

      Here is what Stitch Fix says about being detailed (directly off their website): Leave a detailed (and totally complete!) profile so your Stylist gets to know you. And, don’t be shy. Tell us all about what you love, what you don’t love, your body type and personal style.

      You also say, “Stitch Fix is to help people try new things, not be a personal sales associate.” While Stitch Fix does help people try new things that is not their primary objective.

      Stitch Fix states on their website: Stitch Fix is an online styling service that delivers a truly personalized shopping experience, for you and your family. Fill out your Style Profile and a Personal Stylist will handpick pieces to fit your tastes, needs and budget—and mail them right to your door. Stitch Fix is the personal style service for men and women that evolves with your tastes, needs and lifestyle.

      Stitch Fix wants to send you items that “fit your tastes, needs and budget.” If they are ONLY sending items that are not part of your DETAILED style profile then people would return more than they keep and Stitch Fix would lose money.

      I happen to know two Stylists who work at Stitch Fix. BOTH said my tips are “spot on” and help them be successful at meeting their client’s needs.

      Thank you for taking the time to read the post. Have a blessed day!

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