Do the wrinkles on your shirt put a dent (or crease) in your plans to hit the bar with the guys for some after-work drinks?
Being a slave to your desk definitely has its downsides – wrinkles on your shirt being one of them. By the end of the day those wrinkles are so “in there” that you’re better off changing your shirt altogether – or your job. Since both those options are a bit extreme, we’ve come up with some ways to prevent those sit-at-your-desk-all-day wrinkles on your shirt so your day doesn’t have to end at 5pm. Here’s how.
You may be in a rush to get to work, but if you want to avoid wrinkles don’t make the mistake of throwing your clothes on while they’re still warm from the dryer or iron, or even slightly damp. This is because warm and damp clothes wrinkle faster.
In the same vein, try not to get sweaty while at work. A tough job, we know, especially if your boss has you running around all day like a headless chicken. The more you sweat the quicker your clothes will wrinkle.
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A little extra starch never hurt anyone. Spray your clothes lightly in order to ensure crispness. The starch will help your clothes maintain their shape from 9 to 5 and into the night.
Baggy clothes tend to bunch up on themselves, especially when seated. Ensure that your clothes fit well in order to avoid wrinkles at your desk.
Ever notice women flattening their skirts against their thighs before sitting? Well gentlemen, it’s time to take a leaf out of their book. Pull your clothes flat against your body before you sit. This will help ensure that you are not pressing permanent wrinkles into your clothes while seated.
Try to keep your legs stretched out under your desk as much as possible. Crossing your legs creates tiny folds in your trousers that press against yourself and the chair, creating lots of tiny creases – worse, in our opinion, than one or two large creases. Plus, when sitting with your legs crossed, there’s a good chance your shirt is getting twisted, creating wrinkles.
Wrinkles are a part of life. While you may not be able to get rid of them completely you can reduce their appearance by making small changes to your daily routine. What do you get out of it? A crisper, more appealing look during office hours as well as afterwards. Totally worth it, right? Besides, you never know who you’ll bump into, so you might as well look your best at all times.