I love clothing and fashion — but am prone to be a little messy. You know how it goes. You put on that perfect white shirt, or your loveliest designer jeans just to dribble a little wine down your cheek at the most inopportune moment. And then your look is ruined! Style nightmare? Maybe… But not if you stay prepared for any high-fashion mishap involving trips and tumbles while eating and drinking. Didn’t you know? Food and drinks stains make up 72% of those happening while you jet about town, or enjoy night life. Here is how you can maintain your fits even if you have the nasty habit of making messes while partying up and chowing down.
Keep Club Soda Handy
If you know you are prone to spilling on your best designer duds, keeping a small bottle of club soda in your giant, fashionable handbag might not be a bad idea. It is perfect for blotting fresh stains, and keeping a stain wet while you are socializing — until you can get home and get that item soaking.
Stock up on Tide to Go
Tide to Go is an excellent product for removing food-related stains such as ketchup, coffee and wine. If used properly, Tide to Go can remove many stains right away — leaving you free for a fun night of frolicking. Let’s face it: you didn’t get all dolled up to just rush home. If you know you are an accident prone fashion queen, make Tide to Go your lady in waiting.
Scarves Are Your Friend
Many stains (and wet spots from applying Tide to Go and club soda) can be carefully hidden with a drape of a scarf — and no one will know the difference. You might even get complimented on your original signature style. Turn having slippery fingers into a secret style asset. You’d be amazed at where a creatively wrapped scarf can take your look.
And So Are Jackets & Sweaters
Of course, some stains can’t even be hidden with a scarf applied with gusto. In this case, keeping a cute sweater or jacket handy is a plus. The fall and winter weather is perfect for layering, so there will be no explanations needed for whipping another accent piece out of your carry-all. After applying Tide to Go to make sure the stain won’t permanently mar your favorite pieces, hide that social faux pas with the right topper. A classic sweater or jacket will go with almost anything.
You can be a beautiful woman and still have some unfortunate little habits. If messiness is one of them — as it certainly is for me — don’t let that stop you from dressing with aplomb. Put together your best looks with your most gorgeous finery, but have a back up plan at the ready for your little spills. Being a messy fashionista might make your life a little more complicated, but you can certainly stay fly all the time with these tips and helpful products like Tide to Go.