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20 Tips to Ship: The Curtsy Shipping Guide

You know the old saying…ship happens! You’ve just sold something on Curtsy and now the only thing standing between you and scoring extra cash in your Curtsy Wallet is shipping. We’re here to show you that shipping is easy. Straight from our customer support team to you – here’s tips to becoming a shipping queen! With this shipping guide you’ll ship easy and have buyers (and USPS) coming back for more!

The 1-2-3-4 of Shipping

  1. Print out the shipping label we email to you or request a label to be mailed to you 
  2. Pack your item in any small box or envelope, or use our Shipping Kit
  3. Give your package to USPS, schedule a pickup, or drop it in a USPS bin 
  4. Be sure to mark your sale as “Shipped” in the app and you get paid once it ships! 

For more details check out our Shipping FAQ Page

Label Tips: We’re into labels

  1. Print your label: Regular size 8 1/2 paper or label sticker works just fine!
  2. Use the link from Curtsy to print so the label is clear (not a photo of a photo).
  3. No printer? No problem! When creating your pre-paid label, tap “request label via mail”. We’ll mail your label the next business day, and you’ll receive it within 5-7 business days! Request a label soon after you sell to avoid delays.
  4. You can also find a printer near you at a print shop, school, friend’s house or public library.

Packaging Tips: Wrap it up

  1. Pack up your item, any small box or envelope will do!
  2. Order our Shipping Kit: Don’t worry about finding a box! Buy a shipping kit and we’ll send you mailers to have for your next sale.
  3. Sustainable packaging: Reuse a box or envelope (Yes, even an Amazon box). Remember to remove or cover old labels and tape. 

💡Pro tip: In a pinch? Flip a previously used mailer inside out. What’s old is new again!

  1. Tape on your label, but DON’T tape over the barcode (it’s harder for USPS to scan over tape).
  2. Use tissue paper and padding on fragile items like sunglasses and jewelry, and to keep your items from moving around in the box.
  3. Keep it clean: Make sure items are dirt free and match your listing.
  4. Take photos of your item before and after packaging for your own records.

Personalization Tips: Be a little extra

  1. Add in a thoughtful thank you note, sticker, or extra gift with your package as a fun surprise for the buyer.
  2. Draw doodles on the package for a nice touch.

Drop off Tips: Options to Ship it!

  1. Let USPS come to you: You can schedule a pickup with USPS using this link, and USPS will come to you! 
  2. Drop off at the post office: Leave your package with a clerk inside USPS, and be sure to get a receipt for your records!
  3. Use a blue USPS drop box: Drop your package in any USPS dropbox near you! (This option can sometimes come with increased delays, so try the options above first if you can! Be sure to snap a quick pic of the info on the drop box too!) 

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Tips for Selling Clothes on Curtsy: Seller Spotlight Edition

As part of our SELL-ebration 🎉 we’re shining a spotlight on sellers living their best life on Curtsy. Scroll for tips on selling clothes on Curtsy from sellers just like you.

  • Earnings: $1,500+
  • Tell me a little about yourself! 
    I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with my degree in Health & Exercise Science. I am a Medical Sales Rep & I have my Personal Training certification. I love traveling, staying active, & experiencing new things. I am currently training to run my first half marathon.
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love that the Curtsy Community empowers women through sustainable fashion. Curtsy allows women to have a platform where they feel comfortable to buy & sell their items.
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    Traveling & new adventures!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    Take detailed pictures that highlight the features of the item you’re trying to sell & make sure you have clear & concise descriptions. Don’t forget to engage in active communication with buyers & be willing to negotiate. This way you can clear out your closet & free up your finances for what you’re really wanting!

See Hannah’s closet >

  • Earnings: $1,500+
  • Tell me a little about yourself! 
    Hi, I’m Megan and I’m 17 years old. I joined Curtsy in 2020 and absolutely love the app! 
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love that all the people on the app are so nice and friendly and aren’t afraid to ask questions or answer them!
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I am currently saving up for college with my earnings 🙂
  • What is your top seller tip?
    My top seller tip is to make sure you are taking great pictures of your items!

