How to Shop at SheIn

June 16, 2017

I often get questions on Instagram about how to shop at SheIn. Every look you see featured today has an item from SheIn including this adorable gingham dress. With a few easy tricks, I have had a lot of success shopping at the site. Yes, I do work with them (i.e. they send me free clothing), but this post is not sponsored. They do not pay me. I just thought I’d pass along what I have learned along the way.

how to shop at SheIn, tips and tricks for liking what you order every time

How to Shop at SheIn

  1. Expect the quality you pay for – For the most part, items at SheIn are $20 or less. You cannot pay under $20 and expect designer quality. If you shop at Forever21 or places of the like, the quality is similar.
  2. Order sizes by measurements – I keep my measurements on a note in my phone. Each time I order a piece, I order by the measurements. The sizes vary and are not always the same as US sizes. I’ve also found that the sizes on item types are not always the same across the board. I always check on each item what I will wear by my measurements, and I have never gotten the wrong size that way.
  3. Scrutinize the photos and reviews – Often there are many photos of the actual garment on the model and of people who have bought it. I check these and reviews.
  4. Be prepared to wear slips/camis – Related to number one above, dresses and tops are often not lined and sometimes need slips or camis. This doesn’t bother me when I remember the price, but if you are a person who prefers a lined garment, you might consider not ordering specific items.
  5. Shipping takes a while – Because it is coming from overseas, shipping usually takes about 2 weeks. If you are ordering for a specific event or season, be sure to plan in advance. Also, because of the long shipping time you usually need to wash and iron items before wear.

how to shop at SheIn, white 3-D floral blouse, paper bag pants

3-D Floral Blouse, $18 (I added the cami) – original post here

how to shop at SheIn, blue and white ruffle off the shoulder top

One Shoulder Ruffle Dress (not wearing a slip), $28 – original post here

how to shop at SheIn

Bell Sleeve T-Shirt, $10 – original post here

how to shop at SheIn, pink floral wrap dress

Floral Wrap Dress, $26 (I did not feel like I needed a slip), – original post here

how to shop at SheIn, white embroidered dress with red heels

Embroidered Dress (wearing a slip underneath), $19 – original post here

how to shop at SheIn, gingham tie back top

Bow Back Gingham Top (I added the cami because of the open back not because of the quality of the top), – original post here

Let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything you wanted to know that I didn’t cover! Happy Friday everyone. Also, sorry I have been a little MIA from the blogging world this week. With our move and a few related snafus, things have been a little crazy. I hope things settle down next week and I can get back into the normal swing of things.

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  • Reply Caitlin June 17, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Awesome tips! I bought a coat from them and read the reviews carefully beforehand and when it came I absolutely loved it!

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Merel van Poorten June 17, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    These looks are really really cute! Love it a lot <3

    X merel

  • Reply Saida - She talks Glam June 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I have never bought from them but keep on seeing their pieces all over so might check them out. I think your tips are good for other online stores as well, so thank you so much for sharing 😉 Hope you are having a fab weekend! Xx

    Saida | She talks Glam

  • Reply Tina Phan June 17, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    These are all really great tips and I love all of your outfits from SheIn! For me, I learned that I only like to buy items where there are reviews and if there are customer photos. I have gotten a few items where it was so different than how it looked on the model!


  • Reply Heidi D. June 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I think SheIn has totally upped their game over the past year! So many of my favorite wardrobe staples are from there. Love all of these look So amy Ann!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • Reply Sheela Goh June 17, 2017 at 11:17 am

    That bell sleeved tee shirt is GORGEOUS, especially with those striped cuffs 🙂 but again, it’s your immaculate sense of style that transforms something with a price tag of $10 into an outfit that could ever so easily walk the runway, Amy xo

  • Reply Lola June 17, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I just love the gingham print and the ruffle blue dress, they are so feminine and nice!

  • Reply Neha 14wow June 17, 2017 at 9:54 am

    All these outfits look beautiful on you…babe…I love Shein a lot too. kisses, Neha

  • Reply Kris June 17, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I ADORE all the outfits!

    Keep up with the good work,

    xx, Kris

  • Reply Sed Bona June 17, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Love this post! I shop and love SheIn so much — your tips are right on point!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  • Reply Becky @ bybmg June 17, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Violette June 17, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Great tips and beautiful pieces! I love the first gingham top! Have a nice weekend!

  • Reply Jessica June 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    You have plenty of amazing pieces from the shop! You’ve completely showcased how to rock affordable pieces and make them look more expensive!

    Jessica |

  • Reply Kasey Holloway June 16, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Love how helpful this post! I’ve been wanting to order from them but have been scared!!

  • Reply Mary Murnane June 16, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Love this post, Amy Ann! I’ve wondered about Sheln (or is it Shein? ) and recently ordered a bunch of tops from them. I think you break down the whole shopping process perfectly. Plus, you make all of their clothes, regardless of price look like a million bucks! Love all your looks!


  • Reply Cielo Fronteras June 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    SheIn has so many fabulous designs! Love these outfits you picked! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Ruth Maldonado June 16, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Totally agree with checking the sizes. And they do have some really cute pieces, just have to look for them!

  • Reply Laura June 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    The sizing is key!! Measuring yourself properly and seeing where the items will hit is so important for getting the right size and helps so much! You can really get some great items by paying attention to things like that!

  • Reply Beth Adams Mishoe June 16, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    You make each of these pieces look like you paid top dollar for them. You did a great job styling and may have even made me think of checking shein out.


  • Reply Elizabeth Lee June 16, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    You have a tremendous talent for making inexpensive pieces look like a million bucks. I love every single one of your creative, polished and beautiful looks!

    xo Elizabeth |

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