A little over a year ago, we moved to Telluride, Colorado (as most of you already know). Telluride sits in a box canyon and is not close to any major city. The town also prides itself on not having any mainstream stores. There are no chain stores here. So, it kinda goes without saying that Amazon is a lifeline! I think UPS rolls up 4 times a week with Amazon boxes.
While I mostly buy home goods and groceries, I do look for fashion pieces periodically. I know searching for clothes and accessories can sometimes seem overwhelming on Amazon, so I thought I would share the 7 fashion pieces I traditionally search for… plus some extra essential shopping tips!
Next, I suggest you look for sneakers on Amazon. It takes the hassle out of having to go to the store, try them on, and decide if you like them. If you order from Amazon, you can get them in two days, decide if you like them, and then return them for free. Some brands I like are Hoka (for running), Nike for everyday, and Salomon for hiking shoes. I have the Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail Runners and LOVE them!
Amazon is THE source for affordable blanket scarves! You can find pretty much any kind of scarf you’re looking for and get it within two days. I bought a plaid blanket scarf a few years ago and love it! Plus, it’s very affordable. Make sure you watch my video on ten ways to style a blanket scarf here.
Hats are another accessory you can get for inexpensive on Amazon. I’ve purchased newsboy hats and packable fedoras but you can find anything you need. I picked a few favorites you can shop below!
You can find AMAZING dupes for high-end designer frames on Amazon. For example, you can find some square frame sunglasses like the Gucci ones (normally around $420) for $10! Just make sure you look for sunglasses that have UV protection.
#6 | Specialty Sizes
Amazon has a great selection of specialty sizes like tall, petite, and plus. I love looking for petite ski pants or petite jeans/pants on Amazon. Make sure you watch my video on how to look taller if you’re petite here.
Lastly, Amazon has a great coats and jackets selection including specialty sizes and ranging from trench coats, to packable puffers to faux fur coats! My picks are below.
#1 | Read Reviews
This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. Reviews can be really important in choosing a product. One trick on Amazon that you can use is to look for products that only have a 5-star rating/reviews.
#2 | Know Your Size
We all know how different sizing can be for different brands. If you aren’t familiar with a brand on Amazon, knowing your measurements will make it easier to buy the correct size.
#3 | Stick With Brands You Love
If you’d rather not try out new brands, then just stick to brands you know and love. I tend to look for certain brands on Amazon otherwise I can get lost in a sea of choices. If you find a brand you love on Amazon, bookmark it so you can refer back to the page later.
#4 | Customers Also Bought/Shopped Trick
If you find a product you love, click on the “Customers also shopped” to see if you can find even more you might love or something that might be really similar, but cheaper.
#5 | Filter, Filter, Filter
When you’re searching for items on Amazon, narrow down your search by filtering. On the left-hand side of the screen (if you’re on your laptop or desktop) make sure you check off Top Retailers, Prime, and if you want, Customer Reviews. You can filter by a ton of other things but those are the top three I think are most important!
#6 | Make Sure Your Have Amazon Prime
Time is precious. By the time you remember to put something on your shopping list, finally, make it to the store, and buy it…it could have already been delivered with Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping. It just makes life a little easier. There are lots of other perks to being a Prime member too!
What do YOU buy on Amazon? Share your finds with us in the comments below.