It’s no secret that I adore Stitch Fix and have a whole closet filled with clothes that have been hand-picked over the years by my personal stylists. I’ve been asked several times by friends, acquaintances, and other bloggers about my relationship with Stitch Fix and whether I get all my clothes for free. If you read the blog regularly, I’m sure you’ve been curious about these things as well. Rob and I always strive to blog with honesty and integrity so now seems like the perfect time to shed a little light on my Stitch Fix addiction and how I pay for all of those clothes. Just prepare yourself for an answer that may be less glamorous than you’d expect.
This post contains affiliate links, including my Stitch Fix referral link. I receive a small commission each time someone makes a purchase or signs up for a Stitch Fix using my link, which helps to support the blog.
From Stitch Fix Credit …
When I first started blogging about Stitch Fix back in 2014, I shared all of my fixes on my teaching blog, Kinder Craze and included my referral link in every post. If you’re not familiar with the Stitch Fix referral program, here’s how it works: every Stitch Fix customer is given a personal referral link that they can share with friends and family (and blog readers). If someone signs up for Stitch Fix and schedules their first fix using your personal link, Stitch Fix awards the referring customer with a $25 credit.
For a long time, I was able to get many of my clothes for free just through the referral credits I had earned. It was a great little system, but felt a little messy for tax purposes. I even asked my accountant about whether or not I should report the Stitch Fix credit.
… To Stitch Fix Commission
Apparently I wasn’t the only one that was concerned about the strange gray area that a bank of Stitch Fix credit created when it comes to reporting income. At some point, Stitch Fix placed a maximum cap of $600 referral credit that an individual could earn. They also rolled out a more formal commission program. Anyone who earned $600 in Stitch Fix credit was invited to switch to the Stitch Fix Influencer program. The Influencer program still provides me with a personalized referral link, but instead of earning credit, influencers earn cash commission for each new referral. This way, there’s no messiness come tax season. Any income earned as an influencer is reported to the IRS and subject to income tax.
It’s also a more appropriate form of compensation for a blogger. Not everyone realizes it, but blogging is serious work. Rob and I dedicate many hours each week into the business of running a blog. The blog costs money to run and any income that Crazy Together generates helps to cover those costs and help compensate us for the investment of our time. The cash commission also allows me to pay a photographer to capture photos of my fixes, which saves me time and creates a more enjoyable scrolling experience for blog readers like you!
And just in case you’re wondering, I’m not getting rich from Stitch Fix. I promise.
How I Pay for My Stitch Fix Clothes
Any Stitch Fix credit that I had earned ran out long ago. Which means that every time I currently blog about a fix and what I chose to keep, those items are getting paid for out of my own pocket. For the exact same price as what anyone else pays, with the funds earmarked for new clothes in the monthly personal budget that Rob and I create together every month. I realize that’s probably not the answer you were anticipating, but it’s real life. And real life often isn’t very interesting.
Occasionally, I get an unexpected $25 credit in my Stitch Fix account from an old referral. In those cases, blog reader that created a Stitch Fix profile many moons ago but never actually scheduled a fix finally decided to take the plunge and schedule her very first fix. That’s always a fun surprise, but it only happens once every couple of months.
The Occasional Stitch Fix Perk
Sometimes blogging comes with the occasional perk, and the same is true of my relationship with Stitch Fix. They know I am a faithful, loyal customer who pays for their clothes out of my own pocket and has a very sincere love of the brand and the service they provide. And they are gracious enough to send a few perks my way, like the time I was invited to visit Stitch Fix HQ during their Tastemakers event. That trip was amazing in so many ways and it I was generously gifted with some free clothes (a fact which still completely blows me away).
Most often, though, the perks of my relationship with Stitch Fix are of the greatest benefit to you. Stitch Fix has generously sponsored many giveaways on Crazy Together, including the epic $1,000 Stitch Fix giveaway that took place over the holidays. Honestly, the very best perk of working so closely with Stitch Fix is sharing the excitement and chance to win free clothes with all of you.
the cape on the corner says
interesting to know about all this. i would like to try stitch fix, but i’m too much of a bargain hunter!
Renee Lewis says
Wow what a phenomenal giveaway! Thanks for sharing that information, too!
I’m going to a few weddings this spring so I’d love a new maxi dress or sundress!
Aileen Herald says
I love Stitch Fix and enjoy reading your blog!
Aileen Herald says
I love Stitch Fix and your blog!
Thanks for a chance! I would stock up on spring dresses if I won :)
I love stitch fix and really enjoy seeing your fixes each month. You have great style.
For Spring, I am hoping for some blush colored items.
Katie N says
I’d love some capris and fun tops!
I am taking the time to focus on me and my health and making it a priority to eat healthy and excercise. Come spring I will need to begin building a new wardrobe.
I love Stitch Fix, and can really tell that they are a great company. I mentioned in one of my comments that I would be in the hospital with my son, and they researched through my Facebook to find out more about us, and sent us each a personalized gift for the hospital.
I just got my 34th fix! I love it! I can’t wait for the pastels of spring and some fun flower patterns.!
