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.
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
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.
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!