Some of you may be familiar with Project 333 by Courtney Carver. While I briefly flirted with the idea some years ago, it was never really my intention to try to manage on a specified number of items for 3 months. You can read one of my early posts on the subject here.
It is now the latter part of May and we are fast approaching the official start of winter. Although our climate is fairly mild we do still need winter clothes which are more than summer frocks or shorts and singlet tops. The maximum temperatures this week are between 14 and 18C (55 – 65F) where I live.
I finished full-time work at the beginning of July last year. Although my workplace accepted a business casual dress code, my clothing requirements have certainly changed in the past year.
The change of season is as good a time as any to review the contents of your wardrobe. This is mine before I started today.
Not everything is hung up so here are views of the 2 drawers in my dresser which contain outerwear. My underwear, pyjamas, swimwear and scarves are in 2 smaller drawers.
I removed everything from the wardrobe that I do not envisage wearing in the next 3 months (end of August) and have hung it in the wardrobe in the spare room.
A couple of items that were previously folded have now been hung in the wardrobe and the contents of the drawers re-arranged.
This drawer is what I may wear in winter.
All of the summer shorts and tops have been consigned to the bottom drawer.
Then it was time to tackle the shoes. These are the summer ones I have put aside.
The end result looks like this.
Due to washing and wearing requirements there are a few pieces missing from this photo. 2 pairs of blue jeans, a rugby top, 3/4 sleeve tshirt, long sleeved jumper and my black ankle boots.
The total inventory is:
Jeans/trousers x 5
Trackpants/travel pants x 3
3/4 sleeve tshirts x 3
Long sleeve tshirt x 1
Short sleeve shirt x 1
3/4 sleeve shirts x 5
Rugby tops x 3
Cardigans x 3
Jumpers x 3
Dress x 1
Vest x 1
Polar fleece jacket x 1
Waterproof jacket x 1
Trenchcoat x 1
Long boots x 1
Ankle boots x 2
Dress shoes x 2
Casual shoes x 2
Walking shoes x 2
In addition, I have scarves, beret, hat, gloves and a couple of thermal tops.
Is it enough? Or too much? I am sure there will be some items that don’t make the cut at the end of the season and there is a good chance that there will be some additions. My aim is that any new pieces will be sourced secondhand or made from fabric I already have on hand.
Personally I wear the same clothing most of the year round. However, last year I spent a few days in Hobart, Tasmania and I bought some clothing for that holiday. If today’s weather is an indication of what is to come for my part of Queensland I need to sort my clothing sooner rather than later.
Your wardrobe looks so much better now. Room for clothes to breathe! It’s an ongoing process isn’t it especially in the changing seasons.