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Curtsy 2022 Fashion Trend Predictions: 6 Styles to Shop

We have to admit, 2021 served us some iconic styles and vibes. From cottagecore to coconut girl, shackets and baguette bags. Will 2022 fashion trends dare to be as bold? Will she do it? We’ve rounded up styles we’re predicting will be seen everywhere this year. And yes, they’re pretty iconic!  

Being in the business of fashion, we’re always looking out for current and upcoming styles to make sure we offer them to you on Curtsy. We check in with top searches and what our favorite influencers and trendsetters are wearing.

Scroll for the inside scoop on what 2022 fashion trends we’re seeing – from Pearlcore, to the year’s hottest heels, and a blast from the past. See a trend you’re ready to try? We give you styling tips and keywords to search to make it yours.


2022 fashion trend walk on the wild side
women wearing fashion trends sherpa coats, fur jackets, feather sleeves

For 2022 the details get fuzzy. Channel your inner animal by wearing fur…faux fur of course. (No animals were harmed in the making of this trend.) And in an exciting twist – the faux details aren’t reserved for winter coats. We’re obsessed with dresses and shirts flocked with feathers.  

🔎 Search for keywords: sherpa coats, fur jackets, feather sleeves, ostrich feather, feather trim, fur trim

2022 fashion trend Y2K
showing 2022 trends bucket hats, flare yoga pants and leggings, new balance sneakers, platform shoes, Ugg minis

Cue the nostalgia, Y2K is still having a moment. How to do this trend right without looking outdated? Pick and choose styles from the past and pair them with a modern piece. Like New Balance sneakers with a casual dress or cropped trousers.

🔎 Search for keywords: bucket hats, berets, Ugg minis, flare yoga pants & leggings, New Balance sneakers, combat boots, platform loafers

2022 fashion trend Emily in Paris
women wearing 2022 fashion trends gloves, berets, tights, bow tops, color trend

We’re taking style inspo from our favorite American in Paris 🥐. This trend is Parisian sophistication meets bold glamour. Elevate your ‘fits with prim and proper accessories and embellishments like bows, opera gloves and statement tights. You’ll feel like you’re in Paris, without the jetlag.

🔎 Search for keywords: opera gloves, berets, lace tights, bow hair clips, bright pink, metallic shoes, statement coat, leather gloves, loafers

2022 fashion trend warm in style
women wearing 2022 fashion trends plaid scarves, Acne studios scarf, puffer, layering, quilted jacket

Thanks to this pandemic we started to look for comfort in our style. The obsession stuck and now we can’t get enough of items that have us feeling cozy. As temps get lower so do coats and pant legs. Floor-grazing puffers and quilted fabrics have us finally feeling comfy in the cold. The cozier the style the better.

🔎 Search for keywords: Acne studios scarves, plaid scarves, quilted jacket, puffer, button ups, turtlenecks, vests, vintage sweaters, crew neck sweater

describing luxe fashion trend
women wearing 2022 fashion trends Mach & Mach heels, Balenciaga Hourglass bag, Pearlcore trend

Because you deserve nice things. Lucky for you, you know just the place to get designer items at great prices 😉

Polish off your look with investment pieces like uniquely shaped designer bags or shiny objects like pearls. That’s right, Pearlcore is the current vibe that has us looking through our grandmother’s jewelry box. Shop for pearl-embellished straps or go crazy with a top entirely beaded with pearls and rhinestones

🔎 Search for keywords: Mach & Mach heels, Balenciaga Hourglass bag, pearl necklace, pearl headband, pearl nail art, pearl *everything* rhinestone *everything*, embellished top

2022 fashion trend color trends
women wearing 2022 fashion trends and color trends red, green, houndstooth

The last few years the color story was neutral with shades of tans and blacks. In 2021, we started seeing brands play with more colors in the crayon box. Get excited because in 2022 the future looks bright. Don’t shy away from colors, be bold with electric hues and dizzying prints. New year, do you!

🔎 Search for keywords: bright red, emerald green, houndstooth, plaid, checkered

Not sure where to start? We personally curated a shoppable list of trending pieces on Curtsy!


