Remove Stains With These Easy Tricks


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If you’ve ever spilled a glass of red wine, smudged your lipstick onto a white shirt, or thrown something red into a load of your sheets, it’s probably left a pink stain that seems impossible to remove. If you’re curious about how to get rid of them, there are some easy methods that will banish them for good. Ahead we’re breaking down how to get pink stains out of white clothes.

1. If the stain is due to makeup, try placing rubbing alcohol on the garment and blot with a cotton ball.

2. Take a cup of non-chlorine bleach or distilled vinegar, and combine it with your usual detergent. Then wash the stained clothing.

3. If this proves unsuccessful, soak the garments in oxygen-based bleach and cold water for approximately eight hours.

4. Repeat these steps until the stain disappears, and do not tumble dry your clothing until the stain is removed.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.