This post is brought to you by Stitch Fix, A personal styling service that I’ve been using for nearly four years and today I’m thrilled to share my experience with my readers.
I have a confession to make: I detest shopping for clothes. For myself and the members of my family. For the most part, it’s because tough to find clothes that fit, but the other part is that I get frustrated with the process and just quit.
I envy my friends that love to shop around town and browse online. It seems like in a matter of an afternoon, they can find everything on their list. Me? I’m not that lucky.
Each of my kids is unique. One needs a “slim” the other is very particular, and my girl is taller than me, and is only 12, but is built like a beanpole. She’s “in between” as I’d like to call it.
But I know that how we dress is a huge part of how we feel about ourselves. And this couldn’t be truer with kids. Clothes are an expression of who they are, even if they are just discovering this for themselves, and for years I’ve felt like a bit of a failure when it comes to dressing my kids –until now.
As someone that shares a lot of photos online, I have a lot of angst every time I need to take photos for my blog or attend an event that requires my kids to not be in “play clothes.” Or film a video. Basically, every time they need to look “put together” even in a casual way.
Which is why I was beyond excited when I heard that Stitch Fix was introducing Stitch Fix Kids. The same awesome service I’ve come to love and rely on for four years for myself, now for my kids! I can now effortlessly style my entire family with clothing that we all feel great wearing and matches our personalities.
If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix you otta know that it’s the best gift for a busy mom. You just schedule a fix whenever you want it, share notes with your stylist about the type of clothes you’re looking for, and they send you a personalized box right to your door.
So when it comes to my kids, I can’t turn down the awesome idea of having someone else pick and coordinate their clothes. Whether it’s just to fill in gaps in their closet –like a new pair of jeans that are nearly impossible to find that fit my son, to a complete closet overhaul.
So I added my kids’ profiles to my Stitch Fix account and filled out their sizes –for every piece of clothing as well as my spending preferences. I can literally customize every article of clothing to match their size (like when they wear something one size as the top but they need a longer one for the bottom).
The kid’s line carries sizes 2T to 14 of exclusive brands to best match their style so they can feel confident in who they are at prices this mom is happy about ($10-$35 per item). Plus, they offer brands I already love like Kate Spade, Under Armour, Nike, TOMS, Hanna Andersson, Hurley, Sovereign Code, and their exclusive brand: Rumi + Ryder.
I’ve never seen my kids so excited about new clothes. I saw in them my own excitement when a monthly box comes –and that says a lot from my two boys. Stitch Fix Kids found items to match their unique style.
And then, there’s the tween that’s hard to fit and please when it comes to clothes –she doesn’t want kiddy styles but also not something very revealing. And she too was thrilled at the selected items.
And then, when we went out to take photos to share this with you, I was shocked at their level of confidence with which they did the photo-shoot. Yes, they looked great, but they also felt great. Seeing my kids with a new level of self-confidence made me think, “I can’t wait for their next fix.”
If you’re wondering “what about if something doesn’t fit?” Well, there were two items that were too big and I sent back in the included pre-paid envelope. One, I requested another size, and the other, my son already had something similar in his closet.
What I love is that you get to decide which items to keep, send back, or exchange –plus, if you decide to keep the entire fix like I did with one of my kids, you save 25%.
As far as the cost of clothes, I found them extremely comparable to the stores we already frequent. Plus, I get to select how much I’d spend for each piece. So, if you’re someone that loves name brands or designer clothes for your kids, Stitch Fix has them. Or, if you’re like me and very practical and want to spend less but still receive quality clothes, that’s exactly what you get.
After seeing how excited my kids were to receive their Stitch Fix boxes, I know this is one fix I’ll continue to order for my kids as well. After all, how they see themselves from the outside in is just as important to nurture as the inside out.
If you already use Stitch Fix, log in to your account to sign up your kids. If you’re new to Stitch Fix, check out Stitch Fix Kids and effortlessly dress your family with the help of a personal stylist here:
If you already use Stitch Fix, log in to your account to sign up your kids. If you’re new to Stitch Fix, check out Stitch Fix Kids and effortlessly dress your family with the help of a personal stylist here.