The day after the event I got up close and personal with about 40 people who attended the event to answer questions. The entire event was great, but this intimate Q & A was my favorite part. It didn’t surprise me that 90% of the questions were about minimalist fashion Project 333, and even less surprising … most of my answers had nothing to do with clothes. It was a great reminder that this little fashion project is the gateway to a simpler life.
While people may have thought I was there helping them, they were helping me too. They reminded me how much I love talking about Project 333, and what a big part this little fashion project has played in my own life. The Q & A session even inspired this question …
What if I took my tiny wardrobe on the road for a 33-city tour?
Soon after I launched Be More with Less in 2010, I started minimalist fashion challenge Project 333. It started as a personal challenge. I wanted to see what would happen if I radically downsized my wardrobe to 33 items for 3 months including clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories.
I wasn’t sure if I could do it, but my closet was always so chaotic and stressful. I knew there was a better way. I wanted to know what it would be like to dress with less.
I simplified my wardrobe for more peace, but I got so much more than that and continue (more than 5 years later) to dress with 33 items or less every 3 months. Thousands of people (maybe tens of thousands) from around the world have tried the challenge and it has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple magazine, More magazine, and on CNN, BBC, and countless podcasts, blogs, and other media.
People who take the challenge usually discover the lessons they learn during the challenge have very little to do with fashion or clothing. I know that was my experience.
Lessons like …
- we need way less than we think to be happy
- mornings are easier when you are choosing from a small selection of items
- we get more compliments when we dress with less
- simplicity in the closet inspires simplicity throughout the home
- dressing with less gives us confidence to let go and pursue things that matter more to us
- we experience less decision fatigue and more clarity about what really matters in our lives
So back to the big question. What if I took my tiny wardrobe on the road for a 33 city tour? At first I thought about all the reasons it wasn’t a good idea. Do you ever do that when you have a big idea to consider? Then I thought about all of the meaningful conversations about simplicity and capsule wardrobes, all of the smiles, and all of the connection. This could be awesome.
This is happening!
- New York City | March 19, 2016
- Sacramento | April 11th, 2016 (private event)
- London | April 25, 2016 Tickets
- Salt Lake City | May 11, 2016 Tickets
- Kansas City | June 22, 2016 Tickets
- St. Louis | June 27, 2016 Tickets
- Minneapolis | June 29, 2016 Tickets
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