Happy Saturday my lovelies! We’re in August! And it feels like the world is slowly going back to normal at last. Over the last month I’ve been trying to be more conscious about my environmental footprint, in particular my fast fashion waste. So, at the beginning of July I started project 333.
Project 333 is a minimalist sort of challenge which involves having 33 items in your wardrobe including clothes, shoes, jewellery and bags and you’re only allowed to wear those items for the next 3 months. The project is supposed to help you minimize your wardrobe, reduce the stress of getting dressed in the morning and help reduce fast fashion waste. Now, because I love fashion so much, I decided to take on this project but only with clothes and shoes, I love earrings too much to count those in my 33!
Since it’s already been a month doing project 333, I thought I’d share some of my outfits that I wore this month!
And those are just a few of my outfits I’ve worn over the last month!
I won’t lie to you, I did end up with one or two new items. But you know what? I’m human! And that’s ok. The 4 new items I got were two tops I forgot I ordered about a month before the beginning of the project that ended up coming from abroad about 3 weeks in and then a pair of super cool patterned leggings from a small business that I had been wanting for ages that finally came back in stock and then a coca cola t-shirt that I simply couldn’t pass up. And as someone who used to buy way over 4 new items a month, that’s pretty darn good if I say so myself.
What was week 1 like?
For the first week I immediately felt stress free when it came to getting dressed in the morning, and I was super excited when choosing what I wanted to wear for the day because I liked everything in my wardrobe! Every outfit I put on was comfy and I actually felt more productive when working from home because I was dressed nicely!
I was still enjoying the project during week 2, and I continued to wear loads of outfits I loved and hadn’t thought to put together before! It was this week where I ordered the cute leggings (from Lucy and Yak if you’re wondering!) you can see above! This week I started wearing shoes I wouldn’t have normally paired with certain outfits before and found that I loved these new looks!
Week 3 thoughts?
By week 3 I was still enjoying wear my wardrobe, but there were one or two items I noticed I wasn’t wearing for some reason. I tried switching a few things up and wore one of the items but found I wasn’t as comfortable so decided that I would switch out those items at the end of month 1 if I still wasn’t wearing them. I was also given a dress that was my grannies so I wore that to a family bbq! It was free so I don’t count that as breaking my challenge! I did break my shoe rule by wearing a brown pair of boots I didn’t plan on wearing for the project but it looked cute and it was only twice because they were comfy for walking.
The end of month 1?
I still like pretty much everything in my wardrobe, it’s just the one or two items that I haven’t worn that I’ll probably switch out soon, and that’s only a few items. After a month, I’ve realised that I don’t actually miss my old wardrobe that much, and I’ve only thought about one pair of trousers and a skirt from it this entire month. And since I’m possibly switching out one or two items, I might just add them in.
So, what have I learnt so far?
You can make a hell of a lot of outfits from just 33 items!! And as long as you pick out pieces that are versatile that you love, you can’t go wrong! After a while things can become a little stagnant if you don’t think of creative ways to wear your clothes, so remember to think differently when picking out your look for the day! Also, don’t beat yourself up if you do buy something new and forget you’ve set yourself a 33 limit!
I can’t wait to see what the next month will bring in the form of outfits! What’s your favourite outfit from this month? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a great weekend my lovelies!