Trust Me—These 12 Fashion Hacks Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Whether it's figuring out how to wear a bra with your halter top or dealing with an unfortunate sweat stain on one of your favorite dresses, you're bound to encounter a fashion-girl problem sooner or later. Luckily for you, the internet is chock-full of hacks that require minimal effort and can not only make dressing easier but also expand your wardrobe. If I'm going to be honest, some hacks I've seen online can come off as simple but can end up being entirely more complicated than necessary. Don't worry, though, because this list consists of tried-and-true hacks that my fellow editors or I have tried out when we end up with a little clothing mishap.

The hacks below aren't just hacking clothing while being worn. We even dropped some helpful hacks for cleaning, organization, and anything that can maximize your wardrobe to the fullest. Don't believe me? Just keep scrolling. You can try them out and say you're welcome later on.

Revamp Old T-Shirts With Fabric Dye

I've always bought dye to tie-dye when the summer comes around, but I never thought about dying old clothing items in new colors to fit my wardrobe better. 

Tuck Your Shirt Into Your Bra for the Perfect Crop

Tucking your shirt into your pants can often create a bulky look, but tucking the ends of your top into your bra makes for the perfect cropped length. Just try it for yourself.

Have Additional Bag Straps on Deck

Why keep one bag to one look? If you want to play around with different lengths, purchase a few versatile straps that you can add to different handbags.

Use a Razor for Quick Depilling

No matter how many lint rollers I buy, I just don't have them when they're needed. To remove pilling, graze your razor over the garment, and you're good to go.

Use a Ribbon as a Quick Loose-Jeans Fix

We all have those jeans that we say we're going to take to be tailored, but we never end up making it there. When I'm in a pinch, I tie a ribbon or short scarf through the back two loops of jeans and tie it to tighten the waist.

Fold Your Clothing Facing Upward

Ever since Marie Kondo made this tip more publicly know, I've been getting much more wear out of my closet. By folding clothes upward instead of stacked, I'm able to see my clothing and choose items that may have been hidden before.

Use a Safety Pin to Adjust Your Bra Straps

Not everyone likes strapless bras, so when you're wearing a halter top or an asymmetrical top, pull your bra straps to the middle and safety pin them together. Voilà, you get the support of a proper bra but with invisible straps.

Use Baking Soda to Remove Sweat Stains

It's not embarrassing because we've all been there. Apply a little baking soda to the stain before putting your clothes in the washing machine, and they'll be good to go after.

Use a Handbag Organizer If You Like Oversize Bags

I always scrolled past these organizers because I thought they would take away valuable space in my oversize bags, but I was wrong. They quite literally do the opposite, making space for things without being a jumbled mess.

Rethink Your Tank Tops

I've seen dozens of videos on how to wear your tank tops, and they're very intriguing. You can either pull one strap over your neck to create an asymmetrical top or pull both over to create a halter. 

…and Your Button-Downs

While I may not be a pro of the previous hack, rethinking button-downs is something I've always gotten behind. Don't have a cardigan or blazer for your dress? Tie a simple knot at the end of your button-down or pull the ends around and tie it in the back. Either way, the options are endless.

Search (Or Use an App) for Promo Codes

Whenever I make a purchase, I use the Honey extension to find discount codes or search the internet for an advertised or influencer promo code. We even have our own promo codes on this site that you can get by signing up for The List. After joining, you can get discounts like 20% off at Alohas or 15% off Le Specs.

Next, 6 Weird Color Combos That Made Me Want to Ditch My Neutrals for Good

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.