Eleanor Walton learned this the hard way after someone accidentally spilt red wine on her chic all-in-one at Ripon Races over the weekend.
But instead of calling an Uber home, she demonstrated how to tackle a fashion dilemma like a pro by turning the hard-to-hide stain into a whole new look.
With the help of her friends, Walton ordered more wine from the bar and soaked her jumpsuit in the sink to create an impressive tie-dye pattern - another SS19 trend to tick from the list.
Before stepping out in the creative ensemble, she dried the outfit beneath the public hand dryer.
Live-tweeting the experience, she wrote: “Would you believe someone spilt red wine all down my white outfit so my work girls SOAKED my jumpsuit in the sink so it’s now red.”
would u believe someone spilt red wine all down my white outfit so my work girls SOAKED MY JUMPSUIT in the sink so now i have a red jumpsuit ahahahaha xx— eleanor walton🌙 (@eleanorwaltonn) July 20, 2019
Her friend, Mia Williamson, then took to the social media platform to debut Walton’s raceday ensemble and likened the look to something fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing would drop as part of its festival line.
“So we’re two hours into the races, and El comes and tells me someone has spilt red wine down her… no problem,” she captioned the image. “Got some more red wine and fixed it and I think we’ve just made a new product to PLT’s festival range.”
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so we’re 2 hours into the races, and el comes and tells me someone has spilt red wine down her... no problem. Got some more red wine and fixed it and I think we’ve just made a new product to PLTs festival range pic.twitter.com/fXnJKYfNc2— mia williamson (@MiaWiliamson_) July 20, 2019
Admittedly impressed by her ‘genius’ quick-thinking, the tweet soon garnered over 162, 622 likes with social media users praising her new look.
“I actually can’t get over this,” one commented. “This is ART gals.”
Another agreed, adding: “I won’t lie, I’m keeping this as inspiration if it ever happens to me.”
“That... is absolute genius,” a third wrote.
I actually can’t get over this. This is ART gals.— Laura 🐝 (@laurajsxoxo) July 21, 2019
This the kind of positive thinking we all need— CityLightz (@citylightzmusic) July 21, 2019
I won’t lie I’m keeping this as inspiration if it ever happens to me 😂😂— Natasha Burgess (@NatashaB15x) July 21, 2019
That....is absolute genius 😂— Francesca Wellman - Gluten Free Horizons (@GFreeHorizons) July 21, 2019
It’s actually SUCH A CUTE OUTFIT DAMN— 𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘀 ➡️ 𝖺 𝗆𝖾𝗌𝗌 (@420basshead) July 22, 2019
omfg genius— el x (@Ella_atkinson1) July 21, 2019
So next time you find yourself in a similar situation then remember, it might just give you an excuse to pull off an impressive outfit change.