Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fashion tips and tricks

 I love pinterest! There is so many ways to be inspired! Here are some great fashion tips and tricks every girl should know that I read here. I have just listed some of the ones that I thought were helpful!


"Fashion Tips and Tricks Every Girl Should know."

~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.

~ “Remove white deodorant marks from a garment by gently rubbing the protective foam used on hangers against the fabric.” — Jonathan Simkhai, designer

~The best at-home method to keep diamonds sparkling: liquid dishwasher detergent and an old toothbrush.

~“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.
 
~Cut down your closet by 25% by asking yourself this one question: “If I were shopping right this second, would I buy this?” If the answer’s no, out it goes.

~“Never put your swimwear in the washing machine, and always hand dry. The machine will damage the suit and it will lose its elasticity. The only exception: At the end of the summer or vacation, wash your swimwear in lingerie washing bags on the gentle cycle with a bit if Drift or Woolite. But only after many wears.” —Shoshanna Gruss, Designer

~Dressy occasions aren’t the time to play with trends, so know your silhouette and stick to it to always look your best.

~“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.

~If you get wax on a piece of clothing, layer wax paper over the hardened wax and then run an iron over it to loosen it up. Once you pull off the paper, the wax should come right out with it.

~Spray tights with sticky (read: cheap) hairspray to avoid holes and runs.

~To clean dirt off suede, remove the crust from a piece of bread and allow it to become stale. Gently rub dirt and stains with the edge of the stale bread, and they’ll disappear. To de-scuff suede, use an eraser or nail file.
 
~Shopping for a wedding dress or another big-event outfit? Head to the store with makeup on, proper undergarments, and your hair semi-done to get a better sense of how it’ll look.

~Despite what it says on the tag, cashmere is best washed by hand. To dry it, use a salad spinner, which releases excess water in seconds.
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~Wash new jeans twice before taking them to the tailor. Why? Because jeans will always shrink in length when washed.

~Blot, don’t rub, when you spill something on your clothes. Wiping or rubbing will actually further ingrain the stain into the weave.

~“Use hairspray to remove a lipstick stain.” – Kaelen Haworth, designer

~Add a 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the final rinse cycle while doing laundry to maintain the wash of your favorite pair of dark jeans.

~To stretch tight shoes, fill two freezer bags with water and place into each shoe. Let it freeze overnight. As the water freezes, it’ll gently expand your shoes.

~Due to its high level of surfactants, Dawn dish detergent is especially successful at removing grease and oil stains from clothing.

~If blush or bronzer breaks in your handbag, pre-moistened makeup removing wipes will clean up the loose powder flawlessly.

~A vintage trunk not only makes a stylish coffee table, but it can also house shoes and clothing you rarely wear.

~“To remove watermarks from leather boots, add a few drops of vinegar to a bowl of cool water and scrub the stains with a soft bristle brush until stains are no longer visible. Let dry overnight.” — Daryl Carr, Marketing Coordinator, Stetson

~Always dry-clean coats before storing them, and place on cedar hangers inside cloth garment bags. This preserves the fabric and keeps moths away.
~If you have a small closet, never keep your shoes in clunky shoeboxes. Instead, always line up them on the floor.

~Don’t underestimate the power of a well-fitting, stylish winter coat. You can be wearing pajamas underneath and you’ll still look perfectly put together.

~Windex restores the glossy sheen on patent leather without doing any damage.

~The power of a silk pillowcase isn’t a myth: Not only do they prevent “sleep crease,” they’re much, much gentler on your skin and hair.

~Tend to wear certain leather shoes without socks? Always stuff them with a soft cloth when you’re done wearing them. This absorbs moisture and help the shoes keep their shape.

~“Never dry a wet shoe with heat. Let it dry naturally in open air. Heat will dry out leather and the lifespan of the shoe will be cut in half.” —Jordan Adoni, Designer, Modern Vice

~The easiest way to make your closet look organized: Buy all the same hangers for everything–same color, same shape.

~Before bed, pour two or three tablespoons of baking soda into sweaty workout sneakers and tilt the shoe to distribute the soda evenly. This will eat any odor and absorb perspiration.

~To prevent clothing from wrinkling in a suitcase, fold everything in plastic dry cleaning bags.

~Pile on good accessories—scarves, sunglasses, hats, jewelry—to instantly transform even the most basic outfit.

~Confused about laundry settings? Remember this: The hotter the water, the cleaner the clothing will be. While warm water is fine for most clothes, linens and dirty white clothing are best washed in hot water to remove germs and heavy soil. Cold water is usually used for delicates.

~After a shower, use your hairdryer to de-mist bathroom mirrors in seconds.

~A good tip when cleaning out your closet: Ask a friend whose style you admire to come over and help. She/he might offer new insight on how to wear certain items before you toss them.

~It might sound “budget,” but a hot glue gun works amazingly well to hem skirts, pants and even jeans in a pinch.

~Looking for uses for all the single socks you’ve amassed while doing laundry? When you’ve got aches or pains, fill a sock with dry beans or rice and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Voila, an instant (and free) heating pad.

~V-neck sweaters and tees give the illusion of a longer torso.
~If you’re unsure about an impulse or sale purchase, leave it at the store. If you’re still thinking about it when you wake up the next day, buy it.

~Have a sequin garment you don’t wear anymore? Remove the sequins and sprinkle them into a vase of flowers. Gorgeous!
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~There’s nothing cooler than sticking to a signature style you know looks good on you. Slaves to fashion are never chic!

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