I have been thinking a lot the past few months about simplifying my life so that I have more time for me, more time to be with my family and more time to get everything done. One of the things that I would love to simplify is my wardrobe. I have lots and lots of clothes – and most of them seem to live on my bedroom floor – clean or unclean – 90% of the time.
I want to spend less time doing washing.
I find I avoid doing my own washing because I know that it is going to take me about an hour to put all my clothes away and another hour to do the ironing.So because I avoid washing I wear everything I own until I have nothing left to wear – and then I have to spend an entire afternoon and evening putting away and ironing. That is not how I want to spend my time on a weekend!
I want to think less about getting dressed in the morning – know that I have a planned outfit or two in the closet that will look great.
I first discovered project 333 a few years ago and have attempted to get my wardrobe down to 33 items a number of times over the past few years. However every time I have tried I have found a reason not to just get on with it – the biggest reason being that I didn’t seem to have enough things that mixed and matched to get the who process happening properly – and for me to have enough variety in what I wear.
This Christmas just gone (in an attempt to commence the simplification process) I have done lots of cleaning out and assessment of just what I have in the way of clothes. About two weeks ago I did a major edit and got my wardrobe down to about 60 items that I wear regularly.
Just this morning I have narrowed down the 33 items that will see me thorough the new few months until it starts to get chilly here in Canberra. Surprisingly with this slow process I have found it to be more simple than before – although I have figured out my wardrobe to mix and match a little better I feel also (with thanks to Pinterest and instagram!)
I’m not one for outfit posts but I may take pics of my 33 items and post them here and I might be able to talk my 6 year old into learning how to take a photo or two over the next few months.
Here is my list of 33 items.
1. Black Cardigan
3. Red Cardigan
4. Black Blazer
5. Blue linen t-shirt
6. White linen t-shirt
7. stripe t-shirt
8. Black t-shirt
9. Black pencil skirt
10. Print pencil skirt (colourful)
11. Long floral skirt
12. Denim Skirt
13. Black shorts
14. White Shorts
15. Green canvas Skirt
15. Black work slacks
16. Skinny Jeans
17. Bootleg jeans
18. Black blouse
19. Black and white floral blouse
20. Black and white jersey dress
21. Purple and green jersey dress
22. White and black jersey dress
23. Purple and black jersey dress
24. Yellow handbag
25. Black handbag
26. silver tiffany necklace
27. Silver slides
28. Yellow loafers
29. Black patent ballet flats
30. Black court shoes
31. Neutral flat shoes
32. Red resin necklace
33. Yellow resin necklace
The only caveat I have is that I will also allow myself to wear items that I have made by hand in my wardrobe selections. I have a few items floating around that I have made that I do wear quite often and it would be a shame to have these things hiding away in the closet and it’s not like it is 100 dresses or anything like that. Just a few handmade blouses and dresses and knitted shawls.
If you would like to check out my instagram account to see if I have managed to post any outfits pics please check out @Andjxx on instagram. But I am sure they will get posed here eventually as well 🙂