How To: Shop At SheIn

Happy Friday friends! 🙂

Since fall is right around the corner (gasp!) I put together a little board with some pieces from SheIn that have inspired me and help to make the reality a little smoother of a transition. I’ve posted a few outfit posts on here in the past with items from SheIn or SheInside, as it used to be called and I have to say that other than a few exceptions, I’m pretty happy with what I’ve gotten. The pieces that I featured were purchased by me and the opinions are 100% my own. I wanted to try the brand out first for myself so that I could be totally honest with you all about their products, see those posts here and here.

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Black Two-in-One Top // Floral Print Top // Cream Lace Blouse // Navy Windowpane Tunic // Bow Heels Grey & Black Faux Leather Dress // Chloe-Inspired Crossbody // Eyelash Print Tee  // Quilted Crossbody 

The biggest thing I’ve learned in how to shop at SheIn is to know your measurements. Since I order online so much I keep a handy measuring tape around and measure my waist, arms, thighs, hips and inseam. I also have a couple of trusty dresses that I’ve measured the length of so I know what’s appropriate for work and what’s just plain inappropriate! Being that I’m a pretty tall woman (read: 5’9), have a long torso aand long legs, truthfully, most “dresses” end up being worn as tunics for me or I’ve even worn a couple over skirts for added length (in a coming post.)  Once you know your measurements, each piece on their site has measurements of every size, including length. So it’s just a matter of determining what size would work best with your measurements. Just as a reference, I usually get larges.

The second biggest thing I’ve learned is that most of your order is coming from overseas so don’t plan on getting it in two days, like Amazon. It can take up to a week, sometimes two or three.

Lastly, I’ve said this before and I’ll mention it again, if an item is trendy and you may only wear it once or twice, don’t spend a lot of money on it. If you’re buying a black blazer, a cashmere sweater or a more staple piece for your closet, chances are you’re going to wear it for more than one season and for multiple years. Think about the cost per wear. That’s exactly why I buy more of my “trendier” pieces from places like SheIn. Because of the low prices I can afford to wear it only a couple of times and still get my money’s worth.

Make sense?

Have more questions? I’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have!

So…any big weekend plans? I have a close friend coming into town for the night and I’m so excited to see her! We have so much catching up to do! 🙂

Have a great weekend and as always, thanks for reading!

xoxo, Hillary

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  • Thanks for the tips! I’m a big online clothing shopper for some reason! xx, adaatude.com

    • Hillary

      No problem! So am I, so I like to share my secrets! 🙂 Have a great day girl and thanks for reading!

  • Thanks for these tips! I have always been nervous about ordering from there but this makes me feel better 🙂 the bow heels and the chloe-inspired bag are my favorites!

    xo Lacey
    http://www.myboringcloset.com

    • Hillary

      I’m so happy to help! Those are my favorites too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • LOVING your current picks!!

    • Hillary

      Thanks Meagan!

  • I would also like to note that to be on the safe side, only buy items where you can see other users post photos or reviews of the actual item. I hear or read about a lot of people saying that they were not happy with the items they got. But I find that if something has good reviews, it is worth a shot buying. So always check the reviews, because they can really give you a lot of information about a particular item you are looking to buy.

    Xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • Hillary

      That’s great advice, Abby! Thanks so much for your input. Yes, my advice is to definitely do a little bit more research, i.e. measurements, reviews, etc before making your purchase. Thanks for reading!

  • Love that floral top! Thanks for your tips on ordering from them. I eventually will get to it but I don’t want to wait. 🙂

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Hillary

      I actually just bought that top, great minds! 😉 That’s the hardest part about ordering from them…the wait! But it’s worth it to have cute and trendy pieces at a great price.

  • B

    Great post! More fall recommendations, please!!!

    • Hillary

      Thanks! Sure, I’d love to! Can you be more specific in what you’d like to see? You can always email me too, if you’d prefer styleinasmalltown@gmail.com. Thanks for reading! 🙂