Harry Styles has been donating his designer clothes to charity shops.

The 21-year-old singer is reportedly sent so much free clothing he's decided it's best to send a sizeable amount of it to charity stores, meaning One Direction fans are able to buy his garments.

A source shared: ''Harry was casually talking about all the free stuff he gets sent and how he can't keep up with all of it.

''He said he gives a lot of it away to friends and family but also drives up to charity shops and drops bin bags of designer clothes at a time.''

Harry - who is reportedly considering his career options at the moment following One Direction's announcement that they plan to take a break in 2016 - recognises he's in a fortunate position of being able to help other people.

The source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: ''Harry knows that he's in an incredibly privileged position and would prefer to give it to people who need it rather than have it piled away in unused boxes.''

Meanwhile, One Direction recently confirmed that their fifth album 'Made In The A.M.' will be released in November.

The chart-topping band - which also includes Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan - also released a second track from the album as a special surprise for anybody who pre-orders the album or streams through online retailers.