The primary function of a capsule wardrobe is to curate a closet of about 30-40 pieces (sometimes smaller) per season (3 months) as a means of eliminating the stress clothing can cause in your life by taking up space, causing decision fatigue, or financial strain. Whether you decide to base your capsule wardrobe on project 333, go with 37 pieces, exclude accessories from your count, or don’t count pieces at all, the point is to simplify and only be surrounded by things you love. So, do your research and decide which method works best for you.
After all my research, I decided to go with 40 pieces including clothing and shoes, but excluding accessories. I only own a few turbans, a few hats, and about 15 dainty necklaces I layer (usually 3 or 4 at a time). Those items take up very little space and are a great way to jazz up an outfit so I didn’t feel the need to include them.