There are a few reasons why I consider online shopping to be my “jam.” The first being that you never have to leave your couch in order to do it. You can multitask and catch up on your favorite shows while also online shopping. You don’t have to sit in traffic or look for a parking space in order to do it. And last but not least, you don’t have to face the crushing anxiety that is sifting through racks of disheveled clothing at a store like Forever 21 (my worst nightmare). Since, online shopping is one of my (self-proclaimed) talents I figured I’d share my tips/tricks of the trade along with my favorite places to shop online.
One of my favorite places to shop online is Nordstrom. The main reason being that they have EVERYTHING. You can find almost any brand and department from home goods to the newest beauty products. The best part about it is that because Nordstrom is such a large retailer you can read reviews on almost any item before you purchase and find out details on how it fits, the quality, etc. from real people who have already purchased the item. Also, shipping/returns are always free and the items usually come super fast!
Another favorite online shopping spot is Zara. Zara is one of those stores which requires a lot of patience and dedication to finding the perfect items in order to be able to shop in the actual store. When you’re shopping online, however, you can take advantage of the filters and search keywords to make things streamlined and convenient. I love shopping Zara for the trendier pieces that I probably won’t wear year after year. Example being this adorable sweater! It’s a super fun statement piece that I undoubtedly will get a lot of use out of this season. Side note- this sweater is SO soft + comfy. Unfortunately, it did sell out fairly quickly but I’ve linked some other adorable options above!
Keeping on trend with stores that actually terrify me to shop in-person: another one of my favorite places to shop online is Forever 21. Some of my most-used/favorite trendy pieces have been steals that I’ve found at Forever 21, but I assure you I did not forage through the endless racks of clothing to get them. Nope. I went online, searched keywords for items I wanted, and then they showed up in a nice, neat little package at my door. Take it from me- way less anxiety involved that way. The loafers I linked in this post are a perfect example! These shoes are great quality for the price, surprisingly comfortable and I get compliments every. single. time. I wear them.
Also, some of the things I have learned over the years about online shopping. Always, ALWAYS, search for a coupon code for a site before you check out especially if it is a site you’ve never shopped before. You can almost always find a coupon code- even if it’s just for free shipping! If there’s an item I’m planning on investing in that’s a higher price point I will do a general google search to see all what retailers offer that item and if any of them are running any type of sale that can save me a little. If it’s around any type of holiday you will most likely be able to find a better deal somewhere! Also, I often will leave items I’m thinking about buying in my online shopping cart and see if that retailer will email any promotions to encourage me to complete the checkout process.
So there you have it! My favorite online shopping places + tips and tricks. If you have any recommendations or life-altering tips, please leave them below and thank you for stopping by! Have an amazing week.
All photos by Anna Meyer