Its no secret that I've been frustrated with the state of my wardrobe. I want to keep a minimal closet but I've already gotten rid everything that I either don't like, don't fit or can't fix. So...now what? I still have more than I need and dressing in the morning hasn't gotten any simpler - everyday I stare at the closet and think I'll just wear a Tshirt (or, more realistically, I'll just stay in my pajamas until I go to work).
So I re-read the Project 333 site last night and a little light went off. I don't have to get rid of anything! I just have to chose to only wear whatever for a short period of time. It's like the perfect way to see if I actually like the DKNY Cozy or if blazers are good for me and I'm not just chasing some trendy pipe dream.
I feel like I hold onto certain pieces because I like the idea of them, but I don't wear them very often. If I force myself to try wearing something regularly, then I can decide if its earned a spot in my closet or not.
I like how the rules allow for PJs, work uniform, and workout stuff to be counted separate from the total 33 items - BUT you can't wear them for anything but their expressed function (ie. working out). This will hopefully help my "Tshirt Just Because" attitude.
I won't bore you with my entire list but I will say that I chose:
- 3 pairs of shoes
- 3 pieces of jewelry
- 2 purses
- 4 other accessories (scarves, sunglasses, hat)
- 5 bottoms
- 2 coats
- 3 dresses
- 4 sweaters
- 7 tops
The rest of my clothes/shoes/accessories got put into a nice little box that went into the kid's closet and will hopefully not see light again until October. I understood that if I wanted to add something new I would just need to switch something else out - but I think this would be better enforced if by "take it out" that means "give it away".