There's something about the holidays that makes you just want to cozy up with a blanket and a good book (or a Netflix account). Then January arrives and we start to remember all of those bad-for-us foods we consumed and all the time we spent cozied up with family and friends. And just like that, it's time to eat a little better and get moving again. Knowing that it was just about time for my January Stitch Fix review, I requested an “athleisure” fix to help me get in the mood for a little more activity this month. To my surprise, I also got a brand new stylist!
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What Is Stitch Fix?
Before I dive in and start showing you all of the goodies that arrived in my fix this month, let me take a step back and fill you in on this amazing company. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. It's easy (and free!) to get started. I'm a long-time Stitch Fix customer and Rob has recently become a customer of Stitch Fix Men. We both love the service because it helps us to dress our best from head to toe. Here's how it works:
- Head over to StitchFix.com and complete your style profile. It only takes a few minutes to answer some basic questions about your sizes and style preference.
- When you are ready, schedule your first fix. You'll be matched with a personal stylist who will review your style profile and hand-pick five items based on your style preferences. You'll be charged a $20 styling fee, but shipping is free and the fee is automatically deducted from the cost of any items you decide to keep from your fix.
- Try on everything that arrives in your fix. When your fix arrives, you have three days to try on all of the items. I do more than just try the individual items on. I find that I make the best decisions about what to keep when I create an entire outfit by combining the individual items in my fix with other clothes, shoes and accessories from my closet.
- Check out online or in the Stitch Fix iPhone app. Once you've decided what to keep, log in to StitchFix.com and check out online – or better yet, use the iPhone app for a fast easy way to make your selections and check out online. Stitch Fix now has an amazing new feature that allows customers to exchange their items for a different size during checkout. The $20 styling fee will automatically be deducted from the cost of any items that you keep. And best of all, you get to save 25% on your entire order if you purchase all of the items in your fix.
- Return any unwanted items in the pre-paid shipping envelope that is included in your fix and drop it off at your nearest USPS location. Returns are free and oh-so-easy.
- There's absolutely no commitment. A lot of people (like myself) use Stitch Fix as a monthly subscription service, but it doesn't have to be set up that way. You can schedule your fixes to arrive at a certain frequency (such as once or twice a month) or turn off the automatic scheduling and just log in to schedule a fix whenever you're in the mood. Some women only use Stitch Fix if they have an upcoming special event, a trip, or just need a few items when a new season arrives.
I truly adore this amazing service and most of the clothes in my closet have come from Stitch fix over the past few years (check out our blog archives to see my previous reviews). In fact, I love Stitch Fix so much that I had an opportunity to visit Stitch Fix headquarters this past fall during their Tastemakers Event. You can read more about that amazing trip in this blog post.
My New Stitch Fix Stylist
That trip was amazing for so many reasons, but one of the highlights of the two-day event was meeting several Stitch Fix stylists. If you read the blog often, you probably know that Layla has been my stylist for over two years. For this fix, I received word that Layla had left Stitch Fix in pursuit of other projects (which I am certain must be fabulous) and I was matched with a new stylist: Patrice.
Fortunately, Patrice was one of the stylists I met on my trip. She's the effortlessly chic one standing beside me wearing the scarf in the photo below. I loved Patrice from the moment I met her and I couldn't think of anyone better suited to fill Layla's shoes.
Now that you're all caught up, let's dive into my January Stitch Fix review!
Dawnty Pullover Hooded Knit Top
Since I had requested an athleisure fix, Patrice included a few cozy options in my fix this month, starting with the Dawnty Pullover Hooded Knit Top from Loveapella ($58). The gray casual top with teal trim was just my style and oh-so-comfy! It was also a great fit. I kept the look simple and casual by styling the top with a pair of black yoga pants (similar here) and a pair of black converse shoes.
I absolutely loved this top, but Michigan temperatures have had highs in the 20's for the past few weeks, which means that I am constantly bundled up in warm cozy layers. This top was adorable, but not heavy enough to suit my needs. As much as I loved it, I decided to return the Dawnty Pullover Hooded Knit Top.
