Happy Sunday everybody!!! It has been a while since the last post so I couldn’t find a better way to come back than with a post with my 5 tips to shop online @ Shein (not sponsored!).
If you follow my Instagram account, you must noticed that I have a lot of clothes from Shein. They are actually my safe choice when I have limited budget but still want to buy trendy pieces.
Now, to be very honest with you not all the time I was satisfied when I received my shopping, I have experienced all types of disappointment: clothes too small, clothes too large, very low quality fabric, different color versus the picture in the web, etc! And remember that I live in Panama City, returns are not an option for me!! So today I want to share with you my secrets to buy at Shein and get 100% satisfaction.
1. Look measures not sizes
One of the first mistakes I made was to buy based on the size. I know that it sounds the most intuitive thing to do but my friends this is not true at Shein. I have bought XS clothes that could have a L tag and nobody would notice the difference or the opposite, bought a S sweater that fits only a 12 year old girl. It was extremely dissapointing, literaly throw money to the toilet. But when I was about to give up I discovered that putting the mouse over the size you get the measures (like the picture below)!!! This was the best finding ever!!!
If you dont know your measures dont worry you can get them very easily! You have two options: a) take your own measures with a measuring tape or b) enter to your favorite store web page and go to the size charts, once there check the measures of your regular size.
2. Check Ratings & Reviews
This one has been a life saver! Several times I was about to buy something until I read the reviews … and for my surprise most of them were negative!! Now… you will find all kind of reviews and not necessarily all of them are useful, but if you find something related to fabric quality, major differences versus what it’s showed in the web or issues after laundry… stand up and close your laptop, buy that piece would be a huge mistake.
3. Find inspiration at the Style Gallery
I love to see how the clothes I am planning to buy looks like in a “real” body. This helps me to imagine how it would look on me. For that I always start my shopping checking the Style Gallery. Most of these pictures are from fashion bloggers so you also get inspiration of how to style the clothes.
4. Always look for discounts
Most of the time Shein has extra discounts. So you have to look carefully in the top of the home page or the first picture that would appear when enter to the web. This is an extra saving you dont want to miss.
5. Plan ahead, shipping takes a while
If you want a dress for the nex day forget it Shein it’s not for you. In my experience it takes around 10 business day until you can enjoy your shopping. It is longer than the average but the savings worth the wait!
I leave you with the pictures of one of the latest dress I bought there!
Thanks for stopping by!!