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Fashion tricks that will change your life

Fashion Tips By Esther Muchene

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What you wear can help you stand out from the crowd and leave a lasting impression.

And what better way to express yourself artistically than what you wear?

Admittedly, finding the right items that fit you perfectly can be a hustle. You know how hard it can be trying to find the perfect pair of jeans at the store. If it fits at the waist, there’s probably something wrong happening down at the hips.

Because of such challenges, people had to come up with some nifty tricks that have proven quite handy and resourceful.

Here are some that will definitely transform your fashion journey.

1. Avoid impulse buying

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Impulse buying is when you quickly purchase items that you probably don’t need. This is a challenge that most of us get trapped in especially walking through Nairobi streets where temptations come in different colours and sizes. We are usually quick to grab dresses, bags, shoes and other items before we truly ask ourselves if we’ll wear them. Eventually, money gets wasted and your closet ends up being filled with unnecessary things.

The trick here is to stop grabbing items for the sake of it no matter how cheap it is. With this clarity, you will begin to fill your closet with few items that are worth it. So before you buy an item, resist the urge to act impulsively and question whether you truly need it.

2. Improve your sewing skills

Finding a tailor who delivers is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Some of them end up ruining your clothes and others take too long to finish a job. You will rarely get a good tailor who’s convenient and reliable forcing you to settle on the one who’s available. In order to solve this, you should take matters into your own hands and learn basic stitching skills.

This will transform your life because you’ll be able to save time and money while getting exactly what you want. To simplify the process, consider buying a hand held sewing machine that are readily available in the market at a good price. With this trick, you won’t have to wait for a whole decade to get a simple adjusting job done.

3. Stretch new shoes

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One of the essential tricks that will change your life is stretching new shoes and heels. Since new shoes are still firm, they need to be slightly expanded to avoid unwanted surprises. If you have shoes that are constantly pinching you especially on a special day, your feet can end up getting painful blisters all over.

For that reason, ensure that you always stretch new shoes by wrapping them in a zip-lock bag and freezing them overnight or by putting them on with socks around the house for some time.

4. Be on the lookout for sales

There’s nothing people love to hear more than sales. Different stores, either online or physical have a time when they sell items at prices lower than usual. It can be 50% off or holiday discounts. Whatever the case, take advantage of such times because you’ll be able to get items that are usually expensive, for a much lower price. A smarter shopper in this case would save up and wait for seasonal sales to purchase good quality items that are normally sold at crazy prices.

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