Kristin H. says
I would love some new spring colored tops and even dresses – I never get them for spring but wait for summer.
I’m excited for my spring stitch fix! I’m ready for some bright and fun colors to get rid of the neutral fall and winter duldrums.
Sarah Webster says
This spring, I am looking for dresses. U.P. Michigan springs are still quite cool so maybe dresses I can wear with my favorite denim jacket.
I’m a dress gal. Love them! And tunics!!! I’ve been curious about Stitch Fix for a while now but have not taken the plunge yet!
Would love to stock up on some fun spring dresses, some new cropped pants and tops in some fun spring colors. Thanks for the giveaway chance!
I love Stitch Fix, but I can’t always afford it. This would be amazing to win. I’m a teacher, so some new spring teaching clothes would be greatly appreciated!
Alyssa Lines says
Would love pastels, florals, light weight flowy tops or skirt with a small simple accessory!
Bonnie Brewster says
I would love a new dress and pretty florals.
Melissa R says
I would love some great travel friendly clothes!
Glenna Frasher says
I love florals and stripes and lace and navy and Stitch Fix. 😍
Angela Eggleston says
I’d love a sundress and some capris. I’m also in the market for some fun tees! Thanks for the chance to win!
Love the blog post! Would love to see some colorful dresses or skirts this spring from stitch fix!
Kay Martin-Pence says
Thank you for the interesting information. I love Stitch Fix and can’t wait to get some great florals and light colored skinnies for spring.
Ellen Adolf says
I LOVE Stitch Fix- worth every penny
Love the blog!
I would love to get a new dress for the spring from stitch fix!!
Maxi skirts, sleeveless tops, and light sweaters are must-haves for spring.
Christie Savage says
I would love some cute spring dresses and some added pop of color to my wardrobe this spring!
Alia Capodici says
If I didn’t absolutely LOVE Stitch Fix I would never enter these type of Giveaways because it’s so time consuming! And I never win so it always seems like I could’ve spent this time while my daughter napped to do something much more productive so I’m hoping my luck changes soon!
Lori Y says
Hoping Stitch Fix sends me some fun colorful capris with my next fix. Thinking I could use a new springy handbag too!
Dream Spring Wardrobe…..Colorful and Bright!
Laura Stanley says
Since I’m just losing the baby weight, come spring I’m going to be ready to get a pair of perfect fitting jeans from Stitch Fix! My dream spring wardrobe will put some color and florals back into my winter grey wardrobe.
Rebekah Carter says
Would love this!
I would love to get some capris and some pretty new tops!
Deanna H. says
I am so obsessed following other Stitch Fix Fanatics. I just adore the service – I think it is so much fun to see other people’s style and what they receive in their fix. I also love the suggestions on getting your best fix – so helpful for new fixers! Keep up the great work!
Would love some casual spring dresses and tops for layering/wearing over leggings!
Celia Lima says
I envision a Spring wardrobe update of bright richly colored blouses, a striped t-shirt or pullover, skinny jeans and long light cardigans. Also some bright flat shoes and silver jewelry.
Deanna R Haefner says
I love your information about visiting Stitch Fix HQ! How amazing that you received an inside look at their business! thank you for sharing about it.
Bethany Hart says
How generous! If I won I would love some new shorts :) it’s so hard to find summer shorts that cover all the goods and still look flattering!
I am ready for some dresses, skirts and flowy tops.
I am getting a fix 2/24 and asked for spring/summer tops. Fun colors along with florals.
Ashley B. says
I need more dresses, pants and skirts!
Skye F. says
I love reading your blog! I’m looking forward to some flowy springtime dresses!
Chris blair says
I love spring florals and maxis and enjoy your blog.
Jill Kiefer says
I love, love, love Stitch Fix but being a teacher I don’t have the budget for it every month. It’s so fun to open a box after a long hard day though. Especially to find a great outfit or purse that didn’t take hours of shopping to find. Maybe I need to schedule a box right after state testing in March!
Susan Hedgecock says
Floral spring and summer tops
Laurie Klebosky says
I would love some colored jeans and flowy tanks!
Leif E. says
I like that Stitch Fix also does men’s clothing. I would like to try some lighter colors this Spring.
Rebecca b says
I’d love to have some wonderful shoes and accessories.
I would love some cute dresses and sandals! Maybe a cute blouse too!
For the spring I would love light weight and loose clothing. Pants that fit, shoes and a handbag would be nice.
I’d love to get some fun colored tops for spring or a fun new handbag from Stitch Fix if I win!
Dreaming about a new spring wardrobe and some warmer weather!!
I would love some new jeans and knit tops for spring, and maybe some professional slacks, too.
Bailey @ Becoming Bailey says
I’ve never tried Stitch Fix before so I would love to win and try them out! I’m needing new business professional clothes!
Thanks for the honest information! I love seeing your fixes!
Melissa Storms says
I would love to step out of my comfort zone and try a few brightly patterned tops for spring.
Katie Rose says
I’d love to get some color! Pink, purple, and sage in particular. Hopefully things that fit better than my current wardrobe…
I would love some spring florals.. tops or dresses!
