While clicking around online I came across a sites that can definitely help to get that piece you have been lusting after since February fashion weeks into your closet at a lower price.
We’ve all seen the adds for Poshmark, an ebayeque site focused on selling clothes straight from your closet. Well this is not the only site with this bright idea.
Threadflip takes it a step further, in my opinion. Also a mobile app, this site is easily navigated and makes the experience seem more like you’re shopping at Gilt or Hautelook than just another person’s closet. The company also offers and exclusive White Glove Service where, if selected, they may professionally photograph and post your items in their Editor’s Picks Closet.
Or, you can always try swapping.
Most of us have switched dresses with a friend or sibling at one time or another. Something that has been sitting in your closet, untouched for years, is that perfect look a friend has been looking for for a while. Why not switch? But if you don’t have that special friend who is the same size and has impeccable taste, why not turn to online options?
Allowing you to swap items with people around the world, Bigwardrobe.com now has more than 158,000 members and over 102,000 listings. You can even sell that new or vintage piece that’s been stuffed to the back of your closet. If you want, Groupon in the U.K. even has an option for premium membership.
In the Teen Vogue article “10 Fashion Start-Ups That Will Change the Way You Shop” by Sierra Tishgart, they feature multiple other sites to check out. Among them is 99dresses.com where you sell items from your closet for virtual currency which you can use to purchase things from someone else’s listing.
Of course, there are dozens of others that allow you to make a little cash while also finding a new-to-you special something for your closet. Just remember to be safe and smart about who you are swapping with/buying from. It never hurts to do some research before making a purchase.
Fashion does not always equal an empty wallet. In this case, the BeBe and Lanvin dresses are very similar. In fact, I would say they are almost identical. The catch – the left costs $169 and the right comes with a whopping price tag of $3,730. Which would you rather have in your closet?
Once again stripes have become a more prominent trend for the spring and upcoming summer seasons. That, tied in with the black and white – a.k.a. monochrome – trend creates a wealth of possibilities. Here, is one example. When it comes to monochrome you can be a purist and wear a statement white top and solid black pants with pumps and accessories in the same colors. However, I would suggest using these trends as an opportunity to play with color. Throw on a bright colored blazer and matching flats or heels for a cool look that is sure to catch some attention.
As always, keep it fun and make sure it works with your personal style.
I’m back! Thank you so much for sticking with me over the past couple months. Now that my internship is over, I am ready to once again provide you with the latest fashion news, sales, trends and tricks you so desire. As always, feel free to send me whatever constructive comments or questions you may have.