Take one glance at me or my colorfully curated Instagram feed, and you might never assume I have a rocky relationship with fast fashion. Sure, I’m down to (over)indulge in a good trend, but I’m also prone to only wearing items once or twice – namely statement pieces.
I’m well aware that this isn’t the most financially sustainable habit, especially given the price tags you’ll find at most fast fashion retailers. One item can run you over $80; a single shopping trip can rack up four digits in record time. Thanks, but I’ll pass. As I was facing this style dilemma last Summer, I stumbled upon a website stocked with designs so cute (stars! polka dots! fruit motifs!) and prices so low ($10 shirts and $15 dresses), I needed to know if it was too good to be true. That website, my friends, is called Shein.com.
You’ve likely heard this name floating around the internet, but the uncertainty of online shopping can prevent many from taking the plunge. I, on the other hand, am always happy to offer myself up as a guinea pig – and, in this case, I’m glad I did. Not only did Shein give my Summer wardrobe a budget-friendly overhaul, but it began quietly dominating my Instagram feed too. In fact, some of my best #OOTDs are from the site. So now, with several orders under my belt, I’m ready to spill the beans on one of my most guarded style secrets. Believe me when I say you’ll be doing your closet (and wallet) a favor by boarding the Shein train.
Need some help getting started? You’re in the right place. Keep reading as I share five trendy head-to-toe looks from the site – each of which costs less than $70.