This week we’re talk about stuff that annoys us. You know the times when something happens and you’re just thing – “This sucks!” Fashion mishaps definitely have the ability mess up a perfectly good day for us – what are key fashion mishaps that you can help us with? Let us know YOUR fashion hacks in the Comments below, and tune in at 4pm on SABC2 on weekdays for more tips and advice!
1. Fix a run in the stocking
A run in the stocking is not only unseemly; it can also become bigger very quickly. Stopping the run can be achieved in two methods: One way is to apply clear nail polish to the run, then allow it to dry and apply another layer on the inside of the stocking. The other method is by using hairspray all along the run. Please note that the second way is temporary, so use the nail polish fix as soon as possible.
2. Missing earring clasp
Losing the back of your earring can be one of the most annoying things, and cause you to lose that earring. You can use a small piece of pencil eraser as a temporary clasp. No one will ever know, and you won’t feel the difference.
3. Loose button quick fix
Start keeping those twist ties that hold new cables together in your bag in case you lose a button. Fasten the button to the shirt with the tie, and gently push the edges of the tie into the old button holes, then twist it closed until you or your mom can sew it back.
4. Unsticking zipper
Mishandling a stuck zipper can ruin the clothes, so it’s vital to know this trick. Zippers get stuck for different reasons, but whether it’s old and rusty or just snagged on the cloth, you can use a plain pencil to lubricate the mechanism and free it. If the cloth is lighter in colour, you can use a bar of soap instead.
5. Getting Lint/pet hair off your clothes
One of the most annoying things to contend with in winter especially is lint on your clothing. Your dog may have mistaken your school jersey as a blanket and now it’s covered in pet hair. If you don’t have a lint roller to remove the hair, all you need to do is wrap some sello tape around your hand – sticky side facing outwards. Then dab on garment, it should remove all of the hair.
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