For the past 287 days I’ve been using the Cladwell app to log each of my outfits and keep track of how much of my closet I’m actually wearing. While I had hit 100 percent at one point, these days I’m sitting at about 78 percent over the past 90 days and 98 percent overall.
The app also tracks both your most and least worn clothing items—over the last 90 days and over the entire period you’ve been using it. The four items in each most-used section are selected from each clothing category—layers, shirts, bottoms and shoes—whereas the least used are based purely on total numbers of wears.
My most worn items over the past 90 days
1. Medium wash denim jacket
I bought this jacket sometime in the spring and have since worn it 19 times. At this point, my cost per wear is about $4.16, but as I plan to wear it throughout the fall as well that number will get even lower—not to mention all the wears it will next spring/summer season.
2. Black tank top
I will be forever upset with myself that I didn’t go back to Ricki’s for the same tank top in different colours. The basic black tank I wear most of the time is comfortable, has a loose, but flattering fit and is reversible with a v-neck on one side and a scoop neck on the other. So versatile, so great—why, oh, why did I not got back for more?
The shirt predates my use of the Cladwell app, but I have logged it 81 times, eight of those in the past 90 days.
3. Skinny jeans
This jeans were a birthday gift from my mom back in the spring, and I have worn them 73 times. This is also the third blog post I’ve mentioned them in—I really love them!
4. Black Chelsea boots
These boots were bought at Nordstrom rack back in May and I have worn them 47 times. My cost per wear so far is 80 cents, and I plan to wear them until the snow falls, then bring them out again when it melts.
My least worn items over the past 90 days
Ugh. I bought a little black dress from Top Shop ages ago because I really did love the way it looked on me, but the problem is that it’s impossible to dress down too much. I think that ideally, an LBD should be versatile enough that you can wear it pretty much for any occasion, depending on what you pair it with. Since the dress I bought is a little too fancy, it means there are fewer occasions when I can wear it, and it doesn’t get worn as often. It’s also fitting a little tight these days.
The dress pre-dates the app, so I know I’ve worn it more than the two times I’ve logged it, but I haven’t worn it at all in the past 90 days.
2. Black trousers
As I’m no longer working in an office and the last breaths of summer are still upon us, I haven’t worn this lately. But I did take the time to get them tailored so they’d fit better and I anticipate wearing them more once the cooler weather sets in. They also pre-date the app, and I’ve logged them 24 times.
3. Black velvet kimono
I think this item came from Warehouse One and I have had it for quite some time, but it may be time to say goodbye. It was my first kimono, but I’ve since picked up ones I like more. Still, since installing the app, I wore it 22 times.
4. Red detailed top
This top isn’t overly summery, but now that fall is here I think I’ll probably wear it more. It came from Ricki’s and I’ve worn it seven times, but I don’t remember exactly when I first added it to my closet.
My most worn items of “all time”
1. Olive green military-style jacket
This jacket came from an American Eagle sales rack and I’m so glad I picked it up. It gives me so many reporter vibes and I love wearing it when I need to be out in the field. It pre-dates the app, but I’ve still logged it 77 times.
2. Black tank top
Same tank as above. So, so sorry I didn’t buy more of these.
3. Straight leg, medium wash jeans
These jeans were given to me second hand, which means the cost per wear was $0 from day one! I’ve had them a couple of years and have worn them 114 times! Unfortunately, their days may be numbered, as I notice they’ve started to thin in the inner thigh area. I’ll have to start looking for a replacement pair.
4. Lined black rain boots
I bought these boots from Sportscheck last fall and have gotten so much use out of them. Last winter started out pretty mild, but it was wet a lot so I wore these rather than winter boots. I can’t remember what I paid for them, but I’ve worn them 102 times.
My least worn items of “all time”
1. Darth Vader cape dress
When I bought this dress my husband was like, “But where will you wear it?” and I answered, “Lots of places.” I lied. I’m a liar. While I know I’ve worn it at least once, it’s never been logged in the app. I really do think it’s cool; I just don’t know where to wear it.
2. Bloody dress
I bought this dress at the end of the summer last year for like $13.99 or something, and while I’ve only actually worn it once, I foresee a lot of October outfits featuring this dress.
3. Pink lace dress
I bought this dress for my brother’s wedding five years ago, and I just don’t love it anymore. It pre-dates the app and I’ve only ever logged it once.
4. Black and white halter-top dress
Bought this dress for Valentine’s Day of 2015 and I still wear it occasionally, but I have far too many “going out” dresses and not enough occasions to wear them. I’ve only ever logged it once.