Whether you consider yourself a fashionista or you wish you could wear pajamas every day, every girl will encounter some fashion roadblocks at one point or another. Ideal for fashion emergencies or just to clean up your daily wardrobe, these 17 tricks of the trade are tips that every girl should have in her fashion arsenal.
1. How to Tuck Your Jeans into Riding Boots
No skinny jeans? No problem! Follow these simple steps and lose that chunky-looking-ankle syndrome forever.
2. Hide Your Bra Strap
I know this problem all too well. Never have this embarrassing moment again with this DIY bra strap concealer.
3. Wear the Right Necklace
Choosing the wrong type of necklace for the neckline you’re wearing can be a fashion catastrophe. Stop guessing and save this handy infographic!
4. Waterproof Your Shoes
Using beeswax, you can protect your favorite kicks from whatever Mother Nature has to offer.
5. DIY Cap Shoes
Metallic cap shoes are an adorable trend that we love! But why spend money replacing your regular ballerina flats when you can make your own cap shoe?
6. Knot Your Belt
Belts aren’t just for your pants, you know. To spice up a plain ensemble, knot a belt around your waist for an instantly chic upgrade.
7. How to Stretch Out Your Shoes (Painlessly)
Gone are the days of tottering around your living room like Bambi! Stretch out your new shoes with this ingenious method instead.
8. Double the Layers, Half the Frump
Layering is a very hot trend, especially for these chilly winter months. But layering can also leave you looking bulky and frumpy in the torso. To avoid the frump but keep all the fabulousness of the layers, put a tank top between the two layers. It seems counter intuitive, but the tank keep the bottom shirt from bunching up.
9. Revive Your Riding Boots
In these winter months, dirt and salt can be a killer for our #1 winter essential: the riding boot. Make your dull boots look like new with ingredients you probably have right at home.
10. Perfectly Cuffed Sleeves
One of my favorite blogs, Who What Wear, shows us how to get those perfectly messy cuffs.
11. New Knotty Ways to Wear Your Scarf
Fall and winter make scarves my absolute favorite accessory – I wear them constantly. If you’re like me and you’re looking for a new, crisp way to wear your favorite scarf, this is a great tutorial.
12. Repair Your Favorite Bra
It is a sad day when the wires on your favorite bra start to poke through. To avoid the heartbreak of throwing away that Victoria’s Secret push-up, use some moleskin to cover the offending areas.
13. Use Hairspray on Your Hoisery
I wish I known this a week ago! My favorite tights went right to the trash. Don’t be like me and spray your tights with hairspray to strengthen the material and avoid runs.
14. Remove Deodorant Marks
Everyone knows this tragic story: you get into work, look down at your lovely black blouse, and see some not-so-lovely white deodorant stains across the bottom. Yikes. The solution is so much easier than we know: baby wipes.
15. How to Fold Your T-Shirts
For all you jeans and t-shirt fans (which I think might be everyone), this is an awesome step-by-step on how to fold your t-shirts so that they’re easy to find, less wrinkled and organized in your drawers. My drawers are definitely the before…
16. Reused an Old Sweater
Like I said, boots are a must for this season. Dress them up a bit by cutting the sleeves off an old sweater and using them as legwarmers.
17. Hang Pants Like a Pro
For all you working girls, I understand the pain of hanging your slacks. Mine always bunch up and wrinkle on the hanger – I didn’t even know that was possible. This brilliant way of hanging pants will see to it that your pants stay perfectly pressed!