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|6 Nov|3 mins

How to Take Care of Your White Wardrobe

Step 1: Ask Mum
Eliza Concepcion
6 Nov
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We love the idea of wearing white but we know it comes with its perils. There’s lots to think about when you put on anything that’s light. There’s things you can’t eat, like red sauce spaghetti for fear a noodle falls on your lap; things you can’t drink in case a splash lands on your shirt; places you can’t sit, because something will almost always stain your bum; and even places to avoid going to altogether, like the dog park or anywhere kids are involved. It’s risky business but with styles this good, wearing white is hard to avoid.

Advice
|6 Nov|3 mins

How to Take Care of Your White Wardrobe

Step 1: Ask Mum
Eliza Concepcion
6 Nov
Share:

We love the idea of wearing white but we know it comes with its perils. There’s lots to think about when you put on anything that’s light. There’s things you can’t eat, like red sauce spaghetti for fear a noodle falls on your lap; things you can’t drink in case a splash lands on your shirt; places you can’t sit, because something will almost always stain your bum; and even places to avoid going to altogether, like the dog park or anywhere kids are involved. It’s risky business but with styles this good, wearing white is hard to avoid.

Because it’s almost inevitable for your whites to look a little less than pristine after each wear, we thought we’d provide you with some handy tips our mums have taught us to keep whites looking bright.

“Baking soda is your new best friend.”

“Machine wash white shoes in cold water. Place each shoe inside a separate washing bag so they don’t scuff each other, and toss in a couple of white towels for padding and friction. They’ll go from looking gross to brand new.”

“Soak stained clothes in Napisan for 25hours, wash like normal and all is good.”

“Keep whites separate from your colours! There’s no way around it, you will need to do more than one load of laundry.”

“Wash on the hottest temperate setting but read what the label says first. Some items might need to be washed in cold water instead.”

“If you’ve got an oil stain, sprinkle a bit of baby powder on the patch to absorb the oil then wash it in cold water.”

“Get yourself a good stain remover and use it as soon as the stain happens.”

"Use a bit of nail polish remover to dab scuffs from white leather sneakers."

Eliza Concepcion
Fashion Editor
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