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Newbie in the Wardrobe... Seafoam Linen.

When I'm considering adding another Stalf piece to my wardrobe (believe me, the temptation is endless!) I have a checklist I run through in my mind, just to make sure that this new addition is going to play well with my existing wardrobe, and to make sure it's going to work hard for me.

Here're my wardrobe newbie rules, maybe they'll help you with ways to get your existing Stalf multi-tasking, or perhaps they'll inspire you to create your own set of rules.

This month, I've taken home the Gathered Flutter Dress in Seafoam, here's how it measured up to my spec.

Dress Down.

I have a policy of not saving anything for best, so it's important to me that a new addition can be easily and comfortably dressed down for work or weekend.


Seafoam Dress, Stalf

Grey Marl Cardi, Stalf

All gold jewellery, Daniella Draper

Neutral Trainers, Veja

Black Trainers (worn), Vans

Cream Bag, Lauren Manoogian

Dress Up.

I love to get my glad-rags on as much as the next person. Items in my wardrobe should be versatile enough that I can make them feel special with some clever styling. (I'd allow sweats and some knits to be exempt from this clause, but it's amazing how well a pair of sweatpants can be styled up for something special.)


Seafoam Dress, Stalf

All silver jewellery, Daniella Draper

Black heels, Prada

Crystal bag, Stella McCartney

Bow Image, photographer unknown, via Pinterest


Here in England, the weather plays tricks on us regardless of the month, but I'm loathe to think of my new Stalf hanging lifeless in my wardrobe for half the year, so seasonal versatility is really important. For winter, I'm looking to layer, add boots and a coat, warm accessories and perhaps the rain/mud test for certain items.


Seafoam Dress, Stalf

Bobble Hat, Stalf

Roll neck jumper, Lauren Manoogian

Black handbag, Matt and Nat

Wool Socks,

Black boots, Dr Martens

Beige Knit (worn) knitted by my Grandma


Similar to the above, but flipped on its head. In Summer, I want my garment to take on a new lease of life, fresh, floaty and uplifting, it should work well with sandals and trainers, on the beach and in the garden.


Seafoam Dress, Stalf

Silver stud earrings, Daniella Draper

Pink sunglasses, Chanel

Woven basket bag, Bohemia Design

Beige Sandals, Birkenstock

Picnic blanket, Tartan Blanket Co.

Grey/Blue Sandals (worn) Ottowin


Aside from making sure a new garment works for a multitude of occasions all year round, I also have a couple of looser and broader rules...

Print & Colour.

I love print and colour, and whilst I lean into black and neutrals at certain times of the year, I get so much joy and pleasure from playing with colour and print combinations. A new purchase should mix and match well with my fave stand-out pieces already in my wardrobe.


Seafoam Dress, Stalf

Floral blockprinted jacket, Pink City Prints

Dusty Cardi, Stalf

Natural Stripe Cardi, Stalf

Pink handbag, Marc Jacobs

Multi coloured espadrilles, M Missoni


I need a newbie to work well with the four main categories- Trainers, Boots, Sandals and Heels.

Credits: As above.

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May 22

I'm really impressed with the way your wardrobe is organized. flappy bird

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