October is here, winter is coming, and I just started my fourth season of the Project 333.
I started out in February, and although I didn’t own a ton of clothes, it still took me quite a while to figure out what to wear during my first season.
Today, I have the same shoes in my selection for the next three months, and three t-shirts that I wore during my first season too, but the rest of my wardrobe is completely different. In fact, I donated most of the clothes I wore back then. Even though I liked those clothes, they weren’t the perfect fit for me, so they had to go.
Somewhere back in August, after filling out Debbie’s Styling Questionnaire I decided I needed to change my style and be really me. So it was out with the old, and in with the new. Except that new was really secondhand, as I’d also set myself the challenge to not buy any new clothes for a year.
For less than €200.00, I had a complete makeover (including a new haircut) and bought myself a complete new pre-loved wardrobe. I’m still quite chuffed about that.
Are you ready to see my choices for the next season? Here goes.
Picture 1: A waistcoat, several shirts, a cardigan, a few t-shirts and two jackets.
The only things I already owned before the makeover, are the grey t-shirt and my green cardigan. I absolutely love that cardi. Love everything about it: the fresh green colour, the loose fit, how warm it is, the feel of the fabric on my skin, and how low-maintenance it is. Oh, and how well it goes with pretty much all my other clothes, that too.
Picture 2: Several ties, coat, some t-shirts, jeans, and a necklace.
The long green coat only cost me €7.50, which was a steal. It’s perfect for when I ride my spazmobile, because you wouldn’t believe how fast your legs get cold when you’re riding a scooter. Also, it has removable lining, so I can wear it year round!
Ties… what can I say? I just love them. They’re classy, they’re funky, they add colour to my wardrobe, and really, how can anyone not like ties?
The necklace is new. Yes, brand new. It’s jewelry, not clothes, so it’s OK. Both gorgeous and meaningful, I just had to have it.
Picture 3: the ties again. Because I just can’t get enough of them. Two suits, a pair of jeans, a pair of green trousers, and the necklace again.
Yes, I wear suits. Other women wear little black dresses. I don’t. Little black dresses are not my style. Suits are.
Picture 4: Brown leather jacket and scarf. Mustard yellow shirt, purple t-shirt, another tie, boots.
I wear my leather jacket when riding my bike. I’m rather fond of it. The shirt, t-shirt and tie are secondhand finds; the rest I already had.
Picture 5:Sleeveless what’s-its-name, purple shirt with yet another tie, black shoes (paint-stained), and another necklace.
Totals: 7 shirts, 6 t-shirts, 3 pairs of trousers/jeans, 2 suits, 2 jackets, 1 cardigan, 2 waistcoat/throw-on-thingy, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 coats. This brings my total to 25.
Also, 10 ties and 2 necklaces, which I don’t count, because they’re accessories and I don’t include accessories in my count. Neither do I include undies, sleepwear, workout wear, or the worn old clothes I wear when DIY-ing in my count. (Though I might include some of these in the future – you never know.)
Overall, I’m quite happy with what I’ve got here, however I do need to get me at least one more cardigan or pullover. The winter months can get pretty cold and my body thermostat just doesn’t function the way it should. My hands are freezing right now, and it’s only the first of October and really not all that cold yet. One or two more cardigans or pullovers definitely wouldn’t be amiss.
How about you? Are you considering to jump on the bandwagon too, or already participating in the Project 333? What’s in your wardrobe right now? And are you happy with your clothes?