Here are Laurie’s tips for building a solid relationship with your Stylist!
1. Talk to Me
Pour yourself a cup of hot tea (or red wine, who are we kidding!), and tell me all about yourself; I’m a really great listener! Let me know about your life, your loves, your insecurities, even your favorite color—I want to know it all.
2. There’s No Such Thing as TMI
We personal stylists LOVE when you include details like “shades of orange don’t look great on me” or “I don’t like to show off my knees.” Notes like these help me select personalized pieces for you, so don’t be afraid of sharing finicky tidbits about yourself.
3. Only Keep what You Love
If it’s your first Fix, remember: we’re just getting to know each other! Don’t feel pressure to keep all five pieces. My goal? For you to keep 1-2 items you love so we can get the conversation started. Remember to leave lots of feedback on the items you don’t love.
4. Try It All On
True story: I sent a client a button-back sweater in her last Fix. She didn’t love it in the box—she didn’t feel the neckline or cut would be flattering. But, the second she put it on, it was her new favorite sweater. Even if you don’t like it immediately, try it on; it’s the only way you’ll be able to give honest feedback (or fall in love with it).
5. Embrace the Surprise
My favorite thing about Stitch Fix? That my clients trust me to send them pieces that are a bit out of their comfort zone. Us Stylists take pride in finding you pieces you’ll love, so try to be open to items you didn’t request or pin. And don’t peek before your Fix arrives!
6. Give It To Us Straight
When you’re leaving item feedback, be specific about why things didn’t fit or why you loved them (color, print, cut, etc). Pro Tip: If you keep pieces to gift to friends or family, be sure to leave that in the feedback. If you keep it, we assume it’s for you!
7. Be Specific
If I had a first choice for superpowers, it would be mind reading (I’d love to know exactly what you’re looking for!). But until this happens, feel free to ask for specifics in your Fix Note. Looking to try a new trend or need something for a vacation? Let me know!
8. Use the Outfit Gallery
I love looking through the items you pin from our Outfit Ideas gallery—it’s such a great source of inspiration. But what’s even better? When you leave me detailed notes about why you love something in your pin captions, like the wash or length of a pair of jeans.
9. Get Social
My favorite source of Stitch Fix inspiration? You! I browse the #StitchFix hashtag on Instagram for new outfit ideas, and you can, too. Give it a scroll, then ask your Stylist to send anything you’re inspired by, like a new color, trend or style.
10. Keep Your Style Profile Current
As your personal style evolves, so should your Style Profile. Keep it current, so we’re always in lock-step. Pro Tip: Make sure to fill in the note at the end of your Style Profile—it’s the first place we turn to learn about you.
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