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Here’s why Shein — the budget-friendly fashion site — should be your new go-to for everything from the latest trends to timeless must-haves.
Dying to get your hands on the season’s latest fashion trends, but don’t want to break the bank?
You’re in luck. Budget-friendly fashion website Shein is your answer for keeping up with what’s in and expanding your wardrobe’s style staples. Give the website a quick browse and you’ll soon be struck by the number of incredible deals. Shein also offers Afterpay for easy installment payments, interest free!
Looking for that beachy, breezy dress for summer? You can get an adorable little wrap dress for only $13.99; a flirty off-the-shoulder tropical print for $13; or a boho tie-dyed maxi for $18. At those prices, you might be tempted to get all three.
Is Shein Legit?
Here’s the inside scoop if you’re wondering if Shein’s too good to be true: It’s a fast-fashion company based in China. So if you shop at Zara or H&M, you’re bound to love Shein. The prices are low because the manufacturing is outsourced. Which means you can easily spend $100 and purchase ten on-trend clothing items if you want to — making it a great choice for those most-have pieces that are all the rage right now (plus the staples you need to wear with them).
If you’re looking for a piece that you can still turn to ten years from now, Shein may not be right for that particular item. But the truth is, it’s hard to know what your style will be — much less what trends will be in — that far down the road anyway. Save those purchases for really classic, high-quality pieces you know will stand the test of time from a style perspective and which have a relaxed fit, so that they’ll look just as fabulous at different points in your life. For everything else — such as the perfect first-date dress, a swimsuit for your next vacation, or an outfit to wear for a night out with your girlfriends — there’s Shein.
What’s Hot Now on Shein
Speaking of the latest trends … check out how these designer pieces compare to what’s available on Shein.
Bright, bold colors are in these days, and we’re loving it. Top designers like Scotland’s Christopher Kane have gone all-in neon items like these on fluorescent green platforms that sell for nearly $1,000. Get the look for a lot less at Shein with these lime green high-heeled mules ($25); chunky sandals ($30); or funky lace-ups ($27).
Tie-dyed items like these Dior flared jeans have a wonderfully boho, handmade appeal, but will run you $1,600. At Shein, a pair of flared tie-dyed pants costs only $14. And that’s not all; type “tie dye” into the search bar and you’ll find a ton of great pieces at budget-friendly prices, including T-shirts for $6 and bikinis for $9.
Plaids and checks are seriously on-trend — just look at this black-and-white dress with ruched sleeves ($1,595) from Prabal Gurung. Here’s another black-and-white number with puffy sleeves for only $20. As for this plaid version? Only $18. With Shein, you can always find dozens of versions of the latest looks while staying within your price range.
A former travel editor who loves nothing more than filling her suitcase with one-of-a-kind pieces, O’Brien has been a shopaholic since long before she knew how to string a story together. Like all shopping addicts, she loves nothing more than finding beautiful things at a bargain — and can’t keep a deal to herself.
When not writing about what to buy and where to find it, O’Brien tells stories about great designs and the people who dream them up.