Cozy Clothes for the Pandemic (and Fall)
I’m back with my first Stitch Fix [affiliate link] review of 2020! I have gotten a couple Fixes since the last time I posted about this style subscription box, but didn’t get around to photographing the pieces before I sent them back so I didn’t have anything to share here. Then the pandemic hit and I kept rescheduling my Fix because I really had no need for new clothes other than workout stuff. I forgot to push my Fix back this time, so once I realized it was already too late I decided to request some comfy pieces for fall. Let’s be honest, I don’t need any new dresses or nice tops because I have nowhere to wear them.
Take a look at what Jennifer, my stylist, sent me this time:
What is Stitch Fix?
If you’re not familiar with Stitch Fix [affiliate link], it’s a subscription-based personal styling service for women, men, and kids. It’s free to create an account and complete a style profile. Once you schedule a Fix, a stylist selects five pieces of clothing, accessories, or shoes for you. When the Fix arrives you have about a week to try the items on and decide which ones you want to purchase. You’ll find more info on how the process works at the bottom of this post.
October 2020 Styling Notes
My styling cards showed a bunch of comfy clothes, just as I had requested in my pre-fix note to Jennifer. In the note I also mentioned that I was open to trying a jacket. I hadn’t clicked around Stitch Fix in quite some time; they’ve added a Pinterest-like feature where you can pin outfits that you like. So I pinned a bunch of outfits to help guide my stylist as well.
Jennifer selected three tops, one pair of jogger pants, and a jacket for me:
Joggers + Pullover
First I tried on the Free People Movement Sunny Drawstring Jogger Pant in Olive ($48) along with the Pink Clover Valencia Curved Hem Pullover in Burnt Orange ($44). The fabric on both of these pieces is so soft, and I love the fall color combo! Yes, I took pics in front of my lit-up skeleton string lights, and yes, I’m wearing Halloween socks.
The drawstring on the joggers is crazy long for some reason, but they fit well and I love that they have pockets! I also like the comfortable fit of the pullover and the fact that the color is different from everything else in my closet (I typically go for cool colors). The verdict on both pieces is KEPT!
Next I tried on the Market & Spruce Kathleen Cargo Jacket in Navy ($88). I love this casual jacket style and its plentiful pockets. The jacket also has a detachable hood, which is a nice touch. This will be a good light jacket for fall. Obviously, the verdict for the jacket is KEPT.
Here’s a look at the jacket when it’s zipped up…apologies for the not-super-well-lit photos. It’s overcast here but I needed to get the photos done so I could mail the return package (spoiler alert…I didn’t keep everything).
Then I tried on the Market & Spruce Denver Front Twist Brushed Knit Top in Grey ($38). This material is THE SOFTEST! Omg, how I would love to drape myself in this fabric all fall and winter. Unfortunately, I didn’t like the front twist detail; it felt a little maternity-ish. So the verdict for this piece is RETURNED.
The final piece is the Market & Spruce Corinna Brushed Dolman Knit Top in Burgundy ($38). I really liked the colors (and am totally into stripes). This top was also super duper soft. But, I’m just not a fan of the dolman sleeve style. It feels very bat-wing, and I don’t love that on me. Had this been a regular-sleeved top, I would have kept it. So, the verdict is RETURNED.
All in all, I’m happy with this Fix. I kept three pieces for a total of $170.80, and I will definitely get some good wear out of each of them. The pants will be so good for wearing around the house! I still stay at home the majority of the time, but when I run an occasional errand to do curbside or contactless pickup, the jacket will come in handy. And someday I may actually get to wear it out to drinks with friends. :). Thank you to Jennifer for picking out items that fit what I was looking for!
New to my Stitch Fix reviews? You can read my past reviews here.
Stitch Fix assigns a personal stylist to select five items for you, including clothing, accessories, and shoes—and ships them right to your door.
Sign up at Stitch Fix and complete a style profile by filling out your clothing and shoe sizes, what sort of styles you like, color preferences, and more. They offer plus sizes and maternity wear as well! You can even specify a price range you’re willing to spend per piece. The style profile is comprehensive, and you can include a link to your Pinterest style board (here’s mine) to help guide your stylist. The website has a rating feature where you can give a thumbs up or a thumbs down to pieces. That way your stylist can better tailor Fixes to your taste. You can request specific items via your Pinterest board or by leaving a note for your stylist on the Stitch Fix website, though there’s no guarantee you’ll get them.
Then you schedule a Fix (you can get one as often as you’d like). They also offer Extras (e.g., intimates like bras, underwear, camis, etc) that you can add to your order before your stylist starts working on it. Stitch Fix will send you a box containing five items selected for you, along with a stylist note and outfit ideas.
You have several days to try everything on and decide what to keep or return. If you keep any items (even just one), they’ll deduct a $20 styling fee from the total cost. You can apply the styling fee to your extras. Even better? If you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount on everything! You only pay the $20 styling fee if you send everything back. What happens if you don’t like some of the items? Stitch Fix makes it simple for you to return whatever you don’t want to keep. Each Fix includes a pre-addressed, USPS postage-paid envelope for easy returns. Schedule your first Fix today!