How to Find Awesome Clothes Even If You Hate Shopping {Stitch Fix Review}

Oh my goodness, this makes me so happy. I'm not a fan of clothes shopping and sometimes wish someone else would do it for me. This is the solution I found and it really works!

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Oh my goodness, I think I just found my new favorite. Although I wish to heaven I inherited my mom’s shopping gene . . . (She once walked out of Anthropologie with the cutest house decoration that was under $1!! What?! Even the cashier was in shock.)

. . . Alas, I did not. Not even a smidgen. I actually don’t like shopping at all. I’ll go, if I have to. I’ll go if it’s Target.

But clothes? Please don’t make me. (Is anyone else like this?)

I know that Stitch Fix has been out for a long time, but up until recently I couldn’t see how it would work for me. I don’t need fancy clothes as I’m at home 95% of the time. There are many women out there who would argue with me and who dress up even if their baby is the only one who sees them. Totally fine, that’s just not me.

In the past several years, I’ve purged and then purged some more from my clothes so I have very few “before baby” outfits and no work clothes from back in the day. I read articles about micro-wardrobes and giggle. Mine had become so micro it was ridiculous.

Thankfully, I still had a ton of scarves.

Did I mention how much I dislike clothes shopping? I’m the friend who goes in the store with you, wanders through the entire store, and then finds you at the same clothes rack.

I’m the one who makes a grocery shopping list according to the store’s layout so I can get in and get out in record time.

This dislike of shopping does not extend to bookstores, however. Just to be clear. :)

No more wandering around the mall hoping to find a new outfit. My stylist picks what I need and ships it to my door. I can't even.

Anyway, I began looking for clothing items and what I discovered was I kept on buying things just so I could go home, not because I really loved them. And I felt really overwhelmed with all the 90s fashion coming back because I felt like I was wearing clothes from my high school photos. :-/

So when I saw an ad for Stitch Fix recently, I clicked through, and tentatively took the quiz. (You can take one too by clicking here.) They have you take an extensive quiz where you can detail what you like and don’t like. I was very skeptical but also fairly desperate.

Here’s what I learned:

—You can be pretty specific about what you want/don’t want. When my first shipment arrived, I was in awe of how they nailed it the first time around, but I was also very specific when I took the survey. (I’ve read that sometimes it takes a few tries for your stylist to really get to know your tastes and preferences. By the way, isn’t that so fancy? You get your own stylist!)

—If you can’t stand anything in the box, you can return everything. You will owe only the $20 styling fee, which is less than I would pay for gas to Target and all the things that are not clothes that I would have bought instead. ;)

—If you keep one or more items in the box, they subtract the $20 for the total. If you keep ALL of the items, you get an additional 25% off.

—You can specify whether you need more of certain items or if you have a special event coming up. I LOVED the jeans they sent me, but I don’t need any more jeans for a while, so I let them know for next time.

—You don’t have to do a monthly box. This is SO awesome. You can schedule it for every other month or once a quarter to freshen up your wardrobe for the season.

—The price. If you LOVE to search for a good deal and know the day when the markdowns happen at your local stores, Stitch Fix is not for you. You will think it’s too expensive and wonder if you could have found a better deal elsewhere.

—However, if you’re like me, and cringe when you have to go clothes shopping, Stitch Fix will be your new best friend too. After trying everything on, I was so thrilled that everything fit and that I actually liked the clothes. I was willing to pay a bit more than I usually would because they are higher quality clothes. (Update: I still wear them regularly. As in, I try to not wear the jeans every single day. They are soooo comfortable.)

For my first shipment, I received a dressy tank top, a cardigan, jeans, a long-sleeved casual shirt, and a chunky scarf. They also include a card with pictorial ideas of how to style each piece. This is imperative for people like me.

I wanted to share this with you because I know I’m not the only one who isn’t a fan of shopping but would also like to have more than yoga pants in her wardrobe. My friends who are fashionistas also love Stitch Fix because they receive items they haven’t come across at our local stores. So that works too. :)

Here’s my “share with a friend” link, if any of you are interested in trying it out. And please let me know how your experience is. I’m still in shock that mine has been so good.

Have a lovely {and creative} day, friends! :)

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