Winter fashion should be comfortable, warm and easy to wear – and these fashion hacks take care of the easy part. From avoiding static to removing bobbles (and pet hair) off knits, make sure you’re fashionably prepared for the colder months with this list of hacks…
Beat the bobble
Knits are a winter staple but they have the tendency to pill or bobble in unsightly clumps. This is because wearing knitted garments causes the fabric to rub against other surfaces and itself. To remove bobbles, you can use a lint remover, simply shave off with a disposable razor or gently rub a pumice stone over the garment.
Keep static away with hairspray
Wearing dresses and stockings can be a static disaster. You can keep static away by simply spraying your stockings or tights with hairspray before putting on the rest of your outfit.
Fold your knits
Prevent warping and stretching of knitted sweaters, jerseys and dresses by folding them instead of hanging them up. This will help them retain their original shape.
Freeze your tights
You can help your stockings or tights last longer by popping them in the freezer before you wear them for the first time. This will help strengthen the fibres making your tights last longer. Simply run your new tights under cold water, pop into a Ziploc bag and freeze overnight. Then thaw and wear as normal.
Remove smells from your boots
Your feet can get sweaty in winter which may lead to odours in your shoes and boots. You can remove unpleasant smells by tossing a few dry teabags into your boots overnight. The teabags will absorb additional moisture and bad smells too.
Soften itchy fabrics
Thicker, warmer fabrics can sometimes be itchy. Soften them by slathering a mixture of six parts water to one part hair conditioner over the garment and soaking for an hour. Then rinse off and air dry.
Serisha Singh – All4Women
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