I always seem to be on the hunt for the perfect work wardrobe. Somehow, I naturally gravitate more toward jeans and trendy tops than blazers and work appropriate pants. Stitch Fix is my go to when it comes to shopping outside my comfort zone and finding some mix and match work pieces.
This month I asked my Stitch Fix stylist to send me work friendly blazers and fall pieces for the office. If you’re not already familiar with how Stitch Fix works, click here to learn more about the program. In a nutshell, a stylist picks out 5 pieces based on a style profile you fill out when you sign up. You submit a brief note to include any wish list items and special requests then your stylist sends you 5 specially selected pieces just for you. If you keep all 5, you score a 25% discount.
So how did my Stitch Fix stylist do?
Despite already owning a chambray button down, I don’t love the one I have in my closet. It’s a little too short and doesn’t fit quite right. It works when layering underneath blazers or cardigans but I have a vision in my head of this perfectly styled, fashion-forward tunic version in my head and mine is far from it. I was excited to see the style card for this Cloth & Stone tunic in my Fix. When I tried it on however, it was way to big and left me feeling more frumpy than fashion-forward. At $84 back it goes (major sad face).
Collective Concepts is a favorite Stitch Fix brand of mine. For me, it’s one of those brands that always seems to fit me just right. While this top is super cute in photos, it’s a pretty see through in reality so you’d have to layer a tank underneath. Also, the navy color and tie sleeves make it look a lot like a ShopTMM one I already own in navy and wine! A drawback of being a clothing boutique owner I suppose!:)
The colors and patterns of this halter style top are beautiful! It looked great with the black and burgundy blazers and equally pretty layered underneath my black leather jacket or denim jacket with black jeans for date night or a night out with the girls. I was in a rush and trying to be “budget conscious” so I reluctantly sent this back. As I look at it again in this post though, I’m having major “non-buyers” remorse on this pretty top!
Verdict: Return. (although majorly regretting it!)
Kensie is typically a brand that fits like a dream. It’s a go to for me when I need to pick up something quick, it runs true to size and is always a great fit. This blazer is no exception to that rule. The collarless style makes it easy to layer over your favorite top or collared shirt. The cut is feminine but professional for the office. Unfortunately, I already own a similar color blazer so I couldn’t justify keeping this pretty blazer.
Verdict: Return. (If only they had this in another color, it would have been a keeper).
Forest Green is in this fall so I was super excited to see this color peeking out from my Stitch Fix stack of clothing! This blazer is really well made and errs more on the side of traditional suiting in terms of cut and structure. it is fully lined and definitely feels like a nicer, staple wardrobe piece. Yet again, I own this exact color blazer from ShopTMM‘s collection this past winter so back it goes.
THE OVERALL VERDICT
Overall, I really did like all of the pieces my stylist selected in theory. I still have dreams of the cozy chambray tunic fitting a little better and the other items would have been keepers if it had not been for the fact they already existed in my closet! #BoutiqueOwnerProblems As usual, I’m already excited for my next fix!
DISCLOSURE: The Stitch Fix link in this post contains a referral code, where I will receive $25 off my next order if someone signs up for a new account using my link. However, all clothing was purchased with my own money and I was in no way paid for my review of these items.