Gearing Up for the Grammys: Record of the Year Nominees

Music’s biggest night is right around the corner and the nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards are artists we know and love. We broke down the iconic artists nominated for Record of The Year and their killer style, which you can shop on Poshmark.

At just 18 years old, Billie is the youngest artist in Grammy’s history to be nominated in four major categories. She pushes the boundaries when it comes to her music and personal style— unapologetically bold and not afraid to take risks. Throughout her career, she’s been recognized for her comfy, oversized style and neon color scheme. When it comes to the red carpet, Billie stays true to her roots but always adds a personal touch that feels daring yet totally inventive and trendy. Some of her most iconic looks to date have been her ostentatious head-to-toe designer logo outfits from Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Burberry.

Lil Nas X’s rise to fame is incredible to watch. His undeniably catchy hit “Old Town Road” rose to the top of charts which eventually scored him six Grammy nominations. Not only does he make moves in the music industry by infusing Country Rap with a mainstream audience, but he also makes moves as a certified style star. More often than not, you’ll catch Lil Nas X sporting a flashy cowboy suit complete with a cowboy hat. Needless to say, he’s not shy of the spotlight when it comes to stepping out of fashion norms. Can’t nobody tell him nothin’.

Just when you thought Ariana Grande was at the peak of her success, she recently added another career milestone: face of the house of Givenchy. Creative Director, Clare Waight Keller, referred to Ariana as a “modern muse and the voice of a generation” and we couldn’t agree more. Her go-to look is a mini dress paired with over the knee boots, topped off by her iconic high ponytail are a part of her identity, which was the focal point that couldn’t be missed in her debut Givenchy campaign, #ARIVENCHY.

Khalid is quite literally a free spirit when it comes to his sense of style. The twice-Grammy-nominated artist is all about the bright colors and comfort. Slim-fitting clothes are his go-to when he’s performing inside massive stadiums for his dedicated fans. He once told GQ, “This is why I wear more fitting, not too tight, not too big clothing items. Because I’m gonna jump, I’m gonna rip my pants, and everyone’s gonna see.” His style is something we can definitely get behind. Khalid, can we just talk?

As one of the leading nominees for this year’s awards, 2019 was Lizzo’s year to say the least. The queen of confidence and glamour made her way to the top of the charts and made her mark in fashion, one outfit at a time. In a recent interview with Billboard, Lizzo’s stylist Marko Monroe, says his favorite red carpet look to date has either been her VMA’s red “Siren” Moschino gown with the matching feather boa or the Valentino mini dress and “tiny bag” moment from the AMA’s which practically broke the internet. No matter the outfit Lizzo brings her A game all while looking good as hell

When it comes to being unique, you can always count on Post Malone to bring it.  He’s known for his musical style that draws inspiration from across genres, effectively intertwining hip-hop, rap, pop, rock, and R&B. He brings the same spirit to the red carpet. Catch Post Malone rocking a blinged up Dickies jacket or a pair of his namesake Crocs.

R&B singer and songwriter Gabi Wilson, known best as her stage name, H.E.R., already has a few Grammy Awards under her belt. The Bay Area native is dedicated to keeping her identity subtle and low-key and is adamant that the less conventional approach she takes as an artist allows her music and lyrics to speak for themselves. Her mysterious persona as a musician is of course, also reflected in her style. H.E.R. has fully nailed the “cool girl” look and is all about accessorizing; she’s practically trademarked her must-have accessory which are a pair of chic sunglasses and her red carpet appearances always show her wearing the coolest wide legged pants.

Wisconsin indie-folk band, Bon Iver, was nominated four times this year including Record and Album of the Year. Behind this band is the front man, Justin Vernon, who founded the band back in 2007. Known for his lyrical and melodic music, we can expect the same with his sense of style, often seen at music festivals sporting a band tee and bandana. 

Introducing: The Luxury Home Market

Switch to the NEW Luxury Home Market to connect with fellow home enthusiasts and discover the most coveted interior styles. Whether you’re looking to shop or sell, these top designer finds are worth the investment. 

The French heritage brand, Hermès, is synonymous with quality and refinement. Best known for their skillfully made leather goods, the brand also creates exquisite home decor. The Avalon blanket, also known as the “Birkin for the Home”, makes for a chic accent draped over your bed or sofa. Crafted in a cashmere wool-blend and branded with the signature H logo, the Avalon is an investment piece that’s worth the splurge.  

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Founded in 1837, Tiffany & Co. has become one of the most renowned American heritage jewelry brands to date. It has since grown into a global design house specializing in jewelry, sterling silver, crystal, and more. Their crystal decor blends form, function, and beauty for an elegant, timeless look.  