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10 Inspiring Quotes for 2022

A big part of manifesting your dreams is speaking them into existence. There is power in words. Here are 10 inspiring quotes to motivate you to realize your dreams, empower you to achieve them and do you along the way. 2022 is sure to be your best year yet, Curtsy Babe! See a quote that sticks out to you? Share the wisdom with your friends.


image of inspirational quote that says your whole life can change in a year, make it this one
Your whole life can change in a year, make it this one

image of inspirational quote that says this is the perfect time to forget your past, forgive yourself and begin again
This is the perfect time to forget your past, forgive yourself and begin again

image of inspirational quote that says your glow up will be hard for some people to watch
Your glow up will be hard for some people to watch. Glow anyway

image of inspirational quote that says when your peace is your highest priority, your choices become a lot more clear
When your peace is your highest priority, your choices become a lot more clear

image of inspirational quote that says waste less, thrift more
2022 mood: Waste less, thrift more

image of inspirational quote that says you feel unsettled because you know you are meant for more
You feel unsettled because you know you are meant for more

image of inspirational quote that says you’re not required to remain the version of yourself that is everyone is used to
You’re not required to remain the version of yourself that is everyone is used to

image of inspirational quote that says live what you love
Live what you love

image of inspirational quote from Toni Morrison that says you are not the work you do
You are not the work you do; you are the person you are.
– Toni Morrison

inspirational quote that says Someday you will meet the happiest version of yourself
Someday you will meet the happiest version of yourself…
and it will be worth it

Sources: @realjayblessed, @businesswifey, @consciousconversations__


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How to Make a 2022 ✨Vision Board ✨

If 2021 taught us anything at Curtsy, it was that if you manifest hard enough, write down your goals and keep a positive attitude, your dreams can become reality. 2022 can really be YOUR YEAR if you start it off right! With the New Year quickly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about how you’ll create your 2022 Vision Board. We’ve got all the answers for the Curtsy community to manifest all your dreams and goals in 2022!


✍️ Write down your personal goals for the year

To start off your 2022 vision board, you are going to want to take note of all the ideas, goals and dreams you’d like to achieve in the new year. Personal, financial, educational/career and social are great places to start! Decide on the ones that are the most achievable and highlight them.

📸 Create a “2022” board on Pinterest to add photos that align with your goals

Head over to your Pinterest account, create a 2022 board and start adding photos, quotes and ideas that align with your goals list. Pick a color scheme and images that are different sizes to create a true collage. Next, download the photos that you want to piece together!

Download a collage app 

Use a free app like Canva or Picsart where you can create a collage on a blank canvas. Resize the images however you like, then save your final collage in 16:9 ratio for your phone wallpaper!

🎉 Make the collage your wallpaper & take on 2022!

Now you are all ready to take on the New Year with your goals, ideas and dreams at the forefront. 2022 is your oyster so put your new vision board everywhere and keep manifesting the year ahead!’

🔮 Need some more inspo?
Here are a couple of my vision mood boards:


2021 nikki paige mood board
2021: https://pin.it/17m8g2D
2022: https://pin.it/6TG8Y0t

Check out the Curtsy 2022 Vision Board: https://pin.it/2XgOQ9R


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Curtsy Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve curated a Holiday gift guide for gifting everyone on your list, from the wellness obsessed, to mom and dad (and yourself). Explore our Holiday gift picks found on the Curtsy app and our fave brands. 

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Stocking Stuffers | Luxe Lover | Wellness Obsessed
Sustainable Queen | Adventurer | For Him | For Mom

Under $30 Stocking Stuffers

On Curtsy: gold or beaded jewelry, iPhone cases and charms, new shades, dad caps or beanies, purses and wallets

Gifts for the Luxe Lover

On Curtsy: search for your favorite designer! (Our top designers are: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Nike Air Jordans, and Saint Laurent.)We have tons of luxury accessories, clothing, bags, shoes, etc. And a lot are New with Tags (NWT!)

Gifts for the Wellness Obsessed

On Curtsy: Activewear is one of our most popular categories! Check out Lululemon, Gymshark, Nike, and more.

Gifts for the Sustainable Queen

On Curtsy: Some of our favorite sustainable brands are: Levi’s, Patagonia, and Reformation.

Gifts for the Adventurer

On Curtsy: Not ready to buy new activewear? Give these another life: Girlfriend Collective, Alo Yoga, Outdoor Voices.

