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.

Enter Now

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.
Shop Velvet Hangers

(Image via Instagram @sortinghangers)

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.
Shop Acrylic Containers

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
2 Piece Set Divider

(Image via Instagram @santabarbaraneat)

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
Cereal Dispenser

(Image via Instagram @thehomeedit)

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.
Shop Closet Organizers  

(Image via Instagram @songmics)

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.
Shop Magazine Holders

(Image via Instagram @sarahshanahan_lifestyle)

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. 
Shop Wicker Baskets


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!

The Poshmark Trend Report: January 2020

Welcome to The Trend Report, 2020 style! You may have watched our reports via livestream in the past, but we’re excited to relaunch this popular series on YouTube and right here on the blog every month. Our resident Team Posh hosts Kate Franco and Amanda Weiss will be covering topics ranging from the top trending items on Poshmark, must-have styles of the month, tips for selling success and so much more! 

Keep reading for tips to help build your business and inspire your personal style. 

We did the work for you and narrowed down 3 trends that will have your wardrobe on point this month.

 

Teddy coats were huge last year and they don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. They’re the perfect piece to add to your closet to keep you warm through the cold winter weather, while still looking fashion-forward. 

Styles we love: Double Breasted Teddy Coat | Mint Teddy Bear Faux Shearling Cropped Jacket | Colorblock Teddy Jacket 

Edgy, cool and bringing all the nostalgia, combat boots are having a major moment.  The top brands from Poshmark are Dr. Martens, Steve Madden, and Timberland.  

Styles we love: Metallic Combat Lace-Up Boot | Steve Madden Moto | Rose Velvet Combat Boots

 

Stylish (and we wish we could say practical), the mini bag made a huge appearance at the tail-end of 2019. (We’re looking to you, Lizzo) We are all about this small but mighty trend as long as they fit our phones. 

Styles we love: Louis Vuitton Mini Speedy | Mini Champion Backpack | Burberry Mini Square Coated Canvas Tote Bag

Keep these items in mind the next time you think about what to source for your closet.

Every month we’ll be letting you in on a #PoshTip you need to know. Got a tip to share? Leave a comment on our latest video for a chance to be featured on the next Trend Report!

There’s no better way to keep up with this tip than joining in on our Love or List Daily Challenge happening all this month! List a new item daily and be entered to win some seriously awesome prizes.

What were the major learnings from this month’s Trend Report?

  • You can’t go wrong with classic brands such as Adidas, Madewell, and Louis Vuitton. 
  • Get your closet game day ready by listing NFL jerseys. 
  • Hottest Home item of the month? Limited edition Starbucks tumblers.

P.S. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button on our YouTube channel.

Love or List Daily Challenge

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To celebrate the new year, we’re kicking things up a notch. The Love or List Challenge is back (with a DAILY twist). We’re giving away prizes every day this month. List an item each day and automatically be entered—every listing is a new chance to win BIG.

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Ready to take the Love or List Daily Challenge?

  • List a new item each day to be automatically entered to win.
  • Earn an additional entry every time you list—the more you list, the better!
  • Winners will be announced WEEKLY on Sunday, so be sure to follow along.

Don’t forget the golden rule: If you don’t love it, it’s time to list it!

P.s. Track your progress by downloading the listing challenge tracker. 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to residents of 50 United States and Washington D.C. who are at least 18 years old. To enter, list a new item on Poshmark’s App or Site. For full Official Rules, visit https://bit.ly/2ZvWYI0. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor: Poshmark, Inc.

The Top 10 Fashion Collabs of the Decade

The past decade gave rise to the most accessible phenomenon in fashion: the collaboration. We looked back at the partnerships between designers, celebrities, retailers, and emerging talent, that led to the decade’s peak hype.

2010 – Takashi Murakami x Casio G-SHOCK Frogman Watch 

Instagram: @kmho888

 

Japanese contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami, first made his way onto the art scene in the 90’s. He founded the “superflat” movement, a postmodern art practice with anime and manga influences. Murakami’s art is approachable and fun, making him the perfect partner for brands and fashion houses. In 2010, he partnered with Casio, the fan-favorite watch brand, to create a special G-SHOCK Frogman design that married his signature flower print with the functional timepiece. This bright collaboration changed the way we look at watches—from stiff, fragile jewelry—to fun expressions of style.

2011 – Versace x H&M

Fast-fashion retailer, H&M, debuted their first designer collaboration in 2004. In 2011, they debuted Versace x H&M, a capsule collection that reflected Versace’s signature bold, Greek motif. The release was so popular, it crashed H&M’s website within minutes of going live and was immediately listed on the secondary market. The collaboration was so successful, H&M brought it back for a second season the following year.

