I'll explain the phrase I am looking for using this example. Imagine that I put on the T-shirt, jeans and jacket. I'm going to walk with my friend. and suddenly she says: "your sleeves look scruffy, "fix" them". so I'm looking for a term which means something like "to remove a position of any piece of clothing in the previous one, also make it look tidy and attractive again"...
Let's say you're about to go into a meeting or an interview and you want to make sure you don't have a mustard stain on your shirt or that one of your buttons is not unbuttoned or something like that.
You could say:
I took a quick look in the mirror to check my appearance.
I checked myself in the mirror to see how I looked.
Now, if you do happen to spot something amiss, you could say:
I needed to fix how I looked before going into the meeting.
I needed to fix the way I looked before going into the meeting.
English often uses clauses like that in place of specific nouns.