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15 Clothing Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

By on February 12, 2017

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I have been obsessed with clothing hacks for as long as I can remember! Sometimes clothes can be so frustrating and so I’ve compiled a list of the best clothing hacks out there! They are guaranteed to blow your mind! πŸ˜‰

 

1. The Neck Measurement Hack

To see if a pair of jeans will fit without trying them on, all you have to do is take the waist of the jeans and see if they will fit around your entire neck. It has been proven that the circumference of your neck is more than likely equal to the front of your waist. So the next time you’re out shopping but don’t have the time to try it on, try this hack to save time!

 

2. Get Rid of Pesky Pilling Using a Razor

There are certain fabrics that tend to pill (polyester), so if you find yourself frustrated at piece of clothing you once loved but it has begun to pill I have the solution! You can use an old razor to shave them away. It’s very simple, just be extra careful so that you will not cut through the fabric!

 

3. Dish Soap will Remove Oil Stains

I don’t know about you but I used wash my favorite shirt a whole bunch of times and it still had the oil stain on it. However, when I used regular dish soap to spot treat it, it came right out! I almost cried LOL. So, this hack is a life saver if you accidentally dropped some oily food on your shirt and need it to come out without spending a dime!

 

4. Get Rid of Wrinkles Fast with your Dryer

If you are in a hurry in the morning and don’t feel like whipping out your ironing table and iron. Just throw the article of clothing in the dryer for ten minutes while you do your hair or take a shower. When you’re done, your clothing will be wrinkle free and warm! πŸ˜‰

5. A Dryer Sheet will Remove Deodorant Stains

Whenever I throw on a form fitting dress or t-shirt I almost always get some of my deodorant on it. I learned a few years ago that all you have to do is grab a dryer sheet and rub it on the stain until it comes off. It even makes your clothes smell 10x better!

 

6. Roll Clothing in your Dresser for Easy Access

I used to just fold my clothes in small piles and put them in my drawer. However, I always took forever to find tops or bottoms because you can only see the top shirt or pant! So one of my best friends told me that she rolls her clothes so that she can see all of her options easily! Ever since that amazing tip I can find everything I need in my drawers way quicker!

 

7. Use a Hair Straightener to Iron your Collar

This tip saves me so much time it’s ridiculous! After I’m done straightening my hair, I turn down the heat a little, wipe off the inside with a dry wash cloth, and iron down my collar! It’s so easy and works quickly!

 

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8. Shaving Cream Removes Makeup Stains

This hack saves my life every day! I got into a car accident a few years ago and the air bag burned my chest! πŸ™ So I apply make up to cover up the small scars that are still there. Now as you can probably guess my makeup gets on my clothes each time. Using shaving cream is so easy and it works quickly! I do it just before I throw it in the wash and it comes out just like new!

 

9. Hairspray Prevents Runs in Stockings

I am a clumsy girl! I just can’t help but to mess something up, my day wouldn’t be complete unless I spilled something or ruined something. So this hack helps me so much. Whenever I have an event where I need to dress up a little, I lightly spray hairspray on my tights, to make sure I don’t create a run. It works every time!

 

10. Cover a Scuff on Your Shoes with Nail Polish

We all have that pair of shoes that would be perfect if we could just remove that annoying scuff. Well, I have the fix! Buy nail polish that matches the color of your shoes and voila, you’ve fixed the problem. No one will be able to tell that you had a scuff to begin with! This is one of my favorite hacks!

 

11. Use a Paper Clip and Thread to Zip Up a Dress

I lived alone my junior year of college, and I remember before my formal date party for my sorority I had no way of zipping up my dress. I ran outside and asked the first person I saw to zip it up, it just happened to be a cable guy haha! I’m sure I made his day πŸ˜‰ After that experience I asked around how other girls zip up their dresses when they’re alone. The consensus was tying a long piece of string to a paper clip, attaching the clip to the zipper, then using the string to pull it up! This hack is perfect for the independent woman!

 

12. Use the Tape Hack when putting on a Bracelet

Putting on a bracelet by yourself can be frustrating, because it will just keep falling off your wrist due to nothing holding the other side down. Using a piece of tape will hold the top of the bracelet down so that you can easily connect the bracelet together.

 

13. Use a Panty-Liner to Block Sweat Stains

If you are going to a place where you know it’s going to be hot like a club or dance class, this hack will change everything! Just simply apply a panty-liner to the armpit of the top you’re going to wear, and you will be safe from those embarrassing sweat stains! Just be sure if you wear a white top, you can’t see the panty-liner through the shirt.

 

14. Duct Tape Can Hold up your Twins

Kim Kardashian slayed my life when she said gave us her tip with using duct tape. Whenever you want to wear a very deep V shirt or dress but wearing a bra is not an option, use duct tape to hold them bad boys up!! Make sure you clean the area you are applying duct tape to, and cover your nipples with tissue. Walk around and dance to make sure that your tape is holding them up perfectly. Now you can wear that sexy dress and have a perky chest too!

 

15. Pocket Size Can Affect Your Butt Size

I have used this hack since I was 13, I’m not joking. LOL! If you wear jeans with big pockets your butt is going to look smaller, so if you’re looking to make the appearance of your butt to look slimmer, buy that type of jean. If you’re looking to make your butt look bigger, look for pants that either have no pockets or pockets that are smaller and higher up. This will make your butt look perkier and bigger!

If you have any hacks that you love to use, comment below! I’d love to hear them! πŸ™‚

With Love,

Alaya

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5 Accessories Every Fashionista Should Have In Their Wardrobe

By on January 3, 2017

 

 

 

  • Creative Studs

    When I say creative studs, I mean studs that are a modern twist on a classic! For example, studs that have a pretty pearl on the front and then have a back that wraps around to the front with a diamond. Every fashionista should have a pair because it goes perfectly with a chill day outfit. Wear your hair in top bun or pony and let your earrings show everyone you’ve got style even when you’re not trying.

 

  • Lace choker

    Yes of course chokers are in and people are buying them up like crazy! However, which one is the staple that you should most certainly have? A lace choker! Getting one in a neutral color is perfect so that you can wear it with multiple outfits. I know what you’re thinking, “Why lace?”, because everyone and their mama either has a velvet or a wrap choker that’s why! YOU are a fashionista, you go against the current! Now the other styles are super cute but they aren’t a staple accessory, and the lace choker can make any outfit a fashion statement.

  • Stackable Rings

    This is for all the boho fashionistas out there! Create a collection of boho stackable rings that have moons, suns etc. or just plain metal that you can mix and match whenever you please! This is great for a night on the town and you want to show off your ethereal, eclectic side.

  • Unique Hair Clips

    This can include a gold bar hair clip, a geometric shape clip, or anything that’s out of the ordinary. I love wearing my gold bar hair clip when it’s a muggy day out, so that I can pull my hair back quickly and still show off my style!

  • Statement Watch

    Whether it be a Kate Spade watch or a Michael Kors it just has to scream your personality! I have a blush colored coach watch that my aunt gave me, and I think every fashionista should have one. It doesn’t even have to be name brand, just make sure it’s amazing, like you. πŸ˜‰

Do you have any questions or suggestions? Make sure to comment below, I’d love to hear from you!

With Love,

Alaya

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