5 Wardrobe Hacks That Will Change Your Outfits & Your Life

Huong Vo - She Sweats Diamonds - Chloe Box Shoulder Bag - Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots - python print long sleeve dress

To me, the key to a fantastic outfit are normally the things you wouldn’t think about. And considering it’s been awhile, I thought I’d share some wardrobe tips and hacks with you. Here are five tricks I’ve used that have changed my outfits and life. I hope these hacks will help you with living more fashionably and more sustainably!

5 Wardrobe Hacks That Will Change Your Life | She Sweats Diamonds - SKIMS Sculpting Bodysuit Mid thigh - shapewear - Kim Kardashian

Well-made shapewear

I’ll be honest. When I wear dresses or skirts, I always wear shorts underneath. And as weird as it sounds, I’ve always had this fear that if the wind takes flight of my outfit, that I’d be covered, haha! Well, in college, I graduated to mid-thigh shorts (aka bikers) and nude slips.

However, I’ve never tried a shapewear bodysuit before so I figured it was time since I’ve gained some weight. It has been a game-changer! I’ve found that they really help shape my body by smoothing things out, especially when I wear clothes with a jersey material like the dress I’m sharing in this post. Not going to lie, until I release some more weight, my shapewear bodysuit is helping with my confidence level.

If you’re looking for a new shapewear brand to try aside from Spanx, the queen of shapewear, check out SKIMS, founded by Kim Kardashian. Did I mention that they’re is coming to Nordstrom soon?! Yep, you’re welcome!

5 Wardrobe Hacks That Will Change Your Outfits & Your Life | She Sweats Diamonds - python print dress - Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots

Use the gentle cycle.

Get ready for one of my favorite wardrobe hacks! To keep your clothes looking newer and lasting longer, use the gentle cycle and wash using the cold water option. When I wash my clothes, I always wash them on the gentle cycle with cold water. Washing with cold water will help you to save more money on energy and releases less microfibers that can get into our waterways and oceans.

I take the extra step and put items like delicate pajamas into a zipped pillowcase to protect them even more so!

Two necklaces in one. 

Another wardrobe hack you can do is to give one of your necklaces a second life by twisting each end in the opposite direction. This shortens the length and voila! You have a choker!

This hack works best with multi-layered beaded necklaces. I’ll update this post with an image of what I do with my pearl necklace to show you.

5 Wardrobe Hacks That Will Change Your Outfits & Your Life | She Sweats Diamonds - python print dress - Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots - Kendra Scott Addie Earrings

Shrunken clothes

This is my favorite wardrobe hack I’ve learned myself! When you accidentally shrink your favorite top, rewash it (again, on the gentle cycle). While it’s still wet (this is key!), lay it down and stretch it out by pulling the sides, top/bottom, and diagonally. Then hang it to dry!

I’ve found this works best with cotton-made clothing. Personally, I mostly do this with my tees and jeans.

Pilled sweaters

Instead of throwing your sweater away or donating it, why not give it new life? Help the environment and save your favorite sweater by shaving it with this electric sweater shaver! It’s under $40 and is at nearly 5-stars with over 1,500 reviews!

And those are some of my wardrobe hacks I’ve been using to make my life easier, live more sustainably, and elevate my looks!

What’s your favorite wardrobe hack you’ve learned today?

Let me know in the comments if you learned anything new!

::Outfit details::
Side Slit Long Sleeve Dress (on major sale for under $30!) | Shapewear BodysuitKendra Scott Addie Gold Drop EarringsLeather OTK boots (worth every single penny!) | Chloe Shoulder Bag (also available in mini size) – Thank you, Kirna Zabête and The Newsette teams!!!

DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Nakturnal for partnering with me on this post! All thoughts and opinions are my own. As always, thank you for supporting my sponsors! 

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  • Briana
    January 30, 2020

    I’m always on the hunt for new undergarments that keep my outfits looking as smooth as possible and lately SKIMS seems to be a hit. I’m so excited to try out some of these layering pieces myself especially because of the wide color range that’s offered!

    • Huong
      January 31, 2020

      I agree! I’m VERY happy with the range of colors aside from black and “nude” that’s usually in a single tone. Thank you for stopping by! Let me know what you think, Briana!

  • jcrewismyfavstore
    January 29, 2020

    Fantastic wardrobe hacks!!!! I must try the hack for the pilled sweaters! What a great way to contribute to saving the planet instead of tossing the sweater.

    • Huong
      January 29, 2020

      Hey Rynetta! Thank YOU for caring about our planet! Yes, try that hack and let me know what you think!!!

  • JJ
    January 28, 2020

    I had no idea skims were coming to Nordstrom! Will absolutely be heading to the mall once they hit stores!

    • Huong
      January 29, 2020

      Yes, they are!!! It’s best to try it on in person! Let me know what you think!

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