With school out and 80+ degree weather, it really does feel like summer’s here and I’m looking forward to lazy days and family fun. Looking at my wardrobe, though, I realized I had more dress clothes than casual options for warm weather, so I asked my Stitch Fix stylist for help with a summer wardrobe refresh.
Tip: In the notes to your stylist, it’s possible to request an item. If you ask for an item, be as specific as possible. Don’t use just the item name, as there could be several incarnations of that dress. Be clear about color and print whenever possible.
I had pinned a Papermoon Waters Knit Maxi Dress to my Pinterest board a while ago. I still really like it, so I asked for it again. The Waters Knit Maxi Dress that I pinned was a different color combo and a slightly different print. I like this one, but not quite as much as I like the one I pinned.
Still, it’s comfortable, casual and easy, which is what I asked for. It’s a little long – I’m wearing some pretty high wedges – but it works. Also, my daughter loved this and it looks even better on her, so it feels like as a household we will get good use of it. She’s really hoping that they will start teen Stitch Fix, and I can’t say I blame her.
Kathina Sheer Cut Out Knit Top by Fate
Lidia Printed Swing Skirt by Renee C
First, the shirt. I really like the idea of the Kathina Sheer Cut Out Knit Top. The cut out detail is cute and I like the idea of a basic piece with a bit more interest and pop. But this just wasn’t the top for me.
The high neck didn’t do me any favors, but my biggest issue was with the sleeves. They hit my shoulders at the worst possible place and made me look like a linebacker. (You can see just how bad it is a few photos down.) It was not at all flattering.
The Lidia Printed Swing Skirt by Renee C was cute. I liked the print. Polyester, however, is definitely not my favorite fabric in the summer. (I learned that the hard way when I wore a cute but polyester Keziah Skirt Dress from this Fix in Turks & Caicos.)
It’s called a swing skirt, and I’m a girl who appreciates a good twirl, so I had my hopes up. This skirt, however, is made of a slightly stiff material and there really is no swing to it. My husband used the line “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” If it had been inexpensive, I would have been tempted, but I didn’t love it enough to justify spending $64 on it.
Deanne Printed Maxi Skirt by Loveappella
I have the “This outfit is doing nothing for me” look on my face because, well, it’s not. I paired this skirt with the Kathina top at the suggestion of my stylist, but it just didn’t work for me. I love a good maxi skirt and agree that they make for comfy and easy dressing, but this one just isn’t me. The maxi skirt print and the colors aren’t my style. I appreciate that Stitch Fix nudges you outside your comfort zone, but this just isn’t something I would wear enough to justify the $58 price tag.
Edmond Henley Knit Top by Pixley
I think this is a bit of a Stitch Fix classic and I can see why. My stylist said she saw it on my Pinterest board and I didn’t remember it. Turned out that this is another interest of same item, different color and slightly different print (still chevron, but not as defined as this one). I felt a little better when I saw those differences and realized that I’m not completely losing my mind.
Tip: When pinning an item to your Stitch Fix board, be sure to specify exactly what you like about the piece – cut, color, print, style.
It’s very comfy, and it appears to be well-made. It may not do much for my figure, but it’s versatile. I liked that the sleeves are adjustable, which is nice in the summer when air conditioned spaces can be freezing cold.
The Edmond Henley knit top worked well with white pants, which I liked even better than the jeans, but for some reason that photo was blurry so I’m hoping you’ll take my word for it. My goal is to have at least 3 outfits that I can make with a new Stitch Fix piece, and this pairs with the two different pants as well as white shorts.
I worry that it’s somewhat similar to the dress in terms of chevron and and aqua/navy color combo. I’m wishing that the top had come in the different color that I pinned, but I still like this one.
Verdict: Undecided but leaning toward keeping.
You can see my unboxing and initial reaction to the items, and my stylist’s news that made me very sad, here:
So, with my stylist Meredith departing the company, I’d love to know if you have a Stitch Fix stylist whom you love and would recommend. Please let me know in the comments!
How Stitch Fix Works
It is a personal styling service for women that sends you clothing items by mail. You fill out a questionnaire that includes questions about your style, size, and budget preferences, what you want and what you don’t want. They use that info to pick out five items (tops, bottoms, dresses, accessories, coats, etc.) and mail them to your door, so you can try them on at home and see how they work with pieces you already have in your closet. I love the chance to see what outfits I can make using items I have in my closet and making sure I don’t already have something similar.
You have three days to decide what to keep or send back in the prepaid mailer they include in your box. There is a $20 styling fee that is applied to your order, and that is charged whether you keep any items or not. If you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount on everything. You are only charged once you “check out” at Stitch Fix.
You can see all my prior Stitch Fix reviews here:
Stitch Fix Review November 2015
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