It’s ✨Seller Week✨ here at Curtsy! This week, we are celebrating YOU, our wonderful community and celebrating how our amazing empowered gals are using Curtsy. Whether you’ve never sold before or have sold hundreds and thousands of items, we’re listing tips in the app & on our Instagram for some inspo. Stay tuned! But while you’re here, meet some of our amazing sellers:
💸 My Curtsy earnings: Over $15K! 💖 What I love about the Curtsy community: that everyone is so friendly & has a love for sustainable shopping just like me. My favorite thing about selling on Curtsy is I get to make relationships with people all around the country, which is something I never thought I would be able to do. 🔥 Pro tips: I’ve had the most success selling items that are NWT (New With Tags) as well as trendy brands and clothing.
PS. The Cardigan in my pic was a vintage find on Cursty! 🙌
💸 My Curtsy earnings: Over $1,600! 💖 What I love about the Curtsy community: I love connecting with members of the Curtsy community! Curtsy makes it so easy to meet other sellers and buyers by allowing an Instagram tab on your profile. Curtsy also has a super fun following on their Instagram, so you can connect with other girls who have similar styles as you, which also simplifies the buying/selling process! 🔥 Pro tips: I’ve had really great success selling purses I no longer wear, as well as my old prom dresses!
PS. I sold this cute set I’m wearing in my pic on Curtsy for $30!
💸 My Curtsy earnings: Over $2K! 💖 What I love about Curtsy: it’s so easy to buy and sell. You can modify filters and settings so that all clothes that pop up ate your style. Can be good or bad for my bank account! 🔥 Pro tips: I have the most success selling things don’t go out of style such as sweatpants, sweatshirts, or anything name brand.
💸 My Curtsy earnings: about $2,000 💖 What I love about Curtsy: So easy to navigate compared to other platforms. Customer service is always helpful & quick to respond. Items are purchased quickly on the app since there’s people actively looking to buy. 🔥 Pro tips: Sweaters, sweatpants, & athletic clothes have been selling well
💸 My Curtsy earnings: roughly $1,800 💖 What I love about Curtsy: the low seller fees & ease of shipment process. My favorite thing about the community is the already close-knit bond between the social media team and us stylists — it truly is a strong community of like-minded people! 🔥 Pro tips: I’ve sold a ton of Urban Outfitters and Free People, which I’ve been able to take my earnings and “trade” them in for new pieces for myself! My style is ever evolving, so it’s refreshing to see my old pieces being sold to a new home in exchange for new pieces!
💸 My Curtsy earnings: roughly $1,100 💖 What I love about Curtsy: how user friendly it is. It is laid out in the best way possible to maximize both selling and buying. Even when I did have questions at first when I started out Curtsy support was always there to help 🔥 Pro tips: Popular brands such as Zara, Princess Polly, Urban Outfitters, etc.
PS. I was obsessed with this Sunday Muse set I got off Curtsy! I even wore it to my 21st birthday trip to Nashville.
💸 My Curtsy earnings: about $1,300 💖 What I love about Curtsy: First off, it’s so easy to do. I love taking pictures of my items and I like to have a variety of pictures. I think about what picture I would want to see if I was buying it. I also love that it suggests a price based on the item. I love the Curtsy community, all the girls on their are so nice and helpful!! 🔥 Pro tips: I have sold a lot of shorts, shirts, bikinis, and shoes!
It seems like just yesterday we were planning our Hot Girl Summer and picking out the wildest bucket hat to go with our sunnies 😎. Don’t worry, you’re still hot as ever, but it’s time to trade in your cropped fits for cozy looks, because Summer is officially coming to an end.
Don’t be too sad. With Fall comes its own fresh scents, dreamy vacations and fashion goals 🍂. That’s why we’re here to give you ideas on what to list or love on Curtsy to get you ready for the season. These Fall fashion trends are soon to be at the top of countless shopping lists.
