It’s amazing what wonders One Perfect White T-shirt can do. When styled correctly, it’s one of the best closet staples you can wear out for absolutely any occasion. Top it off with a blazer, and you’ve got a power outfit for meetings. Pair it with ripped mom jeans, and you’ve got a laidback-but-stylish #OOTD for quick lunch dates. There are so many ways to wear a basic tee that you’ll probably never struggle with “I’ve nothing to wear” moments—only problem is, while most basic tees are on the cheap, the lifespan of your well-loved wardrobe essential might just be a bit too difficult to prolong without the proper TLC. Here are 5 ways to care for your Filloneah Basic Blanc tee:
Cotton is prone to shrinking, especially during the first wash cycle. Always read the cleaning instructions before washing them. Never wash with hot water though, as it can accentuate the shrinkage of your Basic Blanc tee.
Treat problem areas exposed to sweat and deodorants, as well as stain spots with color-safe stain removers. Not only will this help with discolouration, it will also combat body odours. For fresh stains, run your tee under cold tap through the back of the stain for 3 to 5 minutes. Rub the stain gently every minute. You may repeat this process up to 3 times if the stain doesn’t come off easily!
As cotton is a fairly tough fabric, it can be ironed at higher temperatures. Iron the underside first to eliminate possible creases as you iron the outside for a neater, smoother look.
Frequent washing causes the fabric to break down quickly. Hack: if you want to freshen up your fave, used-but-not-abused shirt, throw it in the dryer for a few minutes with a “no heat” setting. Toss in a dryer sheet for added fragrance sans the wear and tear of completely laundering a mostly clean tee.
We wouldn’t want pests to destroy our precious clothes now, would we? Never pack your closet too tightly to avoid such tragedies! If you need to put away your shirts for an entire season, pack them neatly in airtight containers and store them in a dry area away from direct sunlight.
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