I love a good hack! And I’m always on the lookout for ones that’ll help me make the most out of whatever’s hanging in my wardrobe. So here are five fashion hacks I’m always pulling out of my sleeve. 🙂
1. The Two-Way Blouse
You know how much I love my weird and wacky patterned shirts, and now I love them even more thanks to this genius little hack I picked up whilst video hopping on Youtube (damn you ‘Suggested’ sidebar!). There are plenty of different ways to wear a shirt, but this trick is a new favourite of mine because it’s easy peasy and practically turns the shirt into a whole new top. All you have to do is tuck in the collar, work out where you want the neckline to sit and button inwards (just like you would with your duvet – or am I the only one who does that?). Tuck it into some Mom jeans and voila!
2. The Perfect Imperfect Tuck
First World Problem Number 99, amiright? How to tuck your blouse/t-shirt/cami into your bottom half so it looks neat… but not too neat. Here’s what I do. Put on your jeans but leave them unbuttoned, then put on whatever top you’re looking to tuck. Grab the middle part of the top’s hem and twist it once. Now position it downwards against your abdomen whilst you do up your jeans. Once everything’s secured you can gently tug on the fabric to loosen things up a bit. Tada! The perfect imperfect tuck without spending an hour fussing in front of the mirror. 🙂
3. From Dress to Skirt
This is one of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling. It only works on dresses with an open neckline that’ll fit over your thighs, though, so it’s not exactly a foolproof hack. Saying that, I’ve got a couple of dresses that I know work well with this trick and like to pack them to save on space in my suitcase. All you need to do is step into the neckline, pinch the waistline and then pull it up. You can tidy up the waistline with a belt or a tied shirt.
4. Paperclips and Safety Pins
I keep a stash of these babies in my jewellery box because I use them all the time to tweak and perfect my outfits. Safety pins can be used to fasten low necklines and wrap dresses, and can even be used to stop necklace chains from twisting round. Just loop a pin through the clasp and then secure it to the label in the back of your top (providing it’s high enough of course 😉 ). Paper clips can be used to hide bra straps – especially when you’re wearing a racer back.
5. Banging Ballet Pumps
I love flats – especially open ones – but I can’t stand having to grip them with my toes to stop them from falling off. I bought these stripy ones from Primark for a couple of quid last year and they were a bit too loose, so I stitched in a couple of ribbons and gave them a bit of a prima ballerina makeover. The ribbons secure the slippy shoes to my feet, and also make them look a bit more expensive than they were. Just make sure you use a strong needle and either burn or paint the ends of the ribbons with clear nail varnish to stop them fraying.
What are your favourite fashion hacks? Let me know in the comments! 🙂