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Style Tips That Could Save You Time

By Christopher Ebuka 23 February 2018   |   6:30 pm

1. To determine if pearls are real, lightly rub them over your teeth. Fake pearls will be perfectly smooth, and real ones will feel slightly gritty or textured.

2. When shopping for a jacket focus more on the shoulder fit than any other part of the suit.

3. Chic up a sporty puffer vest by cinching the waist with a skinny belt.

4. Always dry-clean coats before storing them, and place on cedar hangers inside cloth garment bags. This preserves the fabric and keeps moths away.

5. If you have a small closet, never keep your shoes in clunky shoeboxes, instead, always lineup them on the floor.

6. Going to a winter wedding or formal event? Try wearing a sleeveless fur vest as a top, cinching it with a skinny belt or piece of ribbon and pairing it with a floor-length skirt.

7. Everyday bras should be replaced every three to six months, as that’s when they start to lose elasticity and support.

8. Ideally, a pencil skirt should hit just at the top of your knee. Any lower and it will start to shorten your leg.

9. Are your trousers a bit too tight? Let them air dry and stretch the waistband by hand while they’re still damp.

10. Still look chic while showing some skin: If you’re wearing a miniskirt or shorts, cover up on top. If your top is skimpy, go for full-coverage bottoms.