I’ve been having so much fun creating Instagram reels to share fashion and home tips am glad you guys loved the duvet trick!)! My favorite style hacks are ones that utilize items you already have laying around the house, like an elastic band or hair tie! I use these regularly in my everyday outfits, from tees to blouses, belts and bag straps. Over the years I’ve shared a few uses already, but wanted to demonstrate how I use them on too long or oversized sleeves!
1. Keep the sleeves up on a button-cuff blouse
Loop a small clear elastic through the button hole and around the button, then push the sleeves up above the elbow if desired. This works especially well on slinkier, drapey fabrics that don’t usually stay put. Also, for when the sleeve cuff become too tight to push up if you button it the normal way – the elastic band keeps it together but offers stretch right at that junction!
2. Achieve an effortless “pushed up” sleeve look
This is a great trick if you have a blazer, sweater or coat with sleeves that are too oversized or long. It also works well for achieving a laid back, effortless look. Simply put a hair elastic around your wrists over the sleeves, tug your sleeve upward from the elbow area and fold / tuck the fabric over the elastic band to conceal it.
3. Secure down a long belt or purse strap tail
An oldie but goodie – if the tail of your purse strap or belt is long, I like to use a small rubber band to secure it and prevent it from flapping around. For lighter colored items like beige or taupe I use clear rubber bands, while black works better for darker colored pieces.
4. Twist up a shirt
This trick can either be used on a tee or sweater that’s too long, or simply to get more wear out of a piece by styling it over a dress. Note that I don’t recommend this for delicate knits or cashmere.
Here are some of the other reels I’ve shared lately!