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My travel style secret
One of my secrets to having a closet full of stylish and versatile clothes to travel in is that I use Stitch Fix. It’s a convenient and easy to use online styling service. A personal stylist will handpick five clothing items and accessories for you and have it mailed directly to your home or work. You start off by filling out information about what type of clothes you like and don’t like, as well as your budget and sizes. You keep the items that you love and return the rest in a prepaid envelope. Shipping, exchanges, and returns are free! As a plus sized person, I was skeptical of a stylist being able to find clothes that fit me but that has not been a problem. Stitch Fix carries women’s sizes from 0-24W and XS-3X, and men’s sizes XS-XXL. They also offer petite and maternity items (they can style you through your pregnancy, just let your stylist know your due date).
1. How does it work? Start with your Style Profile
To make sure that your stylist picks clothes that fit you and your style, fill out the style profile. It’s basically a questionnaire that is broken down into five sections: Sizes, Fit/Cut, Style, Price, and More. Below is a sample of questions asked. At the end, you have the option to include social networks. For example, I created a Pinterest Board just to show my stylist what I like. Before each fix, you can include a personal note to your stylist, this is a great place to mention that upcoming trip to San Francisco and how you’ll need a warm jacket.
2. Pick your Stitch Fix delivery date
You get to pick your delivery date from the calendar. Once your stylist picks your items, you are charged a $20 styling fee. If you keep anything from your delivery then that $20 is applied as a credit. It’s only if you keep nothing from your delivery that you don’t get the $20 back. You have the option of only receiving a one-time box, or you can have automatic fixes set up to be delivered every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month or every 3 months. Personally, I do every other month because I’ve been losing a lot of weight lately and I don’t want to buy clothes that often.
3. The fun of unboxing
When your box arrives, it will include styling suggestions on how to mix-and-match these pieces to other items you may have in your closet. Try them on in the convenience of your own home.
4. Buy what you love and return the rest
You have three days to decide what to purchase and what you want to send back. If three days isn’t enough time, you can easily extend that by logging into your account. To make the final purchase, you’ll need to log into your account and pay for the items that you want to keep. If you decide to keep all five items, you get 25% off the entire purchase! Your box includes a prepaid bag to use for returns. Just put the items that you don’t like into the prepaid bag and drop it into any USPS mailbox. Easy!
5. Give your stylist feedback
You have the option of giving specific feedback on the items you received so your stylist can learn why you did or didn’t like something for future boxes.
Overall Stitch Fix is a service that I use and trust. I started using them because I couldn’t find a styling service that included plus-sizes. It isn’t just for women, they style men as well. I’ve found that some of the pieces my stylist has picked are ones that I love but probably wouldn’t have found on my own. I like how convenient it is and that I don’t have to fill out paperwork to make the return. Getting each box feels like a mystery surprise being delivered, it makes clothes shopping a fun experience.
If you’re a plus-sized person like me, check out my tips on plus-sized traveling.