Project 333 - the rundown

18 June 2019

Wardrobe month week three!

Project 333 is an experiment in the capsule wardrobe concept. You can take it on as a one-off challenge or you can adopt it as a long-term lifestyle.

Bec and Tara talk about the ins and outs of Project 333 this week, to help you decide if it's something you'd like to consider on your journey to taking control of your wardrobe.

Show Notes:

Project 333™ is the minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months.

Creator: Courtney Carver started Project 333 and her simplicity blog (Be more with Less) in 2010.

The Rules

When: Every three months (It’s never too late to start so join in anytime!)

What: 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewellery, outerwear and shoes.

What not: these items are not counted as part of the 33 items – wedding ring or another sentimental piece of jewellery that you never take off, underwear, sleep wear, in-home lounge wear, and workout clothing (but your workout clothes have to workout).


Choose your 33 items, box up the remainder of your fashion statement, seal it with tape and put it out of sight.

What else:

Consider that you are creating a wardrobe that you can live, work and play in for three months. Remember that this is not a project in suffering. If your clothes don’t fit or are in poor condition, replace them.

The Project 333 community -

Pinterest, instagram, facebook twitter etc - great place for inspiration and support. Lots of resources on the website including how to curate your wardrobe, what she keeps in her 33, outfit pictures etc.

Based on the idea of a capsule wardrobe, which is:

originally used by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s.

A collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion

The concept was made popular again in the 80s by American designer Donna Karan, who, released an influential capsule collection of seven interchangeable work-wear pieces.

Now it is commonly used to refer to a collection of clothing that is composed of coordinated and interchangeable pieces, to maximise the number of outfits that can be created.

Aim is to have an outfit that you can wear for any occasion without owning a huge number of pieces.

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