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I’ve been getting clothes from Stitch Fix for several years now and I’ve recently started sharing blog posts about them here. I love it, but Fixes can be hit or miss. Of course, no one wants the latter. Here are some new tips for getting the best possible Stitch Fix box.
Follow blogs to find clothing you love
Stitch Fix updates its blog regularly, so keep tabs on it. The Stitch Fix Blog a great source for ideas of what to ask, and for pins. If you see something on the blog that you love, be sure to ask for it specifically. It also provides good advice on how to wear and style certain items. If you know just what you can do with what’s in your Fix, it’s likely to work better for you.
Stitch Fix Reviews is a Facebook page that shares a different blog post about a Fix each day. It’s fun to see what other people are getting, and another great source of ideas for what to pin to your Pinterest board and if you see something you love.
Another option for finding blogs is to just google “Stitch fix review” and filter results by the past month or so and pin anything catches your eye.
Make maximum use of your Pinterest board
Speaking of pinning, Stitch Fix encourages users to have a Pinterest board that can help give stylists an idea of what you like. First, make sure the board is obvious to your stylist. Mine used to be name “My Style” and while that’s not exactly hiding anything, I renamed it to “Stitch Fix Style Board.” No mistaking it now! Follow mine here.
Having a Pinterest board is a good start, but if you aren’t making full use of the comments, it’s not as big a help to you as it could be. Pinning is great. Using the description of the pin and the comments section to communicate to your stylist exactly what you liked about the item you pinned is even better. Do you love the color? The cut? The fabric? Say exactly what it is that appeals to you. Also be sure to update it before you schedule your fix.
Update your board, and have it reflect what you’d like to receive. Give your Stitch Fix Pinterest board a check each season. If you’re hoping for warmer pieces for the fall and winter, a lovely array of sun dresses is going to do your stylist, or you, much good. And if there are items on your board that you just aren’t feeling any more, delete them.
Help your stylist help you – shoot it to them as straight as you can.
I know, you’re a really nice person. If you get an item you hate, you are probably too nice to say so in the feedback section when you check out. You really need to get over that. Be honest. Brutally so. You’ve never met your stylist and chances are pretty high that you never will. And you even you did meet them, they want you to be honest. They want to get a sense of what you like and don’t like. If you really don’t like something, say so. Don’t sugar coat it. Be brutally honest.
Also, be honest when you’re filling out your profile and updating it. If you’ve gained some weight, update the weight section. Even if it’s 5 pounds, do it. That can make a different in how clothes fit.
Ask for what (and who) you want
This is true on multiple levels. First, if you get a stylist whom you like and seems to get you, request her. And do it every time. Crystal was a stylist I really liked and I had for several fixes. I didn’t make a note requesting her on my most recent fix and I got someone new. It felt like going back to square one a bit, which was disappointing. I’m requesting Crystal again in my next fix – fingers crossed!
If you have a brand you like – say the Just Black jeans fit really well and you’d like them in a different color, or the Loveapella dress from the last fix fit like a dream – say so! If you like a brand, ask for more of it.
Be sure to specify if there is an occasion you want help dressing for.
Use the full 3 days and sleep on your decisions
Sleeping on decisions, even minor ones, is usually a good thing. There’s beauty in having three days to make any decisions. Take full advantage of that time period, something you don’t get when you go shopping in a store. Sometimes items will grow on you, like the plaid scarf that I initially thought was horrid. After a few days I felt better about it, and now it’s one of my favorite items. I just needed time to warm up to it. Conversely, there have been items I’ve loved off the bat that had lost their luster a few days later.
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