To begin, a number of you are probably wondering what exactly a capsule wardrobe entails. Succinctly put, a capsule wardrobe is defined as a relatively small number of clothing items (oftentimes between 20 and 35) which are considered essential to dressing for all occasions while cutting out the textile chaff of a normal sized collection. Project 333 encourages readers to cut their wardrobes down to 33 items for 3 month periods and donating all the unwanted pieces to charity. Naturally these 33 items do not include jewellry/small accessories, shoes, or undergarments.
For my lolita wardrobe, my aim over the next few months is to build up a wardrobe of 33 items not including shoes, accessories, tights/socks, or undergarments (including bloomers & petticoats). I'll provide updates every once in a while to show how my wardrobe is progressing along with challenges and successes. Hopefully once I've completely my capsule wardrobe, I'll be able to give a full review of the project after a three month period and consider whether to expand, contract, or cycle out my collection.
Below I'll outline what I currently own in terms of my own wardrobe and then expand upon that list with my ideal ratio of items.
2 OPs (1 boystyle)
2 Purses (of the lolita variety)
Some items that I currently have will be cycled out in favor of decidedly better items or ones that fit the theme of my current wardrobe. Ultimately the hope is that I can have my cake and eat it too - a wardrobe that is both large enough to create a number of different and interesting coordinates, while still maintaining its relatively small size. I hope for the best in this capsule wardrobe experiment, and look forward to bringing all of you along for the ride!