I never thought clumsy girls like me could wear white. It’s like wearing black when you have a long-haired pet who sheds. You’re bound to get something stuck on you that you’ll have a hard time getting off, whether it’s pet hair, or in this case, sweat, dirt, or food marks. With a few simple tips, I’ll show you how to overcome your hesitation of wearing white and keep your favorite pieces clean and stain-free.
- White sparkly sweater (similar one)
- IMAN Platinum Buttery Soft Genuine Lamb Leather Jacket
- Tommy Hilfiger black denim skirt
- Franco Sarto snake-print leather heels
Do you often hesitate wearing white or other delicate garments because you’re concerned about getting sweat, dirt, or food stains on your clothes? Check out this post on MyVirtue to learn how to keep your favorite pieces clean and stain-free.
Alternate Outfit Ideas
These are all classic pieces that I think every woman should have in her closet. They’re versatile from season to season and can be worn in multiple ways for different occasions, including date nights, girls’ nights out, casual Fridays at work, or even concerts. You could easily pair this sweater with a pencil skirt or trousers and a structured blazer or trench coat.
Tips for Keeping Clothes Clean and Stain-Free
- Start small and wear one white item at a time. That way, there’s less surface area for potential stains to latch on and ruin your garment.
- Be aware of your surroundings and avoid situations and places where stains are inevitable. For instance, don’t eat spaghetti with red sauce, roll around in grass, or go to a monster truck rally. 🙂
- Keep cleaning products on hand (preferably travel size) in case you need to do a quick spot treatment or touch up. This includes Tide pens, moist towelettes, or wipes – these have rescued me many times no matter what color I’m wearing.
- Wear proper undergarments to avoid exposing private areas. Depending on whether the garment has a lining or not, you may need to wear a camisole, slip, or shapewear.
- Follow appropriate washing instructions as shown on the garment tag. When in doubt, wash using the delicate or normal cycle on the hottest temperature possible. While pretty much any detergent would be effective, I recommend using non-toxic ones like Seventh Generation, and you can boost your detergent naturally using baking soda or Borax. For expert tips on how to keep your white items white and dark items from fading, check out this article from Martha Stewart.
What do you think of these tips? Do you have a similar reluctance to wearing white or potentially being a stain magnet?
Let me know in the comments section and tell me what you use to keep your garments looking brand new.