Do you have a closet full of clothes but feel like you have nothing to wear? Or, do you wear the same outfits over and over again and rarely wear the rest of the clothes in your closet? That was pretty much me.
So, when I heard about Courtney Carver’s Project 333 challenge, (from her blog www.bemorewithless.com) I immediately knew it was something I wanted to try. Project 333 is all about creating a seasonal capsule wardrobe that includes 33 items that you wear for 3 months.
What’s included? Clothing, accessories, jewellery, outerwear and shoes
What’s not included? Underwear, pajamas, workout clothes, wedding ring or other sentimental jewellery you never take off and in home lounge wear.
The point of Project 333 is for you to create an intentional wardrobe that you feel good in, that fits you properly and that includes a number of pieces to mix and match together. The point is not for you to suffer by minimizing your wardrobe down to only 33 items. If you’re finding it difficult to choose 33 items of clothing then just do your best to weed out the items that you don’t feel good in, that don’t fit you and you never wear. It’s not worth it to stress about a specific number, instead do your best to minimize what you can
The first thing I did was take out everything from my closet and pile it on my bed. That way I could see how many pants, T-shirts, scarves, yoga pants, etc. I had. I first set aside my favourite go to items that I wear regularly. That included some jeans, neutral t-shirts, a white collar shirt and a few cardigans. I then chose a few more items and accessories that I could mix and match with my basic items. I then chose two necklaces, two scarves and one brown belt.
Once I had chosen my 33 items, I boxed up the rest of my clothes and put them in the basement. I can’t tell you how fantastic it has been to look at the clothes in my closet now that I have truly pared down to just essential items I will be wearing for the next 3 months. It’s like a breath of fresh air to see so much less.
If creating a capsule wardrobe is something you’ve been interested in trying, I would highly recommend it. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.
Have a great week!
Check out Courtney Carver’s website www.bemorewithless.com