“Clothes are not going to change the world. The women who wear them will.” –Anne Klein

There is no woman on earth who has not had an affinity with clothes at one point in her life. After all, there is no better way to convey your personality and personal preference than through fashionable clothes. Unfortunately, a woman’s love affair with clothes is often fraught with challenges—it is not every single day wherein she can choose the best ensemble or even appear well put-together. Considering that dressing up is not always as easy as it looks and that clothes and fashion remain as an integral aspect of almost every woman’s life, it would be inevitable for women not to come up with clever fashion tips and hacks that have never failed them. Some are useful, while others would be a matter of preference. With this in mind, this article has collected a series of the best and indispensable fashion tips known to stylish women that are all guaranteed to make you look your personal best—regardless of whether your clothes are from retail or wholesale clothing.

b4d6c427e289d878877ea0290a9860f21.)    Deodorant stains would be one of the biggest banes in wearing our favorite garments. Most of you might toss them after discovering that bleaching would be to no avail. Fortunately, the stains or marks can be removed from the garment by gently rubbing the protective foam used on hangers against the fabric.

2.)    Cashmere, regardless of what is indicated on the tag, is always best washed by hand as it is delicate material. Use a salad spinner to dry it so that excess water would be released in seconds.

3.)    To make sure your jeans do not bunch up at your ankles (especially when they are a tad bit too long for you), tuck them into your boots. To do that, fold them upward first. From there, fold them sideways and wear a sock over them. Wear your boots over them, and it will look sleek.

4.)    When it comes to dressy occasions, keep in mind that playing with trends can be risky and when done inappropriately, you could potentially look tacky. So, with this in mind, know your silhouette and stick to it to look your best. Know which dresses would amplify your curves or complement your figure well and choose variations of that on dressy or formal occasions.

5.)    We all have the proverbial pair of jeans that would otherwise fit (and perhaps may be a bit snug) but has a zipper that would just not stay up. An easy and clever workaround to this problem and to keep that annoying zipper from slipping down and exposing your undies is to slide a keychain ring onto the loop of your zipper. Once it is zipped all the way up, you can loop it around the button which would stay concealed under the denim.

6.)    You are probably looking forward to rocking the brand new pair of pumps you have bought, but are not so receptive to the idea of suffering through it and enduring blisters and sores on your feet right after. Fortunately, there is an easy way to stretch your shoes though it may be a bit unorthodox. Pour water into two ziplock bags until they are half-full. Stick them inside your new shoes and place them in the freezer overnight. This should allow the insides of your shoes to expand and make it more comfortable for you to wear them around.

7.)    Should you be shopping for a big event such as a black tie or a wedding, make sure to shop with makeup on, the proper undergarments and your hair semi-done. This will give you a better picture of the full effect of the dress and would help you make choices better as well as prevent you from buying that looks good on the rack, but not so much as when it is on you.

8.)    In an era of incredibly skintight clothes, it is ridiculous that some women would go without ever buying themselves a set of seamless underwear. Remember, regardless of how sexy you look or how chic your ensemble may be, panty lines are the worst style faux pas you can ever commit. Your dress might have been a ten, but would instantly be knocked down to zero if these are visible.

9.)    Yellow sweat marks are the height of unflattering stains on clothes and more often than not; people make the mistake of chucking well-loved and beautiful clothes instead of salvaging them. To get rid of these stains, have a water bottle filled with lemon juice and spray these on any areas of your white clothes that may be prone to these stains before putting them in the wash.

10.)     Remember that when it comes to dressing up, it always better to have your own personal style than to follow every trend there is. While shopping for what’s in season and trendy may be okay, be sure to incorporate some personal aspects to the ensemble to make it uniquely you. After all, one of the best rules in fashion is to stand out and not blend in.

The post is by Katheryn, a blogger and fashion enthusiast and she also loves to travel and explore new things. She is currently working as a junior copywriter.