We’re all human, and we all tend to sometimes run into slight issues with our clothing no matter our size or clothing budget. Unfortunately, not all of us have a tailor or stylist at our disposal anytime of the day, especially if we’re at an event. No worries though! In these times fashion and common sense meet, and we develop ways of solving our little clothing mishaps with simple tricks. Here are just a few ways you can fix some common clothing issues we all have from time to time, and they won’t cost you a penny!
There’s nothing worse than getting a pair of great shoes in your size, and having them be a little tight and uncomfortable. To fix this you don’t need to “wear them in” for a few uncomfortable occasions, rather, just put them on with some socks on, and then blow dry for a few minutes…as heat helps things expand, your shoes will fit a lot better after this!
If you’ve got a favorite pair of old jeans and don’t want them to fade out with time, when washing them turn them inside out. If you can, try and air dry them as well to avoid the added dryer effects which will damage your jeans sooner in the long run!
If you’re anything like me and hate trying on clothes, especially if you’re a different size in each store…simply take a pair of jeans you may be looking at in your usual size and wrap them around your neck, if it meets at the back then they’re likely a good fit!
If your zipper is stuck, coconut oil or vaseline, applied lightly with either your hands or preferably a q-tip will help soften it up and fix whatever jam your zipper may be stuck in!
Shirt Too Tight?
If you get a nice cardigan, sweater or shirt made out of cotton and find that your sleeves get a bit tight, simply take get a bowl of water and add hair conditioner, soak for 30 min, stretch the fabric out in the area which is tight on you, rinse, and air dry. This will loosen the item nicely so that it’ll fit better.
Lost Your String?
We’ve all been there…losing the string of your pants or hoodie can be frustrating. A simple fix it to pull the entire thing out, tape the string to a paint brush or a pen using regular tape and work the whole thing through your clothing item until you’ve reached the other side, then simply pull out your pen or whatever and remove the tape, leaving the string in your clothing item where it should be!
Stinky shoes should not be a problem for you anymore. Take some baking soda and fill up a small old sock with it. Put the sock into the pair of shoes overnight or until next use and the baking soda should absorb the odours quite well.
….And Button-down Shirt?
For those of you ladies who maybe have a bigger bust or generally tend to have issues with button down shirts fitting properly, simply take tape of any kind and fold it over so it becomes double sided. Then take the tape and tape the areas in between your buttons and shirt, so that your shirt is essentially taped down. Remove the tape before washing.