I've resisted doing a capsule wardrobe for a long time. It felt like "everyone" was doing one and I didn't want to follow the crowd. But that's a stupid and egotistical reason to NOT do something that you're interested in and know you'll learn from. The next "official" round of Project 333 begins on October 1st and here's my capsule - I'm doing it.
In case you're not familiar with Project 333, it was started by Courtney Carver, the blogger behind Be More with Less. She started simplifying her life when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and realized the stress that excess stuff was placing on her health. It's a great story, and you should definitely check her out. She started Project 333 in 2010, and the basic premise is that you wear only 33 items for 3 months. Here are the rules:
shoes, accessories, and outerwear are included
lounge wear or clothes you only wear at home are NOT included
jewelry you never take off, sleepwear, exercise wear (only if not used for other purposes) are also not included
after your items are chosen, store the rest of your wardrobe
you can adapt the project to fit your needs. As Courtney says, "this is not a project in suffering"!
I'll go into more detail about what I chose, how, and why in the coming weeks. Spoiler alert: I have more than 33 items! No matter what, whether I stick to the rules or or fail spectacularly, this is already proving to be a great tool for wardrobe planning and management. I'll be perfectly honest, I'm feeling restricted and anxious and excited at the same time!