Capsule wardrobe

I’ve had a capsule wardrobe for a while now, and keep things simple with The Project 333.

The “Rules” of The Project:

  • Your wardrobe comprises 33 items or less, including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes.
  • Don’t count: all-the-time items such as wedding ring, prescription glasses, religious items (i.e. a cross or similar), underwear, nightwear and workout (workout clothing is for workout only).

There are a few other guidelines and rules you can read about at the website for The Project 333 that I won’t go into here.

I break the rules in two ways:

  • I’m still keeping antique and gifted jewelry I’ve been given through the decades, and I don’t count it. As time goes on, I’m giving it away to friends and charities where I believe it will be appreciated and well-used.
  • I have an “off-season” clothing box that I bring out every six months and use to re-stock my wardrobe, rather than buying new or discarding. This works for me, as the climate I live in is very seasonal.

Every three months I update my capsule, discard anything I don’t wear, and keep things tidy. You can follow my Capsule wardrobe by clicking on the page links on this blog.

Other useful sites for fashion

  • Inside out Style Blog – Everything to help choose the right items for your wardrobe. The sections on what to wear, scale and body proportions in the “What to wear” section are particularly useful.
  • The Project 333 – The capsule wardrobe project page for the type of capsuling I adhere to.
  • You Look Fab – a useful blog and forum for helping to figure out how to get the most from your clothes. It does have a fair amount of merchandising, but the content is worthwhile, especially in the forum.