Friday, May 31, 2013

Fashion Friday: Taking care of our favorite fashions!

We have been sharing with y'all some of our favorite things we like to wear running, working out, or just hanging out in the 901 and let's face it, they can be expensive. So we decided maybe we could talk about how we care for our work out clothes and keep them looking and smelling clean!

I've used a lot of different detergents, actually, I use two different kinds depending on what I'm washing. I believe I have found the one I like the best for my running, workout clothes and all those stinky teenage boys sports clothes (oh yea, firefighter uniforms too)!

I'm not sure what it is, maybe its the Tide or the Febreze? Or maybe it's Drew Brees on the bottle, but Tide with Febreze Sport does the trick. A girl I work with told me about this detergent and how it got rid of the order in her sons gym uniforms so I thought I needed to try it. I found that it works! 

I use it on all our sports clothes and on Marks uniforms, he's even noticed! I wash all of our clothes together in cold water and hang all of my jog bras,  running tops, and running pants out to dry. They all come out smelling great!

  1. For a particularly stinky item, you might try to soak it in the sink with some detergent or some people swear by baking soda.
  2. It is best if you don't put your workout clothes in the dryer, but if you choose to put them in the dryer don't use a dryer sheet/fabric softener. They clog the sweat wicking areas and won't pull sweat away as well.

What do you use to keep your favorite fashions looking and smelling great? We want to hear your tips!


  1. Thanks so much for this post! (I'm a silent follower of y'all on twitter!)... I was going to spend time this weekend googling this topic. Can't wait to try that Tide.
    Also, I have a friend who bikes, and she swears by spraying a little vinegar on her clothes, Pre-wash. I can't bring myself to try that one yet...

    1. Lexie, thanks for following! Glad to help. Let us know what you think!

  2. Do you know if it's ok to use liquid fabric softener in the washing machine?

    1. You mean specifically when washing work out clothes? I would probably stray away from it with work out clothes, but with other clothes add it to the rinse cycle or in the dispenser if your washing machine has one. Does that help?