Hello! It’s been a really crazy couple of weeks between my Miami trip, new modeling clients, and new partnerships! I’m excited to be back on the blog with another post in collaboration with Stitch Fix ! This may be sponsored but all opinions are my own and I wanted to share them with you before the month of July slips away! (cry face)
Earlier this month I was given the opportunity to choose a few pieces from the Katie Sturino X Stitch Fix collection, 3 of which I received and then styled with summer in mind. Keep reading to see each look!
If you like to follow body positive boss babes on social media but you’re not familiar with Katie Sturino, definitely check her out! I’ve never met her but I know her through Instagram for her #supersizethelook posts and being a presence in the industry. This collaboration between Katie and Stitch Fix aims to be inclusive by keeping the price points below $100 and making everything available in size XS-3X! Right away I loved the cheeriness of the logo, which gives you an immediate sense of the vibe they are going for with the collection. Beautiful colors make me happy and it reminds me of the joy I got from amassing colorful office supplies when I worked in corporate (where I wondered if the colleague that seemed satisfied with just the sad, beige manila folders was secretly a sociopath…)
My first impression of the collection is part preppy, part boho, clean and easy take on summer favorites (think J. Crew). There are pieces like caftans, wrap dresses, and A line skirts, largely in textured solids and staples like polka dots and stripes. Does that sound like my style? No! haha - which is why I love this. Challenging my style and trying new things is what has helped me to learn my body! And that’s where confidence grows - understanding that if a piece of clothing doesn’t work, your body is not the problem. I would have loved to see even more variety of vivid prints using the collection color palette, but overall its a nice array of summer-friendly classics: very lightweight, colorful, and ladies-who-brunch appropriate.
What: “Catarina Cropped Jumpsuit”
Size: I’m surprisingly wearing a 1X! While I like the fit of the top and I do think the silhouette looks good, the torso is definitely a smidge too short on me and I should really swap for the 2X. (Hint: for easy size reference/comparison, you can always find my measurements here!)
Style: I picked this piece because I know anything with a tie at the waist will be at least flattering to my midsection. Here, I paired it with my favorite new wedges, a classic denim jacket, and a contrasting mustard yellow cross body bag that I also received in a Fix from Stitch Fix (pictured above). I’m here for the summery combo of red and yellow, and nautical slash patriotic combo of red, white, and blue (yes if you can’t tell there are teeny tiny white polka dots on the jumpsuit print!) I would probably only ever wear this with a heel because being pear-shaped, wide leg pants are often a complete fail on me. Then you add a crop and a flowy material and I just look dumpy. The heel keeps the long leg line that I like.
Where am I wearing this? Hello Labor day BBQ! I never typically gravitate towards pieces like this (all over tomato red?! ) but I do like that I don’t always have to wear body con everything! Especially when I want to eat, drink, and relax but still look put together. Jumpsuits can be great for trekking all over the city and looking effortless, and I would love to show up at your Labor Day hang looking like perhaps I came straight from my yacht.
What: “Alessa Wrap Swing” in Blue
Size: 1X. Since the cut of this dress flows away from the hip, this size worked well even though I would normally wear an 18 a dress with no stretch. I wouldn’t want it any bigger in the top, but being so hippy is making the dress a little shorter than may be intended.
Style: I picked this dress again because a wrap style with a waist tie is generally always flattering to my shape. With the dress being very feminine (yet without being frilly) and a teeny bit on the short side, I opted for my favorite gray lace-up heels - adding a little edge but still passable for summer. In my mind at least, the shoe also helps balance the amount of leg showing which is one thing I can sometimes be self-conscious about. Again paired with cute little yellow bag from the first look - I love the way it pops against this really satisfying shade of navy.
Where am I wearing this? Honestly I could wear this to so many places, especially if I switch to a white tennis shoe/sneaker. As soon as I tried it on I immediately went online to order some lightweight shorts to wear underneath so I can be chub-rub free and get the most out of this during my summer in NY. An easy, flattering wrap style for any day you’re feeling a little sweet and adorable.
What: “Elisa Button Up Top” in Rainbow
Size: 1X. The fit here was perfect!
Style: I picked this one because it’s a statement piece! I was little intimidated by the thought of ALL these loud colors together, but I thought of @ColorMeCourtney’s joyful, color-soaked vibe so I decided to go all in and play up the color instead of minimizing it. Button-up shirts can sometimes be boxy, so I tied it at the waist and then paired it with a long pencil skirt in the perfect shade of green, my neon yellow heels, and a brand new coral clutch that I received in a previous Fix (which plays off the red, orange, and light pink in the top). I even added an old pair of earrings that matched the blue.
Where am I wearing this? Hmm, maybe I’ll wear it to an event at the Curvy Con! It could be a fun departure for me in an environment where everyone is dressed to impress but in a daytime fashionista type of way. I love showing up to plus size community events wearing brands developed by plus size and/or body positive designers/influencers/brands. Just as easily, I could pair it with some white pants or jean shorts, add in the same yellow bag from the first two looks and wear it out to lunch with friends.
Click HERE to try out Stitch Fix and be sure to let your stylist know if you’re interested in the Katie Sturino X Stitch Fix collection! You can also contact Hello@stitchfix.com for specific help with your account to find out about availability of the specific pieces that you want. To find out more about Stitch Fix as a super convenient personal styling service, I suggest checking out my previous posts (here and here)!