It took me about a good 3 seconds to come up with the title of this blog regarding Yesstyle. I’m sure many of you Korean/Japanese or asian fashion lovers have heard of this infamous online store—with a rep. Whether that rep would be good or bad depends on your purchases because it could either be a hit or a
scam miss. Join me as I look through my current purchases that have still yet to come, as well as some tips I learnt along the way when it comes to smart buying on Yesstyle. Warning: This is a long post.
Despite my intro, I’m still a Gold ass member on Yesstyle because as long as you shop smart on Yesstyle then you won’t be able to stop yourself seriously.
I feel like before I get into this blog post, I wanted to describe my style of clothing and/or just my style in general. My preference is skinny jeans/slim fit mom jeans with a cropped/non-cropped but tucked in lettering, graphic or just a plain t-shirt. I’m also a massive fan of New Balance shoes. I like a more casual/chic look. If I were to pick a Kpop idol whose airport fashion is similar to my general style, it would be Seulgi from Red Velvet, Krystal Jung from f(x), or Somi from the former group IOI. You should search up their airport fashion, really inspiring.
Let’s get into the most exciting part first, where I share to you what I recently purchased from Yesstyle. By the time this blog post is published I probably (hopefully) would’ve already received most of these items.
All prices listed below are AUD and are also Gold member prices, please keep that in mind.
Let’s start off with one of my most favourite things to purchase on any online store, t-shirts.
1. Striped Short Polo Shirt – $10.28 – QZ Lady – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1038978055
Lately, I’ve been really into cropped polo shirts. But when I say cropped I just mean the shirts that end at the hem of your jeans or a little past, it still covers your stomach. There’s actually two colour variations of this shirt and I already have the black one, which I obviously really liked enough to buy the white variation. I’ve also been looking into buying the (expensive ass) UNIF cropped zip white shirt and the Ellesse crop zip polo but they’re both unavailable for purchase at the moment unfortunately. So I’ll just have to make do with my cheaper Yesstyle versions.
2. Rose Embroidered Short-sleeve T-shirt – $13.74 – Dute – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1059587288
I honestly don’t own very many plain white t-shirts, maybe just two. One of them is Dead Studios chloe pocket tee (in basically all 3 colours available), and the other is my white t-shirt from Topshop which I can’t find a photo for. But I don’t like just any white t-shirt, I like the ones with the thick material, that you can’t see through. The sleeves need to be oversized. I sometimes even like those t-shirt sleeves that come down past my elbows. So I decided to purchase this one, with a small cute design of a red rose for that accent. It’ll be cute tucked into jeans.
3. Printed Short-sleeve T-shirt – $13.74 – Moon City – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1060200069
If there’s any 4 colour t-shirts that I’m currently obsessing over, it would be emerald/forest green, navy blue, white, and yellow. I’ve never pulled off anything yellow before but I can really see myself wearing this shirt with my -5kg white jeans from chuu. And can we just talk about the vintage graphic design on the shirt? I love it.
Now, we’ll move onto the more risky purchases. Well—I don’t mind risky ethical wise, I mean tops that I don’t usually wear but am currently looking into wearing. I’m not a blouse/dress shirt bearer, but for some reason—with the seasons to come in mind—I started becoming really into looking for blouses and dress shirts. The following tops I thought would look really nice with this Yesstyle cutout crop top underneath, or I wouldn’t have bought them otherwise.
4. Striped V-Neck Blouse – $11.39 – MePanda – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1052817685
The moment I saw the colours of this blouse, I fell in love. It has two out of the four of my current favourite colours in such a beautiful pattern. I really love how this one looks. The only thing that got me hesitant was the deep V-cut down the middle. I’m really not one for V-cuts, especially a cut of this size. Which is the main reason why I decided to also purchase the cutout crop top so I can put it underneath the blouse, effectively utilising the V-cut of the shirt. However, I’m really excited to wear out this shirt when I get it, especially since Summer is not too far away now.
5. Mock Two-Piece Plaid Top – $12.61 – OGAWA – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1058201539
Talking about risky V-cuts, get a load of this top. It’s like an off the shoulder V-cut. Definitely one of my more riskier purchases. However, like I said, I can tone it down with cutout crops. What I liked most about this shirt is the plaid design and that rich burgundy colour it ensues. It’s a really gorgeous piece that I’m not 100% sure I can pull off, to be completely honest. I didn’t really immediately go into the fishnet under blouse trend but because I really liked how the plaid top draped on the model, I thought it can only really drape and stay in place like that if I bought a mock two piece. However, now I’m thinking of buying just the fishnet top so I can put it under my blouses—it’s starting to catch on for me.
