Poshmark covershot

Poshmark Covershots – You Only Have One First Impression

Your Poshmark cover shot is the single most important part of your products listing. It’s what will initially attract people your item and hopefully bring them to your closet. With the millions of listing scrolling past Poshers eyes every day, you want yours to make an impact.

It’s pretty simple. Great photos = more sales.

There a few different types of cover photos you can create. You can just simply take a clean and clear photo of the item – on a hanger, on a dress form or modeling it yourself (or have a friend model).

Another option is the flat lay shot. These take more time, but if you have a great style, you can showcase the item.The next option I use all the time, even though it’s sort of cheating. You can search for images of the item or something similar. Sometimes you’ll get lucky and find the original listing on the brand website.

You might also come across another Poshers listing in your image search. I’ve personally never done this, but I’ve had people ask me if they can use my images for their listing.

I choose what type of Poshmark cover images to create depending on the item. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of each option.

The Hanging Photo

I’m going to start with the easiest and the one I use the most – the hanging image. When I come home with 100 plus thrift store finds, I want to be able to get them listed the easiest and fastest way possible. Even if I do find the original listing image to use for the cover, I still need to take actual photos of the item. Using a hanging shot, I can bang out all my Poshmark images pretty quickly.

Poshmark covershot hanging

All you’ll need to take a clear, vibrant photo is some good lighting and a nice hanger. Buy yourself a nice wood hanger to display your items. It looks way better than a plastic or wire one.

Remember, take photos from multiple angles so potential buyers can get a better idea of what the item looks like. If the item has some fun detailing, unique, unusual print or textured fabric, I’ll use a close-up shot of to make it stand out.

The Styled Flat Lay

These kind of shots are awesome and a great way to highlight the items. It shows the items wearability by pairing it with possible outfit options. These images also have a better chance of getting shared on Pinterest.

poshmark covershots flat lay

These Poshmark covershots below are from the lovely @fancypantsmcgee who clearly had mastered the art of the flat lay.

The best flat lay images are paired with trendy pieces that fit the style. Choose a theme before collecting your accessories. You don’t want to pair a cozy sweater with a pair of sandals. And pay attention to detail. Fold your items perfectly and eliminate any wrinkles.

Practice makes perfect so take lots of photos and play around with different layouts and angles. Check out other Poshers photos for inspiration but don’t copy. You want your personality and style to shine through.

Original Item Listings

poshmark covershot original listing

I love when I find the original listing for an item. You’re getting a professional cover image with little to no work. It’s doubly awesome because then you also have a detailed description of the item from the website.

Finding the original listing caposhmark covershot jcrewn be hit or miss depending on the brand. I recently discovered the Anthropologie Style Archive website where you can find images and descriptions of older items from Anthro.

Anthropologie sells many different brands and private labels and they can be difficult to identify while you are digging through the thrift store racks. I created this list of the Anthropologie brands I’ve come across on my thrifting adventures along with images of their label so you can become an expert at spotting Anthropologie brands at the thrift store.

Anthropologie sells many different brands and private labels and they can be difficult to identify while you are digging through the thrift store racks. I created this list of the Anthropologie brands I’ve come across on my thrifting adventures along with images of their label so you can become an expert at spotting Anthropologie brands at the thrift store.

Brands like J. Crew and Madewell list the style number inside the tag making super easy to find the listing on their site.

For example, just Google “J. Crew Style 12345” and filter by images. Nine times out of ten you fill find what you are looking for. If I can’t find it by style number, I move on to the super google image search.

Google Image Seach

Doing a descriptive image search works for sometimes. For example, “free people red chevron peplum coat” and BOOM, there it is.

poshmark covershot image search

Sometimes I find the original listing, but other times I will find other Poshers listings or fashion bloggers modeling the items. If that’s the case, you’ll want to ask for permission to use their images or give them credit in your listings in the item description section. Here are some examples of pictures of some successful image searches from my closet.

poshmark coverphoto

If the item is nowhere to be found on the internet, but I still want my cover image to show wearability, I’ll look for a picture of a similar item. You need to be careful with this and be clear that the covershot is not the actual item.

The rest of your listing should have plenty of very clear shots of the piece. I once had a buyer try to contest a sale because the cover photo wasn’t of the actual skirt. Here is one of my lastest listing using an item inspired covershot.

Poshmark covershot

Covershot Quick Tips

  • Natural light is always the best light.
  • If you need extra images for your item use an app like Pic Stich.
  • Jazz up your images with some fun text Word Swag or A Beautiful Mess.
  • Try to be consistent as possible. You want people to come back and feel they know your closet. Having consistency will help your closet be recognizable and memorable.
  • Change your covershots every once and a while to keep them current.
  • Keep it simple. Your covershot should immediately tell people what you are selling.
  • Represent the item as real as possible.
  • Show wearability.

Happy Poshing!

Laura