Every three months I get a new Stitch Fix box in the mail. It is something I genuinely look forward to.
But I must warn you, every once in a while I get a box that I do not love. This was one of those boxes.
For fall 2023, I put on my request list that I wanted lightweight pants. Even that was a let down. The pants they sent me were pretty thick.
Truth is, I was disappointed from the moment I looked at the preview email of my fix.
These days, your stylist at Stitch Fix will send you an email before your package goes out with about ten different clothing pieces to choose from. You are supposed to pick the five you would like to try.
I chose only four items. That meant my stylist had to come up with a surprise piece before it shipped. The thing was I wasn’t even excited about the four that I chose. It felt like I was settling. The clothes she picked for me felt drab and boring.
Lesson learned: If you do not like anything in the preview email, choose nothing, and honestly tell them, “I do not like any of this.”
I did a quick unboxing and try-on of the entire box of clothes. You can see my full Fall 2023 Stitch Fix box in the video below:
In the end, I kept only the khaki pants and sent the rest back. I seriously needed a pair of khaki pants!
My summer box was much better. You can see that one here. Here’s hoping my November box will be more fun!
If you would like to give Stitch Fix a go, I do enjoy the service and recommend it. I have been doing this for a long time now, and most of my wardrobe at this point came from Stitch Fix.
It is a styling service. You pay $20 for a box of five items. They include a pre-addressed envelope to send any clothes you don't want back. Then you go online and check out. The $20 even gets deducted from your order, so the service itself is free if you buy anything. Then you only have to pay for whatever clothes you order.
If you keep your whole box, they give you a 25% discount on all of it. Plus they still deduct the $20. You are only out twenty dollars if you do not keep anything at all, so I almost never do that.
Here’s a link to save $25 on your first Fix.
If you want to learn more about how Stitch Fix works in general, I typed up a full tutorial here a few years ago.