#PlayDressUpWithCoast is, in my opinion, the most appropriate hashtag ever. And that’s exactly what I’m doing in this stunning Coast dress with its fabulous statement puff sleeves. Ordinarily, I’d have a series of parties, get-togethers and nights out from my birthday at the start of October, through to my dad’s birthday in mid-January. Obviously, a pandemic is a party-pooper of the highest order, so sparkly season this year will be a more subdued one than usual. However, I know that I’ll love and wear this dress forever and through all seasons and I can’t wait to wear it for real.
A statement dress like this needs statement accessories to keep things in proportion. The chunky chain on the bag and the “pearl” abstract earrings compliment the voluminous sleeves. Anything more subtle would get lost.
And even though they are from different brands, the quilted ankle boots and woven bag bring textural cohesion.
And although I wore quilted ankle boots on this occasion, sparkly heels would not look out of place. Do they ever? And nor would knee-high suede boots. Or flat beaded sandals in the summer. But these boots are the type that combines style, quality and comfort in a perfect day-to-night-style, (which will be super when we’re allowed out again). The hexagonal quilted panel, the gold-coloured hardware and metallic heel trim add understated style detail. And of course, they’re very comfortable.
It’s a flattering shape too because it doesn’t hide the slimmest part of the ankle. If you like this style as much as I do, then make the most of a 20% discount code at the foot of the post.
The eyewear, despite being simple in shape, has a beautiful rose-gold tone- again, something a little different. It still makes a statement, but one that is whispered rather than shouted.
Deep V puff sleeve midi dress: Coast, current. (gift). Half price at the time of writing.
Pearl abstract statement earrings: Coast, current. (gift). Half price at the time of writing.
Chunky chain woven shoulder bag: Coast, current (gift). Half price at the time of writing.
Eyewear: Amos by Lara D. Part of a paid collaboration with The Eyewear Forum.
Black quilted ankle boots: Arial IV by Van Dal, current (gift)
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Here are some more of my favourite ankle boots from Van Dal.