I haven't really stuck to a set number this time, and I also won't just do it for 3 months. I have a handful of things that will get swapped in and out for Summer/Winter, but our climate isn't really that varied from season to season! So, it looks like this photo to the left. I do also have a shelf above with a few work t-shirts, a hoody for around the house and some workout and hiking clothes. I'm also not including my small collection of PJs/underwear/vest tops since I don't as they're the essentials. I do try to keep those items to a minimum though too.
I find it refreshing to just have a few things that I really enjoy wearing and am learning to be content with not always wanting something new or different to wear. I used to have a wardrobe full of clothes, probably 4 times the size that I do now and yet it really didn't add anything to my life. Surprisingly I've found that I'm not getting bored with my clothes. It's definitely been and continues to be a lesson in not comparing myself to others and not believing that what I wear is of any real importance. The way we present ourselves does say a lot about who we are, and so it's worth giving it some thought. Nothing says more though than being a person of character and integrity and ultimately I believe that's far more important than the way we look or what we wear... and that's a concept that's a bit "out there" in our world today! I recently read a book called "Weird" by Craig Groeschel, that talks about how, if we're truly going to be a follower of Jesus, then we have to think beyond just what's normal in our culture so that we can live lives of purpose, intention and influence in a chaotic world.
(There's a few others who've done something similar with their wardrobes, one of my recent favourites is @caroline_joy of www.un-fancy.com)