We've all been in a situation where we need to fix a hem on the go, but knowing what materials to use and how to actually mend your hem can be a little tricky. Luckily, we have four easy ways to help you fix it quickly and effectively. If you're out and about and need an instant fix, safety pins or tape will do the trick. In need of something a bit more permanent? No problem, hem tape and sewing a blind hem are simple, no-fuss solutions. Just watch the video to add all these great wardrobe tricks to your arsenal!
We're wrapping up our great, big September Spring Cleaning special on a high! Louise Bell's interiors blog Table Tonic has been favourite-ed in our browsers for some time, and given her ex-mag lady credentials and keen eye for homewares-candy, we're as pleased as punch that she let us inside her snoop-worthy wardrobe. From her dainty jewellery displays to handy belt holders, step inside to see how the professionals go about organizing their closet space. Take the tour!
Looks like Whitney Port has been taking our Spring Cleaning advice! The Hills alumn' shared this sneak peek inside her fashion-filled wardrobe, posting before and after shots of her walk-in-robe. What a difference! Whitney must have been inspired by our wardrobe makeover tips by Arianna Belle, coz she called in the big guns to get your closet sorted. She said, "My room was filled with clothes while LA Closet Design was constructing my closet and it’s finally done! This was the disaster that was my room before." Then after the re-vamp, "I hope I don’t mess it up — everything is just so perfect right now." Are you a little jelly of Whit's schmick new closet? We are! Might need to wave the organizing wand over our own wardrobes...
With our current obsession with all things Spring Cleaning related, we've become very regular visitors to Arianna Vargas' ever-inspiring interiors blog Arianna Belle. This LA-based decorating guru is an authority when it comes to beautifying any space — so we picked her brain for the best ways to cull, organize and style up a less-than-inspiring wardrobe. From her caring-for-cashmere must-have, to nifty ideas for displaying jewellery, Arianna's top five closet-makeover tips will turn your wardrobe into one well-organized fashion fantasy. Inspired? Scope her just-opened interiors store.
When it comes to the dreaded task of cleaning out the wardrobe for Spring, we need all the help we can get. But with a little know how, you can turn that closet clear-out into a money-spinning venture that will leave you with an organized wardrobe and coin to hit the shops with! The Frock Exchange in Sydney's Clovelly one of the finest emporiums of pre-owned vintage and designer threads, so we sought the counsel of VIP customer manager Danielle Draper on the best ways to on-sell your wares, as well as what to look for when buying vintage.
FabSugar: What's the best way to go about selling your second-hand clothes?
Danielle Draper: Firstly, visit a cross-section of second-hand, vintage and recycled clothing stores to get a feel for who to target with your wares. Be familiar with the sort of product they sell, be it high end labels, vintage or chain store pieces. Evaluate the standard of the clothes you're wanting to sell, and target the stores accordingly. You'll have better success with your pieces selling this way.
To learn more from Danielle . . .
Fragrance, like other cosmetics, has a shelf life. But unlike most makeup, it can be hard to replace, extremely expensive, and once something happens to it, there's no putting it back together. Because fragrance is so vulnerable to degradation from a number of factors, smart storage practices are important. Want to know how to keep your favourite fragrances smelling exactly as they should for as long as possible? Here's what:
- Keep them away from temperature extremes. Most of the time, this means heat, but people who attempt to put their scents in the freezer to keep them fresh often also end up destroying the integrity of the fragrances. The best temperature is a good bit colder than a comfortable room, around 13-16 degrees. If you want the perfect conditions, try storing your stuff in a esky.
No matter how hard we try to keep clean, stains happen to the best of us. They usually occur at the most inopportune time landing on some of our favourite tees, sweaters, and fashion god forbid, white dresses. That said, we compiled a list of tried and true easy stain fighting tips from designers, clothing care gurus, and fellow editors. Now if only we could look just as glamorous as Lily Donaldson and Gemma Ward, seen here in Vogue, while cleaning our clothes...
I'm hoping you took our advice and completed a thorough Spring Clean of your makeup and toiletries so your collection is looking a little more manageable. Now that's done, we're moving on to keeping it all in order, being able to easily find what you're looking for and most importantly, keeping it in good condition — trust me, there's nothing worse than finding a beloved palette shattered all over your bathroom bench. Check out our top five makeup organiser buys to get you sorted.
Now, don't get us wrong. We LOVE that Spring has sprung. But that crazy, in-between-seasons weather can play havoc on our morning what-to-wear routine. Stinking hot one minute, freezing cold the next — we've had enough of playing victim to the fickle weather forecasts. So we're taking action with five online buys that are sure to see us through the most temperamental of temperatures. Luckily, this season's newest styles are made for this stuff: midi skirts, button downs and half-shoes tick all the trans-seasonal style boxes.
Spring cleaning is one thing, but sorting the space for your clothing, shoes and accessories is another. We're always on the lookout for ways to maximise the space in our bedroom, keep it organised and avoid the morning panic of not being able to find an outfit. To ease the stress, we've found five online stockists with clever bedroom storage solutions so you can avoid the weekend trek and fix that closet mess from the comfort of your couch instead. Your new wardrobe is waiting for you...