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
Avoid the hype at the makeup counter by sticking to this list of tried and true performers that will help you look your best day in and day out.
See Kate's best looks from Australia.
The springtime is the best time to press the reset button on your wardrobe, and given the great new fashion that’s hitting stores right now, there are a myriad of ways to reboot and refresh. Of the nine must-try trends this season, it can be tough to choose a favorite. Perhaps you’re feeling for a graphic floral? And maybe the season’s sport-luxe look fits your style too? That said, if you’re picking battles where your budget is concerned, the idea of a complete spring makeover can be overwhelming. Fret not, our biannual 100+ Under $100 Guide pulls pieces inspired by both the runways and the pages of the magazine together—at the perfect price.
We raided the aisles to find the best cheapie formulas for you.
As of this morning, I have decided that Kate Middleton should just tour things forever so we get to see more updos like the one she wore last night at a reception hosted by the Governor General Peter Cosgrove in Canberra, Australia.
Dressing for the office doesn't have to boring. Follow these style and beauty tips and you'll be sure to impress.
Every year, we look to the biggest names in bridal beauty and fashion design to pinpoint the hottest bridal hair and makeup ideas – keeping in mind of course that this is a wedding (no crazy neon mascara here). This year, bridal beauty has gone extra natural and romantic -- think messy braids, wispy hair, natural eye makeup and more.
You’ve got the dress. You’ve got the venue, date, and invitations. The last thing you need to complete your wedding day? An amazing pair of shoes to wear as you walk down the aisle!
With the dress as the main focus, you want the hair to be understated. An updo does just that. But there's a difference between understated and boring. Adding simple accessories, like a pin or flower, is just enough decoration to the hair. Let these gorgeous pins serve as inspiration for finding a simple, yet understated, wedding hairstyle.
Just when we were getting used to seeing beards everywhere, it may be time for men who enjoy the attention of the opposite sex to invest in some shaving paraphernalia. In a new University of New South Wales study, researchers found that “when people are confronted by a succession of bearded men, clean-shaven men become [...]
If your arm aches just thinking about blow-drying, take heart: These easy hair-saving tips will cut down on your mirror time and deliver salon-level results.
From designer maxi dresses by Roberto Cavalli and Temperley London to contemporary finds by Alice + Olivia and Zimmermann, there's a dress for every kind of seaside bride.