It all started when a friend came over to help me put together some outfits. One thing led to another and we ended up overhauling my entire wardrobe. I cleaned out a bunch of items I never wore, clothing I was holding onto for….sentimentality, perhaps?, and even duplicates of some items.
And I didn’t stop there.
I’ve long been inspired by Project 333, a wardrobe project stemming from the minimalist movement. The idea is to simplify your wardrobe by limiting yourself to just 33 items of clothing.
It seemed completely impossible at first. My closet was overflowing and I kept buying more and more clothing because I felt like I had “nothing to wear.”
I don’t know what made me finally decide to do it, but one day I just decided to go for it. It’s been several weeks now, and so far has been much easier than I expected. I haven’t had many days where I’ve felt that I didn’t have the right clothes for the situation (and those feelings passed after getting dressed) and it really has simplified my mornings when choosing what to wear.
I decided to share my fall fashion capsule (beware, I’m a total amateur!) because I love seeing other’s capsules and drawing inspiration from their outfit choices!
Since I had so many clothes to start with (seriously, it’s embarrassing), I decided to try to make do with clothes I already had and only made two purchases to complete my capsule. So, there are a couple of items that I wish were different, but it’s working so far, so I’m sticking with it!
Here are the basic rules of the challenge:
– For 3 months you will wear only 33 items, including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes. These items are not counted as part of the 33 items – wedding ring or another sentimental piece of jewelry that you never take off, underwear, sleep wear, in-home lounge wear, and workout clothing (you can only wear your workout clothing to workout).
I opted to modify the rules to make it easier for my first time. I included clothing and outwear, but excluded jewelry, accessories, tanks/camis (I wear them under everything), and shoes. I did simplify and clean out my jewelry, accessories, and shoes though.
– No shopping for new clothing during the challenge.
You can see the full rules and details here.
Here is my wardrobe for the entire months of October, November, and December!
1. Black 3/4 sleeve tunic blouse
2. White tunic blouse
3. Pink tunic blouse
4. Black polka dot 3/4 sleeve blouse
5. Chambray long-sleeve top
6. Plaid button-up top
7. Burgundy tunic tee
8. Black and white striped long-sleeve tunic tee
9. Black cardigan
10. Grey long-sleeve sweater
11. Pink & white striped tunic sweater
12. Mustard cardigan
13. Black v-neck tee
14. Grey v-neck tee
15. Grey and white striped short-sleeve tee
16. Grey graphic tee
17. Purple short-sleeve mixed media tee
18. Distressed skinny jeans
19. Skinny jeans
20. Flare jeans
21. Burgundy skinny jeans
22. Black skinny jeans
23. Grey leggings
24. Black pencil skirt
25. Tan button-front corduroy skirt
26. Purple polka dot denim skirt
27. Black dress
28. Chambray shirt dress
29. Floral dress
30. Black blazer
31. Denim jacket
32. Brown faux-leather jacket
33. Green jacket
And that’s it!
Have you ever considered having a minimalist wardrobe?
For more inspiration, check out my Fashion Capsule Pinterest Board.