- Pins — after you have left your pins on your shirts/sweaters/jackets and put several through the wash and dryer, more than three times, you are not allowed to wear them anymore.
- When you realize you and a coworker have the same outfit? Keep wearing yours, year after year, out last them and you win.
- Slacks — you cannot own enough black slacks (thank you, Judy Lenihan).
- Slacks are like two little skirts around your ankles, the same advice applies to slack hems as to skirts: tape! staples! paper clips!
- However, unlike skirts which with the careful placement of a safety pin or two, you can still wear without either a functioning button or zipper, when the zipper goes on a pair of slacks, that is the end.
- A sure sign that the slacks have come to the end of their useful life, is if you can read through the fabric of the inner thigh.
- There is something different about slacks which are too short and those which are intentionally "cropped". Unfortunately I have not figured it out. And, despite what the manufacturers say: polyester and acrylics shrink.
- Also, the width of the hem of the slack determines which type of shoe you should wear, but I never figured how that worked so I always go by color.
- If something fits, get several in a lot of colors.
- Socks? When you get a hole at the big toe in one sock, immediately throw the pair away. There is nothing worse than it forming a tourniquet around your big toe and trust me, even if you switch socks, so the hole is over your little toe, it finds your big toe.