Most of you know what a huge Stitch Fix fan I am (you can check out all of my past Stitch Fix reviews if you’re interested), so it’s probably no surprise that when Stitch Fix started offering styling for kids lately, I jumped right on board. I’ve mentioned before that I’d love to have my husband or older sons try Stitch Fix Men, but they won’t play along. Yet. My little guy is a little more into having a personal sense of style than the older men in my life are, so he was willing to give Stitch Fix KIDS a try. Today I’m sharing his review, along with my “mom” comments, so you can see what we thought.
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It really is for kids!
One thing I noticed right off the bat was that the kids’ box looked a lot different than the adult boxes:
The kids box is SO MUCH FUN! As you can see in the larger image below, they have stickers, bright colors, and all kinds of neat ideas for playing with the box once you take the clothes out. My 9-year-old son took one look at the box after opening it and got excited to get started. In typical fashion, he dove in and shredded the paper to see what was inside.
His personalized note was written to HIM, not me, which he loved. His stylist Susana B. showed that she really incorporated his hobbies, interests, and preferences from the questionnaire he filled out when we signed up. After reading the note, he said, “Wow, Susana sounds so nice! I’ll bet she’s a really nice person. Can we tell her thank you for the nice note?” This was all before he even opened the tissue to see what was inside. 🙂
What we received
Another difference between the Stitch Fixes I get and the KIDS Stitch Fix is that kids get more stuff! I get 5 items to try, but my son had 10 items in his box. This was AWESOME because he can be very picky. Turns out I shouldn’t have worried about him being picky because Susana pretty much nailed his style on the first try. I’m including my 9-year-old son’s review so you can see what he thought of everything, and I’ll let you know what pieces we kept and what we sent back.
1. Burnside “Harley” Moto Joggers ($20)
Mom’s thoughts: It’s hard to tell in the photo, but these joggers have moto detailing around the knee areas. They’re super thick and soft and will be great for fall and winter.
My son’s review: “These are amazing in every possible way. They’re soft and thick, and I can maneuver any way I want to. They look cool.”
Verdict: Kept them
2. Tailor Vintage “Jax” Knit Pocket Hooded Fleece Jacket ($30)
Mom’s thoughts: Great fall and winter jacket! I was worried he wouldn’t be too keen on the sweater-like material (because it looks cute and stylish and he’s more of a Mr. Sporty), but he loved it too. I liked that the material was “Quick-Dry Outdoor Fleece.” This will be a great fall jacket or winter layering piece.
My son’s review: “This sweater-hoodie is AWESOME! It’s soft and warm and it stretches so I can move around easy. It’s cool that it looks like a sweater, but it’s more sporty. The pockets are good.”
Verdict: Kept it
3. Odin & Ivy “The Classic” Short Sleeve Graphic Tee ($12)
Mom’s thoughts: I liked how this tee had blue and gray tones and looked nice with so many colors my son frequently wears (black, gray, navy, etc.). The pops of orange were cute, and the tee was soft and fit him well with a little room to grow.
My son’s review: “This shirt is so funny and it feels light on me. I like it.”
Verdict: Kept it
4. Hurley “Lewis” Graphic Tee ($16)
5. Warp + Weft “Ams” Slim Stretch Denim Pants ($28)
Mom’s thoughts: This tee was funny and the peach color looked really cute on him. I wish he’d wear this color more often! The jeans were stretchy and looked good on him, but every time I’ve bought him jeans they sit in the drawer untouched, so these probably won’t go over very well even though I like them.
My son’s review: “The gorilla tee doesn’t reflect my personality. The jeans are a “no.” I’m not a jeans person.”
Verdict: Sent both of these back
6. Rumi + Ryder “The Classic” Everyday Sport Hoodie ($24)
Mom’s thoughts: This is the kind of top he wears all winter long, and the fact that it’s lightweight and sweat-wicking makes it something I want him to have in his closet. He outgrew several similar shirts from last winter, so whether he wants this one or not, I’m pretty sure we’re going to keep it.
My son’s review: “I like how soft this is, and the pocket is amazing. The sporty look is good, but I wish the FAST AS (LIGHTNING) words were on the front, not on the sleeves. I’m okay with this.”
