How I Used StitchFix to Stop Wasting Time

One of the best things I did was use StitchFix to help me shop for clothes.

At first, I was totally against it because I thought it was WAY too expensive.  I’m more of a Target and second hand store kind of shopper, so StitchFix seemed like way overpriced clothes.  I figured I could probably find a cheaper knockoff somewhere else.

But, our family is on T-Mobile and they had a T-Mobile Tuesdays special for a $20 voucher towards StitchFix.  So even if you hate everything in the box and send it back, you aren’t out any money.  So, I decided to try it out.

How does StitchFix work?

If you aren’t familiar with StitchFix, it is basically a personal shopper that sends you 5 pieces of clothes every month.  You can either choose to buy some or all of the pieces or send everything back.  If you send everything back, there is still a $20 styling fee that you have to pay.  If you buy all 5 pieces, there is a 20% discount on all the pieces.  I’ve found that if you like 4 out of the 5 pieces, you’ll probably want to get all 5 pieces since you essentially get the 5th piece for free with the discount.

My Experience

When I first got the box, I literally said to my husband, “Look, my overpriced clothes came today!”  But when I opened the box and tried on the pair of black work pants I requested, I immediately fell in love with the whole company.  It fit perfectly and most importantly, I didn’t have to go to the tailor to get it hemmed like I usually do. The stylist literally nailed every piece in the box.  She also picked out clothes that I would have never tried on if I had seen them in the store.  Now, those pieces are some of my favorites!

The time savings alone from not having to go shopping AND not having to go to the tailor is the best part of StitchFix.  Even now, shopping is more just a relaxing experience because I’m not stressed about needing to find more business clothes.  And did I mention not having to go to the tailor?!!  AMAZING!

How to Make StitchFix Successful for You

There’s a couple key things to know before ordering your first box.

  • Be brutally honest about what style you like and what you don’t.  For me, I like the classics and I’m not that fashionable.  When you sign up, they’ll give you several different styles that you can select how much you love or hate them.  Be honest about what you like AND about what looks good on you.
  • Maximize your StitchFix wardrobe by telling the stylist that you want a capsule-style wardrobe.  I told my stylist not to send me anything unless I can create 2 or 3 outfits with it.  She gave me some really great pieces that I could dress up for work or dress down when I’m hanging out with friends.  When I got my second StitchFix box, she also picked items that could be worn with clothes from the first box.  It was amazing!
  • Putting my financial freedom hat on, buying everything in the box is around $250-300/box.  It’s not cheap, but it is worth it.  They have a monthly subscription, but I only get the box when I feel like I need an update to my wardrobe.  My recommendation is to order it for different seasons, so you have a collection year round.  I’ve ordered 2 boxes so far, and I’m kinda waiting to see if I need more clothes in the summer to determine whether I’ll order another box.


So I would try StitchFix out and see if it works for you!  Let me know how it goes and if you like what they send you!


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Peggy Yee

I’m a mom of 2 kids, a wife, Etsy shop owner, and the author of RaisingTheBest. After being a real estate agent for 10+ years, Peggy decided to switch gears and make printables so busy parents can create memorable, personalized gifts in the comfort of their own home.

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