By now you know all about my obsession with Stitch Fix. There once was a time that my stylist changed often; but no matter who selects my clothing, my fixes for the past year have been consistently flattering, gorgeous and just my style. The success of my fixes depends tremendously on the feedback I leave after each fix. I take great care to share as many details about what I love (as well as what I hate) with my stylist in several ways. I am happy to share all of my feedback secrets for how to get the best clothes from Stitch Fix so your stylist can dress you from head to toe in fashions you will love too.
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Tip #1 — Share Your Style Board on Pinterest
Your style profile gives your style valuable information about your sizes, preferences and sense of fashion. If you scroll all the way down, Stitch Fix provides an opportunity for you to share social media links. The most important link at the bottom of your profile is for your fashion Pinterest board. In many ways, the success of your next fix depends on Pinterest. I would argue that aside from your size information, Pinterest is your stylist’s most valuable piece of information as she selects items to include in your fix. If you don’t have a fashion Pinterest board, you NEED one. Here’s why. Your style profile is great and loaded with tons of basic information but remember the ld adage: a picture is worth a thousand words. Now imagine an entire Pinterest board filled with photos of the styles you love. What better way to communicate with your stylist, than by sharing photos of the fashions you love.
I love the little notes my stylist always includes in my fix. My past several fixes have been from Layla and she is always so sweet! Layla writes great personal notes and lets me know exactly why she selected the items for me.
Tip #2 — Write Notes to Your Stylist on Pinterest
It feels like my stylist really knows me and I wanted to find a more personal way to communicate directly with Layla. That’s when it occurred to me: PINTEREST! Lots of women share pins of their favorite styles on their fashion boards, but I take this one step further. I use many of the pins to write my own form of personal notes to my stylist.
If you check out My Style board on Pinterest, you will notice lots of my pins have notes directly to my stylist in the pin descriptions. Sometimes I highlight fashions from other bloggers and request pieces with a similar style.
At other times, share photos of myself wearing specific pieces that arrived in my fixes. In those pins, I take a moment to thank my stylist and explain what I loved about the pieces in the photo. I try to be specific as possible so she knows if it’s the fabric, the cut, the style the hemline or something else that I loved.
Sometimes I just take a selfie and upload that photo to my style board. I believe it’s important for my stylist to see the type of clothes that I already own, enjoy wearing and feel comfortable in. Stitch Fix has been amazing for pushing my fashion boundaries out of my comfort zone (in a good way) but it’s also worthwhile for my stylist to see me wearing some of my basic clothing pieces. If Stitch Fix pushes my boundaries, sharing photos of myself in existing fashions from my closet helps my personal style stay grounded.
Tip #3 — Leave Feedback for Stylist at Checkout
Making good use of your Pinterest board is a great strategy, but don’t overlook the checkout process on Stitch Fix. When you check out, Stitch Fix asks you to rate each item in your fix based on the style, fit and cut. You also have an opportunity to leave comments about this fix. I ALWAYS comment on every single piece. If I loved it, I leave feedback explaining why it was special to me. If the item didn’t work for me, I give even more information about what was wrong. Sometimes, even the most beautiful pieces just don’t work. The Tobie Folklore Scarf Dress that was included in my previous fix was simply gorgeous. I loved the print, the colors, and the length.
Unfortunately, the top of the dress was way too big on me and it had really big arm holes (my biggest style nemesis). As much as I loved this dress, it had to go back and I was so disappointed!
It nearly broke my heart to send back a dress that I loved so much. But the the dress was so big on top, I knew I would never actually feel comfortable wearing it in public. I would prefer to have more clothes that fit properly in my future fixes so it was important that I clearly explain the issue to my stylist.
Here is the specific feedback that I left for my stylist after my most recent fix.
(You can see more photos from that fix on the Kinder Craze blog.)
Tip #4 — Follow Me and Pin What You Love
Did you know you can request specific pieces in your next fix? If you see a blogger wearing a Stitch Fix garment that you absolutely love, pin it to your style board on Pinterest and leave a note to your stylist in the description asking to see it in your next fix. The Stitch Fix stylists love to honor those requests. I always blog about my fixes. The posts alternate on this blog and on Kinder Craze. You can follow Crazy Together and Kinder Craze on Instagram and via email so you never miss a Stitch Fix giveaway or any inspirational photos. I also pin my favorite styles to my Pinterest style board. Become a follower and repin anything you love to your own board with a message to your stylist!