See Megan’s Closet >

  • Earnings: $500+
  • Tell me a little about yourself! 
    I’m a registered dietitian from Chicago living in Nashville right now! I love traveling, shopping, and trying new wines!
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love finding gems for the most amazing deals on Curtsy. I love knowing that I’m giving used clothes a second chance at life!
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I use my Curtsy money for new items in my closet! I love changing up my style.
  • What is your top seller tip?
    My top seller tip would be to take the best photos possible! Try on the item, take pics with good lighting, and style it! It helps buyers visualize wearing your items!

See Melissa’s Closet >

  • Earnings: $19+
  • Tell me a little about yourself! 
    Hello, my name is Andria! I am an Adventure Seeker & Conscious Thrifter. I love being outdoors just as much as I love a good vintage Jean jacket or flowy maxi dress 🤗 I discovered Curtsy on IG and immediately was drawn to the simplicity & quality of their app! I already actively sold clothing to my local thrift stores and thought this was a great way to offer my previously loved pieces to more used clothes enthusiasts! So far it’s been a great experience!
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love being apart of this community of badass, conscious women, with wicked fashion taste 😝 I highly recommend joining and having fun discovering all the fun ways you can style and list your items! 
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I’m looking to become more of a minimalist and hope to stock my clothes with only things I love. I’ve been eying and adding many things to my “liked” list which I plan to use some of my Curtsy earnings on!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    I personally enjoy using a lot of natural light if I can for close up shots of my items, and also use a photo app called Pixelcut to edit my images. Hope my tips help your reselling journey!

See Andria’s Closet >

  • Earnings: $500+
  • Tell me a little about yourself! 
    Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I’m a communications major studying at James Madison University. A fun fact about me is I love dogs, so much so I got a job working at a dog daycare.
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love online shopping, and Curtsy makes that easy and affordable! I first heard about Curtsy from a friend at college and since then I’ve bought and sold so many clothes. One of my favorite features about Curtsy is the ability to control your prices on clothes you sell, and making offers to sellers on their clothes.
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I’ve made a couple hundred dollars selling my clothes and it’s gone to buying from Curtsy and paying for some school items.
  • What is your top seller tip?
    A seller tip I would suggest is to be communicative with potential buyers. Good communication will increase the likelihood of the item being bought and the buyer coming back for more items!

See Katie’s Closet >


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Quick Guide to a Winter Closet Clean Out

Who says you have to save your big closet clean out until Spring? The sun is officially setting later each day, so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the burst of energy that comes with a bit of extra daylight! ✨

I have three easy steps you can follow to clean out your closet for this Winter season AND help you play your part in circular fashion* for years to come (*a sustainable approach to fashion where clothes are reused and recycled in endless amounts of ways, instead of throwing them away). ♻️

🔎 Figure out what’s already working

Imagine your closet as a place you can emerge from each day with a layer of armor that helps you take on the world  💪. I know that might seem impossible with a prom dress stuffed in the corner, or an old winter coat blocking the flared corduroy pants you just bought – but that’s all background noise for now! Time to take a deep breath and figure out what does work first. 

First, ask yourself how you want to look and feel this season, and set aside the basics and classics that’ll fulfill that vision 👁️‍🗨️. Now comes the fun part – what are some unique gems buried in your closet that will show the world your outfits are made for you and no one else? Set these aside too! (Need some help? Make a 2022 vision board).

The answers might come right away – but if they don’t, you can always keep mental notes over a week or two on the pieces you are drawn to/wear the most, and set those aside in your closet 💭

💚 Make your space sustainable

If anything is constant, it’s change, but creating a space where you can cycle through changes and evolve will help you stay grounded for the long run. To keep the closet clean out momentum going throughout the year (and the year after that 🤩), try setting aside an area for all things resell. This could be a section of your closet, a corner of a room, or even an attic space, where you go to decide what you want to donate, resell, and buy for yourself. You can set up some warm lighting, a full-length mirror to try out different looks (and model items to list on Curtsy! 📸), and a cozy chair or floor pillow to pack up your sales and browse for those hidden gems (bonus points if you call this your Curtsy Corner 😉).

