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Use Office Supplies for Quick Fashion Fixes

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Use Office Supplies for Quick Fashion Fixes

By Allison Ford, DivineCaroline

Sometimes you really do get dressed in the dark.

Or you break your shoe on your way to work, or you bust a button on your blouse as you’re taking off your coat. Wardrobe malfunctions happen, and somehow, they always seem to strike at the most inopportune times—like when you have an important meeting in ten minutes. Even if you don’t have the foresight to keep an emergency garment-repair kit tucked away in your desk, common office supplies can fix your fashion disasters in a pinch.

Related: Mend Clothing Without a Sewing Machine

Did your hem come undone or your seam rip? A few quick snaps of a stapler can come to the rescue until you can get to a needle and thread. To avoid ripping the fabric, be sure to use a staple-remover when it comes time to take out the staples.

If you lose the back to your earring and simply cannot go without accessories, use a bit of rubber from a pencil eraser as an anchor. Bonus: it won’t irritate your skin like backs that contain nickel.

If the little rubber nub from the heel of your stiletto pops off, exposing the precarious metal pin of the heel, secure a pencil eraser to the bottom of your heel to prevent dangerous and embarrassing slips.

Packing Tape
Just realized that you’re bustin’ out of that oxford? Is your wrap dress coming unwrapped? Simply tear off a couple pieces of clear packing tape, secure them into loops, and use them to temporarily hold the fabric together. If your office is swanky enough to have actual double-sided tape or sturdy mounting dots on hand for presentations, they’re an even better and easier solution.

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11:54AM PDT on Oct 8, 2014

I always find new ways to use office supplies. One day I was waiting for the printer to get fixed and made some really cool things. I've also fixed things in the office with other office supplies!

7:49AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Like those Quick Fixes tips.

7:47AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Like those Quick Fixes.

1:08PM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Cool! Very creative ideas.

10:31AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Wow. Really creative. I wouldn't ever think of these

12:08PM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

nice article ! very creative

6:56PM PDT on Oct 13, 2011


4:21AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

thanks, good to know

5:05PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Really good tips. TY

11:51PM PDT on Sep 11, 2011


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