The last time I posted about Stitch Fix was back in March, when I shared my best Stitch Fix tips. If you’ve never used the service, or are a current customer who wants to get the most out of it, I recommend taking a few minutes to read that post.
I still use the service (to answer a survey question), and I’m still happy with it, mostly because I hate shopping. With Stitch Fix, I can have the clothes I need without spending time shopping or setting foot in a dressing room. For me, those are resounding positives.
A few recent favorites from summer and early fall:
White eyelet blouse from Skies Are Blue.
Boyfriend jeans from Mavi Gold.
You can barely make out a gold etched cuff from Gorjana.
Cheery plaid buttondown from Olive and Oak.
Black cuffed shorts from Dear John.
This leather tote from 41 Hawthorne isn’t new, but it’s my all-time favorite Stitch Fix piece. If you follow me on instagram you’ve seen it in my library haul photos, like the one above.
I loved my summer uniform, and have been thinking hard about what my fall uniform will look like. This is one variation of an early fall go-to outfit.
A tee or top with a little something extra, like these polished sleeves and lace detail. (Loveappella)
Dark wash skinny jeans from DL Premium Denim.
Arrow pendant from Brisa.
Striped tote (reversible!) from Street Level.
Not from Stitch Fix: those are tangerine Tieks, and I kicked them off my feet to snap this photo. (A note about those flats: shoes are something I splurge on because I have giant, impossible-to-fit feet, and when I find a pair that fits, I snap it up.)
This is what that outfit might look like in a few weeks when the weather turns cooler:
Tee, denim, pendant: same as above.
Lace bomber jacket from Tart.
Leather clutch from Street Level.
Also in heavy rotation lately:
Bootleg jeans from Citizens of Humanity, because Stitch Fix now carries premium denim. Prior to now, I have owned exactly one pair of premium jeans in my life: they were from Paige, I bought them off eBay when I was pregnant with baby #4, I wore them darn close to every day for six months, and they were awesome.
Buying premium denim is scary. (Is it just me? I don’t think it’s just me.) Most denim these days has a little stretch to it. When you try on jeans in the dressing room, you want them to be a little too tight, because they’ll stretch out a half size over the course of a day. But you don’t want them to be a lot too tight, or they’ll look bad and feel worse. It’s a guessing game.
But with Stitch Fix you try on clothes at home: you don’t have to decide based on three minutes in a dressing room if the size is right. I put on those jeans and wore them around the house for more than an hour—and could have worn them for longer—before I was confident that they actually fit.
When you typically buy premium denim, the jeans come super long and usually need to be custom hemmed. Stitch Fix just happened to send me jeans that were already the perfect length for flats. My advice: if you request jeans, specify if you want them hemmed for flats or for heels. Better yet, provide your inseam.
Head here for more tips on getting your best fix, including my past Stitch Fix favorites and what I’m leery of getting from them.
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Stitch Fix fans, take note: you may be interested in knowing that the popular men’s styling service Trunk Club recently opened their doors to women. There’s a short waiting list: sign up here.
Will had a great experience with Trunk Club in the past, so I jumped at the chance to give them a try.
After emailing back and forth with my assigned stylist, they sent me 14 items from brands including Rag and Bone, Madewell, Joe’s Jeans, Rebecca Taylor, Vince Camuto, and Kate Spade New York.
You try everything on at home, keep what you love, and return what you don’t.
a few of the garments Trunk Club sent me: State blouse, Rag and Bone top, Kate Spade dress, Madewell shirt, Vince Camuto blouse
Out of 14 items I kept exactly …. zero.
Rag and Bone blazer, Shoes of Prey Oxfords, AG jeans, Joe’s jeans, Rag and Bone jeans
I felt terrible sending everything back, but nothing was a keeper. Several items were too good: I already owned them. Some items were close-but-not-quite: jeans that were perfect but for some weird 70s-style pockets, a blouse I loved but was a little too sheer, a blazer that was the tiniest bit too big. But nearly half the items were the wrong season for my region.
My advice: when you fill out your Trunk Club survey, be very specific about what you own, what you need, and what season you’re shopping for. Climates vary widely within the U.S., so don’t make your stylist guess.
P.S. This post isn’t sponsored or perked in any way, but Stitch Fix and Trunk Club both have terrific referral and affiliate programs. These are my affiliate links.