Fast fashion fixes
From ugly stains to sticky zippers, life’s little wardrobe malfunctions always seem to happen at the worst possible time.
Worry not, however, as we’ve compiled some easy fashion fixes you can use on the go.
Remove armpit sweat stains
When yellow sweat stains appear underneath your shirtsleeves, you may think it’s time to get rid of the garment. However, the secret to removing sweat stains has been residing in your fruit bowl all along. Lemons!
Using a soft-bristled toothbrush or sponge, scrub the stains with a mixture of lemon juice and hot water before throwing the shirt in the washing machine as normal.
Unstick a stuck zipper
There are few things more frustrating than a sticky zipper, particularly when you’re running late, it’s raining like crazy outside and you left your only other jacket in the car! Well, good news: freeing a stuck zipper is as easy as drizzling bit of olive oil in and around the slider.
Once you’ve lubricated the slider, wriggle it slowly back and forth until it eventually unsticks. Simple!
Peel chewing gum off a garment
If you’ve wound up with chewing gum stuck to your trousers or on any other garment, help is to hand.
To remove, spray a hearty amount of hairspray on the sticky wad and leave it to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, it should be now be easy to peel up the edges and rip off quickly like a plaster.
Wipe away white deodorant marks
Often, no matter how carefully you pull that dress over your shoulders, those sneaky white deodorant streaks show up just the same. And then, just when you thought you’d rubbed them away, they reappear minutes later as clear as ever.
The trick to removing deodorant marks is using disposable make-up wipes to quickly wipe them away. It gets rid of the streaks and doesn’t leave an unseemly wet patch in their place.
De-fuzz that fuzzy jumper
Is your favourite jumper starting to pill? Don’t throw it away just yet, and definitely don’t try to pick each fuzzy bit off one by one.
To save time and restore your jumper to its former self, run a standard shaving razor over the garment carefully, without applying too much pressure. If you’re not keen on dulling a pricey blade for the sake of some jumper fluff, use a pumice stone instead.
What are your fashion tricks of the trade?
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