- Women spend six months in their life trying to find out what to wear
- While women spend 17 minutes in a day deciding what to wear, men spend only 13 minutes
- A fashion stylist advises to get rid of the old clothes before buying new ones for a more organized closet
Did you know that women spend six months of their life deciding what to wear? That’s the discovery of a recent survey commissioned by global clothing brand Marks&Spencer.
The study, which surveyed 2,000 British people, found that it takes 17 minutes for a woman to finally decide what she will wear in a day. This is equal to 4 days in a year and about 6 months from aged 18 to 60, a story by Mirror noted.
The same story cited that “Cluttered wardrobes and anxiety about wearing the right outfit means the average woman spends almost 17 minutes a day rifling through their wardrobes.”
Meanwhile, men – who are stereotyped as being less fashion conscious than women – actually spend just a little less time in front of their closet. The survey found guys actually take 13 minutes a day to finally decide what they are going to wear.
Both genders are also prone to “wardrobe rage”. Women feel bad when they do not find the “perfect” outfit for the day while one in five men also struggle in finding an outfit.
Fashion stylist Bay Garnett advises people to organize closets so that it would be easier to spot on what you want to wear. She said that a “carefully curated” closet would make some choose the perfect outfit in less than two minutes.
“We all need a regular closet detox: it helps us to not only easily choose what to wear, but also clear our mind. Opening our wardrobes in the morning can bring a startling range of emotions. Why do we put ourselves through it?” said Garnett.
“It’s a process of streamlining and getting rid of some past negativity before we add anything new,” she added.
Currently, Marks&Spencer, in cooperation with Oxfam, are encouraging buyers to “shwop” their items. This means that old clothes are open for donation in Marks&Spencer shops in exchange for points. The donated clothes will be recycled for a more sustainable and environment-friendly production of clothes.
A number of fashion giants such as H&M, Forever 21 and Uniqlo has also advocated the same technique.