My first reaction is always, “Older than who?”
I thought older than me would be a good place to start.
And so today, I’m happy to introduce you to: my mom.
My mom recently got her second “fix” about the same time I got my fifth. Our styles aren’t exactly the same, but it was fun to try on our fixes together.
(If you’re thinking, “Wow, I bet strangers stop you on the street and ask if you’re her daughter,” you would be right.)
My mom models the contents of her second fix. In the top left, she’s wearing earrings from her fix and the cutout peasant top from mine. We enjoyed trying on each other’s stuff!
My fifth fix: cutout peasant blouse // birdie blouse // chambray skirt. Pictured in top photo: dot cotton chambray blouse / sideways cross necklace
Is Stitch Fix for older women?
My mom didn’t keep anything from her first fix (which is why I didn’t take pictures, even though now I’m kicking myself about it!) She didn’t keep anything from her second fix, either. (She almost kept the earrings: they were lovely, but pricey.) So, both times she’s sent all 5 items back and forfeited her $20 styling fee, which would have been credit towards anything she had kept. (At least the postage-paid envelope they provide makes returns easy.)
But that’s not to say Stitch Fix isn’t for my mom: she’s kept an item from each of my last two fixes! This month the dot cotton chambray blouse (pictured at top) flattered her much more than it did me–and now it’s hanging in her closet. Last month the same was true for a blue sleeveless ruffled blouse.
It works the other way, too–I nearly kept a blouse from her last fix. (Alas, it was dry clean only.) Stitch Fix clearly has clothes that work for my mom–they just haven’t been in her two fixes. (My mom’s biggest complaint has actually been the color palette: she loves bright, clear colors, but the contents of her fixes have been largely muted.)
I don’t know how long it takes most women to get in the groove with Stitch Fix. Some women luck out the first time. I kept one item from fix one and fix two, nothing from my third, and everything from my fourth. I do know that fixes typically get better with time, because they use the feedback you provide after each fix to style your next one.
Before my mom gets another fix, she’ll review her style profile and pin a few more things to her Stitch Fix pinterest board. And we’ll definitely schedule our fixes to arrive at the same time, because that was lots of fun!
Want to try out Stitch Fix? Here’s what to do.
1. Sign up. You’ll typically be put on a waiting list. Expect to wait 4-6 weeks, depending on your size and style preference.
2. Fill out your style profile, answering questions about your lifestyle, body shape, and style preferences. (To get a fix you love, you need to answer truthfully, not aspirationally!)
3. Schedule your fix. Stitch Fix isn’t a subscription service; you schedule a fix whenever you’re ready.
4. Come back and tell me what you think! I’d love to hear all about your experience, especially if you’re not in your twenties or thirties!
How has your style changed as you’ve aged? Do you ever try on clothes with your mom? Tell us about it in comments!
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