6. Striped Short-Sleeve Blouse – $13.10 – Caramelody – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1059689733
This shirt gives me a 50s short-sleeve blouse vibe, where they’d have a neck scarf and a long skirt that it would be tucked into like what Audrey Hepburn wore in ‘Roman Holiday’. Obviously, I won’t be wearing it with a long skirt and a neck scarf, I’d probably just tuck it into jeans or a denim skirt. But I really like the look of the short-sleeve blouse and I’m currently looking into buying more blouses like these.
The last set of pieces I bought in my purchase are a few casual dresses and a slim fit pair of jeans. Since Summer is approaching, I also wanted a few dresses that I feel comfortable wearing in the heat. Honestly, I don’t really feel comfortable showing my shoulders—call me conservative. I also look weird because my arms are really skinny, I need more meat on them otherwise they look skeletal when I’m wearing a sleeveless top (lol).
7. Floral Embroidered Tunic Dress – $17.21 – Lilygirl – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1049513158
When I think of innocence, I think this type of dress is the epitome. The white, flow-y kind of tunic dress. But I really just bought it because I like the flow-y look to these kinds of dresses, it looks like it’ll make you feel airy. Better yet it’ll give you more room and breathing space when you’re walking outside in the heat. I don’t really like wearing clothes that cling especially when it’s over 30˚C outside. And I don’t necessarily want to wear those t-shirt dresses I see people wearing—I never understood those as much as I love t-shirts. So this is my best bet.
8. Mock Two-Piece Mini Dress – $20.66 – Doyle – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1058381366
Look, I’ve been searching for something like this for a long ass time. I just like the idea of two pieces especially when it comes to blouses. If you’ve noticed, the clothing items I purchase are really versatile and some can be worn in many different occasions. I consider this piece as one of those items. You can wear it to the office, you can wear it to brunch, you can wear it to dinner, heck, you can even wear it out just to buy some damn groceries. It’s like a mix of casual and formal.
9. Cropped Jeans – $26.61 – Kojasmine – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1057664208
If you read my last post, you would have already known that I’ve been looking for some mom jeans. And don’t get me wrong, I’ve bought a few already—except those end up being returned for one reason, and one reason only… I’m hella short. I’m almost 5’1″ and even though I’ve seen many more asian women shorter than I am, I’m still in the hella short range. I wasn’t blessed with BLACKPINK height and Lisa’s legs, okay? So when I want to pull off some mom jeans I end up looking like some sad tween who still gets dressed up by their parents.
But I’m hoping that these ones from Kojasmine are short enough to just hit my ankles (even though on the model it’s a good few inches higher—well she’s probably 5’5″ for all I know) so I can roll them up a little bit and create some mom jean feel to it. I blame it all on this damn picture that probably everyone has seen of this girl wearing the perfect looking pair of mom jeans.
Alongside these nine pieces, I also got a few more things on top of it that in my purchase that didn’t necessarily fit in any category.
10. Striped Short-Sleeved T-Shirt – $14.90 – monroll – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1057753489
This actually would’ve been under t-shirts, however there’s nothing much to say since I’m just purchasing the khaki version of the shirt because I really liked the white version. What I liked most about the shirt is that it’s oversized but it’s short (not cropped but not boyfriend tee length type either). It goes a few inches below the hem of your jeans. I think the khaki version will look nice with black skinny jeans rolled up and my Windsor Smith Lucee Black Womens Leather Sandals.
11. Set of 3: Adjustable Matte Rings – $3.36 – Cheermo – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1049827798
When I was looking at the preview images of this product I was like… damn that woman has nice hands. But anyway, mine look nothing as flawless but I think black matte rings like these will look really nice on just about anyone and will compliment your fingers. They look so badass!
12. White Truffle Mist Serum 50ml – $0 (RRP $18.11) – d’Alba – https://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1060762173
Yes! This was the free daily gift for the other day. A 50ml bottle of White Truffle Mist Serum from d’Alba which usually retails for $18.11—can you imagine buying the full bottle? The full bottle of this serum costs $30! Aren’t I lucky to have made my Yesstyle purchase when this came out? Don’t exactly know what this is supposed to do, but it recommends you to spray it fresh from the shower.
