It's here! Another summer Stitch Fix review! After last month's total bust where I sent everything back from my fix, I was hoping that this month's fix would be filled with at least a few goodies that I loved. I tried to keep things super-simple for my stylist and requested an all-pant fix filled with great casual pant options that I could wear around the house or out running errands this summer. My stylist, Jenn has only been styling me for a few months and I think she's still learning my style preferences. And I'll be the first to admit that I am a very picky customer. I work hard for my money, have a house that I'm trying to pay off as quickly as possible and I've learned to only keep clothes that I really and truly love. And thanks to my Stitch Fix style pass, I have the ability to return any unwanted items from my fix without any guilt. But now I'm getting ahead of myself.
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A Little About Stitch Fix
Just in case you don't know what Stitch Fix is or how it works, I'll break it down really quickly for you. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that matches you with your own personal stylist. You get started by creating a FREE online style profile. Once you schedule your first fix, you'll be matched with a personal stylist who will hand-pick five items for you based on the information you share in your style profile.
Want a collection of items that you can take on your upcoming vacation? Perfect!
Need great pants but have to stay within a certain budget? No problem!
Just need a few simple items for a wardrobe refresh? That's never an issue.
Want a complete outfit from head to toe (including shoes and a handbag?) Stitch Fix is perfect for that!
There really is no right or wrong way to schedule a fix and the stylists are super-accommodating to your needs. I have scheduled a vacation fix, an all-dress fix, maternity fixes, an athleisure fix – there are so many great reasons to schedule a Stitch Fix shipment. You'll be charged a $20 styling fee to get started, which covers your shipping and return costs. Best of all, if you choose to keep anything from your fix, the $20 fee is automatically deducted from the cost of your clothes. And if you choose to keep everything from your fix, you get to save 25% on EVERYTHING with the Stitch Fix buy-all discount.
Stitch Fix offers petite, maternity and plus size styling – they even style for men! My husband Rob has been a faithful client of Stitch Fix Men and always looks forward to his fix arriving in the mail. You can check out one of his reviews in this blog post.
Introducing Stitch Fix Kids!
Who says grownups get to have all the fun? Probably the same people who think that mom should run around from store to store, shopping for new back-to-school clothes for the minis. Fortunately, Stitch Fix now takes a lot of work out of the back-to-school bustle by offering styling for kids! Each kids' fix comes with 8 to 12 pieces that are a perfect fit to your little one's personality.
Not only that, but they keep the price points low since kids grow out of their clothes quickly. Stitch Fix Kids offers clothes for sizes 2T-14, which means that Dessa is a little too small to enjoy the service, but prices like these can definitely fit into the Gavin family budget.
Stitch Fix also makes it super-simple for mom (or dad!) to manage fixes for kids. You can turn your regular account into a family account – which will contain your styling information and up to four kids accounts. At this time, only one adult can be linked to a family account. Sign up HERE to give Stitch Fix kids a try. If you sign your children up to receive fixes, you will have to let me know what you think!
My All-Pant Stitch Fix Review
Ok, back to my all-pant August Stitch Fix review. Over the years I've gotten some really amazing pants from Stitch Fix and my favorites have been the chino-style cropped pants. They look dressy enough to wear in the classroom and are so comfortable, they are often part of my weekend style. Unfortunately, I've gained a few extra pounds this year and my favorite pants are no longer a perfect fit. In fact, they're quite tight. After last month's disappointing fix, I wanted to do everything possible to ensure a great fix this time around (filled with pant options that were perfect for my style) so I left a very clear note to my stylist. Here is what I said:
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the “pre-review” I shared in my stories earlier this month. When I previewed the items coming my way in the Stitch Fix app, I was less than impressed and worried that this month's fix would be another total bust. Then my fix arrived and I grew more optimistic about a few of the pieces and couldn't wait to try a few of them on. I think it's fair to describe this month's review to be a bit of a roller coaster of feelings. I found myself going from hate to like to love to … well, I'm getting ahead of myself again. Here comes this month's all-pant Stitch Fix summer review:
Cerla Printed Straight Leg Capri Pant
When I opened the Stitch Fix app on my iPhone and saw the Cerla Printed Straight Leg Capri Pant from Margaret M ($68), I thought “No way – those pants are never going to ever be my style. They're too short, they're too baggy, they're too bright and they have a pattern.” Then I opened up my fix and my initial impressions were confirmed with “Nope. Nope. Nope!” Then I begrudgingly tried them on and started to think that I may have misjudged these pants.
If you're a long-time Stitch Fix customer, you probably know all about the Emer pant. Based on all the discussions I've seen, people either love or hate their Emer pants. I pretty much love mine. They fit great, have a comfortable waistband, a lot of give, and a clean, tailored look. I own a black pair and they are my go-to pants during the school year with a pair of Matte Black Tieks and a blouse. It's always a great polished look.
Just like the Emer pant, the Cerla Printed Straight Leg Capri Pant is also from Margaret M and have the same great fit. In fact, these pants are basically the cropped version of the Emer pants. Same great fit. Same great stretch. I couldn't believe how much I liked these pants after I tried them on. They're a great, teacher-friendly compromise between professional and comfortable – especially during those first hot weeks of a new school year.
Contrary to my initial impression, these pants were not baggy at all. They were a great fit and I couldn't believe that I was actually tempted to keep this pair of Cerla Printed Straight Leg Capri Pants that I was so certain I would absolutely hate. The only catch was the color. They were a touch too bright for my taste and I really didn't care for the print. I'm not one for printed pants to begin with, and if I'm ever going to cave, it would be for a bold print, rather than a small scale print. But if a solid navy or olive pair happened to come my way in a future fix, who knows what would happen! If these pants are your style, I would absolutely recommend them.
