I tend to start the day like this:
The big issue
Sociologists have reported that this is a worldwide phenomenon usually experienced by those with a ‘z factor’ greater than 4. Renowned mathematicians have calculated the z factor as follows:
x.y/2 = z
x = wardrobe capacity (in cubic meters, including shoe & accessories storage)
y = wardrobe utilisation rate (1 = full utilisation; 0 = you have empty wardrobe syndrome)
z = hours per week spent deciding what to wear
So, if your wardrobe is approximately 6 cubic metres and half full, then you are likely to spend approximately 1.5 hours a week or 12 minutes a day deciding what to wear.
I choose not to disclose my ‘z’ factor at this time, but let’s just say I’m not far from resorting to this:
Naturally, I am concerned.
One way of dealing with this, of course, is to buy more clothes — logical and self-explanatory, my favorite type of solution! I usually go with this approach. Side note: I was eyeing Lulu Guinness and Need Supply on the weekend, but only ordered these shoes from MyHabit:
The other option involves a wardrobe clean-out, where unwanted items can be sold on eBay / donated to charity / swapped with other high z factor-ers / discarded. Sounds simple, right? I struggled to part with an ugly pair of red, boot-leg corduroy jeans from 7 years ago, because *gasp* how can I be sure they won’t become oh-so-fashionable again in 2016?? They went in the ‘must keep’ pile…
Oh no, I just realised that buying more clothes is not logical at all and is actually disproved by that stupid formula
I renowned mathematicians came up with, because buying more clothes actually increases the wardrobe utilisation rate, which in turn increases the z factor!! And the only way to decrease it would be to:
a) decrease your wardrobe space (e.g. by turning half of it into a bookshelf!), or
b) decrease your wardrobe capacity (by doing a wardrobe clean-out!!!!)
Eh, never mind, I’m sure my wardrobes are really only 1/3 full, there’s really a lot of space left.
And, oh yeah, I also bought these on the weekend from Asos: