August 26, 2020
As much as I am a “summer forever” kind of gal… it is about that time again whether many of us like it or not. It is the time for cold nights, bonfires, pumpkin-flavored everything, big cozy sweaters, hayrides, and loads of fall fun. And let’s be honest: what gets you more excited for a new season than cute new outfits from Shein? *Que pumpkin patch photoshoot*
Today, I wanted to share my best Shein Finds for Fall 2021. For those of you who have been here since the beginning, you know I am a huge fan of affordable fashion. I have always *always* been a strong believer in the fact that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to look cute (my mama taught me to shop at the sale section first for a reason lol), and there are more and more affordable options than ever with new websites popping up every day. Below, I rounded up some of my favorite, must-have pieces from Shein Fall 2020 Line and DAMN GIRL they are so cute. Most pieces are under $20, are perfectly on-trend, and are fully size stocked! In my experience, Shein typically sells out fast so I would suggest getting what you want before it’s too late.
Let’s get shopping!
Around this time last year, I created this post: about how to shop on Shein. Since so many of you loved and mentioned that you found it helpful, I wanted to re-share the information below for when you’re shopping!
Now, I’m not telling you these things to deter you from placing an order, I’m just trying to be as transparent as possible so that you understand what you’re getting into. Here are my Top 5 Tips for Successful Shopping on Shein, and how to have a great shopping experience at this budget-friendly, awesome store.
This is VERY important. In my experience, clothes from Shein run small. While this isn’t true across the board, 90% of the time I have found this to be the case. This is why checking the sizing is important. When you hover over a certain size on the page of the item you’re interested in, measurements come up. In this case, I’m not saying you have to measure yourself every time, I would just check measurements you’re familiar with. For example, if I know a Medium is regularly a 28-inch waist and I see that on Shein, a Medium is a 25-inch waist, I know to size up.
For reference: I am almost always a Medium everywhere and a 6-8. At Shein, I regularly order a Large just to be safe. Sometimes I will stick with my regular M size after checking the sizing measurements, but most times I size up and I find their pieces to fit snug. You can also view their size chart: here.
One of the best things about Shein is that they allow their customers to provide reviews. This is great since it provides real, candid thoughts from people who already own the item you’re looking to purchase. Often times, reviewers leave photos of what the item looks like on, and provide sizing info for others looking to buy. I can’t tell you how many times reading the reviews have made or broken a sale for me. Sometimes seeing a piece on someone else is so helpful and makes you want to purchase, and other times if I see too many negative reviews I’ll move on from that item.
When you go to check out at Shein.com, there is an option to add on shipping insurance for $2.99. This allows you to return items for free, no questions asked. This always makes me feel a lot better when I make a big order of 10 or so pieces. I love knowing that even if half don’t suit me, I can send them back quick and easily for a full refund. Shipping info can be found: here.
There are 3 important things to look for here. The Fit Type, Details, and Fabric.
As if Shein isn’t already cheap enough, there are almost always promo codes floating around! I often find them on Retail Me Not and by simply doing a google search for “Shein promo codes”. I also use the app Honey, which automatically applies every promo code to your cart and determines if they are applicable.
Shipping: Since the items aren’t made in the US, they may take 1-2 weeks to come in. In my experience, I haven’t waited longer than 2 weeks for an order, but it’s important to note in case you’re expecting it to come quickly for an event or occasion. Shipping info can be found here.
Certain items can’t be returned: As I’ve found from experience, almost all bathing suit items aren’t able to be returned to Shein. They say that it is mentioned on the order page, but it’s so small I’m sure most people miss it. When this happened to me, I chatted their support page and after a conversation, they eventually let me send them back as a first-time courtesy. Now if I want to order a bathing suit, I make sure that 1) I’m sure I will like it, or 2) I don’t mind donating or giving it to a friend if it doesn’t suit me. I personally think they are worth the risk since they’re so inexpensive. Return info can be found here.
If you are having order problems, contact support via chat: If you run into order problems, they actually have a really great chat feature that I mentioned above. It’s the quickest way to get info on sizing, returns, etc. I’d definitely take this route over emailing their support, it’s a way quicker method of communication.
I hope this post was helpful and inspires you to pick up some fun fall pieces.