Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could open your closet every morning and have endless outfit combinations at your fingertips? Like a celebrity on MTV’s Cribz or one of the Real Housewives, to just have racks and racks of gorgeous clothes at your disposal, all of which fit perfectly and are in mint condition. To never think “I have nothing to wear”–ever?
This is a fantasy of mine, but I often feel the exact opposite when getting dressed in the morning, and if you are like me we are not alone. According to Margarita Bahri-keeton, Director of Research and Development at P&G, most women “fall out of love with their clothes and wear 20% of their garments 80% of the time,” leaving a very sad and lonely 80% of their wardrobe to hang in closet purgatory collecting dust. At P&G’s Fabric Care Future Fabrics event on January 14 in NYC, Margarita also explained that, “the average woman has $500-1,000 of unworn clothing in her closet,” which means that your unworn clothes aren’t just lonely–they’re expensive, too.
In an effort to help you get more value out of the clothes you already have, we compiled 9 tips for how to wear more of the clothes hanging in your closet right now. Click through the slideshow above–and get your $1,000 back!