I’m no stranger to doing a capsule wardrobe: it is how I’ve packed for trips for years. I’ve been a fairly light packer all my life and could pull out my 4 or 5 time-tested outfits and put them in my suitcase with no problem. The problem was the rest of my closet because after taking my capsule out, you could barely notice that anything was missing from my closet.

Capsule Wardrobes - one outfit

Minimalist Packing

It came to a point where I began to ask myself, what is wrong with the rest of the clothes in my closet, and, more importantly why do I still buy more? The closet de-cluttering sessions I did regularly worked only temporarily and, tired of doing the same thing with the same results, I heard about Project 333 and decided to give it a try.

Project 333: a Capsule Wardrobe with a Difference

A capsule wardrobe is a minimalist approach to getting dressed. Project 333 takes seasonal differences into account. It is a capsule wardrobe for 3 months (usually following the change of seasons) with 33 items.

 

From doing Project 333 (from Be More With Less) I learned that the outfits I was packing for a trip was my real wardrobe, taking seasonal differences into account. I don’t really need more than the half a dozen tops/t-shirts, 2-3 sweaters/jackets, and a few different pants and dresses plus outerwear and shoes, and having more than than makes my life more difficult.

What goes into your Project 333? Everyday clothes for work or after, outerwear, shoes, jewellery and accessories. Not included is underwear, sleep wear, things you wear around the house (like for gardening and cleaning), and workout clothing. Courtney suggests wearing workout clothing only for exercising and gardening clothes just for gardening. Everything else is put away, out of sight until the next round of Project 333.

Dress with Less and Create a Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule Wardrobe

(c) Be More With Less

 

I’ve taken other courses on capsule wardrobes and minimal wardrobes, but found that doing Project 333 is much deeper than finding the season’s pivotal pieces in the right colours, or just decluttering. It is about finding what works for YOU. If are feeling overwhelmed by your wardrobe decisions, Project 333 is a great way to learn more about yourself.

My Summer Capsule Wardrobe

  1. Jacket (navy linen)
  2. Jacket (Grey Linen)
  3. Jeans (white)
  4. Jeans (wide leg)
  5. Shorts (white linen)
  6. Shorts (denim Bermuda)
  7. Dress 1 (black tank)
  8. Dress 2 (grey tank)
  9. Dress 3 (black t-Shirt)
  10. Dress 4 (navy slit neck)
  11. Dress 5 (navy/white stripe tank)
  12. Skirt (long navy silk)
  13. T-Shirt 1 (black scoop neck)
  14. T-Shirt 2 (blue/white print)
  15. T-Shirt 3 (grey black linen
  16. T-Shirt 4 (grey-white stripe)
  17. Top 1 (navy elbow sleeve)
  18. Top 2 (off white poncho style)
  19. Top 3 (off white tunic)
  20. Top 4 (blue linen tank)
  21. Grey sandals
  22. Beige loafers
  23. Grey gladiator sandals
  24. Poncho
  25. Hat
  26. Sunglases
  27. Backpack
  28. Wallet/clutch
  29. Jean Jacket
  30. Trench Coat
  31. Scarf
  32. Scarf
  33. Necklace

 

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