Minimalist Wardrobe (Project 333 in 2022) | Philippines

Minimalist Wardrobe of a Pinay Minimalist in the Philippines



Before the pandemic happened in March of 2020, I already made a conscious decision to be a minimalist and I clearly remember how I wiped my clothes from my cabinet in the middle of my isolation due to varicella.


I started leaning towards minimalism in 2019, I watched documentaries, videos, and read articles about it. To say that I am curious was underrated, I was invested and already in even before I already started it but can’t make the jump just yet.


In 2020, I did Project 333 and I realized that I haven’t been able to update you with my journey since then.


HOW IT STARTED


For starters, Project 333 is a lifestyle change/challenge started by Courtney Carver. It means that you need to wear 33 pieces of clothing for 3 months. That’s it, 33 pieces of clothing for 3 months. At first, I thought it was hard because I was a hoarder and a thrifter! For someone who grew up watching Project Runway, Models of the Runway, and spent her teenage years browsing through old issues of InStyle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Candy Magazine she bought from Booksale, I thought I was already a failure even before trying.


So back in 2020, I was a bit conscious of people noticing how repetitive my clothes will be if I am to do Project 333 here in the Philippines, so a way for me to stay chic is to mix and match my pieces of clothing. I settled on a bright color palette so that people won’t notice my transition, I hope the colors served their purpose.


This is my wardrobe at that time.





And here is my attempt to hide my transition, my very colorful outfits.












HOW IT WENT


Fast forward to January 2022, here I am still doing Project 333 for almost two years now. I can say that I am more uncaring with regards to other people’s opinions and I am more into comfort than style so I finally changed my color palette. 


Of course, I still appreciate trending styles and all but to cut back the fashion itch I just created a Pinterest board and saved them there. I can still appreciate fashion but I am not as invested in it as I did when I was a teenager and my priorities and color palettes have shifted, so there’s that.


In December of 2020, I even asked for white V-Neck shirts for our monito-monita in the office and I got it. So 2021 was a year of palette transition for me!


To be honest, at times I still feel like I have so many clothes and stuff and I am always in the pursuit to minimize my belongings.


Here's how my new color palette went.

















THE WARDROBE THAT KEEPS ON MINIMIZING


Last year I kinda influenced my other siblings to declutter their closet and that’s a win for me, although I still think that their wardrobe is too much, respect begets respect, and to be fair they think I have too little belongings. And it drives them crazy whenever I tell them I’ll declutter again or whenever I whine about having too much laundry, which I equate to having too many clothes.


Changing my color palette is a big win, it means I no longer care that much about other people’s opinions of how I dress. I don’t even know if they notice it, I think they know how repetitive my clothes are but say nothing about it.


Now, this is all that remains of my clothes.





Yep, that's all that I have. That's why I can only stay for 2 weeks without doing my laundry because after that I don't have any clean clothes to wear.

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