...to think I don't have that many clothes

(26 Posts)
DixieExter Sat 15-Oct-16 20:36:18

I was saying to my friend that I could do with some more clothes. She said but you have loads. I was very surprised.

I have 8 tops, 1 pair of jeans, 2 pairs of black trousers, 1 pair of jogging bottoms, 2 cardigans and 2 jumpers, 3 bras, around 12 pairs of pants and a million pairs of socks. That's not many, is it?

Smartleatherbag Sat 15-Oct-16 20:37:11

That's not loads, not at all.

user1470140070 Sat 15-Oct-16 20:38:53

Nope not many at all compared to what I'd consider the average these days.

Paris1986 Sat 15-Oct-16 20:39:22

Wow, I have about five times that (no exaggeration!) and usually end up not being able to decide what to wear and invariably put the same few items together blush

Winniethepooer Sat 15-Oct-16 20:39:24

No.

I might own 20 pair of jeans... I have no idea but lots more then i need!

Bertieboo1 Sat 15-Oct-16 20:43:57

Definitely agree that that is a very reasonable amount! What sort of quantity does your friend have??

JasperDamerel Sat 15-Oct-16 20:48:42

Not a lot. You probably just look stylish so she assumes you have more than you do.

Ilovewillow Sat 15-Oct-16 20:51:45

No not many, you probably wear them wear and always look good which perhaps make her think you have more than you do!

kurlique Sat 15-Oct-16 20:59:03

Holy smoke you have hardly any clothes... My mum is always trying to make me buy more clothes because she says I hardly have any and I have LOADS more than you!!

gamerwidow Sat 15-Oct-16 20:59:54

That nearly represents the clothes I'd take for a week away. I must have at least 4-5 times that amount and compared to some I know my wardrobe is tiny.

BristolLFR Sat 15-Oct-16 21:03:06

That's hardly anything. I think I've bought more maternity wear than that in the last couple of months.

I've vacpavked all my "normal" clothes and I have to say, my new streamlined (in volume, definitely not style!) wardrobe does bring me a lovely sense of calm! I've got good intentions of building up a new refined wardrobe post baby with key quality pieces rather than just reverting to my sales/ supermarket clothes chaos...maybe

cardibach Sat 15-Oct-16 21:06:58

Looking at the packing threads for summer, OP! People pack more than that for a week away and insist they aren't over-packing!

JoJoSM2 Sun 16-Oct-16 03:46:35

Have you not got any dresses or skirts? Jackets? Seasonal clothes? I can't believe that anyone would have that few items.

SusanneLinder Sun 16-Oct-16 03:49:44

I have more than that in my washing basket! Girl you need to shop!

Katedotness1963 Sun 16-Oct-16 04:00:19

That's about what I have. A few less socks, I think...

buttercup15 Sun 16-Oct-16 04:25:29

I agree with JoJo. Are you just counting things that you normally wear day-to-day? Have you not got any going out clothes, wedding outfits, jackets, sports wear, summer holiday stuff?

RebootYourEngine Sun 16-Oct-16 04:56:27

That is less than i would pack for a weekend away never mind a week.

My family are the opposite, they tell me i have too many clothes. Dixie you need to go shopping.

BreatheDeep Sun 16-Oct-16 05:04:07

How do you stay warm in the winter? Wash one wear one with your jumpers? I couldn't even count how many clothes i have. But I have more 'going out' dresses than you have trousers! I don't even understand how you cope!

e1y1 Sun 16-Oct-16 05:04:27

No that is not that many at all.

I have easily 20 times that (a bit of me wishes I were kidding blush.

DH and DC's are even worse.

Mummyoflittledragon Sun 16-Oct-16 05:26:30

My dd has tons more than that. She's 8. How do you manage to wash and turn that all around without running out of clothes?

TheRattleBag Sun 16-Oct-16 05:42:35

Is your friend Marie Kondo?? Doesn't seem many at all!

KC225 Sun 16-Oct-16 07:04:48

What about going out? And as other have said, seasonal like summer shorts, dresses. Do you clear out often? Agree though, not a lot.

livingthegoodlife Sun 16-Oct-16 07:39:56

I have one pair of jeans, 2 pairs of coloured jeans, 1 leggings, about 5 jumpers, 10 t shirts, about 5 skirts. About 5 dresses. Loads of underwear. Plus wedding/occasion wear.

It's about half a wardrobe worth and 2 Malm drawers.

I don't think I have much either but I always seem to have something to wear. I wouldn't worry if i was you OP. It just means your wardrobe is more streamlined.

buttercup15 Sun 16-Oct-16 09:13:47

living I aspire to be like you! Wish I could get my wardrobe down to that!

myownprivateidaho Sun 16-Oct-16 09:29:25

No that's hardly any. But why on earth would your friend know how many clothes you have? Why would you expect her to know? Why would you care what she thinks?

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