Jennifer VanHaaften says
I enjoy following your instagram and blog and also Elif’s (the Box Queen). Between the two of you, your Stitch Fix styles seem to hit what I’m looking for. I haven’t really thought much about my spring wardrobe, but after my last fix and my husband going on and on about the recent knit dress and how he loves how it looks on me, I am hankering for another Fix.
This spring I’d like a dress with low heeled sandals. The dress could be floral or a light blue color that is flowing and not tight fitting.
Thanks for posting such an open response to all of those questions- I’ve been curious about many of them too.
My dream spring wardrobe would be modern but still feminine, travel-friendly, and comfortable. I’m wearing a lot of pinks, navy, and black & white prints this spring. :-)
Jaime Smith says
Thanks for the opportunity. I would love loads of bright colors.
shannon fowler says
My dream wardrobe is more summerish since we live in florida. It has more of a beach vibe with really light weight pieces.
For spring, I would love some color – bright pastels like mint jeans and pretty blouses. Also I really could use some great flats.
Kerry Cullen says
Interesting that there is a cap on the referral credit, but I totally get it! I am hoping for some great resort wear for my honeymoon in Jun in my next few boxes :)
I didn’t schedule a February Fix, the first I’ve missed in years, because of my health. I always enjoy your Stitch Fix posts and hope that I’m soon back to my regular SF schedule. I do need some spring tops and pants.
I am a Stitch Fix junkie, too! I’d love a new spring wardrobe that camouflages the winter weight. 😂
Terry Poage says
I am not sure what I would get but something cool and comfortable because I plan on doing a lot of yard work this summer.
Kenna Smith says
I would love some spring clothes that are timeless. And no pastels.
I love rompers in the spring when I am so ready to shed the weight and bulk of winter layers. I would pair it with a colorful vest in case of chill, with some low heeled leather booties.
I love stitch fix. I will never go shopping for myself.
I did wonder about this. I use what I’ve learned from Stitch Fix to shop at thrift shops also. I have so much more room in my head for different styles that I’ve been introduced to by Stitch Fix.
Rebecca I. says
A fun pair of colored skinny jeans would be perfect for spring!
Katie Shuster says
So interesting to know how the referrals work. I just got my first stitch fix box on Thursday and used one of your referral links! I’m a teacher, too, and loved reading your blog which helped me decide to bite the bullet and get my first stitch fix! I loved it! Can’t wait to see more spring colors like navy and coral!
Katie Shuster says
So interesting to know how the referrals work. I just got my first stitch fix box on Thursday and used one of your referral links! I’m a teacher, too, and loved reading your blog which helped me decide to bite the bullet and get my first stitch fix! I loved it! Can’t wait to see more spring colors in my next box.
I would love some casual, fun clothing as I’ve noticed everything I choose is dark and conservative. I wear scrubs to work so having something fun to wear on my time off would be great!
Teresa Hayworth says
I have only received one Fix so far. I loved everything and kept it all. For Spring I would love a pretty raincoat and some colorful tops.
I am definitely requesting lighter clothes, maybe a romper :O
I’d love some new spring maternity clothes!
Susan H. says
Very interesting read! I’d love to try it out some time for some new summer clothes, but can’t get over the price. I’m more of a jane.com and swap.com shopper :) Enjoy seeing what other people get though, and would of course love trying it out for free!
Mary Gardner says
My dream wardrobe would be lots of brightly colored dresses and tops and some breezy skirts!
Raeann Reynolds says
My dream spring wardrobe would have lots of bright vibrant colors in a variety of fabrics and materials. I would love to receive some rompers from stitch fix as well as colored jeans and flowy tops. By the way, love your blog! Been reading a lot of your posts:)
Amanda Bacon says
My dream spring wardrobe would be fun and flirty!
Allie Smith says
I would love some fun and comfortable clothes for spring! Since we are headed to Ireland in May I have been looking for some fun staple pieces to take with me!
Knowing that you use the service and still pay mostly out of pocket, with some occasional referral credits, is a great thing as far as credibility goes. You should absolutely be compensated for your time and blog expenses, and I’m glad your costs are being somewhat defrayed.
I read that bloggers/affiliates got up to 40% off their Fixes, at least through the old program, before they did cash. Is that not true?? Just curious.
Maria Gavin says
They offered a discount on fixes for affiliates for a short time. I don’t remember if it that program was in place while I earned credit or cash for referrals. But yes, that was a program offered for a short time. As you can see, the program went through a lot of changes while Stitch Fix found the best “fit” for the program. I haven’t received a discount on my fixes for a long, long time.
I’ve tried stitch fix only a few times. What a great giveaway!
I haven’t been able to find any info on the Stitch Fix Influencer Program, do you know if it is still a thing? I’m getting close to maxing out my yearly credit and I’m sad I can’t keep earning, it’s been so much fun to get free clothes!
Maria Gavin says
Hi Leah, unfortunately Stitch Fix suspended the program about a year ago. I’m still bummed about the change. I wish I had better news to share.
Thanks Maria, it’s too bad! I keep seeing people with $100 referral credit so they must be letting the crazy incentives do the influencing for them!