The Math Behind Cheap Fashion: Is it Really Worth It?

Mason Riverwind

Updated Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Have you ever tried to justify a purchase by calculating its cost per use? Well, in a viral video that has taken the internet by storm, a girl attempts to crack the code of affordable fashion. The video, titled "Girl Math Has Been Cracked," has sparked a heated debate among viewers.

In the video, the girl confidently breaks down the math behind her fashion choices. She argues that a $2.50 item divided by 10 wears results in $25 per wear. However, she claims that she wears her clothes way more than 10 times, so the cost per wear decreases to $5 for 20 wears. According to her calculations, this makes fashion from the dollar store "basically free."

While some viewers found her logic amusing and relatable, others were quick to point out flaws in her calculations. One comment humorously stated, "*Morgan Freeman narrator voice* She did not stop buying coffee, and it was most certainly... Not free." It seems that the girl's attempt to equate the cost of her clothes to the price of a cup of coffee didn't quite add up.

Another commenter pointed out that the girl made a mistake in her initial calculation. Multiplying $25 by 10 wears doesn't equal $100, as she claimed. Instead, it amounts to $250. This miscalculation led to a discussion about the true cost of fashion and the value we place on our clothes.

Interestingly, many viewers related to the girl's thought process. Some admitted to spending large amounts of money on hobbies, justifying it by comparing it to the cost of clothes. One comment read, "I can't justify that much for clothes, but I can't shake my head at her because I spend that much and more on hobbies."

However, not everyone agreed with the girl's approach. Some pointed out that buying quality items that last longer may be a better investment than constantly purchasing cheap clothes. There was even a debate about the number of times one should wear an item of clothing before discarding it. One commenter humorously exclaimed, "Twenty wears.... B****, I'm 34, and I still have a t-shirt I got in the SIXTH GRADE."

This viral video has highlighted the different perspectives people have on spending money and the calculations they make to justify their purchases. It also brings to light the importance of understanding the true cost of our choices and whether they align with our values.

In the end, while the girl's math may not be entirely accurate, her video serves as a lighthearted reminder that we all have our own unique ways of rationalizing our expenses. Whether it's calculating the cost per wear or comparing it to the price of a cup of coffee, the decision ultimately lies with the individual and their personal priorities.

So, the next time you find yourself contemplating a fashion purchase, remember the girl who cracked the code. Consider the longevity, quality, and true cost of the item before making a decision. After all, fashion is not just about numbers, but also about personal style and self-expression.

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Top Comments from Imgur

alcamar

*Morgan Freeman narrator voice* She did not stop buying coffee, and it was most certainly... Not free

The22ndDoctor

She really only made one mistake, just early on. 25 * 10 ($250) wears does not equal 5 * 20 wears ($100)

Escapist83

It's certainly a no-brainer.

S****ycabbages

I can't justify that much for clothes, but I can't shake my head at her because I spend that much and more on hobbies.

escargogurt

So if she DOESN'T buy and wear it then the coffee is free, right?

jalcantara88127001

She forgot she just did this same math the last 3 places she went to. Replacing the same cup of coffee

ScrippyChan

Twenty wears.... B****, I'm 34, and I still have a t-shirt I got in the SIXTH GRADE.

ChaoticEnigma1121

This broke my brain

PoormanBachelor

Meanwhile, I'm like a cartoon character and basically wear the same thing everyday

Squaba13

Honestly, I get it. I do the same kind of math for video games. A $60 dollar game should net at least 60 hours of game play. I spend more to see a movie in the theater and get way less bang for my buck in the "dollar per hour" math.

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