When Stitch Fix reached out about a collaboration, I wasn’t initially sure! I’m generally a pretty good shopper – I know what I like and what I need, and the idea of having a box full of surprise items show up at my door felt a little bit overwhelming. Still, the idea seemed fun. I liked the idea of having someone do all the work for me to track down items that would be in line with my body type + personal style.
If you aren’t already familiar, Stitch Fix is basically a personal styling service in a box. You fill in a style profile, tell them what you are looking for, and let them do the work. What really got me excited about it was the style profile. It is so incredibly comprehensive – you tell them everything (all of your sizes, your height, + more sensitive stuff like your weight and your bra size to your dimensions and proportions). Then it asks you a bunch of styling and fit-related questions. Are you curvy on your bottom half? Do you like your tops to fit loosely? What features do you like showing off and what do you want to conceal?
After you answer those questions you are given a series of outfit collages to peruse. You rate those “Hate It”, “Love It”, or something in between. Then, you tell them what you are looking for and what you’d like to avoid. Casual clothing? Cocktail dresses? From there, you move onto price ranges. This is important so that you can receive a) pieces that you can afford and b) pieces that are in line with the quality you’re looking for. Lastly you give them any notes (and you can even send them a Pinterest board with your ideal style) and then you just schedule a date for your “fix” to arrive, sit back and wait. As someone who is a bit of a control freak when it comes to my wardrobe, it was kind of fun to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the shopping for me.
I ended up loving everything in my fix. The Lavender Brown dress, Blaque Label trench, and Schutz sandals that I am wearing are amongst my favorite items but I also received several cute tops, two pairs of jeans, and a cute pair of cap-toe ballet flats from Tahari that look like they could be Chanel.
Included with the product was styling suggestion cards. I really liked this as it gave me some ideas for fun ways to wear my new pieces with stuff I already had. Because that’s what shopping for the new season should be about – adding items that complement your existing wardrobe… not buying all new everything!
Along those lines, here are a few of my favorite tips for transitioning your winter pieces to Spring.
- Pair your boyfriend jeans with open toed chunky sandals (like the ones I am wearing in this outfit – they’re Schutz.)
- A classic trench is your best friend. It literally goes with everything, it’s polished, and it will keep you warm on cooler days. (Also – buy your Spring trench now… the good ones always seem to sell out by the time you can actually wear them!)
- Boyfriend sweaters are your friend. You wore them with jeans and leggings all winter long. Now, belt them over your Spring dresses and skirts.
- If you are a dress person like me, experiment with buying separates. They’re so much more versatile and will get more mileage for the closet space.
- Pick one or two bright colors and use those to update your wintery neutrals. I personally love a bright orange-y red, aqua, and emerald green.
The hem on this dress… I just can’t! No wind machine required… it moves like this all on its own.
photos of me by Lydia Hudgens