Tip #5 — Request a Stylist
Sometimes you can end up with a stylist that you just don’t seem to click with. It’s actually very common for Stitch Fix to match you up with a few different stylists when you are just getting started until they find someone who really seems to “get” you and your fashion preferences. The same thing happened to me and I am glad for all of the juggling because I ultimately ended up with Layla, who has been my stylist for over a year. When you finally fall head-over-heels in love with the styles that have come your way, you can always request that same stylist to handle your next fix when you make a make requests for your next fix. If she is available, Stitch Fix will try match you with her again. Talk to your friends who also use Stitch Fix about their stylist or pay attention to the stylist used by your favorite blogger.
Sign Up For Stitch Fix
Do you want beautiful fashions hand-picked just for you and delivered direct to your door? Sign up for Stitch Fix! This online shopping service has completely transformed my wardrobe. It’s the perfect shopping solution for busy women. If you aren’t already a Stitch Fix customer, please consider signing up using my referral link (included throughout this post). I receive a small commission from your sign up that is the only reason I can stay well-dressed while Rob and I work through Dave Ramsey and save up for our house. Learn more about the service and complete up your my referral link
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Jennifer @ Emulsified Family says
Thanks for all the Pinterest ideas. I have a board, but need to add notes to it. Never thought about pinning myself in other pieces of my wardrobe so the stylist can see what I have. I’ll have to think about adding that. :-)
I love your blog, and I love seeing what Stitch Fix sends you. The clothes are adorable! However, I am extremely confused. I see that you and your finace are trying to dig yourselves out of debt, and yet $70 shirts are in your budget. I am pretty sure you are probably getting your Stitch Fix stuff for free since you are promoting their items, but it just seems like a mixed message to say that you’re following Dave Ramsey’s plan and purchasing clothes from Stitch Fix. Can you please clarify how both co-exist? Thanks!
Maria Manore says
I completely understand your confusion. Stitch Fix has a referral program for anyone that is an existing customer. If anyone signs up using your link, store credit is awarded to you. I have accumulated a small bank of credit from previous Stitch Fix posts (before Rob and I were engaged and before Dave Ramsey). I am currently using those credits to fund my fixes. You are correct – I cannot afford to be spending large quantities of money on clothes at the moment. Stitch Fix is my one indulgence because I have worked long hours to get the word out about this service (each Stitch Fix blog posts takes 8-10 hours for me to create). Some of our followers enjoy reading about our debt story, others love the pretty clothes. I am in a fortunate position to be able to write about both topics without compromising Rob and my financial plans.
I realize this is a later responce to this post, but for those reading (like me) I thought I would send a reply too! We are also digging ourselves out of Debt using Dave Ramseys plan. While we still have debt we have come a long way! One thing I realized as a mom with no time to shop is that I was “binge” shopping “cheap” clothes at the stores when I had time. Which is never….So when my wardrobe was running low because of clothes that lose their shape, fallen apart, or my body shape shifted. I would go shop again and get another handful of shirts/pants/etc that I only kinda liked but needed so I could actually go out in public. It got me to a point where I was essentially wasting money on clothes I “sorta” could stand and shopping out of necessity. Then 2-4 months later I might do it again because I was back at square 1 spending $40ish or more dollars on clothes over and over. I never had a “wardrobe” of pieces that could work together. So just like anything with dave ramsey I set up a budget (sinking fund) for new clothes at a price point that worked for us. I MADE it work and sacrifice other things and a bit of savings. Stitch fix allows me to piece together things in my closet so nothing seems wasted, and at the price point on some stuff, I have to really decide to LOVE it. Which means it gets worn longer! I also am no longer feeling the need to grab what I can when I can (which was wasteful, even small amounts add up!) So essentially stitchfix is really helping me build a quality wardrobe of available clothes I actually like and feel spunky in :) Even my husband has made some recent comments on enjoying the new items too! So just because it seems pricey , (in the long run) it really isn’t for someone like me.
Maria Manore says
Thank you so much for your comment! You raise a very good point about the value of quality clothes. I also find that my clothes from Stitch Fix last longer than many of the inexpensive items I had purchased before. Plus, I would rather own fewer pieces that are really nice and beautiful than ave a closet full of inexpensive clothes that are just so-so.
I never leave comments but I have to say I just wore a dress today that was my very first stitch fix from sept 2015! Quality over quantity – still looks marvelous :) all in the planning and coordinating – you only need a few solid pieces to put together a snappy wardrobe! :)
And my response is even later. But you are so right on. You just described how I shopped until Stitch fix. Not only did I buy cheaper clothes that were Just OK I felt that they did wash well. So now I have been budgeting my Stitch Fix and I have quality clothes I LOVE. As a busy mom of 3 and always putting everyone ahead of me, this one thing I do for me and I feel good. It’s a win-win.
Thanks for your post Maria.
