Minimizing washes between wears is one of the best ways to ensure the longevity of your favorite frocks, but it can be tricky when faced with a pungent environment.
Try these three easy hacks to make your clothes smell good, without a washer:
- Hang them outside: Pop your pieces out in the garden and let nature do the rest. The light breeze whisks away odors and fresh air gives your clothes some room to breathe. If you don’t have access to a backyard, try a fan in a room with plenty of direct sunlight.
- Treat that dress to a cocktail: A 60-70% ratio of Vodka to water sprayed lightly over a garment removes odor causing bacteria with just one spritz. Be sure to apply it with a fine mist spray bottle to avoid splotches and spot test beforehand.
- Cool down your clothes: Doing this for a few hours will kill bacterial smells. Bonus points: This trick works especially well with denim, a piece that shouldn’t be washed too often.
With these tips, you should come out smelling like roses—or, at the very least, not like last night’s dinner.
With these tips, you should come out smelling like roses—or at the very least, not like last night’s dinner. Need a wardrobe refresh regardless of smells? Take your style quiz and schedule a Fix. Your stylist will send you five personalized pieces to spruce up your wardrobe for your next night out to dinner. Keep what you love and send back the rest. Shipping and returns are always free. Now that’s an offer that doesn’t smell too bad.