Whether they were passed down by your mother or learned through trial and error, everyone has a treasure trove of clothing tips and tricks that they live by. But to level the playing field and make sure every girl has the basics mastered, we’ve gathered the top ten clothing tips every should know, from cleaning to fit and everything in between.
Every girl deserves cashmere, but choosing quality cashmere is the hard part. Price is a surprisingly accurate indicator of quality, but you can also gently stretch the cashmere garment to ensure it snaps back a little. Click here for more helpful tips on buying cashmere.
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It can be reassuring to fill your closet with options, but cutting down on unnecessary items will shorten your daily dressing time and give you peace of mind. Evaluate everything in your closet and if you haven’t worn it in the last year, donate it.
Know your silhouette, and dress to flatter your shape. Find out how to dress for your body type here.
If a piece of clothing doesn’t fit or look exactly right, take it to a tailor. They can alter, update, and replace almost anything on a garment.
Giving your shape balance is tough to master, but crucial for good style: if you’re wearing a snug top, balance it with a looser fit on the bottom, and vice versa.
If you know you won’t care for a delicate item like silk or cashmere, save your money. The dry cleaning cost has to factor into the purchase cost for you.
Use shoes to your advantage: to elongate your legs, stick to nude pumps, or to balance out a curvy shape, wear wedges instead of stilettos. Designer shoes will last you longer than poorly made, cheap shoes, and they won’t destroy your feet.
Maximize the life of your clothes by not washing them after every use—don’t worry, no one will be able to tell. Spot clean stains and air out garments instead.
Deodorant stain? Use baby wipes. Liquid makeup stain? Use shaving cream and a cloth. Annnd breathe.
Finding the right bra fit helps your clothing sit right. If you can’t fit two fingers underneath your bra band easily, it’s too tight. That being said, replace your everyday cotton bras every 2-3 months, as the bands quickly lose their elasticity.
Good style is far from simple, but with these ten clothing tips you’re well on your way to mastering your wardrobe. There’s so much more to learn about clothing, like what constitutes business casual, or the top five shoes every woman should have, but for now, have fun exploring your unique style!