Dressing with less and living with less is a great way to improve our lives and the planet. Our focus here at Project 333 is simple; dress with less, and because less looks different for everyone, I don’t tell you what I’m wearing.
There isn’t one best way to dress or live or declutter. I share my looks on Instagram and write about my experience with capsule wardrobes and dressing with less to demonstrate that it’s possible, and that it’s easier than it sounds. I also share because Project 333 has made such a big difference in my life and it’s an awesome way to connect with you.
I could have developed this website to promote brands and clothing and earn money while you fill your closet with things that I like, but Project 333 isn’t about telling you what to wear or encouraging you to shop. I want to work with you, but not like that. I intentionally chose a different message and business model.
I remember my pre-333 days thinking that a new dress that I saw in a magazine would make me improve my life, or scoring an amazing deal at a semi-annual sale would make me happy and finally complete my wardrobe, but it never did. I always needed more. There is nothing you can buy that will finally make you anything. The secret to having it all is recognizing that you already do.
I don’t recommend buying anything new if you are just starting Project 333. Over the first 3 months, your idea of what looks good and what you like wearing will change. It’s a transformative 3 months. Save any wardrobe edits for the end of your first, or next 3 months so you have the information you need to make smart purchases that add value to your life instead of a temporary high.
I never thought that I’d still be dressing with 33 items or less every 3 months when I started this challenge, but the benefits are too awesome to ignore.
- My mornings are easier
- I can get ready at the last-minute in a minute
- Everything in my closet fits my body and my lifestyle
- I travel lightly
- I don’t need storage space for extra clothing
For those reasons and more, Project 333 will continue to be the way of my wardrobe. What I wear isn’t special, important or worth talking about, but what my life has become because I dress with less, now that’s a story.