The Beginner's Guide to Online Shopping

August 22nd, 2017 at 2:00am

Shopping is wonderful, but it is also tiring, stressful, and overwhelming. I have grown to love online shopping because it is simpler, and you can find trendy pieces for affordable prices. When you shop online, you have access to even more stores from the comfort of your own bed. I have done all my shopping online for the past four years, and I have learned so many things about the best places to shop and the best ways to shop. Here are my top three tips for online shopping, and my top three places to shop online.

My Top Three Tips

1—Build your wardrobe. Online shopping is perfect for finding the best basics and staples to really work on building your wardrobe. When you shop online, you can search for the exact items you want. If you are looking for a staple denim skirt, you can search around until you find the perfect one for the best price. This is much easier than running around the mall, and not even finding the best option. Online shopping is so helpful to find those solid staples that you can use to create adorable and on-trend outfits. You can find those special one-of-a-kind pieces in stores.

2—Find your dream items and save them for later. One of the best parts about online shopping is that you can find your dream wardrobe, and then save it for later. My favorite thing to do is to create a private Pinterest board, where I save items I find throughout a season. Then, I purchase them when they go on sale or when it works best for me. Doing this helps give you the best wardrobe for the best price.

3—Make lists. To online shop to the best of your ability, you need to know what you need and what you want. That helps you to know what to search for, and purchase items that you will actually wear.

My Top Three Sites

1—Forever 21. Forever 21 is great for finding trendy pieces, basics, and staples. Although it is not always the most lasting quality, it is always a safe and easy place to begin your online shopping experience. When you sign up for their emails, you get 10 percent off your first order, and you can always check to see their new arrivals to keep up with the trendiest pieces.

2—ASOS. ASOS is perfect for getting nicer brands for more affordable prices. I love to go to the outlet section and sort by low to high prices. I have found amazing, more expensive brands for reasonable prices.

3—Boohoo. Boohoo is my favorite place to online shop at the moment. It is full of the best trends, and they have 50 percent off sales regularly, including sale, so you can get loads of adorable clothing for wonderful prices.

Do you like to online shop? What are some of your favorite sites? Let us know in the comments below!


  • RebeccaGood

    Organizational Communications Major at Kennesaw State University. Lover of anything sweet & anything high-waisted. Instagram @rebecca.genevieve.