19 May 2016
Fashion is recycled!
We can also arrive at the same result via a hundred and one different ways.
You might know of these fashion tips and tricks, or not, but they are sure to save you from serious fashion gaffes that
we all will face at some point or the other:
- Use white wine to remove red wine stains.
2. Wash new jeans twice before getting them adjusted. Why? Jeans will always shrink in length when washed.
- Remove odors from vintage or thrift clothing by spritzing them with a mixture of one part vodka, two parts water.
- “Remove white deodorant marks from a garment by gently rubbing the protective foam used on hangers against the fabric.”— Jonathan Simkhai, designer.
- If you get an oil stain on your favorite handbag, coat the mark with baby powder and let it stand overnight. By morning, the stain should be gone. If a bit still remains, repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.
- The best at-home method to keep diamonds sparkling: liquid dishwasher detergent and an old toothbrush.
- The secret to well-fitting everyday clothes is Lycra. The formulas to look for: 95% cotton/5% Lycra spandex for T-shirts, and at least 2% Lycra for jeans to hold their shape.
- “Always organize your clothes going light to dark from left to right in your closet. Your eye will follow the color and thus help you stay organized.”— Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, Founder, Clos-ette and Clos-ette Too.
- “If you don’t have time to try on jeans in the store, try the Neck Method: You can determine your size by placing the waistline of the jeans around the diameter of your neck. If the waistline of the pant comfortably meets at the back of your neck, then the jeans will fit.”— Sarah Ahmed, Creative Director, DL1961 Premium Denim.
- “Never put a garment on immediately after ironing, as this can actually cause new wrinkles to form. Instead, let it sit for five minutes to set the press.”— Althea Harper, Designer and Rowenta Brand Ambassador.
- The best way to de-fuzz a sweater: use a pumice stone.
- Snap clip-on earrings onto flats for an instant evening shoe, or onto shirt collars for DIY embellishments.
- Spray tights with sticky (read: cheap) hairspray to avoid holes and runs.
- If blush or bronzer breaks in your handbag, pre-moistened makeup removing wipes will clean up the loose powder flawlessly.
- Everyday bras should be replaced every three to six months, as that’s when they start to lose elasticity and support.
- Fold jeans like a pro: Lay jeans on a flat surface, fold in half from left to right. Grab the stacked jean legs and fold them in half so the hem of the jeans lines up with the waistband. Fold the jeans in half one more time.
Author: Aderonke Adeleke
Writer. Music lover. Movie junkie. Social Media Enthusiast. Aspiring dancer. Aspiring photographer. Social Introvert.