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MacKenzie-Childs is one of the world’s leading pottery manufacturers best known for their signature black and white “Courtly Check” pattern. First creating pottery in 1983, the brand now offers a wide variety of home goods and accessories. Add a dash of whimsy to your kitchen or tabletop with their ceramic serveware—which is handcrafted so no two are exactly alike.

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The Poshmark Merchandising Guide

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Learning the ins-and-outs of merchandising will help you maximize your closet to its fullest potential. Not to mention, help you get those sales rolling in. In this guide, we’ll cover why trend forecasting is important when it comes to listing including how to strategically price your items to guarantee you’re profiting off your #PoshFinds!

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Look ahead with trend forecasting

Listing items that you already own in your personal closet is the perfect way to get familiar with Poshmark. If you are looking to take things one step further, think about what’s trending in the fashion world that potential buyers would love to get their hands on. One great way to do this is by subscribing to The Trend Report on YouTube, (shameless plug!) the perfect resource to learn everything about what’s trending on Poshmark aka what you should be listing right this moment. Give your buyers incentive to head to your closet to buy what they’re actively looking for. 

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Seasonality is everything

Knowing what to list is a great start, but keeping in mind when you’re listing certain items is even better! The best way to look at it is to ask yourself, “Would you wear shorts in the middle of winter?” Probably not. During summer, you might want to think about listing sandals, tanks, and everything or anything that’ll be perfect for the summer heat! Updating your listings regularly not only keeps your closet fresh but will have your customers coming back for more.

Titles and Descriptions are key

Photos can only tell so much so make your descriptions a good one! When drafting your description, think about how you would describe your item to someone who can’t see or touch the item. Providing measurements, exact colors, and noting flaws allows for full transparency for the buyer. Fewer questions they have to ask = more likely they are to hit Buy Now quickly. Does your item have a boat neckline or do the shoes you’re listing run a bit wide? Add that in! Don’t forget to include more keywords for a better chance for your items to appear in Poshmark search. Posh Tip: when your listing’s description contains more than 100 words, the likelihood of a sale increases by 40%! 

Yes: NWT Madewell long sleeve top. Women’s size medium. Turtleneck, dolman long sleeves. 100% wool. Looks great paired with skinny jeans and booties.

No: Size small from Madewell.

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The price is right with a pricing strategy

Photos, check. Descriptions, check. Now it’s time to think about getting your pricing strategy right. You’re free to price your items at you discretion but here are two strategies to put to the test:  

  • Check out the comps (short for comparables). Simply put, do a bit of research on the similar previously sold items on Poshmark to see how much they were sold for and base your price off their listings. Overall, pricing is up to you but this strategy is smart and will help you to move your merchandise more quickly.
  • List your item higher than the lowest price you’re comfortable selling at. Once listed, share your item and watch those Likes come in! After a few people have expressed interest in your item by Liking it, lower the price and we’ll send a notification to all Likers, incentivizing them to hop in on the deal! 

One more thing… Take advantage of the My Inventory Report feature! It’s the perfect tool to keep track of all your listings in one place. Pay special attention to the Number of Days Listed column. This may signal that it might be time to relist your item with fresh new Covershots to entice anyone browsing. 

Get noticed within the app

Party with your PFFs in-app and participate in Posh Party, which happens 4 times per day (also are the times of day with the most traffic in the app)! Parties are the best time to shop and share items to a bigger audience. Not to mention, this is a perfect opportunity to potentially list your items to cater to each party theme: 

  • 9am PST–Brand Party: The community’s favorite brands such as Madewell, Gucci, Patagonia, and more. 
  • 12pm PST–Category Party: Centered around different categories such as “Best in Dresses, Skirts & Suits”
  • 4pm PST–Department Party: These parties are specifically geared towards different departments (i.e. Everything Petite, Men’s, Kid’s)
  • 7pm PST–Style Party: Focus on sharing your items around different styles and trends

Another great strategy is to look to the Shop Tab for our top trending Showrooms. Shop, explore and discover new listings that buyers have searching for. These rotate daily so don’t forget to refresh to know what’s in!

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Keep your merchandise moving 

Keep the sales momentum going by taking advantage of special promotions right in the app and also market any promotions you may be running outside of Poshmark!

  • Make a Deal & Closet Clear Out (limited time events)
    Closet Clear Out: Head to your Poshmark closet and drop the price of your items by at least 10% of the lowest historical price. This will send a six-hour-long shipping discount to all your Likers!

