The Handbook - How To Guides
31 Days: Style Tips and Tricks
Volume 3

All the tips and tricks needed to shape up for 2011. Each day brings new, expert advice on how to look your best and live life to the fullest, while having a little fun doing it.


Eradicate Wrinkles

Last year, we showed you the perfect way to iron a shirt. But sometimes you simply want to remove a few creases, not press your clothes to a crisp finish. For those days, a steamer is a sartorial lifesaver—and much more effective than hanging your jacket near a hot shower. Now you don't need the large, wheeled contraption you see at stores. A handheld option like Rowenta's will do just fine and is much easier to handle. Think of it as a preppy power drill.

Handheld steambrush, $30 at Amazon


How to: Steam with Ease

  • Be careful. Steam is about 200° F.
  • For best results, steam clothes right before wearing them.
  • Lightly brush fabric with the steamer head, allowing steam vapors to pass through the material.
  • Utilize gravity and weight by hanging pants by the cuffs.
  • Avoid drips by keeping steamer upright and perpendicular to the floor.


When you can't get to an iron or steamer, this quick spray makes for a handy back up. We've had multiple stylists tell us that it's a life saver on remote jobs.

$5, at Kmart


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