💎 Thrift Your Dream Closet

At this point, you probably can’t wait to level up your winter wardrobe with key pieces – like the perfect pair of platform Converse to go with your distressed dad jeans. But after taking inventory of what works, note what’s desperately needed. Maybe you’re way more comfortable in oversized denim this year instead of bombers. 

Made it a goal to work out more? Why not treat yourself to Lululemon leggings in your favorite color? Or maybe you’ve picked up painting again and want a cute patterned bandana to keep your hair out of your eyes while you focus. Whichever items you end up thrifting, they’ll mean a lot to the person you’re working hard each day to become 🎇

By cleaning out the old and creating a closet space you want to keep going back to, you’ll turn sustainable fashion into a practice for life 🌍💙


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How to Sell Clothes on Curtsy: Seller Spotlight Edition

The Curtsy community is nothing without our sellers. As part of our SELL-ebration 🎉 we’re shining a spotlight on sellers living their best life on Curtsy and how they sell clothes online.

We love creating a space for you to just do you – whether that’s raking in high earnings as a pro seller or refreshing your closet by selling gently used quality clothes. Read on to meet a few Curtsy Babes, how much they’ve earned, tips on selling on the app, and peek into their Curtsy closets!

  • Earnings: $30,000+
  • Tell us a little about yourself!
    I currently live in Phoenix, Arizona where I love being outside!! Hiking and running are my favorite activities! Another of my fav hobbies is thrifting and finding hidden gems all around me! A lot of my closet is filled with pieces I find from all over!
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love how the Curtsy community is filled with genuine people who are looking for a good deal! Everyone has a unique style that is brought together in one app! I also love how the founders and Curtsy team are so easy and helpful to work with! They always help solve problems in a matter of minutes!
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I guess I’m not really saving for anything! I just love using this app for fun money!!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    My top seller tip is to be consistent & active! I try to list or promote my page everyday!! I also like to interact with the potential buyers and answer any questions they may have!! Finally, getting good quality photos is a must!!


See Allison’s closet >

  • Earnings: $150+
  • Tell us a little about yourself!
    I’m 19 and currently a sophomore in college!! Been selling on Curtsy for almost a year now and I love it!
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    What I love about the Curtsy Community is that it’s unique and different from other selling brands. It makes selling so easy and convenient.
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for? 
    I just use my earnings for Starbucks (my new obsession) and any activities I do with my friends!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    My top seller tip is to sell using free shipping since it’s more likely to sell faster that way and to always promote the clothes so the likers can see them more often or get discounts!

See Vanessa’s closet > 

  • Earnings: $1,500+
  • Tell us a little about yourself! 
    My name is Haley but my besties call me hay hay! I’m a curly-haired, free-spirited lover of fashion, photos, and anything bright and colorful!
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
     I love that curtsy is so easy to browse through whether I’m looking for a certain brand, size and fit, or a trending style. Curtsy 100% helped me find my own fashion sense and it feels guilt free because it was pre-loved! I already loved thrifting before, but curtsy has such a curated inventory of hot-finds that it’s a no brainer for me!
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I obviously like buying clothes haha but I actually started a few years ago on curtsy selling and I’ve made over $1000 off my closet! I’m currently saving up my earnings for a trip I’m taking this spring to the Dominican Republic!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    I would recommend to anyone wanting to sell on curtsy to be as descriptive and transparent in your listings as you can! I’ve found that buyers need to be able to picture owning your item! Be personable!

See Haley’s closet >

  • Earnings: $5,000+
  • Tell us a little about yourself! 
    My name is Lauren, I’m 22, and I live in San Diego, California! I’m originally from North Carolina but moved here for the remainder of my fiancé’s military career.  I love coffee, fashion, & shopping sustainably. My goals are to get my degree in early childhood education and become a preschool teacher! 
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    My favorite thing about curtsy is the sense of community! I’ve met the kindest people here and even made great friends. I also love how easy and convenient it is to sell & make extra $$$!!!  It is the PERFECT side hustle and I’ve made close to six grand (!!!) in earnings! curtsy is also great for when you want a guilt free, inexpensive, online shopping experience. I always find name brand items at a fraction of the cost! 
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I use my earnings to help pay for my bills, groceries, or when I want to treat myself! ✨
  • What is your top seller tip?
    My biggest tip for sales is lighting & angles!!! good photos = more sales! the more pictures the better!!! I always like to take my pictures against a wall or a white blanket for a clean and simple background.  and make sure to leave a detailed description about the condition, size/fit, and material!