    Make a Deal Day: To participate, tap the Price Drop button on any listing and select Offer to Likers. Next, drop the price by at least 10% and choose a shipping discount. We’ll send your offer to everyone who has liked the listing. Plus, you’ll be automatically entered to win prizes! (U.S. Only)

  • Offer to Likers
    Notice a lot of likes on a particular item? Send them a deal they can’t refuse. Tap the Offer / Price Drop button on any listing and select Offer to Likers (private). You’ll need to drop the price by at least 10% and choose a shipping discount. We’ll send your offer to everyone who has liked the listing. All offers expire in 24 hours! To be successfully sent, the offer must be at least 10% below your lowest offer in the last 90 days.
  • Social Media
    Connect your social media accounts to Poshmark to easily share your listings to all your platforms with the tap of a button. Tap the Account tab > Sharing Settings to adjust your settings. Add your Pinterest, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts and let the sharing begin. 

Looking for photo tips? Check out the Poshmark Listing Photography Guide.

The Poshmark Listing Photography Guide

 

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Your listing photos on Poshmark are arguably the most important deciding factor for potential customers to hit that Buy Now or Offer button. In this guide, we’ll cover how to photograph your listings with focus on the basics such as style, composition, lighting, equipment and editing. In addition, we’ll walk through what photos to include in your listing to make sure you’re stepping in the right direction (towards a sale!)

Types of Photos in a Poshmark Listing

A Covershot is the first photo in a listing and serves as the very first impression of the item you’re selling, your closet, and your style.  And like any first impression, you want to have your item stand out to potential buyers and entice them to click and buy.

Detail photos are what we call all the other photos in your listing (note: you can add up to 8 photos) that come after the Covershot. Detail photos are—you guessed it— where you want to provide photos of details of your item. Take a photo and represent your item from all sorts of different angles—the back, the front, laid full out. You should also include photos of any possible rips, stains, or signs of wear, the tag so the buyer can reference the sizing, your item next to something else for scale, a close up of the texture or cool details, etc.

Think About Composition & Lighting 

Composition
Whether you’re an experienced photographer or just beginning, one Posh Tip is to learn how to effectively compose your shot. One simple way to get started is to get a plain background to shoot your items on. We recommend you use a plain white sheet or you can pick up some white posterboard or even a roll out backdrop.

Listing photography is the perfect medium to incorporate your own personal style. Doing so can help set you apart and make your personal brand come to life. All you need is any additional props or backdrops that fit your personal brand’s aesthetic. Here are a few amazing closets that are already doing this!

Lighting
Lighting is essential to listing photography. When you photograph your items with proper lighting, it allows buyers to see clear details of your listings. Take advantage of the natural light in your home! Open up all the curtains or blinds, set up near a window and let that natural light shine through. Lacking the natural light? Try out a ring light to get that light just right.

Equipment

The beauty about listing on Poshmark is that the only equipment you truly need is a smartphone, but you can definitely level up your shots with the following equipment: 

  • A smartphone or camera: both are great to capture your listing photos.
  • A backdrop: great for making your photos look very clean.
  • Artificial lighting: does the trick in case you’re in a space with low natural light. These come in many forms such as ring lights and box lights.
  • A tripod: super helpful if you’re shooting multiple listings in one session.

Editing 

Once you’ve snapped the perfect photos for your listing the next step is to edit. Editing is definitely optional, but a simple touch-up will go a long way (especially with Covershots!) The great thing about editing is that there are many free options out there to help you get the job done. We suggest Lightroom, Snapseed or VSCO for simple touch-ups. Here are our top 3 editing tips to look at when editing:

Brightness 
When editing your photos the first thing you want to edit is the brightness. There are various ways to edit the lighting but the simplest way is experiment by increasing or decreasing the brightness and/or exposure until desired. Posh Tip: don’t overdo it on lighting or your photos will appear grainy or overexposed.

Shadows 
Shadows can be a damper when shooting your items, thankfully the shadow tool is here to the rescue. Editing shadows is similar to editing the brightness, you want to start by slowing decreasing the shadows on the picture until desired. Posh Tip: Always make sure you edit brightness first and then edit your shadows second to avoid harsh grains.

Crop
The crop tool is the easiest tool that can make a real difference. If you’re shooting your own photos on your phone or camera it’s important to note that your images will only fit in square size. Therefore, you will need to edit and crop your photos to square size or 1:1. Posh Tip: if shooting on your smartphone camera, adjust your settings to shoot in a 1:1 ratio, that way you don’t need to crop manually!

 

@PoshFixings Design Contest

Design Contest-web2x@2x.pngCalling all Poshers! We’re searching for new Poshmark swag designs (think t-shirts, tape, thank you cards, and more) from the community to feature in our upcoming @poshfixings drops.

