The When-to-Wash-It Handbook
Khaki Shorts and Pants
How often you should wash them: After 2 to 3 wears.
What to know: Light-colored cottons are vulnerable to noticeable spots. Zap smudges between washes with Oxi Clean Spray-A-Way Instant Stain Remover ($3.50 at drugstores), which Chicago stylist Amy Salinger likes because it doesn’t leave water rings behind.
Exception to the rule: With stain-resistant fabrics, you can get away with an extra wear or two. Never use fabric softeners or dryer sheets, as they diminish the effectiveness of the fabric.
So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.