The average person only wears 20% of the clothes they own for most of the time.
This statistic shows that the average person owns a lot more clothes than they actually wear.
This got us thinking about how many items of clothing we really need.
We want you to tell us what you think is the smallest number of items someone should have in their wardrobe. For example, could you live with only owning ten items of clothing? Would you be happy with fewer? Or do you think more than ten would be more realistic? Why? Give us a list of what these items would be with a few explanations.
Tip: think about how an item could be used for more than purpose, such as a large scarf that could also be used as a blanket or skirt, and the materials that they could be made from to ensure they are long-lasting.
Remember to make the items you choose specific to the climate where you live. For example, if you live in a warm country, you might choose to have lighter items – but if you live in a cold country you might need something warmer in your wardrobe too!
Have a go at answering these questions:
- How many items of clothing does a person need to own?
- What items would you choose?
- What would your clothes be made from to ensure they are long-lasting?
Share your ideas in the comments below. Remember you can let others know what you think by replying directly to their comment. Let them know if their suggestions would work for where you live!