Show your closet who’s boss with these simple clothing hacks that anyone can do!
Clothing Hacks Anyone Can Do
Can you spot the clothing hacks in this outfit?
While I can’t come to each of your houses and help you style a fab look, I can teach you my ways of putting together a personalized outfit. This look, for example, is full of different tricks that I use and now I’m passing the secrets on to you.
Take a guess at what I did and then scroll down for my complete list of tips!
👗 WHAT I’M WEARING 💄
Thrifted tee/shorts/jacket/purse/boot flair, $15 total (shop similar t-shirt, shop similar shorts, shop similar jacket, shop similar purse) | We Love Colors tights, c/o (shop exact tights) | Old Target boots, $18 (shop similar boots) | Revlon lipstick in Really Red (shop exact lipstick) | Pteroble jacket/purse pins, c/o (shop more Pteroble pins)
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Roll Up Your Sleeves
This tip is much less a tip and more of a habit for me. I’m constantly rolling up my sleeves because I hate having my hands inhibited by fabric. (The only exception is when it’s cold.)
While the internet is aplenty with tutorials for rolling up your sleeve, the best idea I ever got was from a 1980s magazine. They suggested adding a rubberband around the cuff and then rolling up from there. It works especially well with bulky sweaters and cardigan materials!
Wear Flair With Abandon
Another quick fix for any outfit is adding a pin, brooch, or any kind of fun flair. I’ve covered this topic on my blog lots of time in the past but here’s just a few more placement ideas.
You could wear it a little off-center on your purse or, my favorite, attach some pins on your shoelaces.
The friendly burger, animal skull, and broken heart enamel pins came from flair extraordinaire Melanie who designs flair for her Etsy shop called Pteroble. I assure you these pins are anything but terrible and are actually quite awesome!
Customize the Backing of Your Flair
If you’re anything like me then you’re also afraid of losing your pins when wearing them in the real world!
To combat this, I’ve taken to adding clear earring backs (like these) to all my pins whether they’re straight back or a bar. That little extra grippy security gives me peace of mind!
The Cool Girl Tuck
Where would fashion be without the “casual” t-shirt tuck?
And by casual, I mean it takes about 5 minutes to perfect but the end result is totally worth it!
Distinguish Your Tights
Do you ever get a pair of tights that have no tag and there’s no way of telling the back from the front? This is especially frustrating if you wear your tights a time or two before washing. Enter: this trick.
I take an ordinary needle and colorful string and thread it through a back seam, cut it, and add a knot. Don’t be intimated by a needle. This literally requires no sewing skills at all!
Just a sidenote that all my We Love Color tights that I wear so much include a branded tag and I cannot thank them enough for that!!
I’m often asked where I got my style or how I learned fashion things and it’s really just something I’ve picked up through the years. From magazines, the internet, friends, and blog posts like this one!
Always be curious, learn new things, and don’t be afraid to play in your closet. 🙂
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