Sure, a lost button or red-wine stain could wreak havoc on your outfit plans, but armed with the right knowledge and know-how, these fashion catastrophes are surprisingly manageable. And while you may not consider yourself the most practical person just yet, these foolproof tips and tricks will transform you into a fashion handyman (err, woman).
So whether your wardrobe is already in need of rescue or you’re just looking to ready yourself for whatever may be ahead, read on for a refresher. These 24 hacks can easily save your favorite outfits from total ruin. Because while you can’t stop accidents from happening, you can stop them from spoiling the wardrobe you’ve worked hard to build.
Rub Vaseline, crayon wax, or the end of a graphite pencil along the teeth of a zipper to help it slide smoothly.
When the underwire of your bra begins to poke out, use moleskin to cover up the wire.
If your shoes are too tiny, try wearing a pair of thick socks with the shoes and then heating the tight spots with a blow dryer.
Add 1/2 cup of distilled vinegar to the last washing cycle.
Use hangers to see which items you never wear by hanging everything up with the hooks facing one way. Flip the direction when you wear a piece. After two months, sell or donate the pieces that you still haven’t worn.
Turn the jacket inside out before you fold it and pack it.
Use baby shampoo to wash your delicate sweaters.
Store your jewelry in a ziplock bag to keep it from getting scratched or tarnished.
Cover the shoes in baking soda to help stop stinky feet.
Spray white shirts that tend to get sweat stains with lemon juice before you wash them.