Jeans are a fail-safe wardrobe staple, whether you’re bumming around on the weekend or heading out on a date. Which is why many of us have spent more than we’d care to admit on a pair that makes our legs look twice as long, or hugs our curves just so.
Well, good news ahead: spend as much as you want on your denim. Turns out, we wear jeans so often — an average of 428 times per pair before we toss them — that a $62 pair of jeans works out to costing just 14 cents a wear (compared with leggings that cost $16 and only get worn 68 times, working out to 23 cents an outing).
This news doesn’t come courtesy of a fashion mag that’s trying to get us to invest in the double-denim trend, but from scientists who worked out the cost-per-wear ratio of various items of clothing. The only items we wear even more than jeans are underwear and tees, so it looks like you can afford another trip to Victoria’s Secret.