How often have you gotten a new pair of shoes only to find out that they’re just a little bit too small or realized that your favorite sweater is covered in those fuzzy little pills? Of course its not the end of the world, but these little fashion emergencies can definitely put a damper on your day! Luckily, I’ve found a few emergency fashion hacks that can help!
1. Use a graphite pencil or crayon to fix a stuck zipper.
This happens all too often! Whether it’s your fave hoodie or gorgeous leather purse, a stuck zipper is a pain. Just rub the graphite or crayon along the zipper teeth and zipper and wiggle gently until it comes free.
2. Use a razor to remove fuzzy pills on a sweater.
Take a new, clean razor and gently “shave” your sweater and the pills will come right off! (You might have to clean the razor out a few times depending on the sweater!)
3. Rub deodorant on your feet to prevent blisters.
The deodorant acts as a lubricating barrier between your feet and shoes! Just put on deodorant where the shoes rub and you’re good to go, blister-free!
4. Use clear nail polish to stop a run on tights.
Nothing ruins a cute fall outfit like a hole in your tights! To stop the tights from running or the hole from growing, use a little bit of clear nail polish along the edges.
5. Use moleskin to fix a poking underwire.
When the underwire is poking out of your favorite bra and you’re not quite ready to give it up, cut a piece of moleskin and stick it over the end of the wire, securing it back to your bra.
6. Break in shoes with thick socks and a hair dryer.
Isn’t realizing that your new shoes are a little bit too small the worst?? To stretch them out, put on your thickest pair of socks and then put on the shoes. Blast the shoes with your hairdryer, then let them cool. Your shoes will be formed to your foot!
7. Use a safety pin or paperclip to make a racer back bra.
In a pinch, use either a safety pin or paper clip to bring together your bra straps so that they don’t show! (Make sure that you don’t puncture the straps with the safety pin!) You can also buy special bra clips, but these work well in a pinch!
I’ve used quite a few of these fashion hacks—they totally save the day! What’s your emergency fashion hack? Share them below with all of us.