1. Oversized Leather Jackets
Leather jackets are a wardrobe staple, but for Fall the motto is definitely the bigger, the better. We can’t get enough of the many shapes and styles to fit any mood. Maybe go for the trench for a little mystery or the bomber style for a little classic-cool? You get bonus points if your jacket makes you feel like a rebel who can conquer it all, even though we know you have a heart of gold 💛.
2. Baguette Bags
If we learned anything from pandemic life, it’s that we don’t need much to get by. Grab your essentials, pack your baguette bag, throw it over your shoulder and go. A baguette is small, but the statement it makes is huge. Especially if it’s in luxe fabrics like suede or leather and creative shapes like the half moon or ruching.
This trend will have everyone stopping in their tracks to obsess over your style. Red doesn’t just stand for love, it’s also for the passionate and bold. The color is a statement choice on its own, and when paired with eye-catching styles can bring an edge to any fit. Red is just the beginning of the major color story for Fall that is saturated hues like siren red and emerald green.
4. Cargo Pants
Utility is the name of the game. We owe cargo pants to the Y2K trend that we’re all still coveting. Complete the look with a fitted and flirty top to balance the loose silhouette of the pants.
5. Long Sleeve Sets
We saw sets crop up in summer and we get the feeling that they are here to stay. To get set for Fall, take your pick from long sleeve sets that can handle the cooler temps. Top your look with a fitted blazer or cardigan and finish off with coordinating pants or midi skirt.
Ready to trend? 💃🏻 List your Fall items on Curtsy now.
It’s Fashion Week season! Whether you’re tuning in virtually or packing your outfits literally as you’re reading this (hi Carson bb! 💖), here are some trends we are SO excited for. And since we’re on the cusp of Fall 🍂 but have yet to let go of Summer 🌻, here are 2 ways to style these up & coming trends…
💥 MAXIMALISM | Think prints, bright colors, bold patterns, and loud logos or text. This was a pretty easy trend to incorporate into your wardrobe this summer with bright accessories but you can continue to sprinkle this into your fall wardrobe. We LOVE a statement coat or a brightly colored tailored set. Also, be on the lookout for thicker material trousers (sidenote: wide leg pants currently 15% off this week on Curtsy!), lugg sole boots, and chunky loafers. Headbands (yes, that’s right, a la Blair Waldorf) are even making a comeback!
🧶 TEXTURE | Okay fine, this isn’t a “trend” per se but you know crochet, faux fur, and playing with mixed materials? Well if you thought Summer was fun, you will LOVE all the opportunity Fall will bring with faux fur, jacquard, 3D elements like pearls, gems, and funky metallics.
🤠 WESTERN | This one is more obvious but sometimes you forget there are hints of influence from Western “cowboy” styles like anything leather (especially blazers, oversized coats, and trousers), the ever-so-persistent cowboy boots, fun with fringe, and of course… flares.
College was the first time I was truly on my own. It’s hard enough trying to balance classes, a social life, maintaining relationships back at home, AND making sure to call your mom (let this be your reminder for the day 🤙). Add on having to dress to play “College Student Pretending she knows what’s going on in her life”… and consider me overwhelmed. If you too have found yourself in this position, I am about to make your back-to-school shopping life SO much easier. (You’re welcome😉) Call me your Curtsy Fairy Godmother, here to show you today the best key words to search on Curtsy to find everything you need for college. To make it even better, I’m also going to show you our “Curated by Curtsy” collections, complete with a selection of handpicked-items perfect for every occasion.
From walking to class, to chilling in the dorms, here are some key words you can search on Curtsy to find what you’re looking for! 🔎
There’s nothing like a Saturday in your college town! Check out these key terms to find the tailgate fit you’ve been looking for! 🔎
*YOUR SCHOOL COLORS*
Don’t feel like searching? Check out our “Gameday Inspo” collection!
Ready to enjoy a night on the town but don’t want to worry about rummaging through your closet only to find you have “nothing to wear”. Here are our faves to search on Curtsy to find going-out clothes! 🔎
It’s September 1st 2018, two full weeks into my freshman year at The Ohio State University and…. I want to transfer.
