How to Fix Everyday Fashion Emergencies

Say goodbye to stuck zippers, loose buttons and scuffed leather shoes! With these DIY fashion fixes, you can repair unexpected wardrobe emergencies on the go.

Soap for a Stuck Zipper
It seems like zippers always get stuck at the most inconvenient times. It’s the worst! Here’s a a cool trick: use a bar of soap. According to Jeannie, “All you have to do it run it along the inside of the zipper until you can close it without getting stuck.” Voilà!

Toothpaste for Scuffed Leather Shoes
Scuff marks aren’t cute, and when you get one on your favorite leather shoes, it can mess up your whole outfit. Luckily, Loni has a tips that will keep your teeth clean and your shoes on point. “Carry one of those mini travel-size toothpaste tubes, and when your leather shoes get scuffed from being under the dinner table or throwing down on the dance floor, you can do a quick fix.” All you have to do is squirt a little on your shoe, rub it with a soft cloth, then use a damp towel to wipe it clean.

Twist Tie for Loose Buttons
We've all had to deal with a loose buttons, and let’s be real — who has time to get a tailor? Good thing Adrienne has a quick fix that can help you. “Take a twist tie and peel off the plastic part so you just have that little wire in the middle. Then pull that through the button holes and tighten it.” It’s that simple!

Seat Cover as Blotting Paper
If your skin gets oily while you’re out and about, and you don’t want to spend an extra 20 bucks on blotting papers, use a good ol’ fashion seat cover! “Duck into the bathroom and grab a toilet seat cover," Loni advises. “They’re not just for your business — they make awesome blotting paper.”


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