Hello, friends! I’m back with my August Stitch Fix Review! We have been holding on tight to the last days of summer over here. But the carefree summer days by the pool with all the kids home are limited to after school and weekends nowadays. Back to school is in full swing. It’s official. We have a kindergartner, 2nd grader, and 3rd grader. Life moves fast. We are settling into our new routine. The calendar is starting to fill up. Harvest is getting closer. Life’s about to get busy. Thankfully, Stitch Fix has me covered as always.
How does it work?
Stitch fix is an online styling service that provides you with 5 pieces personalized to you. Items range from clothing to shoes to accessories. When signing up for Stitch Fix, you fill out a style profile to give them an idea of your price range, body shape and size, preferences, and style. You also have an opportunity to write a note to your stylist explaining any specifics for that fix (i.e. particular needs, upcoming events, must haves, etc). Unlike most subscription services, there are no set number of required fixes. You can sign up for as often as monthly or simply schedule them along the way as needed.
After you sign up, you are charged a $20 styling fee, which is then applied to any items you decide to keep. If you love and keep all 5 items, there is a 25% discount applied to your entire purchase. Once they are mailed to you, you have 3 days to choose what you like and what you don’t, check out on an app on your phone, and then throw the pieces you don’t want into a prepaid envelope they provided and pop it back in the mail. Super simple and you never have to leave your own home (can I get an Amen?!). You can also check out my post how to get the most out of Stitch Fix for Stitch Fix tips.
How do I sign up?
What I asked for:
If you remember my last all things summer fix, I actually sent it all back. While I liked all the pieces, I didn’t love any of them. For this fix, I requested a fall transitional fix. We’re in that awkward spot in the Midwest seasons where the summer heat is sweltering, but you know very well that fall is coming. So I requested pieces that can easily carry through the summer to fall season. Specifically requesting another try at a romper or jumpsuit, layering pieces, a casual dress, and yet another shot at jean shorts.
So for the August Stitch Fix review:
Z Supply Derick Scoop Neck Knit Top. Yay! Last month, I received a similar striped knit top that I had to send back due to fit issues. This Z Supply top is exactly what I was hoping for! It’s a really great basic that is perfect for both summer and transitioning into the cooler seasons. I love that the navy color works with any season. Darker colors are always great for mamas because they hide all the dirt and sticky from little hands. Worn alone it’s just right for running errands or going to ball games, but can easily be used as a basic under a layering piece when the weather gets cooler. I paired it with jean shorts on it’s own for an easy summer option, along with jeans and a favorite olive jean jacket for more of a fall look. I kept my sandals on because I like to hold on to summer as long as I can!! While this jacket did not come with this fix, I added the style card below as a resource to pin for your own Stitch Fix Pinterest Board.
Mix By Hawthorne Alison Knit T-Shirt Dress. I was so excited to see this in the box! I have been wanting an easy, casual dress just like this one for months. It is super soft, and extremely comfortable with a little pocket detail for interest. The length is perfect for mamas who are constantly bending down helping littles. However, the fit is very oversized. While I do like flowly, sometimes oversized can add bulk to my frame making me look wider than I really am. I felt like this dress did just that. I hoped to size down for a bit more tailored look, but unfortunately, they did not have the small available.
Kaileigh Harris Back Detail Knit Jumper. I have been searching for just the right romper or jumpsuit for a while now. They are on trend and extremely flattering when the fit is right, but it can be tricky to find that perfect right fit. At 5’9,” torso and leg length always seem to be an issue in the fit department. This jumpsuit was awesome for all you tall ladies! I really loved it. It is the softest material, and literally felt like I was wearing pajamas. The v neck detail was flattering, and not too low. And the back straps gave it an extra, more special detail in the back. I really wanted to keep it, but didn’t feel I would get the wear I was hoping for out of it. The knit made it casual, but design dressed it up a bit. It felt too dressy for my daytime looks and typical night out with the hubs, yet too casual for a dressy occasion like a wedding.
Cosmic Blue Love Jodie Distressed Short. I have also been on the hunt for a new pair of jean shorts all summer. If you remember, the first pair Stitch Fix sent was too short and the second pair they sent was too long…but this pair was just right! I found my Goldilocks! These were the perfect fit for me. I loved the distressed details and cuffs at the bottom. The light wash was is on trend and easy to wear. They paired great with a casual tee, but still worked with a little dressier top as well. I would describe the rise as mid to high hitting just below the belly button. I can’t say enough good things about these shorts and have been wearing them everywhere.
Tinsel Joen Rayon Twill Cargo Vest. I am such a vest girl! I love the structure a great vest or jacket adds to an outfit. Vest are the perfect completer piece to add visual interest, and a must have for transitioning into seasons. This vest was so soft! It had great pocket details and laid just right. It’s super lightweight and easy to wear. It is one of those pieces that could really be worn any season, and I just loved it. While I loved every single thing about it and it is exactly my style, I did not need it because it is EXACTLY my style. I already have an olive cargo vest and another khaki one. Truthfully, I liked this one better than either of the ones I already owned, but couldn’t justify buying it simply because I loved it when I had almost the exact same vest hanging in my closet.
Verdict: Sadly, Returned
So what’d you think? Have you started thinking about fall transitions or are you holding tight to summer? What is your favorite transitional piece?
If you’re looking for more Stitch Fix inspiration check out my Stitch Fix Pinterest Board or these other Stitch Fix Reviews here, here, here, and here! Looking for tips to customize your fixes? Hop over to my How to Get The Most Out Of Stitch Fix post! Happy Fixing!
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