It won’t surprise you to hear that for me, the answer is ‘not much’.
This isn’t because I am spending all my cash on the latest fashions for myself, it’s just that spending on clothes generally just isn’t something that really appeals to me. Perhaps if I worked in an office I would feel a bit more motivated, but why would I dress up in a fancy skirt just to sit at home on my own? That would be a bit weird.
Buying clothes for children feels even more pointless, as they have that annoying habit of growing. They do it bloody quickly too, so no sooner have you forked out on a lovely new pair of jeans than they are flapping unfashionably around their ankles already.
A recent survey though by Cotton USA reveals that the average British child’s wardrobe is stocked with a whopping £1,348 worth of clothes.
Seriously, you could go on an awesome holiday for that.
What could you possibly even spend that much money on?
Plus that means that to balance out me, who buys Belle a pair of jeans once a year or so and the rest of the time relies on Gran to make occasional visits to Matalan, there must be a family somewhere spending twice as much. I am imagining a family somewhere with kids who dress everyday like this:
How though could you let your son go out and play knowing that his trousers cost more than your washing machine? It doesn’t exactly inspire a sense of freedom and creativity does it?
Personally I would rather have my kids in a £200 wardrobe and spend the other £1,148 on actually having some fun. Visit popgear for character clothing at affordable prices.