For most women, the daily task of choosing something to wear can be pretty damn stressful. You may have racks and racks of clothing, but by the time you’ve rifled through them all, rejected most of them and found accessories that match it can feel like you spend an age getting ready each morning.
So it may come as no surprise to you that this process is actually taking months off your life. The Daily Mail released a study that found women spend on average 17 minutes per day deciding what to wear. This is four days a year, or 6 months of your working life. Wow.
The study also found that 62 percent of women admit to having at least one incidence of ‘wardrobe rage’. You know – when you can’t find anything to wear and you throw a totally irrational but somewhat satisfying tantrum in the middle of your bedroom (usually involving the throwing of shoes and/or the ripping of dresses).
The study, which involved over 2,000 men and women, also found that 21 percent of women admitted that outfit struggles have caused them to argue with their partner, and 10 percent admitted to missing an occasion altogether simply because they couldn’t find the right outfit. Good to know we aren’t alone.
These stats beg the question – why do we find it so hard to dress ourselves?! Whilst the average woman has around 152 items in their closet, the poll found that just 44 percent of those items are actually worn.