Friday 28 July 2017

What this old thing? The wardrobe agonies that steal a year of our lives

Kevin Spacey, and Robin Wright in ‘House of Cards’. Wright’s character Claire is always impeccably turned out
Kevin Spacey, and Robin Wright in ‘House of Cards’. Wright’s character Claire is always impeccably turned out
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

Over a lifetime, women spend more than a year of their lives deciding what to wear. Men will, no doubt, be shocked by this, but I think most women will not be surprised at all.

According to a survey by fashion marketing club, StyleCard, 12 minutes a day is what the average woman spends looking for a work outfit. But we've all had days where it's been longer.

The days when nothing looks or fits right – your zip won't go up, your buttons refuse to close or your shirt is too wrinkled to wear. You ransack your wardrobe, becoming increasingly irate and sweaty, looking for something stylish but comfortable until you eventually admit defeat and end up wearing the old reliable black trousers and black top.

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