The combo in the picture above truly is my favourite right now, I wear it all the time. Silk and wool together make one cozy outfit, but there’s something that’s been bothering me and I am sure you guys are all too familiar with it as well.
I’m talking static cling.
Ugh, that feeling of clothes sticking to your body or getting an electric shock when you least expect it. I was kind of done with that so I decided to do something about it, and as always Google knows best. I came across some (surprisingly simple) tips & tricks that were too good not to share with you guys.
First of all, you need to know that static cling occurs when the air is dry. Especially during the winter months this can cause problems (static hair, is that you?). Your home can get pretty dry too, so you’ll need to make sure that it’s not too dry by for example getting a humidifier (hanging a little case filled with water from the central heating should do the trick). Oh, and don’t use the dryer! Just leave your clothes to dry to the air.
Static cling in clothes occurs because of friction and dry air between two layers. Before getting dressed, get something metal (a wire hanger will do) and glide it over your clothes. This should especially work for silk items, so next time I’m wearing the shirt in the picture I know what to do. Also, you could hide a piece of metal like a safety pin somewhere inside your knit for example to stop the static cling.
Another trick that you could apply before putting your clothes on is spraying a bit of hair spray inside. Careful though, you don’t want to make stains so you’ll need to spray from at least 30cm distance. Definitely going to try this one out in spring and summer, seems like a great solution from preventing slip dresses to stick to your body. Don’t feel like using hair spray on your outfit? Try some water first.
Keep your skin hydrated
As well as air, your skin can get dry and dry skin is perfect for static cling. Keeping your skin hydrated by using a bit of lotion is key.
Do you have any other tips & tricks when it comes to beating static clothes? Curious to hear about your weapon of choice!