August 15, 2018
She knew that she wanted to pare down her autumn wardrobe – she just needed to find a clear focus for what she wanted to wear for the next few months…
She was pretty seriously interested in Project 333 – it seemed to work for a lot of other people, and so she thought it might be good for her too!
First up, she knew that she needed 2 new tops, so she decided to start with a pair of shirts that really caught her eye and won her heart:
She’s very casual, and loves khaki, beige, and ivory, so the first 4 garments were easy to choose:
And she really doesn’t need a ton of variety – she likes sweaters and sweatshirts with hoods, and she’s only going to wear pants (unless something AMAZING happens in her life…)
She’s excited to include some dark red in her wardrobe – she hasn’t worn that color in AGES…
She knows that she wants at least 1 layering turtleneck – it could get really cool! Conversely, she’s still going to hold onto her beige linen shirt for a few more months, in case there’s a string of warm days. 2 tee shirts will get her through quite a bit of unexpected warmth, but a linen shirt can be worn on its own or layered…
When she sets everything out on her bed, she is delighted to see how nice everything looks together:
Then she chooses accessories – she still isn’t up to 33 items, so she allows herself some room to add a couple of things as her life (and the weather) dictate!
NOW, it looks really great!
She stands in her bedroom for a few minutes and assembles potential outfits for the upcoming season; she’s got a LOT of ways to wear this Project 333 Wardrobe!
It’s not dressy, nor amazingly “on-trend” and hip, but it IS exactly what she wants to wear. What else could matter?
Cee Pluse says
What a lovely wardrobe. It would never occur to me to choose both teal and green as part of a cold scheme, and they work so well together. I am really coming around to that dark red shade too, and that tasseled scarf is the perfect accessory.
Will you be doing a birth month flower post for August (or have I missed it somehow)?
Cee Pluse says
That should be “color” and not “cold” – automatic spell check can be so aggravating!
It’s coming! I really, seriously, lost all track of August… I guess that happens in the summer!
Joan Cecile says
How would one style a pocket square? I saw some interesting ones in a mens department recently, but not sure how to use in my own wardrobe.
I could swear that I responded yesterday… Silly internet!
You can tie a pocket square into a jaunty little dash of color around your neck – it’s only going to leave 2 inches or so of fabric after you knot it, so it’s not swishing all over the place. Also, they make nifty little bracelets, if you can get it tied or find someone to help you tie it, and they also look nice tied onto a handbag.
Any other ideas?
Nancy Brewer says
I really love all your ideas Janice, but this one especially since it fits my more casual life now! I am not kidding, I looked at those two tops yesterday! I love Sanderson florals, in fact I love floral or striped tops a lot so am always looking for them. I have moch more of a probelm making sure I have the needed solids! I also loved you highlighted the white/beige/stone/light khaki as neutrals. I really need a second choice besides my navy and maybe this will help me discover it!
Something seems to have happened to the page that is leaving the social media tags down the left hand side and blocking out bits of the text. Is it only me, or are others having this problem?
Cee Pluse says
I have this problem because I leave the bookmarks side bar open on my computer. If I close the side bar the tags move far enough to the left so that they do not block any text.
I had this problem when using my tablet in thd ” landscape” position. I rotated temporarily tp “portrait” and back and the annoying bugs went away!
Me, too. Between the ads and these and the tablet keyboard…I bafely see what I type ?
Nina T says
On my iPad mini, the page URL showed up as restricted for over 18 and asked for my secunity code before it would load.
I really like the casualness of this wardrobe as it fits my lifestyle completely. Change the colors and this would work great for me.
Nice! Correct me if I’m wrong but, this is a great “back to school” wardrobe for a mature university student.
These are quite my colors but I’m loving the patterns on the tee shirts – when I clicked on them, there are similar patterns in different colors, FYI.
Nice shoe selections. Oh dear, you have to count accessories as part of your 33 piece total? I need to go read the “rules”.
You count whatever you want to count! The only real goal of Project 333 is to give yourself guidelines within which you learn to cut back on the size of your wardrobe. You make your own guidelines…
Oh, oh, oh, pattern and texture, oh, oh, bliss! And what a happy mix of beautiful colours. Oh!
The Australian chain Sportscraft, which ships overseas, always has pretty Liberty print shirts at a more affordable price than Liberty of London. I have a collection … And as here, they’re great for colour mixing.
I love this colour palette, although with lots of dog walking to do I think I would add a couple of pairs of dark blue jeans to the equation … and of course there are still a couple of vacancies in the P333 so this is eminently possible ?
I love your website and looking at all the selections of clothes – the whole idea of working from a limited number of items makes life simple and am definitely planning to give it a go this autumn.
However, I do find many of your items very expensive, particularly the accessories – £500 for a scarf or over £600 for a necklace? Definitely outside my budget, so will be on the lookout for something similar at more affordable prices. Still, it’s lovely to look – like window-shopping!
Really am excited by your blog. I like the way you mix very lux items with more inexpensive ones. It gets my creative juices flowing. Thank you.
I’m loving your ideas for fall! I have a styling question. I’m looking for ways to wear ankle boots with straight leg pants. Either they are too narrow to fit over the boot or they bunch up or get caught on the boot when I stand after sitting. I’m not sure I want to roll them. Any other suggestions?
I’m just now reading this post, but I am loving this collection. As a light, bright (read Spring), I’m always on the hunt for ideas with warmer neutrals. And I generally never wear all the same color at once unless it is in a textured monochromatic way, so seeing a plan that has more color options in it makes me happy! Off to see how I can make this work with pieces I have!
Shirley Hughes says
Instead of the beige I am putting pale grey.T shirt inspiration Mistral, flowers deep pink & mustard. Also tunic Mistral, pattern and Mustard cardigan and Navy leggings.