That concludes my whopping purchase on Yesstyle, I spent a total of $145.
The original total was $163 however Yesstyle is holding a singles special sale with a 11% off discount code with unlimited use that you can apply in checkout from 6-12 November. I’m sorry guys, it would already be over by the time I post this but I vowed to only post every Wednesday. Hopefully, there’s an even better deal/discount code when this post is released.
Disclaimer: Y’all can judge on my all you want, but for me paying less than $150 for 12 pieces is freaking crazy. I literally have a several outfits in this one purchase. And before you start judging me hard, I don’t often splurge over $150 (obviously, I’m dedicating a whole blog post about it). The last time I did this was almost 6 months ago. You can forgive me since I’m going to Japan early next year and I need a wardrobe, okay? (Yes, I will make another post for my Japan preparations in the future.) Your girl, Saki, needs to be looking fly like a G6 with some airport fashion.
Yesstyle Smart Shopper
We have arrived at the final segment where I share some of my tips on how to shop smart on Yesstyle. Honestly, these tips you’ll learn on your own as you go and it’s nothing special but it’s nice to be aware now rather than later. Take it from someone who has been shopping on the site for almost 5 years. Let me tell you, I’ve had my fair share of scammed products from the site and I admit at those times I didn’t go by the tips I’m about to share to you. And especially since returns or exchanges is not an option for me because it’s too damn expensive (Australia).
If I only needed to give you one tip, it would be this one. Read the damn reviews, woman. These will be your lifeline on the site. If you see a product on the site with no reviews, you can take a risk since, it’ll be a 50/50. But like I said, I can’t take too much of a risk since returns is not an option.
I think Yesstyle does a great job at this. They can’t potentially investigate every scam merchant on the site, but they do have a good authenticity system for their products.
Sometimes you can see the authenticity of a merchant by their collective product ratings. When you click into a brand you can see their overall brand rating from verified customers. It can give you a scope of how much you can trust the merchant.
Things to look out for to know if the product is genuine:
- Substantial amount of good reviews on one product (obviously).
- “The product is exactly as shown in the images.”
- “Great quality”
- 90-100% rating on product or brand
Bad Reviews: When I say you have to read the reviews, I mean read more than one review. Sometimes reviews can be misleading. They sometimes complain about fit issues, but we mustn’t forget that everyone has a different body type/shape and some products might fit differently on you than the person who has left the review. It’s really helpful when the person who leaves a review also includes their measurements so you can match it up with your own.
Good Reviews: You also have to be aware of good reviews. You can never really know if the review left is the merchant themselves and they might just be trying to authenticate their own product. I have also seen cases where the person who has left the review acknowledges somewhat that the product they received was different from product on the model but they’d just say something vague like, “It’s a little different from the product shown, but the fit it still great and it’s still nice quality!” I’m just like… well you’re not helpful. I get you’re not fussy, but not everyone is like you.
When I’m looking for something and the search results come up the first thing I do is filter (not price low to high—y’all broke asses like me know what I’m talking about). When you open the filter option on the side select Customer Reviews or Recommended and I also do In-Stock Items optional but recommended if you don’t want to wait 7-14 days or more for the warehouse to stock the item. This helps you filter out the sketchy items.
3. Price Matching
You need to use a lot of common sense, like if a shirt is $5 you have to question the quality and the authenticity of the product. If you’ve been surfing you’ll know that the general price for shirts on Yesstyle is around $10-$30 and I rarely see anything above or below that price range unless it’s from a genuine Korean/Japanese brand (a little more about this in the next point), or if the shirt is on sale.
4. Korean/Japanese Brands
Yesstyle upholds their Korean and Japanese brands on the site, they even add a little tag on the bottom of the product to let you know that the merchant is Korean/Japanese or another country that is less popular. That’s already a sign that you can trust this brand, and it all depends on the fit. They do sell products from well-known brands like chuu and COSRX. So if you’re going to buy, I suggest looking for that flag tag on the products.
And that concludes this post! If you like this post, then let me know and I’ll continue to do these posts with other sites that I like to shop on. You can probably already tell that I do one post a week, scheduled every Wednesday at 12 AM (AEDT).
Credits: Images are from Yesstyle.com
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