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Newbie in the Wardrobe... Ice Cream Wrapper Jacket!

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 Jacket in Ice Cream. Here's how these items 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 Jacket, Stalf

Top, Everlane

Shoes, Adidas

Bag, Acne

Jewellery, Daniella Draper

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 Jacket, Stalf

Black Dress, Paloma Wool

Boots, Prada

Gold Jewellery, Monica Vinader


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 Jacket, Stalf

Black Boots, Ugg

Grey Hoodie, Everlane

Socks, Cash Ca

Necklace, Lizzie Fortunato


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 Jacket, Stalf

White Sandals, Dr Martens

Gathered Dress, Stalf

Bag, Chloe

Gold Jewellery, Missoma


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 Jacket, Stalf

Beanie Hat, Acne

Printed Scarf, Paul Smith

Socks, Oliver Bonas

Bag, Roka


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


Ice Cream Wrapper Jacket, Stalf

Hi Top Trainers, Good News

White Sandals, Dr Martens

Trainers, Veja

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7 days ago

As a result of the fact that I dordle not save anything for the best, it is essential for me that a new addition may be readily and comfortably dressed down for work or for the weekend.

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