One of the luxuries of working from home is not having to waste money on a formal business wardrobe. I can work in my jeans & t-shirts, my athletic wear, or even my jammies if I want. And while it can be tempting to live in comfort clothes day in and day out, it gets boring after a while.
Today’s world of fashion has seen a burst of new “personal stylist” options. Stitch Fix and Trunk Club are two of my favorites. The idea is that you fill out a brief questionnaire about your likes and dislikes, and your very own personal stylist will hand select items for you to try on at home. You only pay for what you keep, and return the rest. Pretty simple.
Both Stitch Fix and Trunk Club can link up to your Pinterest account where you can post images of things you love, along with comments for your stylist about each item so she can get to know you better. Check out my Pinterest board for ideas on how to post and leave comments for your stylist.
Stitch Fix is an online personal stylist service tailored to fit your taste, your budget, and your schedule. You can opt to receive Fixes automatically every few weeks, every few months, or on demand. You fill out a detailed questionnaire with things like your height, weight, and body shape, along with your style preferences. Stitch Fix carries a variety of price points (which you can pre-set during the questionnaire phase). They carry private label and recently started carrying select name brand items. Do you prefer dresses or pants? Are you feminine and flirty, classic, or edgy?
Your personal stylist will curate 5 pieces for you to try on in the comfort of your own home. You only keep what you like and return the rest. Shipping is free both ways and they even provide prepaid packaging. Just toss whatever you don’t want keep into the package, seal it up, and leave it for your postal carrier. The best part is if you keep all 5 pieces, you will get a 25% discount! And they only charges a $20 styling fee which is applied to anything you purchase.
Ready to get styled for your first Fix? Let me refer you! Sign up: Stitch Fix
Trunk Club is similar to Stitch Fix, but their offerings are all from Nordstrom, so there’s a lot more variety. Each Trunk comes with about 10 items. Price points can be $10 or $1,000 (it’s Nordstrom, after all). Like Stitch Fix, you can tell your stylist your preferred price point. Trunk Club is a little more personalized in that you can speak to your stylist by phone, send an email, or communicate via the Trunk Club messaging service. You can even email your stylist photos of your existing wardrobe and pictures of yourself in your favorite outfits so she can get a better idea of your style and how clothing fits you.
Trunk Club charges a $25 styling fee which is applied to your purchase. You keep what you love and return the rest in their pre-paid shipping box. Shipping is free both ways and you can schedule UPS to come pick up your returns or drop off the box at a UPS shipping center. Trunk Club does not offer a discount if you keep everything, but they do offer a generous referral credit of $50 for anyone that signs up using your link. I would love to refer you to my stylist Cassie! To sign up for your first Trunk, click here: Trunk Club