Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Project 333 - Second Season

If you have read my previous posts, you will know that Project 333 is all about selecting 33 items of clothing to wear over the following 3 months.  Not - as I had hoped when I first signed up to do the project - 333 items of clothing, which would have meant having lots of fun going on a spending spree! If you follow the guidelines strictly, you should include shoes, bags and jewellery in your 33.  When I started the project I included shoes and bags but not jewellery, as I have too many favourite pieces of jewellery to be able to choose between them.  However, as this meant fewer items of clothing in total, I was continually swapping in warmer clothes and boots as the weather changed over the last three months.

This time I am going to exclude my shoes and bags, even though I have cut down on them since beginning Project 333, and hopefully my 33 items will cover all my needs without the need to swap any of them.  The idea behind Project 333 is that many of us have far too many clothes in our wardrobe that we never wear, so to choose the clothes that fit us, look good on us and suit our lifestyle - and then get rid of the rest.

Some of the items in my first 333 of 2013 will be the same as in my previous 333, as the weather in winter is similar to the weather in autumn.  Living in Spain we may even get some warmer weather before the end of March, so I will include a couple of short-sleeved tops.  My navy trench-coat will also come in handy if the bitterly cold wind goes away and I don't need my winter coat and thick jackets.

If I am tempted to buy new things in the January sales that is allowed, but I will have to discard an older item of clothing to make way for anything new.  You may realise that only 32 items are shown, although the trouser suit consists of 2 items, which would make a total of 33.  I am counting it as one item though, so that I can add the green short-sleeved t-shirt that I am currently wearing!  I must admit that I am bending the rules quite a bit, however I have reduced my wardrobe considerably since starting Project 333 and will reduce it even more when I start my third season in the Spring.

If you would like more information on Project 333, just click on the following link: Project 333 - getting started





  1. Thanks for showing your selections. I like your modifications to the 'rules'. We have the same weather variations here in Atlanta and I am finding I need a range of tops.

  2. Thanks, Juhli. I can set out for a walk into town wearing a jumper, jeans, winter coat, scarf and gloves as it's so cold, then sit in the sunshine having a coffee outside a local bar and walk home carrying my coat, feeling too hot!

  3. I am starting to build my wardrobe effectively from scratch in sizes to fit, so I am taking a leaf from your blog and thinking about watch matches with what to make several outfits out of a few pieces. And I'm introducing colours I haven't previously worn much but that are softer against my skin as I get older and no longer have the permanent tan of living in Spain. One of my key colours is to be pink.

  4. Jacqui, I went through my basics yesterday (trousers and skirts) to see how many coloured tops would go with each one, and the minimum number was four. If I factor in the two cardigans and jacket, then we are talking about a dozen variations for each skirt and pair of trousers, though obviously the bright green cardigan won't go with as many tops as the navy one. Using accessories will give even more different looks. I think a new post is called for! Regarding colours, I discovered through Dressing Your Truth that although bright colours are good for me they should be tints (i.e. with some white) rather than saturated colours. The turquoise top is one example: I get lots of compliments when I wear it. Do let me know how you get on with your new wardrobe!