Carter’s fifth birthday is coming up in March, which means I’m on the hunt for birthday outfits for his professional pictures. I asked for suggestions on Instagram and ordered several boutique items that haven’t arrived yet, but I also decided to order another boys’ Stitch Fix Kids box for more options. Carter is never a fan of clothes shopping and trying on a million things in the stores, but with Covid I’m taking him very few places right now too. This makes having a box of clothes delivered to our door an easy option.
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If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, you fill out a style profile with prices, sizes, colors, and other preferences. They show you lots of different pieces and you check whether you like or dislike that style. Then you can also include a personal note about what you’re looking for. I explained that we were looking for birthday outfit options in blue, as well as nicer “play” clothes for school. It costs $20 to schedule the box and then that’s applied to anything you keep. Anything you don’t want is returned for free, but you receive a 25% discount for keeping the whole box so that’s an awesome option if it works out.
SIZE NOTE: I ordered Carter a size 5 box. You can mix/match sizes on top and bottom if needed. He’s tall and skinny, so I have trouble finding clothes for him that are a great fit. He usually ends up in “slim” pants when possible. 4s are almost always too small, but 5s are hard to find and XS can be hit or miss.
Boys’ Stitch Fix Kids Winter Box
When the box arrived, Carter was actually excited because he remembered the summer box we ordered last year. I think he was hoping for another shark shirt.
I was excited because I immediately saw pieces I knew we’d both love. Carter went to work trying to match up outfits. ha!
First up, this super soft XS blue sweater by Rumi + Ryder. I loved the raglan style and colors. Carter loved how “cozy” it felt. Unfortunately it was too big and with how fast this kid is growing, who knows if we could save it for fall. RETURN.
Then I layered the size 5 Michael Gerald Darrell long sleeve quarter zip in navy on top. Winner! Carter loves the blue and I love the fit. It’s big enough that he has room to grow, but not so big that it looks sloppy now. It’s a definite birthday option. KEEP.
Sticking with the blue theme is this size small Capsule Ozias jacket. It’s a very cool jacket. Carter loved the fuzzy inside. I loved that it was light, but warm, at the same time. Since it’s later in the cold season though, we already have enough jackets for the year. If it was October, I would have kept this for sure. RETURN.
Next is this off-white Michael Gerald “Ferris” shawl neck size 5 sweater. The color washes my pale little guy out and we don’t really need more sweaters right now. It was a little big too. RETURN.
In case you can’t tell, we have a winning combo here! This is a size 5 Eighty Eight “Moe” all over printed fleece hoodie with a very cool dinosaur comic print paired with size 5 Lazer “Daniel” ultra flex skinny knit pants. The fit is great and Carter was made for those pants. He loves the buckle that is easy to use and I love that they fit him perfectly. The stretch makes them great for school play. KEEP.
This just shows how sizing is all over the place. Carter was pumped to see a Power Rangers shirt, but this was almost a dress. It’s a size 5 by Marvel. The pants are size 5 Under Armour pennant tapered pants. RETURN.
These size 5 Nike Futura fleece joggers are great. I love Carter in a jogger! But tip: You can almost always grab brand name joggers like this at Marshall’s for about $10. RETURN.
Finally, Carter also got a very cool pair of size 13 Sperry Striper LTT sneakers. If these had been in any color except brown, we would have kept them. He already has a brown pair of similar shoes that I grabbed for the holidays this fall. RETURN.
Boys’ Stitch Fix Kids Price Breakdown
In the end, we kept 3 pieces this time and paid $75 total for the navy sweater, dino hoodie, and black pants. The $20 styling fee was applied to that to make it $55. Here’s the complete cost breakdown. The entire box would have been $195 (or $175 after styling fee). For ten pieces, including a pair of Sperry shoes, that was right in our typical clothing budget.
I set a reminder to grab a spring box at the start of the season for Carter and Charlotte both. Are you ready to grab your own box??
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