The day I received my acceptance letter into my dream college, I jumped out of bed screaming and jumping up and down like the main character of one of those predictable teen movies. Never did I ever think I would be sitting here on the phone with my mom asking her if it was possible to call Arizona State back telling them, I changed my mind and I’d like to move in ASAP.
“Give it a semester,” my mom would argue.
I didn’t want to hear that. I didn’t like my college. I didn’t get along with my roommates, my only friends were the quad of boys at the end of my hall, I was too anxious to eat, I missed my friends, I was already failing math, and above all else – I wanted to go home.
It’s now August 17th 2021, exactly one week away from starting my senior year at The Ohio State University and…. I don’t want to graduate.
As shocking as it may be, your mom does know a thing or two.
I could sit here and preach to you about “making friends on your floor” or “joining some clubs on campus” but I’m sure your university’s orientation leader has already done that.
The truth is, college is just another part of your life, and in life, things don’t always go as planned. You may not be best friends with your roommate, you may not know how to navigate your way home your first night out, you might fail your first math course, or you could be sitting in your dorm asking yourself if you made the right college decision. And you know what? It happens.
And you know what else? You are going to be just fine.
Because, let me give you the tea ☕️. If I packed it all up and booked a one-way ticket home, I wouldn’t have met my five best friends and current roommates. I wouldn’t have realized I didn’t want to be a lawyer, I wanted to run public relations at a fashion company. I wouldn’t have met my soulmate. I wouldn’t have gotten the offer for Campus Representative for Victoria’s Secret PINK. I wouldn’t have met my giant group of guy friends at my sorority’s paired block event. I wouldn’t have spent countless Tuesday nights at my favorite bar with all my friends. I wouldn’t have realized that walk home was actually just a straight shot. I wouldn’t have raised that first semester GPA from a 2.7 to a 3.8.
I wouldn’t be sitting here, at my year-long internship, located in a 21-floor high rise building, in my own personal cubicle, writing this letter to all of you.
So, before you pack your bags and make that call to your mom, before you think you’re the only one who can’t quite seem to figure this whole college thing out – give it time.
For some, college is everything and more from the time they first step onto that huge campus. For others (like me), college babe, we are gonna need a little work.
Your college experience is your own mini personal journey. It’s that time period in your life where you have responsibilities, but not “mortgage payment responsibilities.” Soak up the freedom, test your adulting skills, take some risks, and most importantly enjoy the ride (maybe buckle up if your roommate decides she likes to sing opera songs in the shower).
One day you’ll wake up and wonder where all the time went but – smile knowing all that time was put to good use shaping the person you have become.
About The Author
My name is Nichole and I am a 2021 Summer Curtsy Stylist! I attend The Ohio State University and study Communications, Fashion Retail, and Social Work. I will be taking on my senior year at the end of this month where you can find me applying to my post-grad dream jobs while composing my last iconic football block looks! I joined Curtsy in 2020 and I’m loving my “online thrifting” experience!
It’s obvious here at Curtsy we support a circular economy and believe thrifting is a major player in shopping and selling sustainably. But how can you help out our earth in other aspects of your life? 🌎 We’ve got you!
Meet a few ✨awesome Stylists✨ from Club Curtsy’s Summer 2021 class below. 👇
Pro tip:We’re always sharing sustainability tips on our Instagram & TikTok. ♻️
🪴 Why I Love Thrifting: I love thrifting and shopping second hand because it’s better for the environment and cheaper as well! Additionally, with things like denim more wear is good because they’re more comfortable! ♻️ Sustainability Tip: My favorite sustainability tip is to find clothing brands that align with your own values and goals (such as sustainable brands etc). I also like to reuse packaging like jars!
🪴 Why I Love Thrifting: I love shopping with curtsy and thrift stores in general because not only are the clothes cheaper, it is helping the environment! Not to mention, it is super easy to post the clothes you don’t want anymore on curtsy! ♻️ Sustainability Tip: One of my sustainability tips is to try to use reusable bags when going to the store, wether that be the grocery store or shopping out and about! You can also use metal straws instead of plastic straws so you aren’t wasting any plastic, you can even buy the reusable Starbucks cups!
