Nothing says "classy" like a pair of shiny shoes. In fact, even when you're dressing down or trying to look like you're uninterested in your appearance (even though we all know that's not true), a well-kept pair of nice looking shoes can make the difference between an outfit that's rocker chic and one that makes you seem like a slob.

Despite numerous lessons from my father, I actually had no idea how to shine shoes, until I read this. Real Simple magazine has a great post about how to get the job done with nothing more than vegetable oil and a damp cloth. Awesome!

So say goodbye to scuff marks! When it's this easy to get rid of them, there's really no excuse not to.

[via Lifehacker]