When I created Project 333 (a minimalist fashion challenge where 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 until you remember this: You’ll never find something to wear that makes you feel beautiful, smart or loved until you believe you already are.
I wanted to simplify my wardrobe for ONE compelling reason. I wanted some peace.
I got so much more than that and because of that, continue (more than 11 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 these …
- save money.
- have more time.
- reduce decision fatigue.
- enjoy your mornings more.
- get to wear your favorite things every day.
- get curious about how less may add value in other areas of life.
- create room to discover what you are really interested in.
- realize that no one cares what you wear (or do).
- rarely run late deciding what to wear.
- smile more and stress less.
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. Instead, you’ll just be putting a little distance between you and your stuff.
Try Project 333
If you are interested in a simpler closet for the new year …
- This article will help.
- Listen to this step-by-step coaching call that will help you create a Project 333 capsule wardrobe.
- Read the Project 333 book or take the video course.
- Check out ALL of the Project 333 rules.
No matter which approach you go with, join me and other Project 333-ers on Instagram to share before and after pictures and other capsule wardrobe, dressing with less goodness.
You might be thinking, “you can’t get more peace by simplifying your wardrobe” but what if it’s true? What if you could have a less stressful, more peaceful life simply by reducing the number of items in your wardrobe? There’s only one way to find out.
Here’s to more peace in 2022.