At-Home “Wardrobe Malfunction” Kit


There is nothing worse than putting on a killer outfit only to find that there is something wrong with it. Not something wrong like “this would look better with a peep-toe” but like, “oh snap, this is missing a button.”

Having a style emergency kit in your closet is a must-have for every woman who gets dressed in the morning. As a stylist, I have a TON of little fashion gadgets but I’ve narrowed down the list to the can’t-live-without essentials.

Sewing Kit – Seems like a duh but do you ever have one when your shirt is missing a button?

Topstick – This double-sided tape is used to stick on toupees so you know it’s strong enough to keep your shirt from slipping.

Deodorant Remover – A little foam disk goes a long way in getting deodorant stains off of your clothing.

Bra Strap Gadgets – Strap Trap is my favorite thing ever! It turns a regular bra into a racer back for under $10.

Shoe Inserts – Painful or shoes that are a little too big call for an insert. I always keep some inserts, heel pads, and other shoe related gear in my closet just in case.

For more wardrobe solutions check out of Fashion First Aid; they literally have the solution to all of your wardrobe malfunctions. I also have about a half dozen Pinch Provisions kits; one in my purse, one in my car, and a few scattered around the house – these kits are total lifesavers.

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.