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Newbie in the Wardrobe...Black Cocoon Jumpsuit.

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 Cocoon Jumpsuit in Black, 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.


Black Cocoon Jumpsuit, Stalf

Silver Stack Rings, Daniella Draper

Silver Tiny Hoops, Daniella Draper

Print Tee, Rapanui

Black Lace-Ups, Dr Martens

Pink Socks, Mabli

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.)


Black Cocoon Jumpsuit, Stalf

Malachite Ring, Missoma

Malachite Earrings, Missoma

Sequinned Bag, Anya Hindmarch

Black Suede Platforms, Prada


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.


Black Cocoon Jumpsuit, Stalf

Red Crossbody Bag, Marc Jacobs

Gold Posey Ring, Daniella Draper

Gold Northern Star Bracelet, Daniella Draper

Coral Arch Studs, Night Time Holiday

Black Boots, Grenson


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.


Black Cocoon Jumpsuit, Stalf

Gold Chunky Hoops, Missoma

Gold Necklace, Missoma

Silk Neckscarf, Liberty

Leopard Sandals, Loeffler Randall


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.


Black Cocoon Jumpsuit, Stalf

Workwear Jacket, Toast

Striped Tee, Finisterre

Mustard Socks, Mabli

Red Crossbody Bag, Marc Jacobs

Sandals, Birkenstock


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

Credits: As above.



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