First off, A+ on site design. I love the flow of the site and how easy it is to follow along. The sign up process was very thorough. You have to provide the typical name and contact info. Then you create your style profile. That includes providing your height, sizes, preferences for pant lengths and fits, etc.
My favorite part followed shortly after providing that information. They showed different styles of outfits and asked basically whether you hated it, liked it, or loved it. What was nice was that there were a few styles I liked, a lot that I knew I didn’t like, and one set that I loved. Hopefully that makes it much easier for my personal stylist to figure out what I like.
Next, they asked about occasions – work / special / casual / date night. How often do you dress for said occasions? How much of the stylists selections should reflect which of these occasions? Luckily for me, I rarely dress in business, special, and date night attire, so casual it is!
Then, they talk money. How much are you willing to spend in certain categories? I err on the side of “the cheaper, the better”, so I’ll have to see what that gets me. Haha.
If I didn’t already love how thorough the questions were, I would’ve fallen in love with it with the next set of questions which asked what categories they should avoid sending you in your shipments. I am already a bag and shoe lady, so I checked all things related to bags and shoes to leave out. They’re also kind enough to consider fabrics and materials you might want to leave out like faux fur, fur, and leather items.
Following that section were questions like what styles you’d want to incorporate into your wardrobe, what colors and prints you’d want to avoid, and they even look into some of your social networks to get a better idea of your style and who you are! I provided the link to my fashion board on Pinterest, which should help.
Next step in the process: scheduling your “fix”. For the purpose of my experiment, I only scheduled a one-time fix, but they also have the option to set-up automatic fixes. I filled up my style profile on Sunday, February 21st, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the soonest I could schedule a fix was on March 9. I guess I figured that given the research that goes into figuring out a person’s style and taste, it would take longer than that, but I guess not! So that’s exciting!
I talked to one of my friends who has gotten things from Stitch Fix a few times, and she’s said it gets better every time based on the feedback you provide them with, so I may end up personally extending this “experiment” to later this year depending on how all this stuff goes. Haha.
That’s it for the sign up process on Stitch Fix. I’ll touch base again at the next phase, which should be when I receive my package!
Live on the Bright Side,