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How to Build a Fashion First Aid Kit
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How to Build a Fashion First Aid Kit

Ezinne Osuagwu

This is really not as complicated as it sounds, these are just mini items that could serve for emergency purposes, say a falling hemline, frizzy hair, loose beads and sequins, though these can’t be classified as dire disasters but the can really be a pain when they happen at the wrong moments. Thus a fashion first aid kit is just a fancy name for quick fixes that you should have that could help you in times of dire straits- fashion wise. Here are some everyday items that can pull a double -duty when you’re in a pinch

Super Glue
Put a dot of super glue on a loose bead or sequin that you don’t have time to sew back on.

Double-Stick Tape
In a pinch, it fixes falling hemlines, removes lint, and it keeps your boobs in place.

A Black Sharpie or Marker
Scuffed your black heels or shoe soles? Use a Sharpie/marker to fill it in. This also works if you’ve chipped a dark manicure.

Hanger Foam
Stash a piece of protective foam from the dry cleaner in your bag—it flawlessly removes deodorant, food, and makeup stains on fabric!

Clear Nail Polish
Got a run in your tights? A light coat will ensure sure they don’t rip even more.

Wet Wipes
These clean dirty shoes, spot-clean clothes, loosen too-tight rings, and clean your hands if you’re not near a sink.

Plain Lip Balm
Plain balm can tame flyaways in a pinch, can make your teeth look shinier, and can even soothe a paper cut or a burn (damn that curling iron.)

Mini Flat Iron
If real ironing isn’t an option, a travel-sized flat iron can easily remove wrinkles from collars, cuffs, and hems. I have tried this, it works!

Matches
In a pinch, the edge of a matchbook can double as a nail file.

Safety Pins
Need I elaborate? uncomfortable necklines and loose buttons could be fixed.

Do you have other quick fixes? Do share