If your design is chosen, you’ll get $100 in Posh Credit and a box stuffed full of Poshmark swag. But wait there’s more—your design will be made available to the entire community through the @poshfixings closet. 

Submit by 11:59 PM PT on January 27, 2020 to be considered.

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P.S. Winners will be announced on HERE, so be sure to follow along!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to residents of 50 United States and Washington D.C. who are at least 18 years old. Begins at 8:00 AM PT January 15, 2020 and ends at 11:59 PM PT January 27, 2020.  To enter, submit a design to be featured on Posh Fixings merchandise and submit such design at https://bit.ly/36LTALC. 5 winners will each receive $100 in Poshmark store credit and a box of Poshmark-branded items with an aggregate approximate retail value of $1,000.  For full Official Rules, visit https://bit.ly/2N8x48B

7 Things You Need to Organize Your Home

New year, new goals! If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to elevate your home space, this blog post is for you. Get ready to make 2020 your most organized year yet with our top 7 home organizational tips.

1. Use Space-Saving Hangers

Matching velvet hangers are a must when it comes to tidying your closet. It’s the perfect solution for those hard-to-hang items that are always slipping off your old plastic hangers. Not only are they slip resistant but they also save space in your closet and make it look less cluttered.
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2. Stay Chic and Organized with Acrylic Organizers

If you’re short on drawer space but don’t want to clutter your vanity or desk, look to acrylic containers that instantly make any mess look presentable. Store everything from makeup to pens in this chic take on home organization.
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3. Create Structure in Your Drawers

When it comes to keeping your drawers organized, the key is to group your items by category. Drawer organizers can be extremely useful to keep any drawer in your house clutter free and give every item a designated space, plus they make finding specific items so much easier.
Shop these organizers: 
Small Drawer Divider
3 Piece Set Divider
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4. Airtight Storage Containers

If your cabinets are overflowing with boxes and bags of food supplies, you’re in major need of some airtight storage containers. These clear containers are great to keep track of what you have already in your pantry AND they’re satisfying to look at (have you seen Khloe Kardshian’s pantry?! Next level!). Go the extra mile and label your containers so you know where everything is at the exact moment you need it.
Shop these Airtight Storage Containers:
Acrylic Canister Container
3 Piece Set Containers
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5. Diversify your Closet Space

Keeping your closet organized is no easy task, that’s where hanging closet organizers come to the rescue. Put the the dead space in your closet to use by adding additional storage for larger items such as purses, sweaters and towels.
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6.Use Magazine Holders as Storage Trays

Contrary to popular opinion, magazine holders aren’t strictly for magazines! Use these for storage in your pantry, bathroom or even to hide cable boxes. The possibilities are endless thanks to these versatile containers.
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7.Throw it in the basket

Baskets are the perfect option to organize your bedroom, living room and bathroom in a stylish way. Large baskets are good for organizing throw blankets in your living room or even used as a hamper.  Smaller sectional baskets are perfect for organizing smaller items; try using one as a catchall for your phone, keys, and wallet in your entryway. 
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Posh N Sip 2019 Year End Recap

Happy New Year Poshers! The end of 2019 was truly incredible for our Poshmark community. Huge thanks to all of our incredible Posh N Sip hosts for hosting events in the midst of the holiday season. Check out the list of the amazing Poshers who accomplished their milestone below.

2nd Milestone: @cloudscloset, @poshdresscode, @artisanloft, @gypsy4499, @sdanielson92, @seattlegalstyle

3rd Milestone: @_tattooedbarbie, @poshingthrulife, @thenoblehanger, @charocloset, @skirtssewpretty, @looksbylinds, @tatycloset, @bargaingirl66, @poshdresscode, @2ndchancegypsy

4th Milestone: @passionreseller, @debalina23, @wickedrosevtg, @javamomscorner, @moongoddess7, @infinitelyposh, @southshorebtq, @thefebresappeal, @penelopejean, @northwoodsfinds, @_tattooedbarbie

5th Milestone: @passionreseller, @embrace_sisu, @debalina23, @beadshine, @cynthaaa, @javamomscorner, @wickedrosevtg, @infinitelyposh, @ex_globetrotter

We’re always amazed by our community and we look forward to 2020!

November and December Posh N Sips:

These Poshers are spreading the word about Poshmark while earning referral credits, becoming Poshmark influencers, and, of course, exclusive Posh swag–including a special host thank you gift!

Interested in hosting your own Posh N Sip? Reach out to us at hosting@poshmark.com to see how we can help promote your get together!