Easy Quick Fixes for Common Wardrobe Malfunctions

Fashion emergencies happen all the time but just like dialing *737#, most times, the solution is right in your hands or close to you.

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Ten minutes before an event and you discover a stain on your outfit. Five minutes after alighting from the bus and you discovered you sat on bubble gum. Zip stuck midway for no reason. Fashion emergencies happen all the time but just like dialing *737#, most times, the solution is right in your hands or close to you. Here are a few quick fixes for pesky fashion mishaps:

Get that gum out

Do you have gum stuck on your outfit? Don’t panic. Put ice in a poly-bag or place it directly on top of the gum. Leave it for 30 minutes or until the gum hardens then scrape off the gum with ease.

Zipper problems

If you have a stuck zipper, use a small item (like a cotton swab) to swipe soap or lip balm on the zipper while trying to move it up and down. If your zipper just won’t stay up, spray the offending zipper with hairspray.

Armpit stains

Armpit stains may happen when you sweat a lot and that doesn’t look good at all. Mix baking soda and lemon juice to form a paste. Rub it on the arm pit stain and let it soak. Rinse and put in your regular wash.

Stain on your Outfit

Different stains demand different remedies, but white vinegar can attack almost everything, including coffee, wine, grease, sweat and ink. Just saturate the stain with the vinegar, let it soak for a few minutes, then wash it out.

Smelly shoes? Grab Some Tea

Smelly gym or office shoes can be nauseating. To get rid of the smell, Place a tea bag per shoe. Let it sit for three days. Take bags out and sprinkle baby powder on it – that simple.

Keeping your Shoes in Shape

Stuffing your shoes and boots with magazines and newspapers is a good way to keep them in good shape after use. Traders that sell shoes in local shops from Aba to Yaba use this method to keep shoes in shape when they are not in use. Take a cue from them.