Since reading about Project 333 on many of my favourite blogs, I've been really interested in trying it for myself. Over the long Easter weekend I finally found time to go through my clothing, switch over my seasonal things, and make a list of the items I think will serve me best over the next three months. Although I considered myself to have quite a 'well curated' wardrobe, laying everything out like this flagged up some obvious mistakes (I have some items that don't seem to go with anything else, for example). I have also been reminded of some pieces which I really like but haven't worn very often. Above all else, this has shown me that I own more than enough.
I realise that everyone sets out on this project with slightly different goals and intentions, so here are mine:
- to buy fewer, better, more sustainable items
- to save money for other endeavours
- to create a simpler, more harmonious, less stressful wardrobe
- to ensure that I get enough wear and enjoyment from the clothes I own and love
- for my clothes to take up less space in my brain
- for my clothes to take up less space in our small home
The main difficulty I found with this exercise was trying to predict the weather. As anyone who lives in Britain knows, our seasons can be very changeable and difficult to define. This past fortnight we've had both snow and blazing hot sunshine! I am grateful to work in a casual creative environment, which made this much easier for me as I do not require smart clothes that are separate from my 'weekend' clothes. I did, however, try to include some things that could be worn for business meetings and other semi-formal occasions like weddings and christenings. I didn't include any 'party' clothes as I very rarely go to clubs or bars.
If you're interested in how my first shot at Project 333 looks, read on...