Last week on the live webinar we discussed dressing with less and Project 333. More than 400 people registered! If you missed it, you can watch the recording here.
We talked about capsule wardrobes, traveling lightly, and living well with less. One of the most important things we covered is that there is no perfect capsule collection. You can be inspired visually on Pinterest with great examples of capsule collections or on Facebook where I share other people’s experience with Project 333, but you won’t know what a great capsule collection is for you until you create and work with one. You need time to find out what you like and don’t like about what you wearing.
After 3 months, you’ll have enough information to modify and edit your collection until you come up with something that fits your body and your lifestyle. That it the process of truly defining your personal style.
We also discussed how most people think Project 333 is crazy at first. If you are still stuck at “this is crazy,” I invite you to start small until it starts to feel less crazy. Once you have a chance to experience some of the benefits, you might think your pre-333 wardrobe was crazy.
If you’ve already started small, consider this an invitation to take the next step.
5 Ways to Start Small
1. Use the course.
I designed the dress with less course to help you ease in. It’s light with some humor, fun with music to help you purge, and informative with audio recordings and great step by step instructions to get you down to 33. You can learn more here.
2. Start in the summertime.
Why not start when you don’t need heavy boots, down jackets and hats and gloves? Summer is a great season because you naturally wear less anyway.
3. Break the rules.
If including shoes is a deal breaker for you, don’t include them. If you can’t part with your jewelry, don’t. Only count clothing and accessories, or clothing or shoes, or whatever combination makes Project 333 approachable for you.
4. Try 3 weeks.
If 3 months sounds like an eternity, try 3 weeks. If you are still feeling good about things at the end of three weeks, extend your challenge.
5. Keep it super simple.
My wardrobe is mostly black, white, and grey with a few blues and greens. The simpler the better for me. Some people worry that they will have to dress all in black to make this work and that is simply not the case. Rebecca’s wardrobe is a great example – no black at all. I like to wear black, but you don’t have to.
That said, start where you are with what you have. It’s only 3 months after all.
I address many fears and concerns in the recorded webinar, and reviewed the rules of the challenge. If I missed something, please let me know how I can help.
Minimalist fashion challenge Project 333 got some great media coverage this month …
- A Minimalist Approach to Fashion from CNN.com
- Minimalist Clothing Challenge Spurs Closet Clean-Out from the Denver Post
- Project 333 Founder’s Closet is Permanently at 33 Items from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
And a little more on the Dress with Less course. In addition to 11 PDFs, you’ll get …
- An audio message: My P333 Story
- Recorded Q&A Webinar
- 3 Additional Audio Recordings: Remove the Fear, One in one out, Clothes that Fit
- 2 Awesome playlists to inspire your journey
- Optional access to the private Facebook group for questions, connection and accountability.