Top: SheIn ($13, wearing a size medium)
Skirt: Uniqlo ($29.90), similar here ($35), here ($45), and here ($40)
Shoes: Zara, similar here ($64.90)
Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse
Bag: c/o Moda Luxe ($80, get 20% off with code RACHML20)
Shopping At SheIn
Have any of you shopped at SheIn? SheIn is a fast fashion online retailer for affordable and budget-friendly clothes. I personally love to use SheIn to test out a new trend. I’m not a fan of splurging on fashion trends or trendy pieces, but from time to time, I like to test them out. However, shopping at SheIn can be tricky. Before I proceed, I will be honest. Even though I showcase some of their clothes, SheIn can be a hit or miss. Sometimes you’ll end up with high quality items or low quality items.
After over 4 years of blogging, I finally found the trick when it comes to shopping there. I also want to let you know that sometimes you get what you pay for. Although their clothing items have affordable prices, expect long shipping. This means sometimes it won’t arrive until 3 weeks later. I do not recommend utilizing them if you need something quickly.
Alright, let’s proceed on with shopping at SheIn.
5 Tips For Shopping at SheIn
Here are my SheIn shopping tips and hopefully it will you with your shopping experience.
Read the size guide. The sizing is different from piece to piece. They don’t have standard sizing, which can be annoying. The good thing is that the size chart they offer for each item is accurate. So make sure you pay attention to the sizing measurements. Plus, returning is a pain with them. It is almost not worth the hassle. So before you buy, check the size. Therefore, I encourage you to know your own size measurement.
Size Up. When in doubt, size up. Their sizes are based on Asian measurements and true to size does not always work. So if you are in between sizes (according to the size chart), I recommend going a size up. I sized up when I was talking about this jumpsuit and for my polka dot top. So glad I did! If you’re busty up top, for sure size up.
Read Reviews. Thank goodness for people who take the time to review items. They have made it easier on me to figure out if an item is worth the purchase. And these reviews are honest. This is extremely helpful when I find something that is too good to be true. I almost don’t buy an item when I don’t see reviews. If they provide a picture, even better.
Look up bloggers. I believe fashion bloggers do an awesome job sharing amazing pieces from Shein. And no, I’m not just saying that because I am a blogger. Before I was a blogger, I shopped at Shein and used bloggers as references. When I find something I like, I check if another blogger has worn it.
It’s helpful for two reasons:
1) They provide high-quality photos so you can tell if the product is a good one.
2) They will provide information regarding sizing. Even if that blogger is not your size, knowing the size they wear gives you a general idea what size you should get. The best way to look up bloggers wearing Shein is by checking out SheIn’s Instagram profile and checking the tagged section. Shameless plug, you can always go to me. I almost always mention my honest thoughts!
Ignore the size “one size”. Occasionally, you will run into pieces that only have ‘one size’. In my opinion, I don’t trust it because it is almost impossible that this article of clothing will fit every woman. Let’s be real, every woman is shaped differently.
On To My Top
Because we are talking about shopping at SheIn, this polka dot top is from SheIn. As mentioned above, I sized up to a medium because I wasn’t sure (and I always size up when in doubt). According to their size chart, I was in between. I didn’t want to run the risk of the buttons not being able to button haha. The size medium fits comfortably with a little room. I probably could have fit in a size small, but as long as this fits fine, I’m happy with it. FYI, I’m 32C on top.
This is one of the few pieces that I ordered from SheIn that I decided to test out and I’m happy with the quality. The reason why is because it was not gifted from them. Therefore, there were no obligations to post about it. When I do post a gifted Shein item, I definitely follow all the tips noted above. I want to make sure it is something I feel comfortable posting about! I NEVER EVER would recommend something I would not wear.
Hope you find this post to be helpful!
Such a cute outfit! Great tips!
I was a bit dubious about ordering from Shein, but I have to say I have been very pleased. All orders have arrived, and everything i have ordered has been in the package. overall, i am am very happy.
Shopping at Shein is always such a hit or miss for me! These are great tips!
It totally is! Hopefully these tips help you!
I always love seeing how the pieces fit on bloggers first, because their sizing can be SO tricky!
xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco
Shira Rosenbluth says
I just ordered a swimsuit from there- my first order and hoping for the best!
I hope it works out!
Such a cute look!!! I love your top- and your tips are spot-on!!
Thank you Brittany!
Oh girl, I finally found someone speaking on SheIn! I twitted few days back if SheIn products are of good quality! Because while browsing through their website, I ended up choosing a looot, and those are very affordable!!! Whatsoever, I made my hands on some of their products! Can’t wait to see how’s the quality!!! 💃😊
Anyways, back to your tips, are always on point and useful tips! About bloggers tip is just too good to go for it, if it’s not sponsored(Please don’t get me wrong here!)! Sizing up and reviews are of real saviours too! These tips tips are truly amazing!
