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The worst part of online shopping is the returns. I’m notoriously lazy, and if I order something and it doesn’t fit, it’s likely to stay on my bedroom floor until I toss it in a “donate” pile.
That’s one reason I don’t shop online nearly as much as I used to — but I’ve found a solution that’s actually convenient and still lets me buy without leaving my couch.
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service, which sounds incredibly expensive and out-of-reach but is actually affordable. You fill out a survey when you sign up and answer a bunch of questions about your style preferences and sizing, and then a Stitch Fix stylist handpicks pieces they’ll think you’ll enjoy. The styling fee is only $20 per fix, and it’s applied as a credit to anything you choose to keep.
Each box contains a variety of items — I usually receive a pair of shoes or a purse, a dress, a cardigan, a pair of jeans, and a sweater or tunic. You have several days to try on and decide what you really love — then, you send back anything you don’t like in a prepaid envelope. Is Stitch Fix right for you? If you’re anything like me, my answer is yes. It’s perfect for anyone who:
- Doesn’t like sorting through racks of clothing trying to figure out what’ll look good on them
- Is an “impulse buyer” and picks things up without any intention to wear them
- Prefers convenience when shopping for new stuff
I assumed that a personal stylist was a luxury I’d only have if I somehow made it big, but Stitch Fix has pleasantly surprised me. I have a ton of fun having a mini fashion show in my living room whenever I receive a new box, and my bank account loves it because I’m being intentional about the items I keep. Have you tried Stitch Fix?
Ayana Lage is a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Tampa, Florida with a background in digital media and content marketing. She’s worked for Bustle, the Tampa Bay Times, the Miami Herald, and numerous freelance clients. As a blogger, she’s worked with 50+ lifestyle, fashion, travel and food brands. When she’s not blogging, she’s focused on her day job in digital marketing, watching Queer Eye, or laughing aloud at tweets from @dril.