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Newbie in the Wardrobe...Ice Cream Wrapper.

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 Wrapper in Ice Cream, 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.


Ice Cream Wrapper, Stalf

Bead and Mother of Pearl necklace, Roxanne First

Wool Hat, Free People

White Trainers, Nike

Dungarees, Everlane

Tee, Ami

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.)


Ice Cream Wrapper, Stalf

Ice Cream Shorts, Stalf

Gold Earrings, Aligheiri

Red Lipstick, La Bouche Rouge

Red Velvet Heels, Gianvito Rossi


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.


Ice Cream Wrapper, Stalf

Grey Marl Sweatpants, Stalf

Knitted Cardigan/Jumper, Mum's Handmade

Socks, Corgi

Wellies, Hunter


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.


Ice Cream Wrapper, Stalf

White Sandals, Vans

Patterned Dress, Sissel Edelbo

Silver Rings, Daniella Draper


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.


Ice Cream Wrapper, Stalf

Beatles Jumper, Stella Mccartney

Reusable Shopping Bag, Baggu

Spearmint Sweatpants, Stalf

Multi-coloured Trainers, Nike


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


Ice Cream Wrapper, Stalf

Red Heels, Gianvito Rossi

White Trainers, Nike

Pink Wellies, Hunter

White Sandals, Dr Martens



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