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10 Fashion Hacks You Need to Know

In a blink of an eye, a well-thought of outfit can be ruined.  The good news is that there is a fashion hack to every fashion problem, and an accessory to save the day. Before I get into the 10 fashion hacks, here is a new accessory from Touch I have been styling my outfits with.

 

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I love this Burlington scarf a lot. The colours are my favourite and I love the fact that I can have them all in 1 scarf. I think the design is so amazing, and I am always blown away by the other scarf designs by Touch. I wish I could grab them all. They would be great fashion accessories for spring and summer outfits for sure.

Here are some more photos, so you can appreciate the beauty a bit more 😊

 

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Back to the fashion hacks, here are 10 priceless fashion hacks that you can try out.

 

Remove makeup on your clothes with a wet wipe

Remember those days when you do your makeup and accidentally get makeup on your clothes? It can be a drag to change your clothes especially when it took ages to put the cute outfit together.

A simple way to remove the makeup stain is to use makeup remover wipes to gently wipe away the makeup from your outfit. It takes the makeup right off.

 

Get rid of the smell on vintage clothing

It’s surprising how many cute pieces you’ll find in a thrift store. But together with those clothes comes a peculiar odour that is customary with every vintage outfit from the thrift store. To get rid of the smell, spray some distilled vinegar on the clothes. For tough musty smells, let it stay in a bag of baking soda for a day or two.

 

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Stop zippers from slipping

This is a common occurrence with jeans. Sometimes after zipping the jeans, the zipper could slide back down. A cool hack is to take a key-ring the size of a penny. Hook it to the end of the zipper and loop the key-ring on the button of your jeans. That will stop the zipper from slipping down.

 

Take the sweat stains off your white shirt

Of all the things that could ruin a white shirt, yellow sweat stains are among the worst. Even after putting your white shirt through several rounds of washing with a good detergent, the yellow stains hardly leave. All you need to do is apply some lemon juice and throw it in the washing machine. The stains will vanish.

 

Make your shoes spotless

Who wouldn’t want to look flawless from head to toe? But shoes are the worst hit in this situation. To get stains off your shoes, keep some baking soda handy. Mix baking soda with water and use a toothbrush to get all the stains, marks and dirt out.

 

Jacket without wrinkles

Ever wondered how some people managed to have jackets with no wrinkles? Well I came across this hack that keeps jackets wrinkle-free. It lies in how you keep them. What you need to do is turn your jackets inside out and fold them. That helps to keep the wrinkles and creases at bay.

 

 

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Deal with stinky sneakers

We’re all too familiar with the funky smell that comes from our shoes and sneakers and on to the feet. Here’s a simple hack to get rid of the smell: add some baking soda in your shoes and the odour goes away.

 

Find jeans that fit

Here’s a cool trick to find out if a pair of jeans fit without trying them on. Hold the pair of jeans and wrap the waist around your neck. If the two ends touch each other behind your neck, then they’re most likely a perfect fit.

 

Keep the stubborn collars from curling

Crisp collared shirts, especially on work days, make you look formal and chic. But not when the collars start curling on their own. To stop those stubborn collars from curling on their own, use a flat iron to press the collars flat and keep them tamed throughout the day.

 

Give your jewellery some shine

Even the simplest of jewellery adds a lot of charm to your outfits. However, the shinier your jewels the more alluring it is on you. To add some shine to your jewelry, use ketchup to clean your silver jewellery and beer to clean your gold jewellery.

 

Do you have any tried and tested fashion hack? What do you think of my Burlington scarf?

 

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5 Fashion Hacks for Jewellery

I do not wear a lot of jewellery, but the few I do wear, I like them to be quality. I won’t just put any piece on. Jewellery has the power to step up any look, once worn correctly.

Here are a few jewellery fashion hacks to remember when shopping or styling your next outfit:

 

All on the Wrist

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Drawing attention to your wrists is the oldest trick in the style bible. Opt for small and delicate bracelets or bangles if you have a slim, slender wrist like mine above, or go for chunkier wrist jewellery for larger wrists. These Corbico Bracelets are so cute.

 

No Necklaces on Halter-neck Tops

I see ladies rocking a halter-neck top and a necklace at the same time and it looks so wrong. I wish I could stop and tell every one of them, so I am telling as many that are reading this post. If you are guilty of the fashion mistake, please stop now.

The neck is a vocal point already, and having a halter-neck top on draws more attention to it. So rocking a necklace on a halter-neck top will just draw too much attention to it, and look odd. Instead, draw attention to your bare shoulders by rocking large hoop or drop earrings.

 

Layer the Bangles

 

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I love layering bangles and bracelets. I think it is so cool, and it kind off adds the ‘WOW’ to an otherwise boring/plain outfit. I love stacking bangles and bracelets up. It creates this bold look. These Ziba Bangles are the TRUTH!

 

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Sparkling Earrings

I pay special attention to my earrings. I now go for quality over quantity so you won’t catch me rocking cheap plastic sterling silver earrings. I hardly necklaces on, because I like to pay more attention to my earrings. A beautiful pair of earrings, like the Hazel + Kent beauty above, can easily change an entire look. Trust me, I know.

 

Choker

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Like I said, I hardly have necklaces on but when I do have them on, I like them to be dramatic. A choker has the power to transform a plain look to instantly. This dramatic Regal Rose choker necklace is one of my current favourites.

 

What are your thoughts? Do you have any tips to add?

5 Fashion Hacks for Handbags

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Handbags are my favourite accessories. I see them as an easy way to add some ‘wow’ into any outfit, so I take my time buying them. I have quite a few handbags and I am in the pursuit of adding a few more to my bag collection, which inspired this post. When you go for quality over quantity, your handbags serve you longer, and you can even make some money off them if you plan to sell them off at some point. I have sold a few designers bags on eBay and I made some cool cash off them so I know.

Here are some fashion hacks for you to have in mind when it comes to buying and using your handbags:

 

A Classic Bag

If you can afford to, have at least 1 classic designer bag, preferably in black. It is smarter to go for a classic style that will stand the test of time, and still be in vogue 10 years later.

 

On-the-go Bags

Since becoming  mum, I have fallen in love with on-the-go bags, also known as satchel or messenger bags. They are the best fashion inventions ever! I can have my bag and have my hands free. They are great for busy mums, students and travellers. You should have at least 1 of these. I have quite a few and I am in the pursuit of others.

 

Clutch Chic

Clutch bags are ideal for dinners, wedding and formal events. They have the power to add instant glamour to your outfit so they are definitely worth having. I was slow on the clutch chic collection, but I am happy to have a few clutches now. I will probably be adding some more at some point, bank balance permitting.

 

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Go for Light Bags

It amazes me the amount of cheap heavy bags designers churn out every season. I always check the weight of a bag before carrying. Bags that come naturally heavy will be a lot heavier once you have your junk in it. This added weight can cause strains, damage posture, and trigger back and shoulder pain.

 

Care for your Bags

Handle your handbags with tender, love and care. Make sure you do not squash them while storing. Opt to store your bags in drawstring cotton bags when not in use.

 

Do you have any fashion hacks for handbags to share? Sound off in the comment section below.

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