Project 333 is an excellent way to prioritize the quality of your wardrobe, clear your closet clutter, and simplify selecting your outfits. While layering makes it easy to dress with 33 items in the fall and winter, it can get a bit tricky in the spring and summer when the weather is warmer.
Give Yourself Some Flexibility
Your 33 carefully selected items don’t include undergarments, sleepwear, workout and sports attire, your wedding ring, the jewelry you wear daily, formal attire, or your super casual loungewear. Only count the items you wear to work or out and about in the world. That being said, there may be less overlap in the spring and summer. For example, if you work in an office where business attire is required you can’t wear your shorts and tank tops to work. Or if you live in a hot and humid climate, you may need to change your clothes a bit more frequently. Give yourself some flexibility to make room for your shorts, tanks, sundresses and non-office appropriate shoes—10 or even 20 more items will help. Also, don’t count your beach attire.
Balance Your Standouts From Your Basics
Both men and women will need some spring and summer staples, such as solid color or neutral tanks and shorts. However, this is also a fun time to wear floral prints and pops of color, either pattern, graphics or solids. Select at least 2 fun and colorful pieces, even though you may not wear them on a weekly basis. Also, invest in summer flipflops or EVA sandals—but also some supportive sandals or summer shoes. Both Birkenstocks and Crocs have some an impressive selection.
At first glance, it seems like fall and winter would be more difficult to stick to 33 items, but without the ability to mix and match as often—spring and summer can take a bit more creativity.