You all know I’m all about minimizing what I own. Last year I tried getting down to a 144 piece wardrobe (excluding shoes and accessories and outerwear) and I was able to come pretty close to 144. A year later I am still happy with how this worked out. I did not miss anything that I got rid of.
This year I read a book, “Project 333 The Minimalist Fashion Challenge that Proves Less Really is So Much More” by Courtney Carver. The theory behind this book is that you have 33 pieces per season. The thing is, this 33 includes outerwear, accessories, footwear and clothes. It does not include uniforms, sleepwear, and workout clothing. There is a caveat to workout clothing: If you wear gym leggings on days that you don’t go to the gym or workout, they count as part of your 33.
33 things? Can anyone do it?
I know I did a tongue in cheek version of this on Monday, because let’s face it- I’m sitting in my bathrobe now as I write, and this will morph into sweats and a t shirt. But what if this were a normal spring? Could I actually do a 33 piece wardrobe?
So, sort of live before you, I’m going to list my 33 pieces….
- blank tank dress
- black form fitting t shirt dress
- black A line dress with buttons down front
- grey t shirt dress
- black leggings
- long black cardigan
- long black and white sweater coat
- short structured black jacket
- knee length flannel shirt
- black t shirt
- white tunic blouse
- sleeveless black blouse
- long denim trench
- camo jacket
- moto books
- knee high boots
- ballet flats
- white canvas sneakers
- black pearl studs
- silver dangle earrings
- pink watch
- grey cuff bracelt
- silver link bracelet
- long silver necklace
- chunky beaded choker
- silver mid length necklace
- floral scarf
- paisley scarf
- rain boots
- olive green scarf
- silver watch
- silver drop earrings
Ok- honestly- it was actually hard to come up with 33 things!
I tried to factor in all the things I would normally do. The only other things I considered were my semi formal LBD and a pair of pumps. I debated flat sandals also. because this wardrobe would run mid march to mid june. Obviously I probably needed a coat…
A wardrobe like this actually works for me, because I already sort of dress in a uniform. I usually wear a solid base look of mainly black, and then I throw on a top layer. (I’m big on layers)
My big problem would be that I love accessories. I like a plain base because I love statement jewelry and scarves and funky jackets. (I am mourning the fact that in early March I made a total impulse purchase- a knee length denim trench coat that I love- but alas never wore because days later we entered the land that time forgot)
I don’t know if I could deal with the lack of jewelry and scarves and jackets/cardigans.
I love the concept of getting by with less…
Do you think you could take 33 items from your closet, box everything else into storage, and make three months of outfits?
What would your 33 be?