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Mom

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How to Have a More Sustainable Black Friday

Learn how to turn your Black Friday into ♻️Green Friday♻️ by saving money AND the planet today!

Did you know the biggest shopping day of the year also has a big impact on the Planet due to higher production and shipping? When Black Friday deals drop there’s no reason we should drop our love for Earth too. Turn Black Friday into Green Friday by shopping the Curtsy way. Here’s how to find great deals that make a small impact on your wallet and the Planet. 

👋 Shop second hand (*cough-cough* CURTSY)

Spend Black Friday right by saving money AND the planet when you thrift shop. What’s your favorite online thrift store and why is it Curtsy 😉? There’s no better place to #extendthetrend and shop looks you love without all the guilt. Plus, every day feels like Black Friday with daily deals on the Curtsy app.

🛍 Support small & local 

This year it’s more important than ever to shop small, because many small businesses are feeling the impact of the pandemic. Show your support by shopping locally at a boutique or online at Etsy. Small shops offer just as great of deals as the big guys.

💚 Shop eco-conscious brands

We see major red flags when a brand is afraid of commitment (to us and the Planet). This weekend shop responsibly from the below list of eco-conscious brands we admire.

Girlfriend-collective (30% off everything)
Galerie.La (Buy one get one 30% off all clothing)
Able (25% off site-wide)
Naadam (40% Off)
Wild cosmetics (25% off site-wide)
Pact (25% Off)
Parade (40% Off)
Whimsy and Row (Up to 75% off )
Tentree (up to 50% off)
Levi’s (40% off + free shipping)
Aday (up to 30% off select styles)

✔️Keep calm and shop smart 

Impulse buys are fun, but knowing you took your time to find the best deal on what you actually need can be even better. This year make a list of what you need before you start shopping so you don’t gobble up every sale you see.

👯‍♀️Shopping in person? Buddy up!

Have plans to add fresh finds to an IRL shopping cart? Invite a wingman to your in-person adventure and carpool from store to store. Plus, don’t forget to bring along your reusable tote for your new items. The Planet will thank you!


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Now Hiring on Your Campus

👋🏼 What’s Curtsy?

At Curtsy, we’ve re-imagined how you shop for and sell your clothes. We’re working everyday to use our platform to keep fashion out of landfills and give apparel a second life. We’re making it easy for you to buy and sell your clothes, shoes, and accessories online and through our app

At Curtsy we value integrity, boldness, and community. We’re dreamers, thinkers, doers, and achievers. We meld old-school tradition with new-school disruption. We want to be THE go-to for sustainable fashion, and it takes bold action, challenging the status quo, and delivering a wow customer experience. 

So far we’ve kept over two million items out of landfills and helped our community earn over $30M through giving their clothes a second life. Together we work hard, we dream big, and we look great doing it. 

We started Curtsy in the Tri Delt house Ole Miss. Today we’re a small but mighty team with an office in downtown San Francisco. We’re still a small startup and are looking for people just as fun and lively to join the team! Read on for more deets! 👇🏼

✨ About Campus Teams

We’re looking for two talented marketers at each school to help grow Curtsy and tell our story. As an early member of the team you’ll have extraordinary autonomy and ability to contribute to overall growth and marketing strategy. If you have ambitions to join a fast growing start-up and spread the joy and ease of sustainable fashion, we think you’ll be a great fit.

If you’re passionate, have an entrepreneurial spirit and love making genuine connections: We’ll give you the power and resources to hit the ground running and make an impact on your campus.

💃 What You’ll Do

We want you to help spread the Curtsy love to your friends and campus. 

From partnering with local businesses for giveaways to hands-on marketing campaigns and social media, you’ll be involved in everything. 

You’ll be working directly with me (a Co Founder here at Curtsy) and another student on your campus. We’ll have bi-weekly calls to brainstorm fun activities and ways to spread Curtsy to your school.

While your main role will be on-campus marketing, we’ll also work closely with you to help us improve the app and brand. 

