Friday, August 9, 2013

Timeless Tips

- Few things I have been able to restore with my fantastic super glue -
The one thing that never ceases to fascinate me are simple home remedies and tricks that have the ability to care for or transform delicate items. One of my most treasured products I cannot live without would be the Multi-Use Super Glue that fixes anything and everything from China to wooden chairs. When I came across 101 fashion tips that every girl should know on Pinterest, it suddenly reminded me of taking matter in your own hands and fixing things for a fraction of the price and at your own expectation. Here I have extracted my favorite tips (in no particular order) as only certain ones are truly applicable for me. For the full list, go here!

  • Despite what it says on the tag, cashmere is best washed by hand.
  • Wondering about the quality of your cashmere? Gently stretch the body of the garment to see if it snaps back. A lower-quality cashmere won’t.
  • “Always organize your clothes going light to dark from left to right in your closet. Your eye will follow the color and thus help you stay organized.” 
  • — Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, Founder, Clos-ette and Clos-ette Too.
  • The easiest way to make your closet look organized: Buy all the same hangers for everything–same color, same shape.
  • Cut down your closet by 25% by asking yourself this one question: “If I were shopping right this second, would I buy this?” If the answer’s no, out it goes.
  • If you have a small closet, never keep your shoes in clunky shoeboxes. Instead, always line up them on the floor.
  • Ideally, a pencil skirt should hit just at the top of your knee. Any lower and it will start to shorten your leg.
  • Still look chic while showing some skin: If you’re wearing a miniskirt or shorts, cover up on top. If your top is skimpy, go for full-coverage bottoms.
  • V-neck sweaters and tees give the illusion of a longer torso.
  • A modern trick to looking like the most effortlessly stylish girl in the room: Pair dressy bottoms (a velvet maxi, a leather or beaded skirt, silk pants) with a worn gray crew-neck sweatshirt or T-shirt.
  • When it doubt, always choose the smaller denim size, since jeans stretch with wear.
  • Pile on good accessories—scarves, sunglasses, hats, statement jewelry—to instantly transform even the most basic outfit.
  • Wear your new real leather jacket in the rain to break it in. Water will soften up the leather and allow it to stretch and crease at specific points on your body.
  • Windex restores the glossy sheen on patent leather without doing any damage.
Do you have any key tips that help make life easier?