Fashion: Making your clothes last longer


We all wish that we can wear our clothes just once and have them replaced, but that doesn’t happen. For many of us, we have to wear our clothes for as long as we can.

We may not be able to buy clothes on a regular occasion as we wish but we can take steps to make our clothes last much longer.

Below are 5 simple ways to make your clothes last longer.

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  1. Don’t buy clothes that you can’t maintain.

What’s the point in having a dry clean only dress when you have never been to a dry cleaner in your life? If you can’t stand ironing, don’t buy a whole tone of clothes that require an iron every time you so much as peek at them. You won’t ever wash these clothes, therefore, you will never ever wear them – don’t waste your closet space or your money.

  1. Do you really need to wash that so often?

The easiest way to ruin clothes is to over-wash them. Do you really need to clean your jeans after an hour of wearing them? Could you hang them back up and wear them for a couple of hours another day as well?

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3. Create something new!

If you have a pair of jeans that are a little too short for you these days, why not make them into something else entirely? You could cut the legs off to make a cute pair of shorts for the up and coming summer, or even get creative with the butt and make a cute denim handbag. Just because you don’t wear them anymore, doesn’t mean you can’t alter them so that you can wear them.

  1. Don’t wash all of your clothes together.

It is well worth an extra couple of days waiting until you have all the items the same colour to throw in the washer. Otherwise, those beautiful white tops you have will end up pink once you have washed them with the red top you wore last night and that’s not a good look for anyone.

  1. Get selling!

Finally, if all else fails, sell your old clothes on eBay and buy some new ones. You can get some amazing deals on designer clothes on this great site and once you have sold off some of the things that you no longer wear anymore, you will find that you don’t even have to break into your bank balance. Now that’s smart thinking!



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