Grace, from Nottingham, says she was always borrowing her husband Ryan’s clothing so it made sense for them to start sharing. The pair estimate buying unisex clothing has saved them almost £800
Marriage is all about sharing, but would you have the same wardrobe as your partner?
This is exactly the arrangement Grace Surguy and her husband Ryan Kenward have in place – and they say sharing clothes has saved them almost £800.
Grace, aged 34, a digital delivery manager from Nottingham, says the pair buy gender neutral clothing to save them buying two of everything.
By only buying unisex clothing, or items in a larger size, Grace reckons she has saved hundreds on brands like ASOS.
According to Lovethesales.com demand for gender neutral clothing has surged by 39%.
Grace said: “Boyfriend-fit jeans and baggy jumpers are really in right now, but are super expensive.
“Instead of buying new clothes I just ended up borrowing my husband’s as they are really cute and a loose fit for me.
“Obviously, he got tired of looking for his missing clothes, so after a little digging online we had the awesome idea of buying clothes that we could share.
“Straight away we are cutting our clothing bills in half, and even more when we shop in the sales.”
The pair are making savings as they aren’t forking out on separate clothes each.
Some of their best deals include spending £40 on a medium size J Lindeberg Bobby shirt, down from £79, which the couple share.
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Grace also spent £12.50 on a pair of Asos jeans, saving them around 50% based on their original price – and the pair both wear these.
Finally, a pair of cargo trousers that they can both wear from Asos cost just £27.50 instead of £55.
To find unisex clothing, Grace says she simply types in “gender neutral clothing” or “gender neutral discounts” into Google.
Her other tip includes reading product descriptions carefully as most brands don’t directly label their clothing as unisex.
Look for words like “gender neutral” and “multi-gender” to see if you can make a saving too by sharing clothes.
“My favourite purchase has to be the ASOS Collusion jeans,” she said.
“They have a great feel to them and are super versatile.
“My husband wears the jeans to work, whereas I like them for a more casual weekend vibe, and at 50% off and having to buy one pair we saved £37.50.”
She continued: “It makes sense if you’re living with a partner who’s a similar size and has the same style as you, to share clothes. It’s already saved us so much money.”
Stuart McClure, co-founder of LovetheSales.com, said: “Demand for unisex clothing has soared in recent months with multiple brands now offering gender-neutral pieces in every collection.
“It’s a win-win for shoppers and retailers, as brands save money on only producing one line of clothing for both genders, whilst shoppers can expect savings that are made at the manufacturing stage to be passed down to them.
“Grace is a real trailblazer, showing couples across the UK how to drastically cut costs on fashion by sharing a wardrobe with your partner.”
Follow Grace on Instagram to see more of her fashion discounts.