As the winter months conclude, spring brings an array of new style (and organizational!) opportunities for million across the U.S.! Many make key lifestyle changes, but plenty don’t take time to review their wardrobes leading to frustration going into the new season. To help consumers make sense of their wardrobe, Trunk Club launched a new study examining the wardrobes of 2,000 men and women to discover their personal experiences and behaviors with their clothing selection.
Trunk Club and SWNS found that consumers experience ‘wardrobe panic’ 36 times a year and over 2,8000 times in a lifetime because they feel they have nothing to wear! To combat this problem, Coabi Kastan, Head of Styling for Trunk Club shared this tip, “As you approach building your wardrobe, start with the essentials. When you build the fundamentals of your wardrobe first, you’re able to lessen the ‘wardrobe panic’ that’s so common.”
Did you know…?
• Nearly thirty percent of the items in the average person’s closet have never been worn or have gone untouched for over a year.
• Results showed that the average person has about 53 items in their closet, but they typically don’t wear 15 of them. And six percent of people own nine or more items in their closets that still have the tags on them!
· The average respondent polled spends eight hours per month in their closet agonizing over what to wear, which is nearly 100 hours per year.
Men vs. Women
· Men typically clean out their closets at a higher rate than women. 61% of men said that they clean out their closets at least once a year, while only 48% admitted to doing the same.
· More than two times as many men use Marie Kondo’s organization method for their closets than women!
· Most women said they were confused or sad when they open up their closet, while men are joyous or excited when opening their closet.
· The Northeast enjoys a clean closet: 10.6 percent of participants from the Northeast clean out their closet every week while only 5.05 participants do from the Midwest
· The Midwest and Southeast love to give back: The Midwest (81.42%) just barely edged out the Southeast (81.40%) when it comes to donating old clothes to charities
o The study showed that the Midwest also sells the highest percentage of unwanted clothing at 17.43 percent
· The Northeast enjoys time in their closet: On average, people from the Northeast region spend over 8 minutes a day in their closet, which is close to an hour per week. To contrast, people from the Midwest region spend less than 6 minutes in the closet per day.