We have heard from many teachers that Stitch Fix is a superb solution for busy educators who seek style, but we were curious how it would work. We were impressed by the outfits we have seen our friends sporting from Stitch Fix, and we loved that Stitch Fix comes in women’s, petite, maternity and plus sizes, and men’s sizes, too.
But could a stylist really understand the up-and-down, hectic and demanding days of teachers?
We had to find out, so we found real teachers, administrators and WeAreTeachers staff members to try the service and share their honest reviews with us.
Here are their top reasons why teachers should try Stitch Fix.
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1. Stitch Fix will pick items that fit your personal style.
When you begin your Stitch Fix experience, you will answer detailed quesitons about the types of clothing, accessories and shoes that you like. You’ll take the Stitch Fix style quiz, where you’ll indicate which photographs of outfits you like best and which brands are your favorites. You can also take as much room as possible to explain to your Stitch Fix stylist your personal aesthetic and goals for your new items.
And it works. Second grade teacher Milan Wolfe says, “I was so surprised that the clothes in my Fix reflected my personal style and fit so well. All of the items were multi-seasonal, and all work for my job as a busy teacher.” She adds, “I am not returning anything I received from Stitch Fix—I’m keeping it all!”
2. Stitch Fix will save you time.
If you’d rather spend your time doing almost anything else besides shopping, Stitch Fix is a great time-saver. High school principal Denisha Presley (pictured at the top of the article) says, “As a high school principal, wife, and mother of three, even grocery shopping is a challenge. Clothes shopping was almost nonexistent until I heard about Stitch Fix . It took less time to set up my profile than it would for me to drive to the mall. The rest is left to my stylist, and I am free to do those things that matter most: take care of myself, my family and my school.”
Time-strapped mother of a baby and WeAreTeachers editor Danielle Barr agrees. “I’m a new mom and life is so busy. To be honest, I’d rather spend time with my daughter than go shopping for clothes.I love how the items I received are polished and yet comfortable.”
3. If you tell your Stitch Fix stylist you need clothing you can move in, that’s what you’ll get.
“Teaching first grade is fun, but finding clothes made for bending and sitting can be hard at times,” says first grade teacher Cecilia Hernandez. “Stitch Fix sent me tops, jeans and a dress that were comfortable and also the perfect amount of dressy that I need for business casual. The materials are cool enough to teach first grade in all day.”
Wolfe agrees. “In my style profile I put that I needed things that allowed me to move, stand, and dance with my students all day, on repeat. And everything worked. I can move without any restrictions.”
4. Stitch Fix will give your closet a fresh shot of style and a coolness boost.
WeAreTeachers editor Kimberley Moran was seeking new items that would provide a fashion-forward change to her regular wardrobe. Her Stitch Fix box surpassed her expectations in providing updated clothing that still felt like her personal style. “I love the pants, sweater, scarf and boots. This is the first outfit I’ve had in a long time that fits perfectly, was comfortable, and made me feel 10 years younger,” Moran says. “I want all my clothes to feel the way this outfit does. Stitch Fix listened to what I asked for and one-upped me.“
4. Stitch Fix will show you different ways to wear your items for maximum new outfits.
First grade teacher Lauren Lee appreciated the outfits her stylist created for her on custom style cards. The cards showed Lauren different ways to wear the two blouses, two pairs of pants and sweater she received. She says it feels like she received six different outfits! “I liked how all the pieces were versatile and all go together. I can pair all three tops with both pairs of pants.”
5. Stitch Fix is a pro at sourcing professional yet modern styles for teachers.
Often the challenge for educators is finding clothing that is professional looking, without being stuffy or boring. This is especially true for men’s fashion in the educator realm.
WeAreTeachers editor Jaime Santos put his stylist to the test to find polished items that would work in a school setting without looking dated. His verdict? “Stitch Fix really nailed it. One look inside the box, and even I was able to put together a stylish and modern look in a matter of minutes. I received a patterned dress shirt, modern straight jeans in maroon, two knit shirts and my new favorite pair of suede boots by Cole Haan.”
6. Stitch Fix will send you jeans that fit (really).
Nate Langford, a U.S. history teacher, was surprised that the jeans in his Stitch Fix box worked so well for his frame. “I really like the fit of the jeans that Stitch Fix sent. I didn’t know before that men’s jeans could feel stretchy, and they are really comfortable.”
7. Stitch Fix will keep you from looking wrinkled.
Assistant principal Cameron MacPherson is always looking for professional clothing that won’t wrinkle throughout a busy day. He communicated this challenge to his Stitch Fix stylist, and she provided him with pieces that fit the bill. “These pants and this shirt are so comfortable, and still looked unwrinkled and nice after I did four classroom observations, two passing periods and, yes, even lunch duty!”, he shares.
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