💸 Compensation 

As a valued member of our small team, you’ll get competitive hourly pay* in addition to $100 Curtsy Credit (monthly) AND 15% off everything on Curtsy 🙂  

Depending on your preference, this opportunity might be eligible to count for class credit as an unpaid internship.* 

👯‍♀️ About You 

You have a spunky spirit with a passion for style. You’re bold in your fashion choices and love to make a statement. You walk with confidence and see failure as an opportunity for growth. You live deliberately and intentionally, making the world a better place along the way. You’re a team-player, supporting others and growing Curtsy along the way. 

You’re interested in:

  • Social media 
  • Marketing 
  • Fashion or resale 
  • Video content
  • Event planning 

📍 Where We’re Hiring First

  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Florida State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas

These are the campuses we’re kicking off first! Don’t see your school? Fill out the application and choose ‘other’ when we ask for your university. We’ll let you know when we’re ready to launch your campus in the future!

FAQ

Time commitment: Around 4-5 hours per week, but could be more if you’re interested 🙂

Is this paid? Yes! You’ll be compensated hourly in addition to getting $100 Curtsy Credit monthly and 15% off everything on the app. 

When does this start? This role is for the Spring ‘22 Semester, but we’d start a week or so before your spring classes begin. 

How long does it last? The Spring 22’ Semester

When is the deadline to apply? Application Deadline: Acceptance is rolling, applying earlier is better

When will I know if I’m chosen? We’ll send out acceptance emails shortly after the application deadline 

Where do I find my Curtsy Closet Link to include in my application? Go to your profile on the app, tap share at the top & tap copy link

How many ambassadors are you hiring? We’re hoping to hire 2 awesome students at 20 different universities 

Do I need to be a university student? Yes, we’re currently hiring at universities, but are hoping to expand our program soon 🙂

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Shop the Trends: Fall Edition

When a new trend hits there’s always at least one brand we look to who’s doing the trend right. Think Lululemon for hi-rise leggings or Patagonia for fleece vests. Scroll below for current Fall trends to start shopping and what brands to search for that are doing the trend right.

SHACKETS:

This season’s crossover style is shirt jackets. Grab one when you like being outtsiiiddee, but aren’t ready to commit to a full-on jacket. We especially have our eyes on shackets in plaid or sherpa.

SEARCH: ZARA, AVEC LES FILLES and American Eagle

CHUNKY SHOES:
Ready to bare your sole? Make it a thick, chunky sole and you’ve got our attention. Whether you’re feeling boots, sneakers, or loafers this Fall, make them chunky and you’ll be held in high regard.

SEARCH: ASOS, Dr. Martens, Steve Madden and Circus by Sam Edelman

OVERSIZED LEATHER BLAZERS:
Nothing says effortlessly cool like an oversized leather blazer. Embrace this street style by going up a size when shopping for your Fall layers.

SEARCH: ZARA, Princess Polly and Forever 21

Shop our curated list of must-have layers.

SLIP DRESSES:
Slip dresses can take you from Holiday parties to chilling with friends in an instant. How to wear them in Fall? Throw on a blazer and your chunky boots to complete the look.

SEARCH: Victoria’s Secret and Princess Polly

Shop our curated list of formal wear.

RELAXED TROUSERS:

For when you’re in a soft pants mood, but want to look chic, grab for relaxed trousers. The flowy silhouette adds length to your look. Plus, they’re comfy, cozy, and cool.

Search: Urban Outfitters, ZARA, Princess Polly, and Motel Rocks

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Pro Tips: Selling on Curtsy

Don’t you love the feeling of giving your clothes new life? And of course, earning some extra cash ain’t bad either. Selling on Curtsy is easy and you don’t have to be a pro to get that bread. But, it doesn’t hurt to see how the pros do it. 

Whether you’re just getting started or looking to glow up your Curtsy earnings – we’ve got a tip for you. Scroll along bestie to learn a thing or two from the pros about selling on Curtsy.

PHOTO TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: ✨Get lit✨ Great lighting helps your items stand out. Try snapping your photos near a window or lamp. 

✔️ Tip #2: *It’s all in the details* Snap your item from all sides, and go in for a closeup to show off the details of unique patterns or textures.

✔️ Tip #3: Post as many photos of the item as you can, cause on Curtsy there’s no such thing as TMI. Try to include at least one photo of the item IRL, a stock photo from the brand, and a closeup. 

