I told you that in 2016 we would not spend any money on clothing. We did not make that challenge.
We spent a total of $123.26 on clothing for the past year or $10.27 a month. Since I desperately needed bras and Hubby needed a pair of shorts, we had to spend on those things. Then I finally found a winter coat that I love and will keep me warm this winter. So we feel good about what we did spend even though we didn't make the challenge.
Neither Hubby nor I care much about being fashionable. Our days of wearing professional clothing are over and we just like to be comfortable. We buy classic clothing(mostly LL Bean) that will last us for years. We don't buy every new trend that comes out each season.
Most days Hubby and I are both in jeans. Hubby likes warm flannel in the winter and I love long sleeve shirts or T shirts. We have plenty of sweatshirts and sweaters to keep us warm in the house. In the summer, we are in shorts or jeans and T shirts or polos.
Hubby has many more clothes than I do because I am a minimalist. I have about 2 weeks worth of clothes and that works for me. My favorite color is blue so that is what I usually wear. If I am not in a blue top, I am usually in red.
We have a few dress up clothes but they don't get worn very often. The birthday party was the first time we dressed up in a couple of years.
We are usually in a good pair of sneakers. When I see a sale on the brands we like, I stockpile. I have three pair of sneakers and Hubby has two pair right now. We wear the same pair everyday and the extras are brand new in their boxes waiting for the ones we are wearing to be thrown out. We do wear them until they start to fall apart.
I have one pair of slip on shoes and a a pair of boots and that get worn regularly. Hubby has the same. We do each have a few dress up shoes.
I buy underwear when it is needed. Hubby has a stockpile waiting to be opened. He will only wear one brand so when I see a rock bottom sale and have coupons, I stockpile for him. I buy socks for us the same way.
We have fleece and winter coats that we bang around in. We also have spring lightweight jackets. Plus we own gloves, hats and scarves for the winter.
We also have about 5 PJ's or nightgowns and we each have bathrobes.
That sums up our wardrobe. Since I rarely put our clothes in the dryer, they last for years. All of that lint is coming from the fibers in your clothes. So we only buy clothes to replace the ones that wear out.
We always look neat, clean and presentable in our classic clothing no matter where we go.
That being said, we have decided we may need some replacements in 2017. So we are budgeting $ 400.00 for clothing for both of us or about $ 33.33 a month. If we need to use it we will, if not we won't.
Do you budget for clothing for the year? Do you buy clothes as replacements or do you like to always get the newest fashion? Please share with all of us in the comments.