Struggling to stay fashionable while staying within your budget?
This article will offer you tips on fashion beauty secrets and ways to clean clothes that you might have thought were damaged.
Plus, we also have some tips on how to reuse, recycle, or salvage clothes you own by easily turning them into something else.
Do not worry; you don’t even need to know how to sew to make our DIY fashion hacks.
Our tips will help you look fashionable and feel comfortable for less.
Remember that being fashionable doesn’t always mean dressing smart either, many of our tips will show you tricks for casual fashion.
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Clean up and salvage what you have
Our first section of fashion tips are hacks that show you how to clean stains or spills from your favorite fashion clothes and accessories. If you once thought you had to throw away clothes or accessories, these tips will help you clean and care for them instead of having to replace them.
1. Red wine stains
Red wine stains are notoriously difficult to remove. Oddly enough, pouring white wine over a red wine stain will help remove it.
2. Greasy or oily stains
Grease and oil and very difficult to remove from clothing. You can improve your chances by sprinkling talcum powder all over the stain and letting it absorb the oil. Next, try adding Pine-Sol to your washing machine’s load. It is normally used for household cleaning, but has been known to clean greasy stains. If you don’t have Pine-Sol, add dish soap formulated to help reduce grease in addition to your laundry detergent.
3. Gum or wax
Strange things can get into the clothes, shoes, or other fabrics you love. Melted gum or wax can be nearly impossible to remove. Pre-treat it with Pine-Sol and remove as much of it as possible before putting it in the wash. Then add Pine-Sol to your laundry with regular laundry detergent to remove the rest.
4. Dirt on suede shoes
Suede shoes are so fun to wear, but they get dirty easily and are always difficult to clean. Let the stain dry, then try scraping it off with a metal nail file.
5. Water marks on leather
If you notice any discoloration of leather shoes or clothing from water, spray them with a mixture of vinegar and cold water.
6. White Deodorant Marks
It happens to all of us, you get dressed, put on your deodorant, then decide to change, and then you get white marks of deodorant all over your shirt. Use baby wipes to easily clean the traces of deodorant on your shirt.
7. Yellow deodorant stains
Another problem caused by deodorant is the yellow spots that form on the armpits. To prevent this stain from occurring, spray the armpits of your shirts with lemon juice before washing them.
We all know tights don’t last forever, but you can make them last longer by treating them with hairspray. If you run in your tights or stockings, clear nail polish will keep him from running.
9. Preserve sweaters
Do you have a favorite long, fluffy sweater that can be angora or cashmere? Store them in a plastic bag at all times (not just during the summer) in a plastic bag and it will prevent them from coming loose, snagging or any other danger.
10. Smelly sneakers
Having trouble getting the smell out of your sneakers? Try putting a tea bag inside each of your sneakers and it will absorb the smell.
Renovate and reuse what you have
Our second section of fashion tips includes a list of ways to reuse and refurbish what you have. You might think that refurbishing old clothes and accessories won’t keep them fashionable, but that’s not the case, you can create fashionable new creations by reusing and recycling what you have. All of our tips are inexpensive and will make you love your old clothes and accessories even more than before.
11. Shoes too small?
If you need to stretch your undersized shoes, put some water in a zip lock bag, put it in the toe section of your shoe and put it in the freezer. When water freezes, it slowly expands and gently stretches your shoe.
12. Scuffed high heels
If the heels of your high-heeled shoes are all scuffed up and looking tattered, find some glitter close to the color of your shoes and use some spray glitter before sprinkling the glitter on the heels. The sequins hide any imperfections so they are no longer smooth and you have a nice new shoe.
13. DIY Vest
Do you have a favorite shirt that’s too big for you right now? Make a cardigan out of it by cutting down the middle. Directions here on Pinterest.
14. Spruce up old jeans
Do you have old jeans that have holes you don’t want? Buy fabric flowers and add them to your jeans in strategic places. If the fabric flowers are not washable, just use safety pins and remove them before washing.
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15. Gold jewelry makes your skin green?
Does your gold jewelry turn your skin green? Paint the inside of the rings with clear nail polish to prevent this from happening.
16. Make a scarf with an old shirt
We all have shirts that we can no longer wear for one reason or another. If it’s a fabric you love or maybe has sentimental value, you can very easily turn an old shirt into a scarf without the need for sewing skills. Directions here on Pinterest.
We hope you learned something and enjoyed discovering these fashion tips and fashion hacks that will help you save and reuse clothes you thought you couldn’t salvage and also find ways to use clothes to make your style more fashionable.
This should leave you enough room in your budget to buy the latest casual styles like women’s sweatpants, muscle tops, and more. Remember that being fashionable doesn’t always mean dressing up in fancy clothes either. When you discover casual fashion, you can be comfortable and fashionable for all occasions in your busy life.
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