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How To Revive Your Old Fashion Favourites

So, you’ve blitzed the house, rearranged your wardrobe and cleaned the car. Now it’s time to focus on your fashion details. It’s likely your most worn pieces will eventually begin to look tired but instead of throwing them out or buying replacements, use your free time to breathe new life into your beloved wardrobe favourites.

How To Revive Tired Wardrobe Favourites

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Refresh Your Trainers, Make Them White Again

There’s no better fashion feeling that putting on a pair of brand new, fresh white trainers. But, if your faves have taken a beating or are starting to look a little worn then follow the steps below on how to make trainers white again and give them a deep clean.

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Step 1 - Remove Dried On Dirt
Say goodbye to any obvious bits of dried on mud by tapping your trainers against a wall, then use an old toothbrush to buff away any leftover specks.

Step 2 - Refresh Laces
If your white laces are beyond the point of return then you can easily replace them with a new pair, but before you buy, try soaking your laces in a solution of washing detergent and warm water. After a few hours gently scrub them clean before laying them flat to dry.

Step 3 - Scrub Away
Use a mixture of warm water and washing up liquid on a damp cloth and buff away at the upper and soles of your shoes. Once finished, pad your trainers with tissues or cloths and leave them out to fully dry.

Get Old Jewellery Clean & Sparkling

Up next it’s your jewellery collection. Untangle those much loved necklaces and bracelets and give them back their sparkle. The chances are you have some pieces that could do with buffing to get back to their best. Follow our tips on cleaning silver and gold jewellery to give it a new lease of life.

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For Gold:
Soak gold jewellery in a mixture of water and dish detergent and buff with a soft toothbrush or cotton swab.

For Silver:
To clean silver jewellery follow the same steps but add a spoonful of baking soda into your cleaning mixture for a deeper clean.

Go Tie-Dye

Give your old tees, sweats and even socks a new life in happier hues with this old school customisation method. It’s making a comeback in the style stakes plus, it’s an easy and fun at-home activity.

Take a look at our video tutorial or follow our how to below:

Step 1 – Soak and Scrunch
Dampen the items you wish to dye in warm water and use elastic bands to scrunch up the material and secure.

Step 2 – Dye
Wearing gloves, apply your chosen dyes to the fabric and then place your items into a plastic bag to develop.

Step 3 - Rinse
After 6 or more hours, remove your item and rinse with cool water until it runs clear to get rid of any excess dye.

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Jodie Spragg
Moderedacteur
11/05/2020
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