See Lauren’s closet >

  • Earnings: $3,000+
  • Tell us a little about yourself! 
    I am a senior program manager living in The Queen City with my boyfriend and puppies, Astra and Cooper. In my free time, I enjoy shopping (shocker), trying new restaurants around the city, and reading different crime novels.
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I like the targeted audience of Curtsy compared to other re-seller communities. It’s really great seeing my buyers style my clothing in their own way and make new memories with their new pieces across the country.
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I am a recent homeowner and am in the process of buying new furniture for my rooftop deck!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    Include free shipping to your posts. What the buyer sees is what the price actually is. It makes for a much better experience for the buyer and seller especially when you are negotiating prices when shipping is already included in the price.

See Caroline’s closet >


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5 Ways to Style Your New (or Old) Uggs

Uggs? Crew socks? Puffers? An Ugg campaign featuring our girl CHER?! ❤️‍🔥 This is sounding a lot more like 2009 and less like 2022, right? But don’t worry, whether you want to revive your decade-old Uggs or managed to get the new Ugg Mini II, Ugg Ultra Mini, Ugg Neumel, or platform slippers (Ugg Tazz, Ugg Tasman, or Ugg Disquette), we’ve seen it all at Curtsy and we are here to help you out.

Read on to see how to style your sweet sherpa kicks! We’re ranking these looks from dressed up to the most casual…

  1. Wide or straight legged trousers. Since we gave skinny jeans the kiss of death last year, we’ve been on the hunt for new ways to style our new favorite pair of trousers. Well, the good news is that the possibilities with Uggs are endless! Treat your trousers as you would with a good combat boot or your favorite sneaker: cuff your pants (show a little skin..or sock 😏) or flaunt the wide legged look by just letting them casually drape over the boot. This look works with any Ugg style.

    how to style uggs: trousers

  2. Denim. Take your favorite mom jeans or crisp white pair of denim and style them however you want with your Uggs. Similar to trousers, cuff ‘em, leave ‘em hanging, whatever you like. The fun part here is you can dress up your look with a button up and an oversized blazer or take the more casual approach with a hoodie and a statement coat.

    how to style uggs: with denim

  3. Leggings. Leggings? With Uggs? Groundbreaking. In all seriousness, this sounds like a no brainer, but dress up your Uggs with leather or wax-coated leggings or your favorite Gymshark, Lululemon, or Nike pair you snagged from Curtsy. Have fun with cool crew socks or a classic pair of socks from Nike. Throw on a cropped puffer or favorite wool winter coat.

    how to style uggs: leggings

  4. Flared yoga pants. Another comeback piece, yoga pants are no longer just for walking the dog or doing the downward dog. Style your Uggs and flared yoga pants with your go-to turtleneck sweater and an oversized blazer or a vintage crewneck and chunky gold jewelry. 🔑

    how to style uggs: flared yoga pants

  5. Sweatpants. This is a great way to continue the monochrome outfit look (remember all the neutral sweat suits you acquired in 2021?) and break up your look with Uggs. Tuck your sweatpants straight into the Uggs or layer them with crew socks. 🧦

    Did you catch our last Weekly Sale? 15% off all sweatpants and joggers. Catch it next time!

    how to style uggs: sweatpants

PS. Want to know how to clean your Uggs and care for them? Most of the recent styles will come pre-treated by Ugg directly but we’d recommend looking for a kit that has a cleaning AND weather treating solution. The kits with a brush and stain eraser are clutch. 💯 Now your Uggs are ready for all the elements!

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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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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 💯.

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Meet our Sellers!

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:

<strong>Alex Kuchenbuch</strong>
Alex Kuchenbuch

💸 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! 🙌

<strong>Elyse Littleton</strong>
Elyse Littleton

💸 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!

<strong>Jordan Nagel</strong>
Jordan Nagel

💸 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.

