Making a good first impression is vital, especially when it comes to listings in your Poshmark closet. The covershot is the first image that users see and can often determine whether they like or buy the item or follow you. And like your first impression, you want to show potential buyers just how awesome you and your listings are.
So how do you capture this in a covershot? How do you entice users to click on a listing and look at the rest of your closet? Lucky you, we have some tips for you to take amazing and authentic covershots.
Clean and Clear
No, we’re not talking about the facewash. A clean and clear covershot is one where the eye naturally falls on the item you are selling. You can assist potential buyer eyes by making sure that there are no competing objects in your covershots. See the difference?
Accentuate and Highlight
Taking a clean and clear covershot doesn’t mean the exclusion of accessories. Instead, other items can help highlight its features, such as color or texture. Just remember, there is a difference between a well styled layout and one that is haphazard. You won’t want to cover up important details that make it hard to figure out the essence of the item.
Choosing the right background is vital to taking a great covershot. You can even use the background to help highlight the item. By choosing a complementary color, you can help an item’s color pop and help capture the item’s true color. Whereas a white background is great to highlight texture or the details of an item, as you’ve seen in the other above examples.
With these tips, you’re sure to get your item sold in no time. Have tips of your own? Share them in the comments!
Looking to elevate your Covershots but don’t have a photographer to snap a pic for you? Or does the item you are selling no longer fit properly so modeling is out of the question? Flat lay to the rescue! These clean and simple layouts are eye-catching, stylish, and can showcase an item just as well (if not better!) than wearing or hanging the garment.
We caught up with two Poshers and flat lay masters to share their tips. Find more gorgeous shots in their closets for even more inspiration!
Kaitlyn | @Lynwol
Lighting, editing & staging
Lighting is EVERYTHING, I take all my pictures in full, natural light. I LOVE to use my ig filters of my pictures (hint: I don’t use the pre-set filters, but I filter the pictures manually). Last, I usually find at least one other item that will complement the beauty of the item I am selling.
Style it to stand out
Styling: Just because you aren’t modeling an outfit doesn’t mean that you can’t put an outfit together for your flat lay Covershot.
Backdrop is everything
I take all my pictures on my desk, which I may or may not have painted white just for that purpose.
Kristin | @fancypantsmcgee
Focal point, details & fun
Let the item that is for sale be the star of the show. Use a clean background and style your merchandise with other items that will enhance its beauty. Pay attention to detail. Smooth out wrinkles and tuck price tags away to ensure a crisp and clean covershot. Have fun! Play around with different layouts of your items, try different angles, and style your items the way you’d wear them. Let your personality shine through!
Let the item take the spotlight
I use a simple, clean background (for me, a white table) that gives me a blank canvas to showcase the merchandise. I also try to style the items with other on-trend pieces and change my covershots periodically to keep them current.
Bright light is best
I take my covershots on a white table in front of a set of large windows in my home. Natural lighting is the key to getting bright, eye catching photos.
first image via hey_im_kate
We here at PMHQ love a good covershot; the kind that makes you stop and take a peek at the rest of someone’s closet. Modeling your item, utilizing a ton of natural light, using creative angles and alternative points of view can help take listings to the next level. Need some inspiration? Here are some that we’re loving lately. We can’t wait to see more!
@pebbles1008 / @splendeur
We couldn’t be more thrilled to share Tania’s delightful mix of vintage and modern finds in today’s Community Closet Feature. The closet boasts a variety of unique vintage duds as well as bold contemporary pieces to ensure a wardrobe that won’t bore.
Of course we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention this community member’s eye for a stunning covershot; we love her clear images and amazing posing skills! If you’re looking to add a special piece to your own collection or two to ensure an outfit that no one else has, be sure to stop by her closet soon!
Urban Outfitters Navy Polka Dot Layered Skirt: $20
Vintage Plaid Blazer: $20
Vintage Red Polka Dot Tokyo Sweater – $10
Turquoise & Silver Elephant Ring: $6
Vintage Brown Suede Cropped Jacket: $35
Vintage Polka Dot Cropped Chiffon Jacket: $17
Apt 9 Grey Suede Ankle Boots: $6
- Vintage Dark Red Floral Tapestry Jacket: $35
1. We might of left our hearts in Vegas, but the PoshFest fun isn’t over yet! We are so excited to announce our PoshFest winners for our Posh Party Instagram Giveaway and our Covershot contest.
Congrats to Sayestebrown for winning our Posh Party Instagram Giveaway for winning $100 in Posh Credits! Give so much Posh love for bostonshopper, mizfabulousity, jessicarabbit13 and thebayarean for winning $25 in Posh Credits in our CoverShot contest.
2. Calling all Insta-fans! Take pictures of how you style your favorite Posh purchases and enter for a chance to win $50 in Posh Credits. Don’t delay – our POSHSTYLE Instagram Giveaway is officially ending Monday, October 28th 12PM PST.
With this last week, get chic!
3. Extra, extra, read all about it: Poshmark’s celebrity investors include Rachel Zoe and Ashton Kutcher! Last week, the media was buzzing all about the announcement on VentureBeat – and so for the fun of it, we’re reliving the spotlight!
Check out what VentureBeat and Refinery29 have to say about it!
4. Magazine mavens, have you seen this month’s edition of InStyle? Poshmark was included in InStyle’s #bestofdigi under their Consignment Insider list. Refashioning is SO in!
Read all about it!
5. Drumroll, please! There are BIG, BIG things that we’re planning at PMHQ for the app in the next few weeks, and we can barely keep it a secret.
Just stay tuned to the blog and our social media channels these upcoming weeks – we’ll definitely give you hints!