Summer time is on the horizon and that means it is time to travel! So much planning goes into taking trips. Booking flights, hotels and all that good stuff can get hectic sometimes, but once that’s all taken care of you can start getting your wardrobe together.
I have some trips of my own planned and I am super excited. My first trip of the summer will be to Las Vegas and it will be my very first time going. My mind has been all over the place because my wardrobe has to be on POINT! I have been in and out of malls for the last month and nothing seems to be jumping out at me. When this happens, I usually resort to online shopping. After ordering a few pieces from my usual online hot spots, I decided to order from a new place.
My coworker recently went on a trip to NYC and she would literally spend hours on this website called Shein. I finally decide to check out their website to see what all the hype was about. Shein is truly a one-stop shop. They have EVERYTHING you need for your summer trip! I was particularly looking for some fun swimsuits and their swimsuit section is massive!
I tend to stray away from websites like these because sometimes they use pictures from other websites. You order the item expecting it to look just like the picture, but in exchange you get a cheaply made piece that looks NOTHING like what you ordered. I decided to take my chances only because I researched the company. This is a very important tip when shopping from a new store. Also read the reviews on items you’re thinking about buying. You can gain knowledge from previous buyers on the size and structure of the item. Check out the social media of influencers that may be affiliated with the website. I personally follow a Chicago influencer by the name of Tot Jones and she blogs for Shein. I received a lot of positive feedback from the website just buy following her on Instagram.
I purchased four items from Shein and only paid $54. I also received a 10 percent off discount because I was new customer. I ordered my items on May 19th and it was delivered on May 25th. I was very surprised because most of Shein’s warehouses are located overseas and I was not expecting it to arrive so quickly. The websites states that it takes 6-8 business days to arrive, but I received my order in five days.
My swimsuits fit so good! I do recommend going a size up because some swimsuits, particularly the two pieces, tend to run a little small. I also ordered a neon dress and a snake skin short set and these also fit perfectly.
Shein has officially been added to my list of favorite online stores to shop from. Not only are the prices cheap, but the quality of clothing is a amazing. I highly recommend this website to everyone looking to find some cute pieces for their summer trip!
By Brittanie Sturdivant, Sophomore,Open Campus Parsons School of Design