Wardrobe Under 100!

by Alissa

As part of my journey of simplicity, I have been chipping away at my wardrobe…slowly but surely.   Participating in Project 333 has helped me tremendously.  Each season, I count up all of my clothing and accessory items to be sure the overall total hasn’t increased.  The tally had been hovering above 100 for months.  I kept whittling away, focusing on the goal of a simpler, tidier, more streamlined wardrobe filled with the clothes I actually love wearing.  Gone is the habit of stashing an unadored shirt or dress to the side of the closet, never to be worn again.  If I don’t wear it, I don’t need it taking up precious space in my home.  If I lose my fondness for a shirt, I let it go.  If a pair of sandals aren’t comfortable to wear, off they go.  I also replace worn out clothes or pieces I’ve fallen out of love with.  It has been a slow process of elimination, but I finally got my entire wardrobe (all seasons) below 100 items!  My total is currently at 99 (though I’m not stopping there).  Simplifying isn’t about numbers, but counting up possessions keeps the clutter creep in check.  Here’s my current tally:

  • wool dress coat
  • summer hoody jacket
  • down feather vest
  • 3-in-1 winter coat
  • fleece hoody jacket
  • jean jacket
  • teal wrap
  • black cardigan
  • wool cardigan
  • rain jacket
  • fleece hoody
  • (1) socks (grouped)
  • (1) underwear (grouped)
  • (2) slips
  • (2) lounge pants/pj’s
  • long underwear
  • cami
  • blue sleep/exercise tank
  • pj shorts
  • (4) bras
  • swimsuit
  • jewelry box
  • (4) scarves
  • (2) stocking caps
  • visor
  • sun hat
  • sunglasses
  • (2) purses
  • messenger bag
  • backpack
  • (12) shoes
  • blue workout jacket
  • light workout jacket
  • (2) exercise pants
  • exercise tank
  • sports bra
  • long sleeve exercise shirt
  • Buff
  • gloves
  • running shoes
  • snowboard boots
  • hiking pants
  • (3) jeans
  • Carhartt pants (for yard work, etc)
  • drawstring pants
  • (5) sleeveless shirts
  • hiking shirt
  • (5) skirts
  • (3) dresses
  • (7) undershirts
  • (6) long sleeve shirts
  • (3) short sleeve shirts