Nina Garcia is nothing if not a bona fide expert on fashion tips and tricks. Not only is she the creative director of Marie Claire, but the longtime judge of Project Runway has years of experience watching designers create, deconstruct, and repair garments in impossibly short timeframes. She’s seen enough to be accurately classified a savant on the matter.
As such, it makes perfect sense that Garcia is teaming up with hacks site Trusper as an official ambassador for fashion hacks. We sat down with her to pick her brain about what she thinks makes a fashion hack so useful.
“I love fashion hacks because they help woman get the most out of their clothes,” Garcia tells us. “Fashion hacks can help us make those hard-to-care-for pieces look their best, and help us make those items that may be too big or too small look like they fit perfectly. It’s empowering for women to have some tricks up their sleeve to help them look their best.”
Amen! Keep scrolling to read Nina Garcia’s top five fashion hacks ever, which she learned from her time on Project Runway.
Running a dryer sheet over your hair can help tame frizz and get rid of flyaways. Sounds crazy, but try it!
If your garment is wrinkled and you don’t have an iron or steamer handy, use a spray bottle to mist some water on the fabric, then blast it with a hair dryer.
There are so many ways to get out deodorant stains quickly, but one of the ways designers do it on Project Runway if their model gets some on the clothes is to rub the fabric together, or use one of those household magic erasers.
A good pair of heel inserts can make a pair of shoes that are half a size too big fit perfectly.
Sometimes zippers get stuck when the designers are rushing to get their clothes on the models. A good tip is to use Vaseline; just rub some on the zipper where it’s stuck and jostle it around to start moving again.
What are some of YOUR favorite fashion hacks? Tell us in the comments below!