Today marks the end of the latest installment of Project 333,whereby I only wear 33 items for three months. This is my second ‘season’ and I am starting to gain more from it.
I started this latest installment of Project 333 on 1st January and so the clothes I chose had to see me through the winter (no snow this year but still cold) and the faint beginnings of Spring. I have cheated a couple of times and worn clothes outside of the 33 allocated to me (for example a summer-ish dress a couple of weeks ago because it was warm at work). However I’ve actually found that I haven’t even worn all of the items I chose for this period.
In total I have 30 items of clothing, shoes and coats (plus three accessories which I barely wore although I didn’t included wool hats, scarves and gloves in this project). The rest of my clothes were stored away for the season.
Since January I have worn:
Four pairs of trousers. The jeans at the bottom of the pile were bought second-hand last month to replace another pair that were falling apart. Note: the blue skinny jeans, teal and black trousers were bought new.
Seven jumpers. The bottom two are thick cowl necked jumpers. I then have two thinner polo necks, followed by grey and red wide neck jumpers and topped with a teal coloured v-neck jumper. I barely wore the wide neck grey jumper so could have managed without that. Also not shown are two cardigans: blue button up and grey wrap-style cardi; and one long cobalt blue jumper. Note: all jumpers and cardigans, except grey wide neck one, are second-hand.
Three shirts. I thought I would wear more of the red pussy bow blouse but the material was just too thin to wear over the winter. Also not shown are two long sleeved t-shirts in white and burgundy (note: the latter is second-hand, as is the white blouse in the picture).
Two dresses and two skirts. The second-hand burgundy dress proved to be a real work-horse this season. I wore it a lot teamed with white blouse/black polo neck/red jumper as a pinafore style dress OR with a heavier grey, red or blue jumper over it so that it was worn more as a skirt. My LBD (Little Black Dress) was saved for smarter occasions. or worn as a long tunic over the black trousers. The yellow skirt (bought this season from H&M) was a great pop of colour and I really enjoyed wearing it with black, blue or burgundy tops – and tights. The second-hand grey skirt is warm and one to wear with lots of layers and heavy boots.
I also had four pairs of shoes and three coats (not pictured).
I definitely enjoyed taking part in Project 333 this time. I found it easier to choose outfits and felt that I made more pieces work together. My previous fears that Project 333 had restricted my style have been allayed. I think that the use of brighter primary colours has really helped to lift the neutral colours so that I can still add some brightness/quirky touches to my outfits.
My next challenge is to choose a wardrobe to take me through Spring into early Summer – I may need a crystal ball to predict what the English summer has in store for us, though!