To be completely transparent, I have been hesitant about signing up with Stitch Fix for quite a while. My style can be somewhat complicated and very much unlike the Stitch Fix pieces that I had previously witnessed peppered within my Facebook stream. I didn’t want the “mom” look in the least, but with a few tips from a friend (who eventually talked me into signing up), I have found a way to get the Stitch Fix box I want and my first shipment wasn’t too shabby. It certainly wasn’t perfect, but it was absolutely on the right path. Except for #4, that was a total WTF moment, ha!
So, what are these super secret tips? Let’s go over them.
1. Enter a younger age in style profile.
Yup, that is exactly what I did. I am a nearly 40 year-old woman, but I don’t have 40 year-old woman style, so I entered “20” in my profile as my age.
2. Create a “my style” Pinterest board.
When completing the Stitch Fix style profile, you will be prompted to link to a Pinterest board that best reflects your style. DO IT. Since I am a huge fan of boho fashion, I linked to my BOHO FREAK board. In fact, if boho is your bag, feel free to link to this board as well in your profile.
3. Leave notes and feedback wherever you can.
There are several opportunities to leave feedback in the style profile, as well as on each piece in your Stitch Fix orders. If you don’t like something, leave feedback as to why and be specific.
4. Omit that you are a mom in style profile.
For those of you who are moms, I suggest omitting that from your style profile if “mom fashion” isn’t your thing. You are likely to get more pieces that are edgy and fun verses safe. Unless safe is your thing, then totally choose “mom”.
5. Brag about the brands you love.
I love Free People, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, so I shared that in my style profile (as I mentioned above). This really helps your stylist connect with the type of quality and style you are after and goes back to the importance of being specific and direct in your requests.
^^ wearing free people, one of my fav clothing brands ^^
Here’s the thing – even if you do all of the tips above, you may still get a crappy box. Don’t fret, though. It will take some time for your stylist to connect with your personal style and the more feedback you leave, the easier it will be for her/him to do just that.