We’ve all had one of those days. A shirt button magically disappears, a strap somehow snaps open, a seam unravels before your very eyes! When wardrobe malfunctions occur, one can do two things: either change into that extra outfit you have stashed in your office drawer or MacGyver your way into a fully functional fashion statement. See below for a few tips on some common malfunctions and their fixes.
- Missing top button/catch on waistband: Replace a missing or broken waistband button/catch with a binder clip. We’ve found that the 1 1/4″ ones work best.
- Run in stocking: A quick dab of nail polish (obviously colorless is best) or hair spray will stop a run.
- Sweater snag: Poke the snag through to the other side of the sweater so that the longer portion of the snag is out of sight on the inside. Don’t ever cut a snag! It will cause a hole.
- Torn seam: Seemingly repair a torn seam with a small safety pin. Just follow the stitching line with the pin and make sure the pin’s latch is on the inside of the garment.
- Fallen hem: Use packing tape to tack the hem back into place.
- Shoe scuffs: Use a Sharpie pen to fill in any discoloring scuffs or scratches.
Aside from general office supplies, keep the following around your desk as a handy kit for wardrobe emergencies:
- Safety pins
- Clear nail polish
- Small sewing kit
- Stain remover pen
- Extra set of clothes
- Small hair straightener (can be used as an iron in certain instances)