|Johanna's anime snowman I may or may not have already posted.|
Well, this stuff has served me well. I didn't keep track of numbers this time because numbers are boring, so I can't give you exact figures, although why you would care about the exact figures of my wardrobe is beyond my comprehension. I can tell you that my winter capsule got me through weekends, work days, hospital visits, church, a whole slew of basketball games, interviews, walks, road trips, cold snowy days and warmer spring days. Some of my items I decided I liked in theory but not in real life, and they are currently in my basement awaiting the annual church rummage sale in June. Some of my items I decided I like way too much to part with for the spring cycle, so they will stay in my closet.
The other day I emptied out my wardrobe, aka Where I Store All My Extra
Here's what I learned this winter from Project 333:
- It's okay not to shop and enjoy what you already have.
- A nice tank top will serve you well when the weather unexpectedly turns lovely.
- All the clothes in a 33-piece wardrobe need to be your favorite/best clothes.
- Bright scarves keep neutral basics from feeling so... neutral.
- Sometimes what sits untouched at the beginning suddenly becomes the go-to piece at the end (looking at you, beige and denim jackets).
- Whatever you wear on any particular day is going to make you feel like a rock star (see #3).
And here's why I encourage you to join Project 333 if you're on the fence:
- There's a lot of freedom in dressing with less. It's not as limiting as you might think.
- NOBODY notices. Seriously. They just don't.
- Feeling like a rock star all the time is awesome.
- Worry about not having enough/needing something in the future/making the wrong choice never, ever pans out.
- Look, it's not like you pick 33 items and toss the rest. You just put them away. You can go back to those items any time. This isn't clothing jail.
- And yes, you can still shop--you just have to cycle other items out.
So that's it for winter. Shout out to my wool-ish coat for keeping me toasty warm every single day, my tall black boots for just being awesome, and my black long-sleeve t-shirt for being a workhorse.