Every few months I’ll venture over to Shein.com and take a look at their newest inventory. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I post a few pieces here and there from Shein. However, I’ve never really shared a full-on review of my purchases. And since sharing this blouse on IG Stories last week, my DMs were full of questions about quality, sizing and my shopping experience with Shein.Let’s break it down, shall we?
What is Shein?
Shein is an affordable, trend-based retail site with locations in California, New Jersey, China, Dubai and Belgium. Most items are under $40 and they get new products daily.
Overall, I would say my experience has been pleasant. But it hasn’t always been a home run. You need to keep a few things in mind when shopping.
I order about 3-5 pieces every other month just to test things out and see if there is anything worth sharing with you.
Sometimes I have 1 or 2 items that don’t work for me. It could be that I didn’t measure the sizing correctly or the material felt cheap. But every now and then I find a real gem. Like this blouse!
And when I find a piece that I am impressed by, I love to share it with you guys.
Tips to keep in mind:
Measurements: Pay close attention to the sizing chart. I made this mistake a few times and did not read the specific size measurements. Generally, I find Shein to run a little small, but it’s always helpful to measure a similar top in your closet to see how the new one will fit.
Explore Page + Reviews: If you’re needing some inspiration or want to see how an item is styled by other customers, head over to their “Explore Page“.
Shipping: Shipping takes a bit longer than most, so keep that in mind. You can find all details on shipping here. I usually upgrade for $12 and my items arrive within 4-5 days.
Price: Let’s be real. If you’re paying $25 for a top, it’s not going to be one you wear year after year. The quality just isn’t there, but, like I mentioned above, I’ve had some of my favorite purchases come from Shein. You just have to be really picky and spend time looking through the material and sizing details.
All in all, I say give it a shot if you want to find some budget-friendly pieces. Personally, I have not had a good experience with swimwear or pants. I keep it pretty simple and order tops or swim coverups. If you want to see more of my Shein finds, be sure to check out these posts: Layered Sweater, $16 Cardigan, Pink Lace Dress, Sleeveless Vest and Blue Striped Top
Hope this helps! Feel free to leave questions below. xx Ashley
Shein Floral Ruffle Blouse (Fit: I went up to a size M for a more oversized look) | The Fix Gold Mules (Fit: TTS) | Rag and Bone Denim (more sizes here) | Lawless Lipstick “Alex” + “Leo” c/o | Sunglasses (similar style) | Cream Belt (also love this one, worn here in brown) | Celine Belt Bag in ‘Taupe’
IMAGES BY: MARY SUMMERS HAFNER
This post is not sponsored by Shein. I simply wanted to share an honest review of my experience over the past few years. I hope this helps! xx