What’s in Your Closet? Survey Reveals Americans’ Feelings Towards Their Wardrobes

With the start of spring upon us, we knew that it was time to start cleaning out our closets and shopping for a new spring wardrobe. Taking a look at our closets made us wonder about the hidden closet habits of our fellow Americans. What do people spend on additions to their closet each season? How do most people organize their clothes? Dying to get answers, we conducted a survey of thousands of Americans to reveal their closet tendencies. You can find some of the most intriguing results below.

Percentage of Wardrobe Worn in Last 6 Months

We were happy to find out that we aren’t the only ones guilty of buying clothes and never actually wearing them. More than 15% of women and nearly 20% of men said that they’ve only worn 10% or less of their closet in the last 6 months.

Women's Shoe Ownership by Region

With so many shoes options on the market, it can be difficult to keep a shoe collection to the minimum. While the majority of respondents claimed to own 10 or less pairs of shoes, around 12% of midwest women own 50 or more pairs. The women from the west seem to be the most minimalistic. This is a stark difference from celebrities like Kim Kardashian who are rumored to own hundreds of pairs of shoes!

Average Dollar Amount Spent on Shoes in the US

It turns out that our survey respondents were frugal shoppers, with around 25% stating that they spend an average of $30 or less on a pair of shoes. Less than 5% said they spend more than $300 on new kicks.

Average Dollar Amount Spent on Shoes in the US- Men vs. Women

Interestingly, men seem to be more willing to splurge on their shoes. Over 40% of male respondents spend an average of $51-$100 on shoes compared to less than 25% of females.

Shoe Ownership in the US- Men vs. Women

Although males might be willing to fork out more cash on their shoes, they typically own fewer shoes than women. Perhaps they value quality over quantity. Nearly 11% of women respondents own 21-30 pairs compared to only 2% of men.

Women's Shoe Ownership in the US by Region

It seems like women from the West have different opinions on shoe ownership than women from the South. Over 35% of western women own 5 or less compared to less than 25% of southerners. Meanwhile, nearly 10% of Southern gals own more than 50 pairs while only 5% of Westerners own that many.

Average Amount Spent on Seasonal Wardrobe Additions by Region

Although there were more obvious differences in shoe ownership by region, most of the country can agree that they will spend less than $50 on new clothes each season.

Average Time Spent Selecting an Outfit- Men vs. Women

Not surprisingly, women seem to spend a little more time than men when it comes to picking out their outfits. Approximately 12% of women said that they spend 11-20 minutes on selecting the perfect look compared to 5% of men.

Average Time Spent Selecting Outfit by Region

It seems like personal style and first impressions truly matters in the South. Our survey results revealed that women from the South were most likely to spend more than 30 minutes picking an outfit for the day.

Percentage of Americans Who Have Hidden a Purchase from Their Partner

While the majority of our respondents claim to be completely truthful to their spouse, women were more likely than men to hide a clothing purchase. 24% of women have hidden a purchase from their partner while only 15% of men have.

Most Common Ways to Organize a Closet- Men vs. Women

When it comes to closet organization, both genders can agree that the best way is to sort by type of clothing. Men were slightly more likely to organize by season while women were more likely to organize by color.

Does Your Closet Stress You Out?

Closets can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many options of what to wear, how to organize it, and what to purchase, but our respondents seemed to have the stress under control: 46% of females and 56% of males said that their closets do not stress them out.

Now that we’ve uncovered the secret closet habits of the average American, where do you stand on your relationship with your closet? Do you agree with what our respondents said or do you feel differently about your wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below.

How to Pick the Perfect Outfit for Your Valentine’s Day Date

How to Pick the Perfect Outfit for Your Valentine’s Day Date

How to Pick the Perfect Outfit for Your Valentine's Day DateFancy dinner with your man:
Opt for a feminine, flirty dress and pair it with some killer high heels. Some days we just really want to get dressed up and wear our favorite figure-flaunting dress, but we have no where to wear it to. Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to break out that favorite dress of yours and get fancy! We are crazy in love with this bold red dress from Nordstrom for a fancy Valentines Day dinner. Picture from Sydne Style.

Grab dinner (or brunch!) to celebrate “Galentine’s Day” with your girls: Throw on a comfy cute maxi dress from your favorite clothing boutique for a day out with your girls. Just because you’re single doesn’t mean that you have to slum it this holiday! And even if How to Pick the Perfect Outfit for Your Valentine's Day Dateyou’re not single, go out and have fun with your girls and wear something that makes you feel pretty! Self-love is always important! And if you’re anything like Leslie Knope, you know that there are few things better than ladies celebrating ladies and brunch.

Keep it low-key by ordering take out and cuddling on the couch: Your man thinks you’re beautiful no matter How to Pick the Perfect Outfit for Your Valentine's Day Datewhat you wear. And you are! Even if you are staying in this Valentine’s Day, it is always fun (and totally acceptable) to treat yourself to a new piece of clothing. Don something pink or red to stay festive. Pair a white basic with a festive pop of color. There are so many different ways to look festive and casual without going overboard. If you’re going for an ultra casual look, a fun choker will add just the perfect extra touch to any casual outfit! We found this ultra feminine casual look on Barefoot Blonde.



Now, we want to see your Valentines Day look! What big plans do you have for Valentines Day? Are you pulling a Leslie Knope and going out to brunch with your girlfriends? Or do you have a hot dinner date with your man? Either way, we want you to share your Valentines Day outfit with us!! Tag us in your Valentines Day pictures with the tag #BEBValentines

How to Pick the Perfect Outfit for Your Valentine’s Day Date