Recently, I was asked if my wardrobe comprised 132 items. Initially, this confused me, as it is such a precise figure. Then I realised it’s because I have embraced Project 333 seasonally, so 33 items of clothing multiplied by 4 seasons is 132!
My capsule wardrobe, which I take for granted now, can be a thing of mystery and fascination to some. To others, it is as though I am dabbling in the dark arts because ‘it just can’t be done’ (or so I’m told 😉 ).
So, frequently asked questions include:
- Do you have 132 clothing items in your wardrobe? Emmm …… no!
- Do you buy 33 new items every season? Definitely not!
- Do you re-use items? All the time
- Can any of your clothing items be used in more than one season? Absolutely
- Do you count shoes?! Yes
(I get this last question more often than you’d think – shoes can be a deal-breaker for some, far more than bags or other accessories!)
I usually have between 80 and 90 items in my full wardrobe – it can fluctuate a bit. This covers tops, bottoms, jackets, dresses, scarves, shoes, coats, belts, bags and sunglasses.
It doesn’t cover workout wear, underwear, night wear or specific occasion pieces (like a really fancy dress or swimsuits).
So, it’s classic Project 333 really – I’m not reinventing the wheel here.
To some, this will be twice as big as anything they own; to others, it may appear a bit small. As always, my mantra is, do what suits you.
I’m gearing up for my spring capsule now. I find spring a tricky season. Emerging from winter may make us want to dress in light, pretty clothes in beautiful pastel shades. The reality is, here in the UK anyway, that it’s still quite cool, it can rain a lot and my spring capsule can overlap more than I would like with my winter capsule.
But it’s all about dressing for the weather, your lifestyle and what suits you best.
More about seasonal dressing next time.
Have a great week 😊