Do I dare to try Project333?
As with my quest to only buy recyclable, cruelty-free cosmetics, the new year has made me think of other changes. Nothing swift, just those slow-burn changes that make an impact over time. One such change that has been bouncing around overactive mind is Project333.
This is about having a “capsule wardrobe”. You only have 33 items in your wardrobe collection at a time, and change them every three months. There are some sensible exclusions, such as PJs and undies, but the bulk of what the world sees you in is various combinations of the same 33 pieces. Not only does this project help you to de-clutter, it is also meant to inspire your creativity since you have to make the most of what you have.
I’ve decided to give it a go, in a diluted version. Firstly, as it’s based on dressing seasonally and winter started last month, I’ll be doing it for less than 3 months before deciding whether to continue. I’m also including accessories in my exclusion list, at least during my two-and-a-bit-month trial. I really ought to include jewellery, since I have an excessive quantity of it, and the same goes for scarves and wraps. But I’d rather try a wimpy version that works than do the “pure” version and give up within a week. I can always try including it in spring or summer. #Partial333 instead of #Project333 J
The 33 items I’ve decided to have for the rest of winter are:
- 10 tops
- 7 pairs of jeans/trousers (1x light blue jeans, 2x dark blue jeans, 2x work trousers, 1x black jeans, 1x grey jeans)
- 7 dresses
- 6 jackets/cardigans
- 3 coats
This will give me 77 basic combinations (10 tops multiplied by 7 bottoms equals 56, plus 7 dresses). Add various combinations of accessories and shoes and there are far more outfits then there are days in 3 months. Maybe this isn’t as scary as I thought?
Follow me on Instagram so see my daily combinations as I take on Project333 – with curiosity and a little apprehension…