11 FASHION TIPS AND TRICKS EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW
1. Hang a shoe bag on the back of your bathroom door and use it to hold makeup, toiletries, brushes, hair ties, etc.
2. A vintage trunk not only makes a stylish coffee table, but it can also house shoes and clothing you rarely wear.
3. “To remove watermarks from leather boots, add a few drops of vinegar to a bowl of cool water and scrub the stains with a soft bristle brush until stains are no longer visible. Let dry overnight.”
— Daryl Carr, Marketing Coordinator, Stetson
4. To stop squeaky shoes, remove the insole and apply Vaseline or WD-40 before replacing it.
5. To determine if pearls are real, lightly rub them over your teeth. Fake pearls will be perfectly smooth, and real ones will feel slightly gritty or textured.
6. When you’re shopping for a jacket, coat, or blazer, pay attention to the fit around the shoulders. While a tailor can tweak pretty much everything about the fit of a jacket—from tapering the waist to shortening it—they can’t change the shoulders. Make sure the seams sit perfectly at the bony tops of your shoulders.
7. Chic up a sporty puffer vest by cinching the waist with a skinny belt.
8. Unless they’re cropped or tapered, pant hems should just graze the tops of your shoes and be from 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch off the floor.
9. Always dry-clean coats before storing them, and place on cedar hangers inside cloth garment bags. This preserves the fabric and keeps moths away.
10. If you have a small closet, never keep your shoes in clunky shoeboxes. Instead, always line up them on the floor.
11. Going to a winter wedding or formal event? Try wearing a sleeveless fur vest as a top, cinching it with a skinny belt or piece of ribbon and pairing it with a floor-length skirt.