Over the past several months, I've been coming across various “online stylist” jobs. If you are someone who has an eye for fashion and absolutely loves putting together outfits, then you'll want to read on because you actually can get paid to do it from home.
Below are different ways you can work from home as a fashion stylist. The first is a traditional work from home job, while the other two are more of a “start your own business” type of thing. As always, please let me know if there are some other sites I can list in the comments and I'll check them out.
#1 – Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is a company that sends out monthly subscription boxes to fashion lovers. Basically how it works is you sign up, give Stitch Fix information about your personal style, and then every month you get a box full of clothes that one of the Stitch Fix stylists has hand-selected just for you based on your personal preferences. You keep and pay for the clothes you want and send back the rest. It is a fun and very popular service!
There are almost always openings for remote work from home stylists on the Stitch Fix careers page, which means you get to be the person who picks out the clothes for Stitch Fix subscribers! These are all part-time positions (15-29 hours weekly), and they are location-based because you're required to attend a 5-6 hour training session prior to working from home. After you've worked as a stylist for 90 days, you may be eligible to start working full-time.
And, you get a discount on the clothes you buy for yourself through StitchFix!
The locations Stitch Fix hires remote stylists from varies, but at this time on the careers page I'm seeing Minneapolis, MN, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, Dallas, TX, Sonoma County, CA, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, San Jose, CA, and Sacramento, CA. So if you live in or near to any of those places, it may be worth applying.
#2 – Keaton Row
Keaton Row is a company with a mission to help create great fashion choices for their clients. They've partnered with some big names like Nordstrom and Shop Bop to achieve this. You can sign up with them (for free) as a stylist to help pick out great looks for their clients. If any clients buy clothes from the look books you put together, you can earn a commission on the sales. Keaton Row will even give you a free website to help you promote your business.
As with any business you start, it's up to you to build up your own client base. However, I was reading through the Keaton Row FAQ for stylists, and it says that clients can browse the profiles of Keaton Row stylists and pick the ones they want to use. So if you make your profile look nice enough on their site, you might get some business that way.
Go here to learn more about becoming a Keaton Row stylist.
#3 – Bombfell
This is another subscription box company that puts out a monthly box of fashion choices for men. Similar to Stitch Fix (listed above), Bombfell does hire home-based stylists. And also unfortunately similar to Stitch Fix, it's location-based. If the job is open, you are required to live in either New York or New Jersey to be considered for the position. You need to be able to commit to 20-30 hours per week of work, and you must either have or be working toward a bachelor's degree.
Go here to see if the stylist job is open at Bombfell.
#4 – RocksBox
This company has recently been hiring remote stylists to help curate their jewelry subscription box. The job listing says it is a remote position, but the San Francisco location is also listed. You would have to just apply and see if you are eligible to work for them even if you do not live in San Francisco.
Go here to check out their job listing.
My thoughts are that the Stitch Fix opportunity looks amazing and fun if you happen to live in an area where you could attend the in-person training. And the same with RocksBox — if you can do the job and you are local to SF (assuming that's where you have to be), it might be a really fun opportunity.
Keaton Row also looks interesting, although the fact you're in charge of finding your own clients means your income won't be a sure thing. It will just depend on how much work you're willing to put into promoting it. But — it's free to join, so I don't see that there's any risk there if you just wanted to give it a try.
Good luck! Please comment below if you want to share any other ways you can earn money online picking out clothes for others.