Did That Just Happen? 10 Quick Fashion Fixes

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What do you do when you’re faced with a fashion emergency? First, don’t panic! OK…you can panic a little, but not too much. You don’t want to stop yourself from going into fix-it mode.

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a run in your nylons, static cling, or a stuck zipper- it’s happened to the best of us. Of course it’s better to be prepared, but sometimes we just have those unpredictable moments.

In an attempt to help you, I put together a list of 10 common fashion mishaps and easy ways to fix them. I hope you never have to use any of them!

Have any of these happened to you? Share your fashion fix advice with us! 


  • A Bra Strap Busts 1 of 10
    A Bra Strap Busts
    There's nothing more horrible to me than knowing my "girls" could come loose at any second. Just the thought is scary! If this has ever happened to you, you know the horror. So what do you do? If you don't have a sewing kit nearby, look or ask around for a large safety pin. Pin the two ends of the bra strap together until you can get home to fix it.

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  • A Fallen Hem 2 of 10
    A Fallen Hem
    A fallen hem on a pair of pants or a skirt can be so annoying, especially if you don't have a sewing kit around. If you're at the office grab your nearest stapler and staple the hem. If you're lucky and have access to double sided or masking tape, use this to put it back in place.

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  • Deodorant Marks 3 of 10
    Deodorant Marks
    A big deodorant mark always happens to appear when I'm wearing dark colors. More often when I'm in some kind of hurry. After a little research, I found a few items that can help remove it. Try using a pair of pantyhose, a damp wrung out cloth, a dryer sheet, or a white sock to gently rub out the deodorant stain.

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  • A Run in Your Nylons 4 of 10
    A Run in Your Nylons
    Until runs in your nylons come back in style, this is not a fashion problem any of us would like to have. Here are two short term ways to fix a run in your nylons or tights. You've probably heard about using clear nail polish to stop the run in it's place. A spritz of hair spray can also do the trick.

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  • Blisters from New Shoes 5 of 10
    Blisters from New Shoes
    Whenever I venture out in a new pair of shoes, I always cary bandaids with me. Because, 50% of the time I get blisters. If you don't have any on you or can't find a first aid kit, then try a piece of tape over the affected area. The thicker the tape the better.

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  • Stuck Zippers 6 of 10
    Stuck Zippers
    I just had a stuck zipper situation. This is not fun by any means. If this happens to you don't try to force the zipper. Try applying a small amount of soap with a cotton swap or candle wax to the area, while gently moving the zipper back and forth.

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  • A Stain on Your Clothes 7 of 10
    A Stain on Your Clothes
    Have you even been somewhere and noticed that stain on your blouse? Ugh! This is going to be the easiest fashion fix. Start carrying one of those stain remover pens with you. It's the size of a pen and will fit in your pocket, clutch, or bag. Still a chance you'd be caught without one? Try a cloth dampened with cold water and gently blot the stained area. Or use a baby wipe to remove makeup stains.

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  • Sweater Fuzz 8 of 10
    Sweater Fuzz
    A great sweater is hard to come by, so when it starts collecting those little fuzz balls or piling, it can be disappointing. And who has time to pick them off one by one? Not me! Grab your razor (yes the one for your legs) and do a quick but gentle "shave" over the area.

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  • Lose the Back of Your Earring? 9 of 10
    Lose the Back of Your Earring?
    This has happened to me a million times. When I lose the back of my earring, I just grab a pencil and take a chunk out of the eraser. I use this as the back and it works great!

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  • Static Cling 10 of 10
    Static Cling
    How many times have you been walking and you catch a case of static cling? It can happen to your pants, dress, skirt, and even blouse. It's annoying. When this happens just grab an unused dryer sheet and gently rub it over the affected area.

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