How to keep my clothing in tip top shape?
October 7, 2012 9:46 PM Subscribe
My sweaters are pilled. My shoes are scuffed. My skirts have random threads coming out. My thin knit tops have pulls. My favourite shirt has a small salad dressing stain just to the left of my belly button. Your sweaters look new, your shoes look immaculate, you generally look pulled together. How do you do it?
posted by Kololo to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (29 answers total) 149 users marked this as a favorite
So, i think dress pretty stylishly, and i buy decent quality clothing, mostly. I usually look pretty good. But i feel like i end up donating/giving away my clothing too frequently because they've just started looking old and raggedy. Often, this takes just a couple of years, and i personally think that if i'm going to spend $80 on a sweater, that i should get more than two winters out of it. But i don't. I'm really curious: how do you keep your clothing and shoes in good shape?
How often do you wash your clothing? How do you wash your clothing? What do you or do you not put in the dryer? Do you dry clean everything that can be dry cleaned? What do you do to your shoes to keep them nice? How do you store your clothes? How do you deal with repairs? When and why do you go to a professional? Do you have any amazing tools or products or storage items that really help?
Please help me get more value out of my clothes, and more class out of my outfits !