🪴 Why I Love Thrifting: I love thrifting because I get to rehome my clothes to someone who will appreciate them more than me. ♻️ Sustainability Tip: If I have one tip on staying sustainable its that anything that may seem old to you can be new to someone else!
🪴 Why I Love Thrifting: I’ve recently found a love for fashion- especially second hand. Thrifting/second hand shopping is such a great way to avoid buying fast fashion, which is unfortunately mistreating us, as well as our environment. Older pieces that I find to be my style are marked down significantly, so it’s easy to have a wardrobe full of what I WANT to wear! Thrifting is one of my favorite activities to do with my friends. Trying out new styles without breaking the bank is truly a fun and rewarding experience! ♻️ Sustainability Tip: My favorite sustainability tip is to purchase one or two reusable water bottles. I have two bottles that I switch between, and they’re great! Americans throw away 35 billion empty water bottles a year- and only 12% are recycled. Having a reusable bottle eliminates the waste, and I’ve also found that I’m excited to use it!
💖 What I love about Curtsy: I love that Curtsy is a sustainable way to find and sell new clothes! I love the environment and take climate change very seriously. Curtsy is my favorite way to find new clothing without buying into fast fashion. It’s also super easy to sell on, which is perfect for a goddess like me ✨ 🔥 Pro Tips: I love selling memorable clothing items, like outfits I wore on TV. Unique clothing items are eye-catching and help your profile stand out! PS: I wore this For Love and Lemons dress on Matt James’ season 💃🏻 Check out my closet for other famous looks!
Shop some of my most unforgettable of looks from my closet on Friday, August 13th. 20% of proceeds will go directly to Remake to support ethical fashion. Curtsy is also matching 20% of all proceeds donated.
By this point, we ALL have heard about having a Hot Girl Summer, ever since Megan the Stallion told us to live ours back in 2019. Having a Hot Girl Summer means so many things to different people, but at Curtsy we feel that living your best, Hot Girl Summer life, starts with loving yourself and living by the mantra that “every body is a bikini body!” So here’s some ways that you can live your best life in Summer 2021!
Loving Yourself Starts from Within 🕊
This Summer is all about finding out what makes YOU happy! That includes what you physically put into your body and how you treat yourself from the inside out. Give yourself a break and eat food that makes you feel good or refreshed and energized! Start journaling your feelings and thoughts to get them out of your head and into the universe.
It is so good to release negativity and feel inner peace so that your mental, emotional and physical health can flourish! Drink your water, do your skincare routine and give yourself compliments because you gotta love yourself before anyone else can!
Find YOUR People 👯♀️
One of the best parts of the Summer is that we have time off to enjoy the simpler things in life, more sunlight into the evening and a chance to spend time with the ones who bring us joy! Whether it’s a significant other, your best friends or your family, take time to really do something with them! Go on a road trip to somewhere new, explore a new city or spend some downtime at the beach or pool making memories that will last a lifetime. You have all the time in the day to make the most of it so why not do it with the people that you love?!
Wear What Makes YOU Happy ❤️
During the Summer, the fashion of the season can be SO FUN, so why not use it to express yourself! Whether you try out a new aesthetic like the Coconut Girl or you still to your go-to summer faves, have fun with style! Always remember that you look beautiful when you feel beautiful so figure out what summer dresses, denim shorts, and swimsuits make you feel the most confident and strut your stuff all Summer long! If you have yet to find what pieces you really love, don’t forget to check out Curtsy to find your seasonal wardrobe!
💖 What I love about Curtsy: I can always find trendy clothing that I actually *want* 😍 It takes so much time and effort to find pieces I like on other resale clothing apps, but Curtsy makes it super quick and easy to find all kinds of stylish clothes. I could spend hours looking at cute clothes on the popular page! 🔥 Pro tips: Don’t be afraid to style the clothes you’re selling into actual outfits! I’ve found that they sell best when you can really visualize how each piece could be worn 💃🏻 PS: My favorite brand to shop on Curtsy is Zara. There’s always an amazing selection (and sometimes even sold out items)!
