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Clothing Care Tips: Removing Underarm Stains
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Yellow underarm stains are the pits (#PunIntended). Fun fact: It's not your sweat alone that causes these. It's actually the chemicals in antiperspirant mixing with the salt in your sweat that cause the reaction. 

Either way, they are annoying! Here are two of Nat's DIY stylist solutions to mellow the yellow:

 

SOLUTION #1

1 c. vinegar
2 c. warm water
1/2 c. baking soda
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp hydrogen peroxide

 

  • Step 1: Combine vinegar and warm water and soak the shirt for at least 30 min
  • Step 2: Make a paste out of baking soda, salt, and hydrogen peroxide
  • Step 3: Remove shirt from vinegar mixture and ring out excess moisture
  • Step 4: Put a generous amount of paste onto the stained area and gently rub it into the fabric the paste absorbs
  • Step 5: Let sit for 30 minutes  
  • Step 6: Wash shirt, as usual

SOLUTION #2

3–4 crushed-up Aspirin
1 bowl warm water

  • Step 1: Crush Aspirin pills and mix the powder in a small bowl of warm water until dissolved
  • Step 2: Submerge stained area in the mixture for a couple of hours
  • Step 3: Wash the garment as usual in cold water

 

How to Wash Your Swimsuits
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Lengthen the life of your swimsuits by caring for them properly. Here are our personal-stylist approved tips for keeping suits as bright as your summer glow: 

1. DO HAND WASH ONLY. Use only a detergent made for delicate fabrics. If you don't have detergent on hand, at least give it a rinse in fresh water. 

2. DO WASH AFTER EACH WEAR. Even if you didn't dip in the pool, as sunscreen and other lotions can stain the suit. 

3. DON'T DRY YOUR SUIT IN THE SUN OR DRYER. Heat weakens the elasticity, and the sun causes it to fade. 

4. DON'T SOAK YOUR SUIT OVERNIGHT. This also weakens the elasticity. 

How to Clean Your Espadrilles
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Espadrilles are a summer footwear delight, but when the fiber soles get dirty, do you know the (espa)drill for cleaning them? Here are a few tips: 

1. DO NOT put them in the washing machine or submerge them in water. 

2. Let any dirt dry, and then wipe with a dry cotton cloth or use a vacuum to remove loose dirt.

3. Next, you can either A). spray a foaming carpet cleaner and blot the fibers with an absorbent cloth and a small toothbrush for any stubborn spots or B) dip a toothbrush in a mixture of 1 Tbsp of mild detergent mixed with 2 cups of water and gently scrub off the dirt.

4. Remove any excess detergent with a clean damp cloth.