When I created Project 333 (a minimalist fashion challenge inviting you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months) in 2010, I wasn’t interested in creating a capsule wardrobe. I didn’t want to develop a personal style (I thought that was a lost cause). My motives had very little to do with clothes.
I just wanted some peace.
- I wanted a break from the excess.
- I wanted relief from running late in the morning after trying on several outfits.
- I wanted to feel good in my clothes.
- I wanted to stop obsessing over what I was going to wear to work, to dinner, to an event.
- I wanted to stop feeling like I didn’t have enough … like I wasn’t enough.
The average woman owns $550 in clothing that has never been worn. We wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the time, and 100% of our wardrobe gets 100% of our attention, emotion, space, and time.
Don’t you want some peace?
Organizing your closet year after year, or season after season is just a band-aid for a much larger problem. We have too much. We have way more than we need and have been led to believe that we still don’t have enough. We don’t have the right shoes, a trendy coat for the season, the perfect little black dress, or the latest and greatest handbag.
Between constantly comparing, attractive advertising campaigns, and ridiculously low fast fashion prices, we just add, and add, and add. And it’s never enough.
I wanted to simplify 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 from around the world have tried the challenge have experienced benefits like …
- saving money
- more space
- easier mornings
- more compliments
- inspiration to simplify everything else
- more confidence
- clarity about what really matters
Those are all great benefits, but the one compelling reason to simplify your wardrobe is simply for some peace. You deserve some peace.
If you take the Project 333 minimalist fashion challenge, you don’t have to get rid of anything or buy anything new. You’ll just be putting a little distance between you and your stuff. If you are interested, the rules are right here. If you are ready to jump in, take the course.