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Project 333: Outfits Part 2

Here is my second set of outfits from my Project 333 wardrobe experiment. (You can find the first set of outfits here.)

I began this project with the suspicion that my constantly growing wardrobe and packed closet were not adding to my life. Wearing only thirty-three items of clothing for a set period of time seemed like a fairly simple way to see if I might enjoy living with less. Turns out I do.

In seven weeks, I have not worn the same outfit twice, and I have not grown bored with my options. It almost feels like a game making new outfits from my options, and I find what I’m wearing is more creative and more reflective of who I am. I can confidently say that you do not have to be a minimalist to enjoy a simplified wardrobe.

Though I’ve done some online window shopping, I have not added to my wardrobe during these weeks. I’ve even left my “off limits” clothes (those not selected for my thirty-three items) alone, with the exception of making two swaps.

I chose not to include shoes and accessories in my count, though I did limit my selection of these items as well. I have had a tougher time sticking to my pared down options here, and I’ve added back some packed away shoes and jewelry. I’ll keep working with those things to find what works for me.

Now that Easter is here and Lent is over, I’m setting a new goal to extend the project with my current items through June. I feel like I’ve taking one significant step toward simplifying my life and having my reality more closely reflect my priorities, and I’m looking forward to seeing where this takes me.

Anyone else care to join me and give this a try? Where might you benefit from less in your life?

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Project 333: List and Outfits

I am three weeks into my Project 333 wardrobe experiment. In my modified version of the project, I cut my closet down to thirty-three items, not including shoes and accessories (though I also limited those categories).

I am no photographer, but I’m enjoying documenting my outfits. Having fewer items encourages me to put things together in more interesting ways. I’m also finding that a picture gives me a more objective look at what I’m wearing, and I have adjusted some outfits by adding a belt, tucking or untucking a shirt, or changing shoes after seeing how it looked on screen.

If you are interested in the details, here’s what made the cut:


Tops:

1. White knit tank

2. Ivory silk tee

3. Ivory lace top

4. Abstract floral tank

5. Black crochet top tee

6. Navy / rust crop sweater

7. Wide stripe top

8. Teal cashmere v-neck

9. Purple dolman sleeve top

10. Blue floral outline sweatshirt

11. Pinstripe / dot button down

12. Peach owl button down

13. Blue button down

14. Mustard short sleeve cardigan

15. Purple crop ruffle cardigan

16. Rust cardigan

17. Blue knit moto jacket

18. Denim jacket

19. Brown tweed jacket

Bottoms:

20. Dark skinny jeans

21. Bootcut jeans

22. Black ponte ankle pants

23. Mustard cropped chinos

24. Coral chino shorts

25. Rust high-waisted shorts

26. Green A-line skirt Charcoal gray fluted skirt (I found the green skirt wrinkled too easily for regular wear, so I swapped it out)

27. Abstract print flared skirt

Dresses and Wild Cards:

28. Chambray tunic

29. Breton stripe dress

30. Gray structured dress

31. Purple infinity wrap dress

32. Black linen romper

33. Charcoal Versalette (new version available here)


I’m looking forward to transitioning into warmer weather with my limited closet. Since I began my wardrobe minimizing between seasons, I have several Spring-y items I’ve not yet been able to wear. Hopefully these pieces will show up in the next round of outfit shots.