Unveiling the True Value: Cost Per Wear Analysis of our fave Riley + Ro pieces

Unveiling the True Value: Cost Per Wear Analysis of our fave Riley + Ro pieces

In a world of fast fashion and fleeting trends, the concept of cost per wear has emerged as a beacon of sustainable shopping practices. It's a simple yet powerful metric that helps us understand the true value of the items we purchase by considering their longevity and versatility. Today, we delve into the timeless elegance of Riley + Ro's Intentional Wardrobe Collection, examining how each piece not only enhances your style but also proves to be a smart investment in the long run.

Understanding Cost Per Wear

Cost per wear is a calculation that takes the price of an item and divides it by the number of times it's worn. Unlike the initial sticker shock of a high-quality garment, this analysis reveals that the more an item is worn, the lower its cost per wear becomes. Thus, investing in well-made pieces that withstand the test of time is not only economically prudent but also environmentally conscious.

The Intentional Wardrobe Collection: Timeless Elegance Redefined

Riley + Ro's Intentional Wardrobe Collection epitomizes the essence of timeless elegance. With carefully curated pieces designed to seamlessly blend together, this collection offers versatility, sophistication, and durability. 

  1. The (Effortless) Blouse | A staple in any wardrobe, Riley + Ro’s button-up blouse is crafted from 100% premium silk, ensuring both comfort and durability. Paired with trousers for the office or dressed down with jeans for a weekend brunch, this versatile piece transcends seasons and occasions.

Also check out The Skirt!

  1. The (Adjustable) Trousers | Made from high-quality fabric and adjustable tailor-ability for the perfect fit, these trousers exude sophistication. Whether paired with a blazer for a formal affair, a cozy sweater for a casual outing or an oversized tee for a relaxed look, these trousers are a wardrobe essential that promises to elevate any look.

  1. The (Versatile) Trench | Effortlessly chic and endlessly versatile, the trench from Riley + Ro is a wardrobe must-have. Its timeless shape flatters all body types, while the luxurious fabric drapes beautifully for a polished finish. With a removable bottom half, this coat transitions seamlessly from season to season.

  1. The (Classic) Blazer | The epitome of power dressing, Riley + Ro's classic blazer is tailored to perfection. Whether worn as part of a suit for a professional setting or thrown over a simple tee for a touch of sophistication, this versatile piece adds instant polish to any ensemble.
Also check out The Jeans!

Crunching the Numbers: Cost Per Wear Analysis

Let's break down the cost per wear for each item in Riley + Ro's Capsule Wardrobe Collection, assuming they are worn regularly over the span of a year:

  • The Blouse | $172 / 52 wears (1x/week) = $3.30 per wear
  • The Trousers | $130 / 104 wears (2x/week) = $0.80 per wear
  • The Trench | $296 / 184 wears (most days in late Fall, Winter + early Spring) = $1.48 per wear
  • The Blazer | $172 / 52 wears (1x/week) = $3.30 per wea

You see!? When you buy quality items that will stand up to the recurring wear, each item boasts an impressively low cost per wear, reaffirming their status as smart investments that deliver both style and value.


In a culture that often equates fashion with disposability, Riley + Ro's Intentional Wardrobe Collection offers a refreshing alternative. By prioritizing quality, versatility, and longevity, these timeless pieces not only elevate your style but also align with sustainable shopping practices. So, the next time you're tempted by the allure of fast fashion, remember the wisdom of cost per wear and invest in pieces that stand the test of time.

Check out the entire R+R collection here!

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