Category: Project 333 & Capsule Wardrobe

My boutique wardrobe!

In my BM (before minimalism!) existence, I sometimes often gazed in despair at my crammed wardrobe. Clothes were jammed together and used to catch on each other, sliding off the hanger as if they experienced the same level of despair as I did! The main exercise I got every day was prising the hangers apart…

Investment dressing

There’s a lot of ideas around now about investment dressing. The concept of quality over quantity is one I love, believe in and try to practise. I think we should invest in clothes and by that I don’t mean that we should spent lots and lots of money on them. But when we want to…

Seasonal capsule wardrobe

Spring can be a tricky season to dress for. I find, at least in the UK, that it’s frequently cooler than autumn. I often see other minimalists writing about having only two capsules – autumn/winter and spring/summer. I see the logic of this but, I find that spring and summer are two very different seasons…

5 FAQs about my capsule wardrobe

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…

Winter wardrobe basic

During the cold of winter, I’m usually a jeans and jumper kind of girl. But I’ve discovered that a dress/skirt with warm tights can be just as cosy. Yes, the winter dress has become a basic in my winter capsule. I used to think people who wore dresses in the winter were a bit mad…

Taking my own advice

From time to time, I am asked to give a little talk about minimalism or capsule wardrobes at some local organisations. I absolutely love doing this. It’s terrific to hear how others react to these ideas, what they might take away and try themselves and, sometimes, why they would never do it! That’s fine –…

Winter capsule

Well, my transition wardrobe didn’t last very long! That’s life – I’m all about dressing appropriately. However, as an experiment, it worked out well and I may consider it again for uncertain weather. Now – onto the winter capsule. You know the drill: Take everything out of the wardrobe Give it a good clean and…

Transition capsule wardrobe

So, this is something a bit different for me. A transition capsule wardrobe. Part of me is going ‘hang on, is this cheating?’. The other part of me is going ‘of course not – my capsule needs to work for me – end of’. I follow the lovely Courtney Carver over at Project 333 and…

Invest to save

I was slightly taken aback one day when someone said I seemed to spend an awful lot of time on my wardrobe and clothes in general. I think I probably do – but only at certain times. I feel I invest a lot of time up front to save it later on. By thinking about…

Clothing duplicates

Who says you can’t have too much of a good thing?! When I was doing my first major clothing de-clutter, I found I had a lot of duplicates.   For example, I actually had … Readers of a nervous disposition, please turn away now! 5 pairs of black trousers!!   Now, if you had asked me,…