This is how I styled my black Showpo dress! Make sure to check it out in my Curtsy closet. It’s one of my favorites and super versatile!
You can shop some of my favorite looks straight from my closet on Monday, August 9th. 25% of proceeds will go directly to Remake to support ethical fashion. Curtsy is also matching 20% of all proceeds donated.
Need some inspo on how to help reduce your carbon footprint and environmental impact? Read on!
Shop & sell responsibly
🛍️ Buy from:
Curtsy, duh — but really, the best way to keep up with fashion trends sustainably is to buy secondhand.
Facebook Marketplace — there are some GREAT finds out there for furniture. West Elm, Pottery Barn, vintage. Fun fact: our office furniture is all thrifted off of FB Marketplace thanks to our very own Clags!
Remake — a Curtsy partner, Remake has a brand directory where they rate brands you already know & love based on factors including: Human Rights, Climate, Water, and Waste. Discover new brands on there & shop them on Curtsy
♻️ Give items a second, third, fourth, etc. life
Don’t waste any of your precious time in person at the thrift store. And do you really know where items you donate end up in? The majority end up in landfills. Instead, sell your items on a resale platform like Curtsy so you know they’re not going to end up in a landfill after you’re done with them.
Rethink your beauty & kitchen tools
💋 Beauty — Replace your disposable cotton swabs & pads with something reusable! I personally used to use those disposable make up wipes everyday but have since replaced them with reusable pads & a MakeUp Eraser
🧋 Eat/drink — Try replacing your sandwich bags & saran wrap with beeswax wraps & silicone sandwich bags.Do you still drink your coffee & tea out of paper cups? Do you still buy plastic water bottles? Try reusable tumblers and mugs like these instead. There are SO many options out there.
Watch these documentaries
👗 The True Cost — an eyeopening deep dive into the fast fashion industry
🌊 Seaspiracy — how our diets affect our ocean friends
Let’s be honest, we’ve all bought an outfit just for the pic. Pose, *click*, and post, then it’s hung up in the graveyard section of our closets. But constantly feeding into the unsustainable nature of the fashion industry just to keep up with what’s #trending on social media left me feeling… well… broke and bitter.
When my friend introduced me to the Curtsy app, I felt as if the tug-of-war game between my want for fun clothes and my moral obligation to be environmentally conscious suddenly stopped.
From closet staples to fads, to this season’s “must-haves,” Curtsy allowed me to participate in the latest trends, knowing the clothes I was buying had more than a one-picture lifecycle.
Here’s some proof that you can not only have the best of both worlds, but with Curtsy, both worlds can be fabulous.
A round-up of my 5 favorite Curtsy finds 🤩:
5. Abercrombie ’90s Ultra High Rise Straight Jeans
I had my eye on these jeans forever! But not a close enough one, because every time they were restocked, they sold out before I even had the chance to log onto the Abercrombie website. My roommate found these and DM’ed them to me and I IMMEDIATELY added them to my cart. Such a good find, and now my favorite pair of jeans!
4. Vintage Prada Purse This purse is the ultimate “Hot Girl Purse.”
She’s short and chunky—fitting perfectly on my shoulder, a little dirty—because she’s been loved, and has the stitching that screams, “this purse was made for a 90’s night club.”
3. Hot Pink Meshki Dress
This dress is the *chef’s kiss* of all dresses. Corseted across the back, cinching in the waist to make you look snatched ⏳, but leaving room around the gut (which is essential). I’ve worn this dress a handful of times, including my 25th Birthday, and every time people are astonished that it is technically thrifted.
2. Green Superdown Two-Piece
This was an “I want it, I got it” moment, minus the crippling my credit card part. I found this Revolve party set right before I flew out to Miami just knowing she would be a moment. And guess what, she was. 😘
1. Vintage Chanel Pearl Necklace
Does it need an explanation? No. Hands-down best purchase.
Find your own favorite looks to rock by shopping mine and other’s closets on Curtsy!
Shop my closet on Wednesday, July 28th! 💥 20% of proceeds will go directly to @Remakeourworld to support ethical fashion.