26 Fashion Hacks Every Woman Should Know

The genius tricks your mom didn’t teach you.

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Whether it’s your new vintage dress with an unfortunate odor or a stain on your favorite suede shoes, sooner or later we’re all bound to encounter #FashionGirlProblems. To make our lives a little bit easier (and hopefully yours too!), we’ve compiled a list covering everything from how to stop a sweater from shedding to a truly inspired way to clean out your closet. Click through to check out our reference guide of stylish solutions that will simplify your life, guaranteed.

    ​Image courtesy of Stockholm Street Style

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    Waterproof your canvas shoes naturally by rubbing them with beeswax and then setting it with a blow-dryer.

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    When ironing a button-up shirt, flip it inside out to easily iron over the button side.

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    Put a stocking or nylon over a vacuum cleaner hose to find tiny items like earring backs.

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    Use a hair straightener to iron your collar.

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    Fix a stuck zipper by rubbing the teeth with a graphite pencil tip.

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    To quickly get rid of deodorant stains, rub them with a pair of jeans. Test a small patch first to avoid any color transfer.

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    Remove a red wine stain by gently blotting with a cloth soaked in white wine.

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    Use Fantastik to shine gold and diamonds. 

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    To remove yellow sweat stains from white shirts, spray the affected areas with lemon juice before you put them in the wash.

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    Spray tights with hairspray to prevent runs.

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    To clean dirt off suede, remove the crust from a piece of bread and allow it to become stale. Gently rub the stain with the edge of the stale bread, and it will disappear.

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    To see which clothes you never wear, turn all your hangers in one direction, and as you take out clothes to wear, hang them back up with the hanger facing the opposite direction. After one year, get rid of the clothes that are still hanging in the original direction.

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    Make your t-shirts vintage-soft by leaving them in salt water (1 quart water and ½ cup of salt) for about three days, then wash normally.

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    Dry hand-washed clothes with a salad spinner.

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    Windex can be used to safely restore the sheen to patent shoes.

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    Remove smells from vintage or thrift clothing by spritzing them with a mixture of one part vodka and two parts water.

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    Get an oil stain out of a purse by coating the mark with baby powder and letting it sit overnight. By morning, the stain should be gone.

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    Stop angora or mohair from shedding by placing the garment in a sealed plastic bag and freezing it for a minimum of three hours.

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    De-fuzz your sweater with a pumice stone.

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    Maintain the wash of your favorite pair of dark jeans by adding a 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the final rinse cycle while doing laundry.

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    Break in stiff or snug-fitting shoes by putting them on with socks and blasting your feet with a hot hairdryer.

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    To achieve a perfectly cuffed sleeve, keep the top button buttoned while you roll.

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    Get scratches out of leather bags by rubbing a tiny bit of moisturizer into the scratch with a Q-tip until the scratch is gone.

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    Check your bra fit by seeing if you can fit two fingers under your bra band comfortably. If you can’t, it’s probably too tight.

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    You can tell if a pair of pants will fit without trying them on by wrapping the waist around your neck. If the pants are your size, the jeans will wrap just once around your neck without overlap.

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    To prevent clothing from wrinkling in a suitcase, fold everything in plastic dry cleaning bags.

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