Now that we're over half way through the year, I now have enough data to start investigating deeper questions about my wardrobe. In the past two years I've invested in more expensive items, which is why I created today's visualization to easily view the cost-per-wear (CPW) of each piece.
It's not a perfect calculation because the number of wears is year-to-date only, meaning any wears before January 1, 2018 are not included. As I continue to track what I buy, wear, and retire, the CPW will become more accurate.
Test out the visualization by selecting a piece from my capsule wardrobe through the filter on the right.
2018 Cost-Per-Wear Insights
Insights only include pieces purchased in 2018. Cost includes the price paid for the piece and any additional costs including dry cleaning charges, tailoring, etc.
Pieces with the Highest Cost-Per-Wear
- $62.60, 4 Wears: Renegade GTX Mid Ws
- $42.18, 8 Wears: Jatinn Dress
- $29.25, 6 Wears: Candice Playsuit
- $20.60, 14 Wears: Ryann Dress Jet Twill
- $14.57, 19 Wears: Oscar Magnuson Sunglasses
Pieces with the Lowest Cost-Per-Wear
What is Wardrobe Science?
This year, I'm tracking what I wear so I can build a dataset of real-world capsule wardrobe data to analyze. I was inspired to start this project after reading an article by Torrence Boone from Google, that tracked fashion trends by Google searches. Read his article here.
Want more? Check out Michelle Wan's wardrobe project, here.