Your outfits look so pretty, would go cool for summer or rainy day both! That polka dotted blouse and pleated skirt are great match together!
Hope you have a great Monday dear!
Yay so glad I can help! Hopefully all the stuff you ordered from SheIn worked out!
You look stunning babe!
Thank you Didier!
Gentry Adams says
I love shopping at SheIn and these tips are definitely spot on!
Thank you Gentry!
Tanvi Rastogi says
That’s a cute polka dot blouse. Love the color. I have never shopped at Shein.
Thank you Tanvi! Hopefully when you do you find these tips helpful!
These are great tips for shopping at Shein! Reading the reviews are the most helpful!
cute & little
Thank you Kileen!
Oh to Be a Muse says
Thanks for the tip about ignoring “one size” as that’s definitely so helpful when it comes to shopping on Shein. You always make their items look amazing.
Glad I can help! And you are too kind!
I always read the size guide, and that’s super helpful! And another thing I’ve found helpful is not to buy the things that seem too cheap to be true. I find that if a top costs around $20 on Shein, it’s probably cute, but if it’s like $9, it will probably be way too cheaply made, as you might expect. I should totally do a post like this because I love to purchase big orders from Shein.
Oh that is another good tip! Thanks Jessica!
Amy Arnold says
I totally agree with all of these tips and follow them myself when shopping there. I have found some good pieces! Love this outfit. Great styling of the top with that gorgeous skirt.
Straight A Style
Thank you Amy Ann! You do find amazing pieces!
These are such great tips. I haven’t shopped at Sheln before but have already clicked over to check out all their fab finds. I will definitely keep the sizing and shipping advice in mind!
It’s definitely worth shopping there! As long as you follow these tips, I think you will be good!
Melody Jacob says
I WORKED WITH THE,…NICE TRENDY CLOTHINGS THAT ARE IN STYLE
this is really cute
Thanks for sharing
Laura Leigh says
One your outfit is absolutely adorable! Two these tips are very helpful! Thank you for sharing Rach!
xo Laura Leigh
Thank you Laura Leigh!
Ruth Ridley says
Thank you for these tips! This look is amazing on you!!!
You’re welcome Ruthie!
Shopping at Shein is sooo hit or miss for me so these are definitely helpful tips! I’m the same with you in that I tend to try out the more ‘trendy’ items I know won’t be ‘in’ forever at Shein because I know I won’t be spending too much money on that item!
It really is! Glad you find this helpful!
Sweetheart, I love your style. This look is so adorable.
So far I have never shopped anything form Shein. Maybe I give it a try.
Thanks Esther! If you ever give it a try, hopefully my tips help!
This was a super helpful read! I’m one of the few bloggers that doesn’t partner with SheIn, but I’ve always been curious about purchasing from them because it’s a great way to get your hands on a ton of clothing for a very low price – and like you said, an excellent way to test certain trends! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, girlfriend!
Yay so glad you find this helpful! Exactly, I hate spending so much money on trends!
I love your pairing of polka dots and pleats! I never would’ve paired the two myself. You look so pretty!
Thank you Noelle!
Suuuuch a good guide- Shein can be tricky, for sure! Thanks for the tips, doll!
Le Stylo Rouge
Aw thank you Ashley!
Chelsea Finn says
I’ve never shopped at Shein before so these tips are super helpful! Thank you!
Love your outfit by the way!
Glad it is helpful Chelsea!
Eva Redson says
Really useful tips, I like SheIn 🙂
If you want, check my latest editorial:
TUSCANY BY THE SEA – A Summer Look
Glad I can help Eva!
JOEL MOORE says
Thanks for the tips! I’m actually about to start collaborating with them so this is helpful!
That is awesome! Congrats!
Sabrina oliveratta says
It´s my first time here and I Love it!
I´d love to have you on my blog too.
sabrinaoliveratta.com | Instagram
I love this outfit in you so much! That top is adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Such a lovely outfit!
Thank you Inna!
Grace Sawford says
what a pretty outfit! i love the color combination! thank you for these helpful tips x
have a lovely day!
Thank you Grace!
Ankita Bardhan says
I totally agree with sizing up, I learnt this the hard way with clothes being too tight for me! Their size guides are definitely different for each object, you need to keep checking for each one of them!
Hope you’re having an amazing week!
Ankita | Real Girl Talks
Exactly! Thanks Ankita!
This has got to be one of the most adorable outfits I’ve seen in the blogosphere today! I’m loving the simplicity of the pieces and how you make it look so fab and cute dear. That skirt is sooo pretty on you!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Aw that means so much Jessica!
You hit the nail on the head!! Great tips!!
Thank you Kelsey!
Caryn Jendro says
Thanks, Rach! I’m looking at snagging some fun vacation pieces that I won’t wear a lot, and SHEIN has really cute and cheap options. This will definitely help me as I look through their catalog and pick things out. xoxo
Glad I can help Caryn! Good luck looking through this!