RECREATE THE LOOK
Elmore Straight Leg Pant
Next up was an olive pair of Elmore Straight Leg Pant from SCVI ($119). Of all the pants in my fix, these were the most promising when I previewed my shipment in the Stitch Fix app. I LOVE my old pair of olive capri pants and I desperately wish that I could still fit into them. Olive is such a perfect neutral color. These also looked baggy in the app and I wasn't a fan of their straight leg style at all, but I was ever-so-slightly optimistic. Then I opened my fix and started to fall in love. They were so incredibly soft, I couldn't wait to try them on. They also had an elastic waistband, which I was certain would make Elmore Straight Leg Pant perfect for chasing Dessa around the house, decorating classrooms at school, even travel. I don't have any upcoming travel plans, but these instantly struck me as the perfect pair of pants to wear for travel.
I was so excited to try on the Elmore Straight Leg Pant. They were a perfect fit and every bit as comfortable as I had anticipated. The only thing not to love was the price. I somehow overlooked that detail when I previewed my fix. We are trying our hardest to save for new furniture and accessories for the house and I simply couldn't justify spending so much money on a pair of pants. Sadly, these pants were going right back to Stitch Fix.
RECREATE THE LOOK
Apsley Linen Straight Leg Pant
As disappointed as I was to return the olive pants, I was a tiny bit optimistic about the gray Apsley Linen Straight Leg Pant from XCVI ($97) that were also included in my fix. Yes, they were still more money than I ought to spend on pants, but since they were a tiny bit less expensive and the same brand as the the olive pair. They also felt incredibly soft and had interesting contrasting panels on the legs.
I tried on the Apsley Linen Straight Leg Pant and was actually relieved to discover that I didn't love them as much. They were pretty good – just not my absolute favorite and I thought the panels on the sides had a bit too much contrast – which made them feel a little edgy. My personal style is anything but edgy so I was perfectly happy to also return the Apsley Linen Straight Leg Pant – which was also beyond my budget.
RECREATE THE LOOK
Jase Slim Straight Capri Pant
At this point, all three of the pants I tried on were slated to return so I was feeling hopeful when I reached for the Jase Slim Straight Capri Pant from Lila Ryan ($88). I adored the light pink color and was feeling optimistic.
These pants were really great, comfortable, and a perfect fit – plus the fabric was really soft. I was so tempted to keep them but the color was just a little too light. Lately, I've been noticing all sorts of stains on my clothes that are just what happens when I hang around with my little messy eater. If the Jase Slim Straight Capri Pants were just a little darker (perhaps more of a dusty rose color than pale pink) I would have kept them. But I would feel terrible if I dropped $88 on a new pair of pants that were ruined in the first week. These were sadly also being sent back.
RECREATE THE LOOK
Mirabella Roll Cuff Skinny Jean
Four pants down, one to go and I wasn't feeling too great about my fix but I pretty much knew I would love the Mirabella Roll Cuff Skinny Jean from Liverpool ($78). I've received several pair of Liverpool pants from Stitch Fix over the years and they're consistently a great fit. I especially love my denim pull-on pants that I lived in during my first trimester. The Mirabella Roll Cuff Skinny Jean appeared to be the cropped version of those beloved jeans, but there was just one problem: they were white. This was especially disappointing since I had just returned a gorgeous pair of white pants that were in my last fix and clearly stated that my reason for returning them was the color.
Even though I was pretty sure the Mirabella Roll Cuff Skinny Jean would be returned, I happily tried them on. The white cropped jeans were a great fit. They had a little give, but no so much that I was worried about them sagging with wear. These were an excellent pair of pants, but if I was going to purchase a new pair of white pants, it would have been the pair I returned last month. They had a step hem (which I loved) and were very sophisticated. If you are in the market for a pair of white pants, these are a good option, but the Nadine Released Step Hem Skinny Jeans pair is even better!
Just in case you're curious about these pants and want to check them out for yourself, I'm pretty sure I found the exact same pair online. Check them out here.
RECREATE THE LOOK
What I Returned from my All-Pant Summer Stitch Fix
If you've been keeping track, you've probably already figured out that I chose to return everything from my fix this month. Here's a quick recap of what arrived in my summer Stitch Fix box. Many of these items were so close to being what I needed. They just weren't quite perfect for my lifestyle or budget.
Cerla Printed Straight Leg Capri Pant from Margaret M ($68) – return
Elmore Straight Leg Pant from SCVI ($119) – return
Apsley Linen Straight Leg Pant from XCVI ($97) – return
Jase Slim Straight Capri Pant from Lila Ryan ($88) – return
Mirabella Roll Cuff Skinny Jean from Liverpool ($78) – return
$50 Stitch Fix Giveaway
Just because my fix wasn't a home run, doesn't mean I'm likely to give up on Stitch Fix any time soon. In fact, I'm still a dedicated customer and I'm already looking forward to seeing what comes my way next month. I want to share a little of the fun with you too, so I'm giving away a $50 Stitch Fix gift card. Use the rafflecopter for your chance to win!
Last month's fix didn't quite fit my style and this month's fix was a much better fit for my personal style – it just included a few impractical items for my lifestyle and budget. My stylist note for my upcoming fix already sets a price limit. How do you think my September fix will go? Will it be a hit or do you think my Stitch Fix stylist still has a lot to learn about my very picky preferences? I would love to hear your thoughts and predictions!