Here today with an outfit that screams, "I give zero fks about the season!" Long sleeved rompers are such an enigma to me (are they for fall, for summer, for some utopian temperate climate??), so naturally I love challenging myself to style them. For a winterized version of this outfit, I would add a long trench coat, hat and tall black boots. However, for stylistic purposes, I braved the cold to show off the garment.
This white romper by Sabo Skirt inspired this blog post, as I found and purchased it on Poshmark. Using sites such as Poshmark is an excellent way to avoid paying full price for clothing as well as being able to snag sold out items--like this white romper. Read on for a guide to some of my favorite online consignment tips.
The most obvious item many people search for a bargain on are designer handbags. It's a pretty sure bet (unless you are shopping for LV Infrarouge print!) that you will be able to find a better price on eBay or Tradesy than the retail price. Indeed, eBay and Tradesy are my recommended sites for buying a designer handbag, as they both have a great buyer protection program if your bag is not authentic. eBay has a greater selection of bags, but you have to do a bit more homework since so many more sellers use it. Quick tips: learn how to read each brand's serial number, look up the same product on the designer's website to compare images, and finally, just don't freaking buy from China/Japan/etc. If doing your homework makes you too uneasy, just try your luck with Tradesy. Their authentication is practically foolproof, but the trade-off is the selection is less.
Tradesy is great for accessories (shoes, bags, jewelry), but when it comes to buying clothing itself, Poshmark can't be beat in the chances of finding a screaming deal. Don't get me wrong, I've purchased tons of clothing on eBay, but hands down I get the best prices on Posh. If bidding on eBay gets you down, head to Posh where you can always buy the item straightaway. I use the "Make an Offer" feature all the time, and sometimes I'm surprised at how low of a price the seller will accept! The Sabo Skirt sold out romper above is a Poshmark find. Clearly, I'm obsessed with Sabo, and Poshmark is my go-to for finding their stuff. Honestly, I think I buy more from Poshmark than the actual Sabo website--it is always cheaper, and you don't have to wait for shipping from Australia!
Finally, with all these secondhand sites, it's helpful to be persistent. Create a list of items you are on the hunt for and keep an eye on that search. This helps you check out the price trends, gives you an idea of the baseline amount you'll have to spend to buy the item, and may help you get lucky and scoop up a crazy deal (they usually sell fast). I've also found that taking the time to research and be patient on pricing really helps avoid impulse buying. You might end up realizing you don't want the item as much as you thought you did!
Here is a list of a couple sellers I really enjoy:
Richbororiches // eBay // GREAT deals on Free People, Anthropologie, etc.
Rudly12 // Poshmark // Seller's rare drops of items are couture accessories at LOW prices!
Skypxo // Poshmark // Originally bought Sabo from this closet, tons of cute brand new stuff!
Taylorvanwie // Poshmark // West coast casual style curation in this closet--love!
SHOP MY OUTFIT // *since pretty much all items are sold out I will link all similar, but I'll also name the brand so you can make your own secondhand search if you want!*
ROMPER // SABO SKIRT // SIMILAR (Under $50!)
BOOTIES // ALAIA // SIMILAR (I actually own these too; can't beat a good black ankle boot!)
BAG // SAINT LAURENT // SIMILAR STYLE YSL // SIMILAR (affordable)