Shopping and subscription box services are popping up everywhere, and Stitch Fix is the one most people are familiar with...probably because they do a really good job...for the most part.
Let's start with what I LIKE about Stitch Fix.
It can be a great way to freshen up your wardrobe, try new things you may not otherwise try, break out of a rut and discover new brands that aren't on your radar.
Now for what I see as the downsides. Buying a bunch of what I call "one-offs" it can be a great way to build a wardrobe of nothing to wear.
This "slow drip" way of shopping makes it so you're constantly buying a few pieces here and there. Problem is... they don't necessarily make sense or help you get dressed each day. I think it's more effective to shop LESS often and get more things at one time and have everything make sense.
Having a list and a plan, ladies...that's the key...so you can check things off and be DONE - and always have what you need - so you can #justgetdressed.
My biggest issue these box services is they can make it easy to settle for "fine".
I see a lot of closets with $68 tops that in theory are fabulous - unique, cool tops that are a great find...BUT maybe it doesn't fit, or the color is off...but you keep it because it gets you to the discount level or it helps justify the $20 fee, or it's just easier to settle.
A closet full of FINE is not the goal. And most importantly, a closet full of "fun" tops doesn't help you get dressed if you don't have the right pants to wear with them;)
So I think Stitch Fix (or any of the other similar services) is a great way to have fun with clothes (and these days especially- if it's fun, I'm all in;) and try new styles and REFRESH an already fabulous and functional wardrobe.
But I don't see it as a good way to BUILD a fabulous and functional wardrobe.
So what is?
Having a list and a plan...and ditching the willy-nilly shopping.
And that's what I give you. We'll be starting up for winter on December 1st with a focus on having a CozyChic Winter/Holiday Season. Be notified when my next Style System launches by clicking here:
Now dear friends...go #justgetdressed.