How To Keep Your Whites Looking Fresh
My wardrobe & home is pretty simple in terms of the colour palette, it consists of black, denim, grey, a touch of navy and a lot of white! However this love of all things monochrome comes at a risk when it includes so many white pieces! From linen and my duvet cover to cotton shirts and white sneakers, one thing I absolutely hate, is when my favourite white pieces start looking not so white!
Below are a few tips & tricks I have learnt over the years that have kept my whites looking fresher for longer!
Number one rule! No matter what, always wash your whites separately.
When it comes to products, personally I only use bleach as an absolute last resort for washing my whites. However one brand of products I can recommend is Mr.Black. Last year or so I was introduced to this line of garment essentials and I have never looked back. My go to favourites are their Mr. Black White Wash, which has a natural & biodegradable formula created to enhance the brightness in white clothing without having any harsh chemicals etc (plus it smells divine!). My other favourites are their Cotton & Linen Wash and their Shoe Cleaner!
3. Soak It:
If you're like me, and seem to spill anything & everything on your whites whenever you wear them, then I would definitely suggest soaking your whites to get the stain/s out! Simply pop your garments in a bucket of warm water and add Napisan Crystal White or your Mr.Black White Wash. Soak the whites over night. If the stains still haven't come out, then repeat this process again.
NB: To prevent stains getting to this point in the first place, make sure you act quickly whenever you spill anything on your whites. Spray your garment straight away with stain remover before it sets in, then follow the soaking process.
4. Keep It Hot:
When it comes to your whites, always use warm or hot water to get the best results. NB: Make sure you read the care label first and be cautious of garments & fabrics that may shrink.
5. Embrace the Sun:
I have always loved the old fashion clothes line option when it comes to drying my clothes, especially my whites. One secret you may not know is that hanging your favourite white linen bed sheets or cotton shirt outside allows the ultraviolet light from the sun to bleach out any harsh stains. For the best results, leave your whites outside in the sun for as long as possible.
From one white lover to another, I hope these tips & tricks have helped xx
Imagery by Nicole Cooper & Beck Wadworth