SHOP THE LOOK
Sophia Wide Leg Pant from Ink Love & Peace ($68)
Patrice didn't just place cozy tops in my fix this month, she also sent the Sophia Wide Leg Pant from Ink Love & Peace ($68) my way. These pants were very comfortable. I could have worn them all day!
As comfortable as the Sophia Wide Leg Pant were to wear, I ultimately decided to return them. I loved their comfort level, but the price tag was a little high for my clothing budget this month.
Monterey Houndstooth Lace-Up Sneakers
When I saw the uber-stylish Monterey Houndstooth Lace-Up Sneakers from SeaVees ($98) included in my fix this month, I couldn't wait to try them on. My husband, Rob, actually received a pair of SeaVees in his shipment from Stitch Fix Men a few months back and they have become his favorite pair of casual shoes. This houndstooth pair was an instant classic!
I loved these shoes so much, but ultimately decided to return them as well. The price tag was a little high for a basic pair of canvas shoes and even though they fit my feet, it was an effort to get my foot into the shoes. If you're interested in SeaVees, I would recommend sizing up by a half size. They have lots of cute styles on Zappos, but the Houndstooth shoes are hard to find. They have a few available on J. Crew for a great price, but if you really want these shoes, I highly recommend pinning them to your style board on Pinterest so you can request them for your next fix.
Columbus Pullover Knit Top
The fourth item in my January Stitch Fix review, wasn't exactly an “athleisure” item, but the Columbus Pullover Knit Top from Le Lis ($38) was just my style! Soft neutrals and lace are my jam, so this top was perfect.
I paired the Columbus Pullover Knit Top with a pair of Kensie skinny jeans, brown riding boots (similar here), my Platinum Drusy Elisa necklace from Kendra Scott and my silver Kate Spade watch. It's the perfect ensemble for weekend errand running or meeting up with friends.
And the lace detail? It was simply perfect.
The Columbus Pullover Knit Top was an absolute keeper and I couldn't wait to add it to my closet!
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Holen Puffer Jacket
The last item I tried on for my January Stitch Fix review was a black Holen Puffer Jacket from Marc New York ($118). I have purchased a few Andrew Marc jackets from Stitch Fix over the years and I have been wearing the green puffer jacket from my 30th fix almost every day this winter.
The Holen Puffer Jacket was a little more sleek and modern than any coats I've previously received from Stitch Fix, so I styled it a little edgier than usual with black riding boots, Kensie skinny jeans and my Honorary Gilmore Girls t-shirt.
I knew that I had strayed pretty far from my usual classic style when my photographer, Brian, commented that he didn't recognize the person standing in front of him. Needless to say, I decided to return the Holen Puffer Jacket. It was a great fit and warm enough for a seriously cold Michigan winter, it just wasn't my style at all.
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What I Kept from My January Fix
Any Stitch Fix customer knows that it can sometimes take a while for your stylist to really connect with your personal style. For her first time styling me, I think Patrice did a really great job! Especially since I was already asking her to think a little bit outside the box and send me an “athleisure” fix. Here's a recap of what I decided to keep (and send back) from my January Stitch Fix shipment
Dawnty Pullover Hooded Knit Top from Loveapella ($58)- return
Sophia Wide Leg Pant from Ink Love & Peace ($68)- return
Monterey Houndstooth Lace-Up Sneakers from SeaVees ($98)- return
Columbus Pullover Knit Top from Le Lis ($38)- keep
Holen Puffer Jacket from Marc New York ($118)- return
Special thanks to Brian Weitzel from BTW Photography for capturing such great photos of my fix this month.
You can also discover even more great winter Stitch Fix styles in my previous blog posts. Click any of the images below to read more winter Stitch Fix reviews from the Crazy Together archives.
How to Get the Best Clothes from Stitch Fix
I've been a Stitch Fix customer for so long, I've learned all the best tricks and secrets for consistently receiving clothes from the service that I truly love. If you're thinking about trying Stitch Fix for the first time, or you're just trying to improve your experience, find out how to get the best clothes from Stitch Fix in this blog post.
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