Lighten Up For Spring

I don’t care about dressing in the latest styles. I’ve never been “on trend” and I haven’t shopped for new clothing for almost a year. Most of my clothing is black and gray for ease, but now I’m ready to lighten up for Spring. This will mean bringing in a few new items and letting even more go. As I continue to keep a simple, versatile wardrobe, I’ll be looking for ways to make things even easier.

I won’t be including any clothing that …

  • needs ironing
  • has a tag that reads “dry clean only”
  • can only be worn with one outfit
  • isn’t a perfect fit

I’ll be publishing my list for the 7th Season of Project 333 in April and would love to see your list too. I’ll be putting a post together listing other blogs featuring project 333 experiences so please let me know if you’d like to be included on that list. I want to share your stories! I’ve learned so much about myself by dressing with less and have really enjoyed changing my ways. Here are just a few of the things that are different for me…

  • I’ve almost completely stopped wearing jewelry
  • All of my clothes fit me
  • I rarely spend money on clothing or accessories
  • One purse is enough
  • One pair of sunglasses is enough

I am often asked “what’s next for Project 333” and the answer is simple. I have no idea. I’m open to ideas and would love your input. Please share your ideas in the comment section below, through email or on the Project 333 Facebook Page.

This started as my project and has become our project. Thank you for your guest posts. Thank you for sharing Project 333 with your friends and for changing your lives beginning in your closet. Thanks most of all for sharing your experiences and gratitude with me. It all means so much.

While the future of Project 333 isn’t crystal clear, I can guarantee that we will continue to change the world, one closet at time. Is your’s next?

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  1. says

    Hi Courtney! I started Project 333 in September, from December to February I lived out of a suitcase, so I had restricted wardrobe, though I didn’t count the items during that time. Now I’m thinking of taking up the challenge again.
    However, I’m wondering whether 33 items per season really is the end for me. I made a list of what I think I need over the year and came up with 56 items (including shoes and formal wear, but excluding jewelry). Besides, I think, I want to restrict my underwear and sleepwear as well. I just have too much.
    Jewelry however, won’t be restricted too much. I own a few pieces (by the way, I own versatile jewelry and wouldn’t know as how many pieces I should count that), but not too many. I don’t wear jewelry every day, but when I do, I like to be able to choose from 3 pairs of earrings, a few necklaces and a few hair decorations. However, I take care that the jewelry always fits into its box.
    There’s still a lot of decluttering ahead of me and I think, I’ll join Project 333 in April again (still thinking about jewelry), as it is a big help.

  2. says

    Courtney- I just discovered Project 333 and it’s perfect timing! I’m starting my minimalism journey and this sounds like a great way to blast off. I can’t wait to tackle this challenge. It’s very scary, but I know I can do it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. says

    hello courtney,

    i just want to thank you again for encouraging me to do this project. i now have the wardrobe i’ve always wanted and i owe it to project 333. it’s been over a year and i’m going strong and loving it. thanks again. xo janet

  4. Timestoo says

    This great. My only hesitation is with clothes that need ironing. How did you overcome that obstacle when planning so it didn’t eat up some of your time? Ironing gives me a zen-like feeling, but I don’t want a lot of my time focused on that.

    • A. says

      Remove clothes from washer immediately when cycle finishes.
      Hang to dry.
      Button up shirts, Snap collars & fold down nicely, same for cuffs, run your thumbnail down the edge that curls up between the button and the edge of shirt,
      Sweaters and clothes that will stretch when hung lay out flat.
      The last time I ironed was for a job interview in the early 80’s when I was in college.