Whoever said shortcuts will get you nowhere was obviously mistaken. The right short cuts can change your life. Dramatic? Maybe. But we found a few hacks that will instantly take your Indian clothing game to the next level. Not only are these Luxemi-approved, they also have the power to transform your wardrobe (which is synonymous with changing your life, of course).
- Dressed to the nines but just noticed the creased collar of your kurta? Don’t fret! Just pull out your hair straightener and iron away!
- In case you’re running late for an event and still haven’t done your hair, skip the neat bun or braids. Simply spritz on some sea-salt spray and get ready to break a few hearts with your desirable waves!
- Dropped some of your favorite red on your brand new cream sari? No need to worry! Just dab it gently with a cloth soaked in white wine to do away with the blot. And then pour yourself another glass, maybe?
- Yellow sweat patches can often be a menace on light colored clothes. Spray some lemon juice on the stains before you put them to wash.
- Never wear freshly ironed clothes right away. Let the fabric cool for 5 minutes to avoid creating new wrinkles.
- Can’t find your earring clasp? Use a small piece of eraser as the substitute!
- Having trouble wearing your new embellished jootis? Place a bag of water in each one to stretch them out and leave them overnight in a freezer. If you don’t have time to do that, just put on a pair of socks underneath them and blow dry!
- Liquid dishwasher detergent and an old toothbrush are the only things you need to keep your diamonds set sparkling forever!
- Hang your heavy anarkalis and lehengas overnight to get rid of creases on them.
- Your maang tikka giving you trouble yet again? After securing it in your hair with pins, use double-sided tape to secure it to your forehead.
- Need to try on a churidar but don’t have the time to try it at the store? Check if the waist of the pants wraps around your neck once, without any overlaps. If it does, then it will fit you just fine!
- If the zippers on your salwar keep getting stuck, rub them with a lead pencil and watch them slide smoothly!
- Pin a safety pin to the inside of your salwar or blouse in case of an emergency. If a button pops or the zipper breaks, you’ll be prepared!
- Place muslin cloth or a plastic sheet between every fold of real zari saris. This will not only keep the colour intact, but will also make sure none of the embellishments scratch into each other.
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