Thanks so much for this post! I just received my first fix this week and I was pleased with what was sent. One shirt wasn’t my style, two shirts were too tight (but cute) and the last shirt and a necklace were perfect. I feel that my Pinterest board helped steer the stylist in the right direction, so I’ll keep adding to it. Your tips for feedback are appreciated!
Maria Manore says
Hi Angela! I’m so happy to hear that my tips were helpful to you. I hope your next fix is a complete success! Maria
I have just finished reading through all of your StitchFix posts and they are full of such great details and ideas. I love your fun style, even though it is definitely different from my own. One thing that I noticed though is you have used the word “waste” when describing your midsection with your stylist. Just wanted to point out that I think you mean “waist.”
Thanks for sharing and I’m hoping that your suggestions will help me to have more successful future Fixes!
Maria Manore says
I am SO happy to hear that you enjoyed reading my Stitch Fix posts. Thank you for letting me know about the typo. Unfortunately, like most teachers, my spelling has declined considerably since I spend my days hanging out with 5 year old and their bad spelling in the classroom. I’ll fix it now :)
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I really wanted Stylefix to work for me, I saw tons of people postung super cute pics of what they got. Sadly, they never got my style. Had pinterest, leave specific comments, asked for specific pieces that other people have gotten. Oh well….
I love your comment about working through Dave Ramsey’s course. We are currently doing the same thing. My husband told me tonight that “when we are out of debt you will actually get to keep your whole stitch fix” :) Haha, sadness. Hope you reach your goals soon and thanks for the fun blog.
Lacey Dawn says
Maria, have you thought about finding a tailor to tweak the fit on clothes you love but don’t fit “perfectly?” The Tobie Folklore Scarf Dress was GORGEOUS on you and could have easily been taken in a touch. In my search for quality clothes that I love NOTHING is every perfect. In all my blog reading, the one thing that keeps popping up is tailoring. Taking in the back of a waistband, hems, a little nip, a little tuck don’t cost that much and make the world of difference. There’s other more major adustments that can be made but that costs considerably more.
marey mercy says
Yep, I was just about to post the same thing. If you love it and it isn’t cut quite right for you, get it altered! It makes a huge difference. :)
Hi! Thanks for the great tips. Is there a way to see the previous stylists that you’ve had? There are definitely ones I’ve liked better than others, but I’m not sure I can find the papers again … :oP
Maria Gavin says
Hi Sandy! I don’t know where to find that information, but if you contact customer support, they might be able to help! I’m sure they have a record of it somewhere.
Maria, thank you SO much for the Stitch Fix tips!! I am looking forward to see what pieces are sent to me.
Robert M. Lucas says
Your Stylist takes figure-flattering very seriously! We want to find you the perfect pair of jeans or the most amazing dress every time.
I am a new Stitch Fix customer. Got my first fix last week and loved it. Did not have my pinterst board up when I impulse ordered. Being new to this, I am building my board and came across this blog and was very interested in your tips. Thank you for sharing. Very helpful! I also read the comments and agree with the woman who said she was binge shopping with limited time and the cheapstuff didn’t last or coordinate. i have done that for years and wasted a lot of money on unflattering junky clothes that I did not love and just took up space in my closet and life. Sticking to a budget and recognizing “need” from “want” are very important, but being mindful of wasted time and money is valuable as well. I was impressed with my first fix and though it reasonable cosr for the personalized service. Thanks again for the tips and best wishes. BTW, the striped dress looked great on you and I thought the length was perfect!
Maria Gavin says
Hi Julie! I’m so glad to hear that this post was helpful to you and thank you for your sweet words about the dress. My conservative style often stands in the way of me enjoying a garment that is perfectly acceptable to people. It’s a blessing and a curse :)
I received my first fix yesterday and was super excited. Like many others, I liked the items they sent but they are SO expensive. Specifically the Hawthorne stretch blazer, that I loved, I cannot justify spending $88 on a jacket. Additionally the plaid, stretch pencil skirt was so cute, but again $48 for a skirt is excessive. Unfortunately, I don’t believe this is something I can keep up. I’m super disappointed. It would be nice if their items were more affordable.
Call me stupid but what exactly do I need to put in my Stitchfix profile in order for the stylist to see My Style board in Pinterest?
There is a spot in your style profile to link your specific Pinterest board , if you have the stitch fix app on you I phone it’s on the last page of your style profile under “more about you” then I think on Pinterest if you already have a fashion board or are starting a new one specifically for stitch fix you can get the link for that specific board and paste it into the little box that says Pinterest. That way you stylist can just click the link and go straight to your board
My first fix is about to arrive and I was able to peek at it via going through the part on the site where it thinks you are ready to check out and it lists the items. I then Googled the clothing to see pictures. Holy cow, the items are expensive. And too conservative for me. I gave detailed notes to Stitch Fix. I set up a Pinterest board and I see some very average clothing coming my way. I haven’t even gotten anything and am disappointed. I will, at least, try on everything. I’m currently waiting for the box to arrive today.
