This is a time of year when there seems to be lots of special occasions to attend. Between Christmas and holiday parties and New Year celebrations, you may have an event or two that requires you to dress up a bit. But what do you do when you use a capsule wardrobe, like Project 333? There are basically two ways to handle this: incorporate special occasion clothing into your capsule wardrobe, or don’t.
I’ll tell you what. Using a minimalist wardrobe has absolutely transformed the way I treat and look at clothes. It has really changed the way I BUY clothes. And it isn’t so much about learning to love classics and basics that “go with everything” (which is what I thought when I started). It’s more about learning to use your wardrobe in ways that allow you to always be wearing something you like (or better yet – love).
Confession: I’ve actually been using this wardrobe for about 10 days. I started switching over from my summer wardrobe to my fall wardrobe in mid-September. I’ve been keeping it from you because there is one teeny-tiny detail that I wasn’t ready to share just yet. You see, my fall wardrobe consists largely of maternity clothes.
It is time for me to switch out my seasonal capsule wardrobe for summer, and since I haven’t shared what’s in my capsule since last fall I thought I’d show you what I’m including this season.
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my list. I’m a list person. I can’t do anything without a list. (Also, if you’re curious as to how I’ll survive on such a small wardrobe, follow me on IG to see my outfits.)
I really wish I would have shared my spring wardrobe because it worked really well for me! I’m getting better at recognizing what I will actually wear and what I won’t.
In the past, I sort of did this by my own set of rules which was sort of a hybrid of closet organization and simple wardrobe methods.
But this time around, I’m going to follow the Project 333 rules. It felt a little scary when I first started this journey, simply because 33 items feels sounds like such few.