Ladies, it’s that time again! Time to rotate your wardrobe for another season. Along with rotating our wardrobes, we also need to pack up some of our favorite summer footwear. One of the best parts of unpacking our summer wardrobes again is having a fun and functional wardrobe waiting for us from the previous season. Shoes need to be ready for you the following season too, so we wanted to share some easy tips on refreshing your summer shoes so they are like new next season.
- Cure the stink! We love our ballet flats, but some geographical areas do not allow for those cute flats come snow season. We also know that the summer colors need to hibernate until next season. Summer heat can add to sweaty feet, but fear not, we have a solution. Place a tea bag in each shoe for 3-4 days. Let them sit and follow up with a light dusting of baby powder. Fresh as new!
- Have a pair of shoes that you didn’t wear much as they ended up being too tight? Try this – place a Ziploc bag filled with water (zipped of course!) inside each shoe and place the shoes in the freezer. This will stretch the shoe slightly and come next summer, you can hop, skip and jump in these almost new shoes!
- Spruce up your favorite pair of canvas shoes by popping them into the washing machine. Wash them on gently cycle in cold water. Let them air dry and make sure they are completely dry before packing them up for the season.
- Finally, get some extra use out of your favorite rubber flip flops. Place them into a gently cycle on cold in your washing machine with just a dab of detergent and a small amount of vinegar. You can also put them in a small garment bag if you don’t want them to flop all over the washer basin.