Maria Gavin says
Sometimes the prices are a shock and unfortunately there is no remedy for that. But if you’re discouraged about how they look before you try them on, have faith. You could be very surprised. I have been unexpectedly happy with many of the items I’ve received.
My Fix arrived, and I couldn’t pack it up fast enough and run to the post office to return it :(
I wanted to like something, but the stylist didn’t seem to “get me.” I do have a Pinterest board up for SF to view. The clothing I received was pretty mainstream and blah. I am a size M and a few things were too big, one was too tight and two fit well but I wasn’t impressed with the color/patterns. I will give them another chance, though, because I want some new ideas. On the other hand, if this doesn’t work out, I have a thrift shop up the street from me where I have had luck. For example, I’ve got a nice dress I found for $9! Speaking of which, I don’t know their return policy, but ThredUp (via mail) is really inexpensive.
shalini Mithra says
The cloths are adorable and cool.i have sighned up for Stitch Fix.the collections whatever shown are valued to buy
Joie Mojica Gahum says
The clothes are adorable! I love cicihot clothing!
Shirley Adcox says
I have had very good luck with my Stitch Fix items especially after the first one. I found you have to communicate with your stylist. Also you can change stylists of your dissatisfied. I have had the same one since the beginning.
Jill Kline says
I have signed up for Stich Fix, but I am still unsure how they find me on Pinterest to see what I like.
Love your blog! Love your style! I want to subscribe but for some reason it won’t let me!
Jane Garrison says
Really enjoyed your post! I was very specific ( classic, nothing trendy) when I signed up for Stitch Fix and I wound up keeping all 5 pieces from my 1st fix last month. My stylist nailed it! I immediately created a Pinterest board with specific items pinned (some Stitch Fix) and sent my stylist a note requesting them. I like your idea about uploading photos of yourself, I may do that. I can’t wait to see what I receive this month!
Thanks so much for the great review! I love your style and would wear every single one of these outfits! I just got my first Stitch Fix in the mail and I am keeping all five pieces! They also gave me a code to share for $25 off your first box if anyone is interested: stitchfix.com/referral/taraash1. I will get a gift as well :-)
Great suggestions- how do you share your pinterest with your stylist?
Maria Gavin says
It’s super simple! Just log in to Stitch Fix and go to your Style Profile. The very last tab across the top is called “More About You”. Click on that tab and scroll down a bit. You’ll see a field that you can use to copy and paste a link to your Pinterest board. Hopefully that helps!
I saw your picture of what I thought was your fix from Stitch fix and clicked on it and read your article but I am confused. I did Stitch fix twice as well as a couple of other companies and did Stitch fix for my son and both were a fail where they literally sent me items I said not to. Like I said,” I do not need another LBD or cold shoulder shirt” and they sent them. It was very frustrating. Or I set a price point to not go over and they consistently would so I’m curious when people are so excited about their fixes when month after month could not get it right. But that’s not really my comment, my comment is the picture of your fix on this blog on Pinterest shows a very cute dress and boots with a sweater and earrings but when I click on them the boots are Tory Burch and the dress is Merona from Target. How could this be your fix? I have never seen Stitch fix carry Tory Burch. Let alone Target. Please enlighten me, thank you.
Maria Gavin says
Hmmm…. I wonder what photo you saw on Pinterest that led you here and also what you clicked on after you arrived at the blog. I don’t own any dresses that are the Merona brand and I definitely don’t own any Tory Burch boots (since I can’t afford them.) I agree that those clothes would never come from Stitch Fix. Sometimes the clothes I style for my Fixes are hard to find identical pieces online (especially if my boots are an old style and a dress is a Stitch-Fix exclusive. In those cases, I search online to find similar pieces and link to them so someone can easily recreate the style that I created. Perhaps that is what you saw?
Hi, Its Jillann no I. It was on your Pinterest board oh, here’s the link: https://pin.it/5mqr7b6dswesic
Maria Gavin says
Oh goodness, that is such a mystery. I definitely pinned that photo to one of my boards, but it was an inspiration photo for my stylist and went to the original website where I found it. I have no idea who pinned that particular pin or how it linked to my blog post. I wish I could help more. I know that Rob’s profile is featured in the pin but that’s because the pin directs to our website, not because he’s the one who pinned it. (there aren’t any fashion pins on his account.)