<strong>Jessica Morgan</strong>
Jessica Morgan

💸 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

<strong>Lily Swantek</strong>
Lily Swantek

💸 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!

<strong>Jensen Hodecker</strong>
Jensen Hodecker

💸 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.

<strong>Carley Mittag</strong>
Carley Mittag

💸 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!

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Celebrating Juneteenth Today & Everyday

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Styles and cultures have been taken away from Black people for decades to be reclaimed as something more “trendy” or “appropriate.” There is a double standard between POC and white people when it comes to the fashion industry. Microaggressions frequently bash Black people for wearing the styles that they originated. Appreciating the culture rather than appropriating it comes with advocating for Black lives.

Like many trends, the bucket hat was initially invented purely for function. Often referred to as a “fishing hat”, bucket hats were first introduced in the 1900s to protect farmers and fishermen from the rain. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the bucket hat would be adopted as a high fashion item. In the 1980s, the hat became popular with rappers and remained a staple of street fashion into the 1990s. More recently, it has re-emerged as a fashion catwalk item after being sported by celebrities such as Rihanna and Megan Thee Stallion.

One of the latest trends ruling Pinterest, creative acrylic nails are everywhere. However, as decorative nail art enters the mainstream, Black women are being left out of the conversation that they started. Acrylic nails are still frequently labelled as ‘trashy’, ‘cheap’ and ‘ghetto’ when worn by a black woman. It’s important to be respectful as a non-POC when choosing to wear nails and to change the rhetoric to give credit where credit is due.

While branding first played a role in fashion as a way to showcase class and status, it soon became an aesthetic look that many still know and love today. In the ‘80s, designer Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, began dressing hip-hop’s top artists by reengineering these luxury logos in a bold and flashy way. Dapper Dan helped start a resurgence in creativity in the fashion industry.

The hoop earring has evolved into an essential fashion accessory, and the staple of anyone’s jewelry collection. Black women have brought hoop earrings into the mainstream and have sustained their popularity for decades. In the 60s and 70s, hoops were a way to embrace Afro-Centric styles. We can see these iconic earring on some of the most influential celebrities such as Diana Ross and Maya Angelou.

After the past year of staying at home, baggy clothes have become all the rave, and will still be my go-to fashion choice post covid. Skinny jeans are out, and straight-leg mom jeans are in. The origins of the oversized clothing trend dates back to the ’80s hip hop era, and stems from black communities and families, as well as financial hardships. Larger clothing was passed down to younger family members from older family members to save money. Baggy clothing is a comfortable trend for all shapes and sizes.

Often called “sneaker heads”, the community made up of people with a deep love for sneakers first became popularized in the 1970s and 80s with sneakers made famous by hip hop starts and athletes. Sneaker culture and collecting unique, limited edition, and flashy sneakers became a hobby and identity for many. Basketball icon Michael Jordan released his “Nike Air Jordans” in 1985, and these shoes are often seen as the first step to becoming a sneakerhead. The resale of these rare and exclusive sneaker has become an industry in it of itself, as we see in GOAT and Stockx.

When we think of tracksuits today, I often think of the bright red tracksuit Sue Sylvester wore every day in the TV series Glee. However, Baby Phat walked so Sue Sylvester could run. Initially named “Phat Fashions, Kimora Lee Simmons launched her tracksuit empire in 1999. This street style became a fashion essential due to its comfortability and iconic look. Rappers like Jay-Z also skyrocketed the tracksuit trend into popularity when it became a symbol of wealth, that you didn’t need to “sweat the small stuff such as getting dressed”- that a tracksuit was fashionable enough. 

Head-wraps and silk headscarves are ruling the summer trends this season. And there’s no question why – whether it’s to look luxurious or conceal a bad hair day, silk headscarves can make an outfit. It is however important to recognize the origin of this trend and what it represents. Born into slavery, reclaimed by Black women, the headwrap is now a celebrated in the fashion industry to express style and identity.

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SOURCES:
https://missionmag.org/the-rise-and-fall-of-logomania/
https://hellogiggles.com/beauty/nails/acrylic-nails-appropriation/
https://www.crfashionbook.com/fashion/a21967443/history-of-bucket-hat-fashion/
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