Modest Stitch Fix – Box #2
I've only written about Stitch Fix once before. I tried it last year and wrote about it here in A Modest Skeptic's First Stitch Fix.
I wasn't sure if they would have modest clothing to send me that would fit my style, but I was very happy with what they sent. I didn't end up keeping anything from the first box just because it was nothing I particularly needed.
However, I finally got another box a couple months ago, and again I thought they did a wonderful job picking up on my style and sending things that I liked.
Want to see what was inside my box? Maybe it will inspire you to give it a try if you've been on the fence!
1. I loved the little twist detail on the bottom of this shirt! Anything that adds a little uniqueness to clothing is right up my alley. I was so close to keeping this shirt, but ultimately sent it back because the neckline was really loose on me which made it look a little frumpy.
2. This skirt was so soft and comfortable. The quality of everything they sent was just above and beyond low end clothing. I can't explain how buttery and soft all of the fabrics are. I liked how they coordinated this skirt, the navy top, and the denim jacket in the next photo. I sent this skirt back because I was just not crazy about the color red. I put that on my notes in my account so next time they'll know it's not my favorite color.
3. I like this denim jacket, but didn't keep it because I already have a nice denim jacket. Like I said above, I did think it was nice that they coordinated this outfit. I also appreciate staple pieces that can be mixed and matched with lots of different things. This would have been a valuable piece if I had needed it.
4. I LOVED this dress, and wanted to keep it so badly! The stylist really nailed my personal taste with this one! I was disappointed because it was just a tad shorter than what I was comfortable wearing. I tried it with leggings underneath, but I wasn't really comfortable with that either, at least not until I lose a few pounds. Kinda makes me sad looking at it again. It's so pretty, and it was so soft!!/
5. This maxi dress was the final item they sent. (I was in a hurry, so I didn't do my hair or makeup. I apologize for the thrown-together pictures.) I wasn't sure about this one because it seemed a little “blah”, like there wasn't anything to make it special or unique.
But after putting a denim jacket over it, it seemed perfect!
It is so difficult to go clothes shopping. I can't drag a bunch of kids into the dressing room, and if I'm out on date night, I don't really want to use up all our time trying on clothes!
While Stitch Fix can be a little pricey, it is definitely worth splurging on quality clothes occasionally, especially when you consider the convenience of not having to go from store to store to find clothes that fit well or work with your personal standards of modesty. The more specific you are with the notes to your stylist, the better they are about sending things that are a perfect fit for what you need.
If you sign up through my referral link, you'll also get a $25 credit to go towards your first purchase!
I listed these pros and cons in my first post about Stitch Fix, but I'm going to list them out again here, just for your convenience:
- Easy to order
- Super easy to return what you don't want
- My stylist did an awesome job trying to understand my needs and likes.
- I liked that they sent pieces that could mix and match so I would get the most bang for my buck.
- No shopping required! With a houseful of kids it's hard to get out very often!
- It's great for the fashion challenged because you have someone who knows what they're doing picking outfits that will work for you.
- Each Stitch Fix comes with a styling guide that shows you what other pieces of clothing you can wear with what they sent you.
- The pieces match common pieces anyone would have so you would most likely have things to match already.
- They have modest clothes! When you go shopping you have to dig and dig to find things that are modest. I love being able to say “send me modest” clothes, and boom, there they are!
- Receive as few or as many boxes as you want. If you are in desperate need to build a new wardrobe, you can set it up to send you a new box every month (maybe even every two weeks?) Or you can set them to come farther apart, or you can just order them only when you specifically want to.
- It helps you try things you wouldn't have thought to try. It's interesting to try on things that I didn't think I would like and find out I like them.
- It is expensive, especially for someone who has always been a thrift store girl!
I set the budget to the lowest priced items, and the prices were still between $30 and $65 per item.
So yes, while there are many more pros than there are cons, money carries a lot of weight for a lot of us. I never, ever, ever want to encourage any of my readers to spend money they don't have.
Less is more when it comes to clothing, so spending more on a few quality pieces that will mix and match is not really all that expensive in the long run. But still…please don't spend money you don't have.
So Stitch Fix is for you if:
- You can set aside some money in the budget for quality clothing.
- You don't have the time to go digging around in the stores to find something that is both modest and flattering to your body type.
- You want someone else to do the work of finding outfits for you and you're not afraid to try new things.
Want to give it a try? Sign up here to get started.
When you sign up, be sure to leave detailed comments about what you like to wear and why. I tried my best to define my version of “modest” so my stylist would know what to send. I also made sure to create a Pinterest board of modest clothing that I like so she could see exactly what types of things I like.