Winter is officially here, which means it's time to put away those barely-there slip dresses and airy tanks, and make room for an arsenal of cozy wear-every-day sweaters.If your Winter essentials have been stored away somewhere dark and out of sight, here are a few tips for dealing with mothballs and pilling and a few tricks for sweater-care etiquette to breathe life back into your favorite cool-weather staples.
- Storage locale counts: Where you keep your sweaters is a huge factor in how they "age." The ideal storage spot for your cold-weather layers should be cool and dry.
- Keep the pilling at bay: Those little balled-up pieces of fabric that gather when you've worn a sweater a few times are easy to get rid of, and in no way require a trip to the dry cleaners. Also, invest in a sweater comb or shaver (and in desperate times, use a piece of fine-grit sandpaper).
- Know your fiber ABCs: Caring for your sweaters properly lands squarely on knowing what they're made from.