|Mixing old jackets with a new scarf, bag, sweater and jeans.|
|New spring jacket and blouse, and sweater from last winter.|
In her Forbes Magazine article The Real Cost of Your Shopping Habits, Emma Johnson says, according to the Daily Mail, “women in the UK buy half their body weight in clothes each year.” That seems like a weird statistic, to me. Does that mean that small women who weigh less buy fewer clothes in a year? Or that larger woman who weigh more can buy more before they have bought too much? Ah well, not all research proves to be fruitful, or meaningful. Let’s move on.
|Two tanks and a tee shirt dress from Aritzia last summer.|
An April 2016 article in the Daily Mail says that the average American woman has 103 items in her closet. To be fair to the women surveyed, the article doesn’t explain what the number 103 actually means. Does it include everything a woman owns? Only those items that need to be hung up, or do their closets have shelves for knits? And what about shoes? I have 41 items hanging in my closet; I’ve just counted them. That includes: jeans, trousers, jackets, a coat, blouses, and a few light sweaters and tees. My heavy knits are in a drawer as are most of my casual tee shirts and turtlenecks. All my summer clothes are stored away. So if I were to hang everything I own in my closet, an impossible feat given the minuscule size of my closet, and counting footwear, there would be at least 103 items.
|New white shirt and bag bought in late summer, and leggings purchased last January.|
|New two piece suit, scarf, dress, and sandals. I’m loving navy this year, apparently.|
These were my favourite purchases this year. My Veronica Beard suit, and my navy Rag and Bone dress above. And my Max Mara fuchsia tweed coat below. Sigh, sigh, sigh. If something makes you sigh, and you can’t wait for next season to be able to wear it… then it was a wise purchase in my view.
|My new fall coat and boots.|