Instagram: @slackermag

2012 – Nike Air Yeezy 2

Instagram: @hypebeast

The Nike Air Yeezy 2 helped Kanye West redefine sneaker culture, with a design noticeably different than its Nike Air Yeezy predecessor. The Red October colorway propelled the shoe into the icon it is today, a favorite among celebrities like NBA-proclaimed Sneaker King, P.J. Tucker. Although the West and Nike union didn’t last, the Nike Air Yeezy 2 paved the way for West’s successful partnership with adidas that started in 2014 and is still running.

2013 – Target x Philip Lim

Just this year, Target celebrated 20 years of designer partnerships with an anniversary collection featuring reissued pieces from their most popular collaborations. From Missioni and Rodarte to Hunter and Phillip Lim, these partnerships made designer goods accessible to the masses. Phillip Lim’s collection featured clothing and accessories for men and women across a wide range of prices. Popular items included a chic $29.99 graphic sweater and a killer $299.99 leather jacket. The collection further popularized Lim’s aesthetic by making understated, everyday basics beautiful.

Instagram: @kcyouthere

 

2014 – Pharrell Williams x Adidas

Instagram: @pharell

 

In 2014, Adidas announced a long-term partnership with the popular music producer and style icon, Pharrell Williams. The Originals = Pharrell Williams collaboration launched with two classic pieces from the Originals collection: a leather version of the Superstar track jacket with contrasting 3-Stripes and the iconic Stan Smith, that were both available in three bold colorways. Williams still collaborates with the brand with his next piece dropping in early 2020, the highly anticipated Adidas 4D sneaker.

2015 – Comme des Garçons PLAY x Converse Chuck 70

COMME des GARÇONS PLAY and Converse released their first collab shoe, the Chuck Taylor All Star ’70, in 2015. This collaboration brought the luxury fashion house into the home of admirers with its accessible price-point. The quirky heart-and-eyes logo, designed by New York graphic artist Filip Pagowski and Comme des Garçons’ founder Rei Kawakubo, combined with the classic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette is among the most popular collabs of the decade.

Instagram: @sneakerhand

2016 – Apple Watch 2 x Hermès

Instagram: @jaystrut

The marriage of luxury and function made the Apple x Hermès collaboration one to watch (bad pun, couldn’t help it). Hermès released their signature leather wrap-band in a series of bold new colors for their partnership with the tech powerhouse. The Apple Watch Hermès band quickly became the ultimate example of a modern, elegant accessory

2017 – Aleali May x Air Jordan

Aleali May made history when she collaborated Jordan in 2017 as the first women to design and drop a unisex sneaker. Her style and social influence caught the eye of Jordan designer, Frank Cooke, who solicited her help to bring his vision to life. Aleali May designed the iconic Air Jordan 1 sneaker to feature expensive materials and different textures, including corduroy, which was inspired by her LA roots and slippers her dad used to wear.

Instagram: @alealimay

 

2017 Honorable mention – Supreme x Louis Vuitton

Instagram: @supremenewyork

 

Supreme, the brand that created an entire hype-cycle and business model based on collaborations, released arguably their best collab yet with heritage fashion house, Louis Vuitton. The Louis Vuitton’s menswear fashion show in Paris even had some commentators claiming that this collaboration is the partnership that enabled streetwear to officially become “high fashion.” The collection consisted of denim trucker jackets, leather trunks, box logo hoodies, and more.

2018 – Serena Williams x Off-White x Nike 2018 at the French Open

What happens when you unite tennis champion and Poshmark board member, Serena Williams, with Virgil Abloh’s Off-White and sports giant Nike? One of the most iconic sport and fashion moments of the decade. The “Queen” collection featured the NikeCourt Flare 2 PE, which Williams wore for the US Open, along with the lifestyle shoes Nike Blazer and Air Max 97 for the public. This epic collaboration pushed the boundaries of athleisure innovation into a new era where functional meets fashion.

Instagram: @virigilabloh

2019 – Virgil Abloh x Ikea

Instagram: @virgilabloh

After several rumors of a collaboration, the popular Scandinavian furniture brand Ikea released its collection with Virgil Abloh, MARKERAD IKEA, in November 2019. This collab mixed  everyday houseware items with Abloh’s unique aesthetic and priced them at Ikea’s affordable price point. Some of our favorite pieces include the “SCULPTURE” Frakta Bags and the “TEMPORARY” Wall Clock.