The average person has around £200 worth of clothes hidden away and never wears – one in five people wear clothes for emotional reasons
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The average wardrobe is home to at least 26 items of clothing…never worn.
Research of over 2,000 adults in the UK shows how many clothes are still hidden in people’s closets without ever seeing the light of day.
It shows the average person estimating they have over £200 worth of outfits languishing in drawers and hanging up in closets.
As many as eight in ten wear the same piece of clothing, with only 6% of those surveyed having worn everything in their wardrobe at least once.
Nearly six in ten (59%) admit to leaving some items behind because they were buried in the back of their office.
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Meanwhile, 20% keep their clothes for emotional reasons – despite not actually wearing them.
And “speed of purchase” is also a common issue, with 31% of 18- to 24-year-olds buying on a whim based on the latest trends, only to later realize their purchase wasn’t right. suit them.
Ashley Burghardt, hairstyling director at Stitch Fix UKThe company that commissioned the study, said: “These findings show a real shift in consumer thinking when it comes to the way we shop.
“It’s clear that people want a smarter, more thoughtful approach to investing in clothing and style, and are looking for ways to make their wardrobe work longer, longer. .
“Our professional stylists focus on choosing pieces that match your unique style, matching your existing wardrobe – helping curate the looks you love, with the times.”
The study also found that average adults think one in five (20%) of their clothes don’t even fit them.
Over 65% confessed that there are items in their wardrobe that have never even been worn, and even have labels on them.
Even though a large portion of their wardrobe is empty, those surveyed will complain about having nothing to wear an average of six times a month.
Research conducted through OnePoll also found that a third (32%) admitted to having an argument with a lover or housemate over clothes not worn.
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As a result, more than a third (39%) are looking to refresh their wardrobe by 2022.
Nearly half are considering buying fewer clothes in the future, but clothes they can wear over and over again.
And 37% agree having less stuff – but the things they really love – takes the stress out of getting ready every day.
Ashley Burghardt added: “While many of us often feel like we have nothing to wear when getting dressed, there are some simple first steps everyone can take to unlock their wardrobe. and make it more flexible.
“First, locate the items you love and wear the most, and get rid of all the items you don’t wear. You will immediately have a clear idea of what might be missing.
“You will then be ready to focus your investments on quality products that can work in a variety of styles.
“My biggest piece of advice is to focus on a few core items, mainly – a blazer, a pair of jeans that fit, a high-quality t-shirt, and a branded cardigan. you love.
“With just a few versatile essentials, you’ve built yourself a strong daily vital rotation and a strong foundation to make smarter shopping decisions in the future.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/style/wardrobe-clothing-items-never-worn-26320030 The average wardrobe is home to at least 26 pieces of clothes that are never worn