WHAT TO LIST TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: 😍 Lululemon, Nike, Princess Polly, Free People, American Eagle, and Brandy Melville are just a few brands that are hot rn on Curtsy. 

✔️ Tip #2: BUT Curtsy Babes love discovering fresh brands and styles, so list what you love and we’ll love it too! 😍

✔️ Tip #3: Have an item in your closet perfect for the current szn? Keep the weather in mind and what trends shoppers are coveting. Follow us on social for major trend inspo. 

HOW TO PRICE TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: Don’t stress about the price being right. We got you! When you list, we’ll always show you a suggested listing price based on what similar items have sold for. Afraid of commitment? No pressure, you can always edit your price after posting. 

✔️ Tip #2: Offering free shipping helps make your goods irresistible to shoppers🏃💨

BOOST YOUR LISTING TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: If you want fresh eyes on your listing 👀 try dropping the price a few bucks or making private offers using the Promote button.

✔️ Tip #2: Maybe your photos could use a refresh! Add some snaps from different angles, a fully styled fit, or a stock photo of the item. Photo ideas: Share your style by using old IG photos of you in the item, plus flat lays or mirror shots are always 💯.

WANT MORE TIPS? 

Check us out on YouTube for more selling tips and fashion inspo.


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From HQ: Curtsy Values

Greetings from Curtsy HQ! If you’re reading this, you already know what we are, but do you know who we are? We recently took a stab at answering this question. We thought about each Curtsy team member and the characteristics that make each person great. What the discussion sparked is this list of traits (some might even call them quirks) that summarize our values and inform everything from our interview questions to our customer service.

TL;DR: We’re a passionate team of optimists and strategic thinkers, with open minds and hearts, who don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Our Values

  1. Persistence
  2. High-level thinking
  3. Going above and beyond
  4. Optimism
  5. Taking responsibility
  6. Teamwork
  7. Fun

Persistence

  • We bust through walls to achieve our goals (or find a way around the wall, make friends with the wall, or figure out why the wall doesn’t matter).  
  • We solve issues as they arise and course correct when necessary, but we never give up or go home early. 
  • We understand that setbacks are part of the learning process.

High-level thinking

  • We focus on getting it right (strategy) and getting it done (execution). Both are equally important. 
  • We carve out time to research, think, ideate, and get aligned on the strategy before diving in. A few hours of strategic planning can save us weeks of wasted effort. 
  • Along the way, we regularly zoom out to ensure that we’re still headed in the right direction. 

Going above and beyond

  • Going the extra mile for customers is our normal route. We don’t tolerate mediocrity, and continually work to improve our customers’ experience.
  • We’re looking for “wow” reactions; delight is our goal.  We consider a working app, with helpful and responsive customer service, the bare minimum. 
  • We move quickly to squash issues and bugs that come up to minimize customer impact. 

Optimism

  • We’re motivated by hope for a better future and our ability to bring it to life. The world around us was created by normal people just like us.
  • We try to look with clear eyes at the reasons why ideas will work rather than fail, taking care to avoid blind optimism. After information-seeking and discussion, we rely on our intuition to guide us.  
  • We have a can-do attitude. If we don’t know something, we believe in our ability to figure it out.  
  • We’re growth mindset people.    

Taking responsibility

  • We recognize that no person or company is perfect. To err is human, and companies are human endeavors. When we miss the mark, we will take full responsibility without making excuses. 
  • We don’t blame others for our mistakes. 
  • We’re all part owners in Curtsy, so we act according to its best interests. 
  • We do what we say we’re going to do. 

Teamwork

  • We put aside our egos in the service of the greater goal. 
  • We avoid zero-sum thinking, and competitive or political behavior towards others on our team.
  • We’re motivated by helping others and see others’ success as our own success.
  • We’re focused on building strong relationships with others on the team, and tackle conflict head on rather than sweeping it under the rug. 
  • We’re aware of the impact that our actions have on others. 
  • We assume positive intent in others’ actions.  

Fun

  • We spend most of our waking hours at work, so we try to make it fun and laugh a little. 
  • We try not to take ourselves too seriously. 
  • Success is a function of skill, effort, and luck. We bring our best selves to every task, but we don’t stress over what we can’t control.  

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