I was reading an article on Living on a Dime called How Many Clothes Do I Need? that made me cringe. Clothes and shoes are a complete weakness of mine and this article spelled out how many items a person should own. Ugh, I know I’m going to be embarrassed and ashamed after I read this.
Are you ready for this?
Women (who work outside the house)
7-9 work/dressy outfits
5-7 casual outfits
2-3 outfits for relaxing at home
3-4 pair work shoes (depends on your work. Only 2 if you wear tennis shoes or the like to work)
3 pairs casual shoes
For everyone, you need:
1 winter coat
1 dress coat
1-2 pairs boots, short and long
Remember, these are just the bare bones of a wardrobe. Add or subtract according to your needs. The main thing is to be ruthless. Most women wear only 20% of the clothes 80% of the time. Get rid of everything else!
Yikes! I don’t even want to tell you how many clothes I own! Shoes alone is just ridiculous and then you add jeans, work clothes, summer clothes, winter clothes etc… It’s out of control! I even just cleaned out 5 boxes of clothes to sell on the yardsale (mainly because I couldn’t fit all the clothes I own in my walk in closet)! I know I still have a long way to go. Why is it so hard to part with clothes? Because I may wear them again?! Yes that’s why I hung on to a pair of sweat pants I had since 6th grade?!
Do you agree with the number of items Living on a Dime recommends a woman to have? How do you stack up against those numbers? Leave a comment and let us know!