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Newbie in the Wardrobe...Spearmint Sweatpants.

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 Sweatpants in Spearmint 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.


Spearmint Sweatpants, Stalf

Spearmint Sweatshirt, Stalf

White Tee, Everlane

Cream Socks, MODM

Tartan Blanket, The Tartan Blanket Co.

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.)


Spearmint Sweatpants, Stalf

Silver Jewellery, Daniella Draper

White Shirt,

Silver Bag, Tiba + Marl

White Trainers, Goodnews London


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.


Spearmint Sweatpants, Stalf

Black Tee, Everlane

Black Faux Fur Vest, Second-hand

Oatmeal Scarf, Everlane

Black Boots, Dr Martens

Black Bag, Tiba + Marl


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.


Spearmint Sweatpants, Stalf

Sun Hat, Lorna Murray

Cream Sunglasses, Stella McCartney

White Sandals, Dr Martens

White Linen Wrapper, Stalf


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.


Spearmint Sweatpants, Stalf

Striped Jumper, Everlane

Pink Trainers, Saucony

Tie Dye Hoodie, Stella McCartney

Quilted Coat, Tach Clothing


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


Black Boots, Dr Martens

White Trainers, Goodnews London

Multi-coloured Trainers, Adidas

White Sandals, Dr Martens



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