Christian Dior once said: “Simplicity, good taste, and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing and these do not cost money.” Some of us tend to forget about the third one, which undermines the value of the first two. Many can relate to a situation where a beautiful image created by your new shoes is spoiled by a price tag you forgot to peel off.
We are here to tell you about 10 deceptively small things about your appearance that can make a bad impression.
1. Faded clothes
A black dress can make even the most average among us look like a queen. But if the fabric looks like it has been washed dozens of times and it’s color is now far from the perfect black it used to be, it will make you look unkempt instead. This doesn’t just apply to black clothes, but to any saturated colors.
- What to do: Wash your bright and black clothes in cold water and don’t tumble dry. To further preserve the color you can add vinegar, black coffee or tea when washing. The most prone to fading are clothes made from flax or acetate, while wool and nylon can preserve their color for longer.
2. Not perfectly white clothes
White, much like black, can have a positive effect on your appearance, but only if it’s perfect. Yellow or grey shades of a once white piece of clothing will make you look messy and dreary. Probably the most unrefined of all are sweat stains on white clothes.
- What to do: Take a new white item of clothing and compare it with all of the white clothes you have. Slight signs of yellowing can be removed by adding hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, or lemon juice when washing whites. However, if the yellow has set in firmly it might be best to just get rid of that piece of clothing.