Let’s face it: there are very few things in life that a little retail therapy can’t fix. Whether it’s coping with a stressful situation or celebrating an exciting, new opportunity, there’s something extremely empowering about buying a brand new outfit that perfectly matches your aesthetic.
And while we can collectively agree with the idea that a quick shopping spree can work wonders, our wallets aren’t always necessarily in agreement with our hearts. A few occasional splurges—both big and small—have a way of adding up. One maxi dress can quickly turn into five tops, multiple pairs of distressed denim, and matching booties that you simply couldn’t say no to!
Staying up to date with ever-evolving fashion trends comes with a price tag. So how much do Americans really spend on their wardrobes in 2021?