25 Ingenious Clothing Hacks Everyone Should Know

Soon you’ll be the MacGyver of fashion.

1. Put your jeans in the freezer to make them smell less.

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2. Dry hand-washed clothes with a salad spinner.

It’ll get excess water out of bras, cashmere, etc. in no time.

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3. To stop angora from shedding, put the item in a ziplock bag and freeze it for at least three hours.

This also works for mohair.

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4. If you get an oil stain your clothes, leave baby powder on it overnight.

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5. Wash sneakers with baking soda, detergent and a toothbrush to liven them up.

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6. Hang shirts quickly by sticking your hand through them one by one.


Then use your hand to thread the hanger through.

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7. Wait five minutes before putting on clothes you’ve just ironed.

Let the press set or else you’ll risk making new winkles in it.

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8. Avoid runs in tights by spraying hairspray on them.

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9. And if you do get holes/runs, paint the edges of the rip with clear nail polish.

This will keep it from getting bigger.

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10. Use stale bread crust to remove dirt from suede.

Rub gently.

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11. Stretch out tight shoes by placing a bag of water in each and leaving them in the freezer overnight.

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12. Or to stretch them out you can also put on socks before you put on the shoes and blowdry them.

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13. Avoid fading your dark wash jeans by adding distilled vinegar to the last washing cycle.

Just a 1/2 cup will do the trick.

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14. Use a mixture of vinegar and cold water to scrub water stains off of leather.

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15. Clean patent leather with Windex.


Not only will it help with scuff marks, but it will also restore some shine.

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16. If you stain your clothes with red wine, use white wine to remove it.

Or club soda.

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17. Spray shirts that tend to get sweat stains with lemon juice before you wash them.

Especially for gray shirts, that tend to get sweat marks and discoloration more easily.

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18. Use shaving cream to remove makeup (foundation particularly) from shirt collars.

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19. If you don’t have time (or the money) to get clothes hemmed, using a glue gun is a quick solution.

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20. Break your leather jacket in by getting it wet.

Wearing it in the rain is the easiest solution.

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21. Put the string of your hoodie back into the hood by threading it through a straw.

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22. Or, attach a safety pin to the end as a guide.

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23. See if jeans fit without trying them on by placing the waistline of the jeans around your neck.


According to Sarah Ahmed, Creative Director of DL1961 Premium Denim.

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24. Here are a couple ways to get wrinkles out of your clothes without ironing.

According to Yumi Sakugawa.

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25. Use pieces of moleskin to fix a protruding underwire.


Instructions here.

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H/t to Stylecaster’s Perrie Samotin.

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