Verdict: Kept it
7. Tailor Vintage “Ralphie” 4-Way Stretch Hybrid Short ($18)
Mom’s thoughts: I love this material! They remind me of golf shorts. They’d be perfect for hot September days at school. The only problem is they’re too tight. They’re his size, but maybe they run small. We could exchange them for another size, but he does already have a pair of tan cargo shorts in his drawer. He probably doesn’t need these even though they’re really nice.
My son’s review: “Nope. Too tight. I like how they’re stretchy, though.”
Verdict: Sent them back
8. Hurley “Lewis” Graphic Tee ($16)
Mom’s thoughts: This is another cute, funny tee that is soft and fits him well. I know he’ll love the picture – it fits his personality. My only thing is we don’t need too many more funny tees, so I’ll probably make him narrow them down to just the ones he loves and wants to wear a lot, not ones he just “likes.”
My son’s review: “This is so soft! The picture is perfect for school and playing outside. My friends would probably think this one is funny.”
Verdict: Sent it back
9. Rumi + Ryder “The Classic” Soft Washed Short Sleeve Button Up ($20)
Mom’s thoughts: I LOVE THIS SHIRT! It’s the kind of shirt I wish he would wear more often. I love that it’s a woven chambray-denim type material, not just cloth. It looks trendy, and the yellow tag at the bottom of the buttons is cute. It looks perfect over graphic tees, and this would be great for him to wear on picture day and to church. I’d love for him to wear it more often, but button-up shirts are not his favorite. I know from having two older sons and a pretty not-interested-in-style husband that if I buy this, it’s probably not going to get worn. 🙁
My son’s review: “It looks very nice, but it’s not really my style.”
Verdict: Sent it back (boooooo, sniff, sniff)
10. Kid Dangerous “Kyle” Short Sleeve Graphic Tee ($12)
Mom’s thoughts: This is SO him.
My son’s review: “This is SO me! How did she know I loved old school stuff? Can I wear this right now?”
Verdict: Kept it
Our Overall Stitch Fix KIDS Experience
Well it was pretty awesome. This guy is a little more interested in his “personal style” than my older sons and husband, but he’s still is very particular about what he will wear. If things were left up to him, he’d wear shorts and tech-material tees all summer and sweats and sweatshirts all winter. I was nervous that he wouldn’t give it a fair chance, but I think since he had the opportunity to fill out the survey and share his interests and hobbies and likes and dislikes with the stylist, he was more excited to see what he got and more open to trying something new. I’m glad! He enjoyed opening his box and seeing all of the great stuff inside, and it was VERY well suited to his tastes (well, except for the jeans, but the stylist wouldn’t have known that before). I like that it pushed his boundaries a little, sort of like when I make him try a new vegetable and he doesn’t hate it–and maybe even thinks it’s “worth trying again.” This experience was way better than trying a new veggie in his book. He already asked me if we can do it every month, but I said I wanted to stick with every-other-month next time because we kept so many things from this Fix.
In a nutshell:
- Style: The items definitely fit my son’s personality, style, and activities/lifestyle.
- Cost: The prices were great! The stylist stayed in my pre-selected price ranges and I would compare this to what I might spend for similar items at Target.
- Variety: There was a great mix of requested items (my son requested “funny t-shirts and sporty stuff” and surprises.
- Experience: The Fix experience was fun for my son and fun for me, and it is something we both look forward to doing again. The questionnaire, box, note, and personalization gave him a real sense of ownership and made him feel special. I liked the quality and price, and the items fit with what he needed for back to school. Wins all around!
Click to find out more about Stitch Fix Women (also offering maternity and plus size styles), Stitch Fix Men, and Stitch Fix Kids. It’s simple and easy, and shipping is free (you return what you don’t want in a provided postage-paid bag). If you buy all of the items they send in a Fix, you get a 25% discount!
I’ve been Stitch Fixing for well over 4 years now and it has absolutely helped me to define “my” style. I highly recommend it, and it’s a great gift to give to those friends who are notoriously hard to shop for. I recently bought a gift card for my middle son’s girlfriend and she really enjoyed it. Stitch Fix Gift Cards are pretty much my go-to gift for my girlfriends and relatives. The great thing is, yeah, it’s a gift card, but it’s also an EXPERIENCE. And, you can do it all from the convenience of home. In my book, that’s about as good as it gets.