I never thought I’d quote Fight Club on this blog, but I love that line when
Brad Pitt Tyler Durden says “The things you own end up owning you”. How perfectly minimalist.
Part of the fun of packing for me is curating the perfect capsule wardrobe for a specific situation. I love weighing factors like weather, utility, occasion, and trends to pick just the right clothing for a trip.
“The things you own end up owning you.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
But what about all the clothing left in my closet? I pretend to embrace the minimalist lifestyle when I’m living out of my suitcase, but the truth is I have way more than anyone needs sitting in multiple closets in my house.
This week I watched Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, available on Netflix. The directors interviewed several American authors who have tackled the topic of overconsumption and addiction to things. While I’m not entirely ready to tackle a real decluttering, one project mentioned in the film caught my attention.
“Love people, use things.” – The Minimalists
Project 333 is a fashion challenge where you can only wear 33 items for 3 months. Similar to packing for a trip, the idea of handpicking a select few items sounded fun! I decided to imagine what my own version of this capsule would include. My 33 items would have to span winter and spring seasons, so I chose my outerwear accordingly. The rules say workout wear and underwear/hosiery don’t count (phew).
Here’s what made the cut for my Project 333 capsule.
I chose lots of neutrals for this 3-month capsule. Beige, grey, navy, and black have always been my staples. I threw in lots of graphic prints for visual interest while staying within the same colour scheme.
Bags: A backpack, a leather tote bag, and a neutral clutch are boring but super dependable. I can survive with just these options, I’m sure.
I welcomed the challenge of limiting my choices and I love everything in this capsule!