Project 333

Project 333 – Wearing just 33 items over 3 months. 

The Basics (from the Project 333 website):

    • When: Every three months (It’s never too late to start so join in anytime!)
    • What: 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes.
    • What not: these items are not counted as part of the 33 items – wedding ring or another sentimental piece of jewelry that you never take off, underwear, sleep wear, in-home lounge wear,  and workout clothing (you can only wear your workout clothing to workout)
    • How: Choose your 33 items, box up the remainder of your fashion statement, seal it with tape and put it out of sight.
    • What else: consider that you are creating a wardrobe that you can live, work and play in for three months. Remember that this is not a project in suffering. If your clothes don’t fit or are in poor condition, replace them.

I came across Project 333 a little over a month ago and was quite intrigued by just wearing 33 items.

Since I already had a small fall and winter wardrobe, I didn’t think it would be too difficult to pare down to just 33 items. However, factoring in shoes, accessories and outerwear into that figure of 33 quickly made it a bit of a challenge.

I ended up taking everything out of my closet (shoes, outerwear, clothing and accessories) and laid it all out on my bed and then began picking out my favorite items and the pieces I wear with my favorites. After 30 minutes of ‘shopping’ my own things, I had a 33 piece wardrobe hanging in my closet.

While I haven’t exactly completed Project 333 since 3 months have not passed yet, it’s changing my ideas about my wardrobe. I really think a 30-35 piece wardrobe is more than enough for me. (This mindset will save me a lot of money when it comes to purchasing spring/summer clothing!)

Over these past weeks, I’ve been completely content with everything in my closet, never worrying about what I’m going to wear.

The 33 Items in My Wardrobe

Tops

 1. Grey short sleeve tee

2. Black short sleeve tee

3. Black short sleeve tunic top

4. Teal/white stripe long sleeve thermal tee

5. Black long sleeve tee

6. Black/white flannel top

7. Black cardigan

8. Blue sweater

9. Grey chunky sweater

10. Black cable sweater

Dresses

 11. Red polka dot dress

 12. Paisley dress

 13. Black/white stripe dress

 14. Black/grey sweater dress

Jeans

15. Skinny jeans

16. Flare jeans

17. Dark skinnies

18. Comfy jeans

Bottoms

19. Teal skinnies

20. Grey leggings

21. Black leggings

22. Black dress pants

Shoes

 23. Black boots

 24. Tan boots

 25. Black flats

Accessories

26. Purple/grey chevron scarf

27. Teal scarf

28. Red necklace

29. Turquoise necklace

30. LOVE necklace

31. Multi-colored paper beads

Outerwear

32. Black fleece jacket

33. Black coat

 Have you ever participated in Project 333? Does Project 333 seem like a fun challenge? 

Rachel

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