The average woman wears only a quarter of the shoes she owns
Most women don’t even come close to wearing the stilettos in their closet.
Many women may feel a need for a new pair of stilettos, but most of us are wasting the money we spend on heels.
According to new research from money-saving website www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, most women wear only a quarter of the shoes they purchase, despite the fact that we spend a large portion of our paychecks on new ones.
Living style: The ultimate shoe guide
The study polled 2,352 women, ages 18 and over, from across the United Kingdom on women’s spending habits when it came to footwear. The results reveal that the average woman owns 20.1 pairs of shoes, spends $38 per pair and has a shoe collection worth an estimated $760. Considering the price of a Jimmy Choo can cost well over $1,000, this sounds quite reasonable. But of all the shoes they own, they wear less than a quarter on a regular basis.
Living style: Why guys love women in sundresses
Why don’t we wear them — well duh, because they’re not comfortable (as if we didn’t realize that in the store before we brought them home).
The main reason women aren’t wearing all their shoes is that they just don’t feel good — 64 percent of women claimed this as the No. 1 reason for not wearing all of their heels.
The top reasons why women don’t wear their shoes are as follows:
1. Too uncomfortable (too tight on feet/too high heels) (64 percent)
2. Hard to match with an outfit (55 percent)
3. Scared to damage/were very expensive (41 percent)
4. Were given as a gift and don't like them (37 percent)
5. Didn't like them as much when I got them home (21 percent)
Tell us: How many pairs of shoes do you think you wear regularly?
Subscribe to Simply Chic | Friend us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Find us on Pinterest
More Simply Chic...
Fashion trucks are the new food trucks
Most women would rather have Kate Middleton's hair than a slimmer figure
The 10 most underrated beauty habits of all
Photo: Daly and Newton/Getty Images
1. Too uncomfortable (too tight on feet/too high heels) - Why did you buy them then? Return them or donate to charity. Give then to a friend, maybe.
2. Hard to match with an outfit (55 percent) - Again, why did you buy them? Again return or donate to charity
3. Scared to damage/were very expensive - Return them to the store
4. Were given as a gift and don't like them - Donate to charity
5. Didn't like them as much when I got them home - Return them to the store. You bought them but didn't like them when you got home? I don't see why anyone would keep these.
I don't see why anyone would keep shoes if these are the reasons they don't wear them.
beauty tips and style advice
The famous Parisian shoe designer has unveiled a luxurious new nail polish, his first foray into the world of beauty, and there are no prizes for guessing what color it comes in.
Average shoe size is up about two sizes since the '70s, study says.
They can't escape wedding season, so they might as well look their best.
Front-row style star Miroslava Duma just clears 5′, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon one-ups her—literally—at 5′ 1″, and fashion crush Rachel Bilson barely tops them both at a whopping 5′ 2″. But aside from standing at the diminutive end of the height spectrum, these three ladies have something else in common: the ability to nail every summer fashion trend. If you’re part of the petite girls’ club, take a look at these 12 fashion essentials—from closet staples to chic accessories—to keep you at the top of your style game this summer.
Quick, easy, everywhere-appropriate: There's no summer piece quite as versatile--or flattering.
These fresh, cute outfit ideas range from unexpected mash-ups to completely coordinated looks. What they all have in common is they'll get you out the door feeling totally confident.
Because it actually takes some makeup—maybe even a few false lashes—to look beautifully bare-faced.
Make a good impression by presenting the best form of yourself. Even when luck's against you--for instance, you encounter a huge zit the week before an important presentation--take action now. Here are fixes for your most common grooming mishaps.
Olivia Palermo isn’t the first star to wear a nontraditional bridal look! See more unique celebrity wedding dresses
We’re still dreaming about Olivia Palermo’s unconventional yet impossibly chic wedding-day ensemble. The shorts! The jutting tulle skirt overlay! The creamy cashmere sweater! Everything about this layered look is as trend-setting as it is unique.And though she may be the first star to walk down the aisle in shorts, Olivia isn’t the first celebrity to say “I do” in something nontraditional. Several boundary-pushing stars have skipped the all-white look, and instead opted for a colorful wedding dress.
Keep your tresses looking their best, even on the muggiest of summer days, with these tips
Wide-leg pants are blowing up. Six women show us how to style a pair by Lauren Ralph Lauren.
It’s the best and worst time to be a single girl in the dating world. On the one hand, past generations of women didn’t have the freedom, financial independence, access to birth control (depending on your state and employer, of course), or plethora of options to meet new people—online and off—that we enjoy today. On the other hand, they also didn’t have to worry about sexting, selecting the best selfie for their profile picture, or accidentally swiping right on a coworker.