Project 333 – Summer Edition

I took a month off between my first 3 months of Project 333 and June to just wear what I have and see what would work for my summer wardrobe.  For those who are new to this, Project 333 is where you take 33 items of clothing to wear for 3 months.  Underwear, socks and workout clothes don’t count.   I made my own exception for the 3 pieces of jewelry that I never take off.  The goal is to see how fewer choices make life easier and to experience what it is like to live with less.  We always think that more choice is a good thing, but there is a tipping point at which more can suck our energy too.

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My Summer 2014 Wardrobe

So here is what made the cut for summer:

  • 3 Pairs of jeans (Yes, I know, I need more variety here!)
  • 1 Tank dress
  • 1 Black skirt (above knee)
  • 1 Olive below knee skirt
  • 1 Pair of Black Leggings
  • 5 Tank tops (3 loose, 2 rib knit)
  • 1 Sleeveless top
  • 3 Short Sleeve Shirts
  • 3 3/4 Sleeve Shirts
  • 2 Long Sleeve Shirts
  • 2 Sweaters (1 Magenta and 1 a Brown/Ivory print)
  • 1 Black Athletic Jacket
  • 1 Thin Rain Jacket
  • 1 Belt
  • 1 Purse
  • 3 Pairs of Shoes (Birkenstocks, Black Tennis Shoes and Ballerina Wrap Shoes)
  • 2 Pair of Earrings (Same as winter)
  • 1 Beach Glass Necklace
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33 Items from Further Away

What I would say on the front end is that summer seems so much easier than winter due to weather and needing less garments.  I am not someone who shops a lot, nor who has been into fashion at all, so I am not claiming to be giving advice on what to wear.  I am merely taking what I have and honing it down a bit and then working with that.

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Detail of belt and purse

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Detail of Jewelry

Usually during Project 333 you agree not to buy anything.  I know last time I bought 3 items in the 3 months and only 1 of them is a good “I’m going to wear it” kind of purchase.  I do however wish to expand my wardrobe a bit, so I hope to buy 3 items during the 3 months, but as I purchase an item, I will swap it out.  I also agree to get rid of more than 3 items at the end from my full wardrobe.  Between my first round and this, I got rid of 17 garments I realized I do not wear nor need.  So here’s to a fun summer and some neat adventures in my 33 items!

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Summer choices will be from these 33 items

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My 3 Pairs of Summer Shoes

 

 

9 Comments

  1. Rachel says:

    I enjoyed your post. I’ve gotten rid of a lot of clothing, that purge was inspired by the project 333. I have a ton of jewelry though. My husband loves to buy me jewelry and he has really good taste. Your closet looks awesome. Any plans for all the extra space?

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    • Thanks for reading the blog Rachel. The main plan I have for my closet space is to enjoy it! I use it as my changing room, so loving having more space and less clutter here.

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  2. Hanna says:

    Great post! I love the color in your summer wardrobe – bright and lively! I actually bought some new things for my summer wardrobe that will start next month. Project 333 has really changed my relationship with clothes shopping: I now see how buying new things, like the 3 new dresses I got, can be a joy when it brings new life into your wardrobe instead of just more clutter. My summer wardrobe really needed a major refresher!

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    • Hanna, I’m glad to hear you are enjoying Project 333 and getting good lessons from it too! It’s a simple change, but reflects the big difference we can make with some minor adjustments. Glad to have connected with you. Let me know how your 3 months go.

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  3. Kindra says:

    I try to get rid of a few pieces each month, especially when swapping out summer and winter clothes. I am not able to do a lot right now since I am pregnant. Some things still fit that fit in the beginning and others do not. I will go through clothes again after have the baby and start to lose some weight. I have also seen where you turn all the hangers around and then at the end of the month whatever is still the “wrong” way you need to get rid of.

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    • Pregnancy and the year after are unique in their own way Kindra. So doing a gentle de-clutter is awesome! I put my hangers backwards in my first round, thanks for reminding me again. I liked it and will repeat it to help identify items not worn.

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  4. Helga/Q says:

    just spent the past few hours researching #project333 and getting ready for my 1st effort-
    thank you for posting your weekly images, if gave me great ideas as to how to re-style a look.

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