12 genius clothing hacks you NEED to know
Don't just throw your clothes away at the first sign of wear and tear...
We thought we'd get into the spirit of London Fashion Week and give you a few tips that could help you out.
But sadly there are times when your parents aren't always around to help, so it's time to learn a few tricks of the trade yourself!
- No time to try on?
Check if a pair of jeans fits by wrapping the waistline around your neck. If it meets without overlap, congratulations you have a pair of fitting jeans! This guy didn't get the memo...
- For those stubborn oil stains
Apply talcum powder to the affected areas and leave overnight, then brush off with a clean, old toothbrush.
- In the words of Levi Strauss, "stop washing your jeans"
Instead, put them in the freezer overnight once a month to kill bad bacteria and eliminate odours.If you have to wash them, turn inside out first to retain colour and shape. Oh, and if you put them in the freezer, just remember to take them off first...
- Crease control
If you don't have time to iron, or you just don't have one (we aren't judging), try one of these! We recommend the shower and towel methods or hair straighteners to iron your collar to stay looking sharp.
- Blistering new shoes?
Stretch them slightly by placing a bag of water in each and leaving in the freezer overnight. Voila! Lovely, comfy shoes...
- Fixing a stuck zipper
A nightmare if it happens while you're out and can't get your trousers or skirt to hold (we've all been there...) Simply grease up the zip with soap, vaseline or lip gloss and you're good to go.
- Keep your fly high...
Attach the ring of a keyring or an elastic band to your zip, then hang around your jean's button.
- A Godsend for the girls
Use shaving cream to remove foundation marks from your collars (remembering to rinse after). Perfect for those 10-outfit-change nights, where you just end up reverting back to your first option...
- One for the ladies' men
Use hairspray to get rid of those lipstick stains on your shirts. Simply let it settle for a few minutes before putting in the wash, and remember to keep it on the cheek next time...
- The wrong type of gym gains
If your trainers are a bit worse for wear after some intense gymming, sprinkle baking soda into them and leave overnight.
- Sharpen up your shades
If the arms on your sunglasses are loose and you don't have a screwdriver to hand, dab nail polish on the hinge to tighten it for the meantime.
If none of these are solving your problems just the give mum and dad a call...
- Read Next
- Feeling homesick? You're not alone! Cold Weather Hacks What should I bring to Uni?! Loan payday purchases... Who's watching your stuff? Avoid these date night fails! Fire Safety & How to Avoid False Fire Activations
- 'Get Home Safe' Taxi Scheme Cairncross House 360 Degree Image Gallery Queen Margaret 360 Degree Image Gallery QMR Weekly Update (15 February) Kelvinhaugh Gate 360 Degree Image Gallery