baby powder

Who would have thought that baby powder could be such a lifesaver? Image: Austin Kirk via Flickr CC.

Even the most graceful among us experience those awkward wardrobe and beauty mishaps and spills from time to time. Luckily, there are a few quick fixes that you should keep in your back pocket in case the opportunity to save a cocktail dress or other garment arises in the future.

Scenario #1: You stumble in those high heels and land in someone’s Pinot Noir. Head to the bar, and request a club soda and some salt. Pour a little club soda on the stain and allow it to bubble over the fabric until the color begins to dilute. Dry the fabric by blotting it with a paper towel, then add a considerable amount of table salt and let it sit and soak up the stain.

Scenario #2: Those brand new Louboutins you just added to your wardrobe are a stitch too tight. Put on a pair of thick socks and wear the shoes around your room to begin the stretching process. Then, take out your hairdryer and aim at the spots where the shoes feel the tightest to help loosen them up. Your shoes that were too tight are now causing huge blisters. Pick up some Polysporin, some Band-aids and blister healing cushions. Then you know the drill.

Scenario #3: Your zipper busts open in the middle of a conversation with your crush or while out on a first date. Make sure you have a pack of safety pins on hand in varying sizes and throw them in your clutch for moments like this.

Scenario #4: You ran out of your dry shampoo, or your feet start to stink, or you want to give the look of false lashes without the blinding glue. Believe it or not, the simplest fix in all of these cases is baby powder. Google how to use baby powder (AKA your new secret weapon) in all of these situations and you will be set.

Do you have any other quick wardrobe fixes?

Featured image: catd_mitchell via Flickr CC.