"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

As a fashion editor who creates content online, wrinkled clothes are honestly the bane of my professional existence. I have nightmares about having to redo photoshoots because an item looks creased and unflattering. Of course, this isn't the hardest thing to solve for, but it took me some time to find a satisfying solution.

Up until last fall, I swore by a steam iron to prepare my outfits before appearing on-camera (or going anywhere really). Ironing clothes is a time-consuming process that takes serious arm strength. Smoothing every inch of a fabric requires setting up a board, and pressing against it to flatten the clothes, using heat and water. I didn't mind the challenge at first, but I learned the hard way that irons don't work well on delicate materials. And as someone who's always on the lookout for useful products that make life easier, I wondered if there was something better out there.

I looked for a while, then came across this Hilife Steamer ($26) on Amazon. It's now my go-to for straightening everything from silk dresses to linen shirts, as it does the job without taking much time. Once you fill the steamer, it will pump water through the vent holes, which you then...


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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.