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Summer Holiday Wardrobe Essentials : A Look Book From The Dominican

Holiday Shot
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When it comes to packing for holiday, I struggle. It’s safe to say that I’ll always push the limits of my luggage allowance (as well as anyone else’s) because I like to have as many options as possible.

I’ve already posted almost every one of these photos on Instagram. For that reason I debated whether throwing this post together was worthwhile. Ultimately I decided that yes, it was; for holiday wardrobe inspiration as well as a more concise style snapshot of my time in the Dominican.

I love almost everything about warmer weather and that includes the endless possibilities which summer fashion allows. I know that a lot of people crave the cosiness of winter but for me, nothing beats shedding layers and throwing on dresses instead.


Recognise the trousers? In their recent blog debut, I claimed that the Topshop Power Suit was incredibly versatile. It has effortlessly transitioned from wedding chic to street style, to an effortless pastel addition to my holiday wardrobe. I’m determinedly racking up its cost per wear, just as I promised.

Topshop Baby Blue Suit Trousers
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Tropical print is only fitting for, well, any tropical holiday, right? Pair with ripped jeans for an effortlessly casual look, but for comforts sake, don’t wear them for too long in the heat. This cute little tee is from H&M but despite buying it only recently, searching for it on their website for the best part of half an hour came to no avail.

H&M Top
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I fell in love with this white, button up beach dress on first sight. Unfortunately it’s another H&M store bought number, so again, it’s one that I’ve not managed to link. If you’re medium to big chested I’m probably doing you a favour by not linking it anyway. Despite looking like the perfect white dress, the button up detail paired with material without give is quite frankly, a bit of a nightmare.


This is one of my favourite purchases of the season. Both the shoulders and waist feature tie up details which allows for easy adjustments, making for a flattering dress on any body shape, only enhanced by the vertical stripes. It’s light material kept me cool throughout warm Dominican evenings and I already know that I’ll get so much further wear out of it this summer alone. Once the British weather finally accepts that it is, in fact, summer, of course.

Holiday Dress Collage
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Although any holiday is the perfect excuse to do a little shopping, I’m really working on achieving a more sustainable wardrobe. The pretty pink number is a staple which I bought from Topshop last year. I didn’t wear it too much because of the long sleeves but it’s such an easy to wear little wrap dress.

Little Pink Dress
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I feel like I’ve already worn out my use of ‘this is one of my favourite purchases of the season’. I don’t own too many mini dresses because I tend to find that although weather appropriate, most are a little too revealing for my liking. This one is a great length and is modest in showing a little leg but not too much chest. It’s front panel which ties into a side buckle detail doesn’t only make for a more interesting design but also adds a little extra cover over the stomach: Read, you can look great in a figure-hugging dress and not worry about eating too much holiday all-inclusive. I’m telling you, this dress is a gift that keeps on giving. (I paid £32 but it’s now on sale for £19.00)

ASOS Little White Dress
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The Staple Sandal

You’d never guess how many pairs of shoes I actually took to the Dominican. Clue: More than triple the two pairs I’ve shown off here. The flats were a Steve Madden TK Max find and make an incredible dupe for the infamous Hermes Oran sandal.

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  • Reply Eena

    You are seriously rocking these looks, Soph! I love the tropical print top the best because plants *heart eyes* Also, love how you stayed so stylish while on this trip!

    cabin twenty-four

    June 24, 2019 at 1:35 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! Haha I took a whole load of luggage- plus I definitely didn’t look as put together during the days sunbathing! x

      June 25, 2019 at 11:02 am
  • Reply April Rodea

    Love your outfits!! It all looks good on you. 🙂

    June 24, 2019 at 3:26 am
  • Reply Emma Lisa

    I love all of these outfits! I’m obsessed with pastel trousers at the moment – they’re perfect for dressing up or down x

    June 24, 2019 at 1:59 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! They’re such a great staple aren’t they?! x

      June 25, 2019 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    I like all your outfits. I really like the white cami dress and staple sandals. Lots of great summer looks.

    June 25, 2019 at 10:39 pm
  • Reply Valerie

    I’m loving all these beautiful looks! That tropical print top is definitely my favorite!

    June 26, 2019 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply mercy

    You’ve got awesome summer pieces, I like the dresses on you.

    June 27, 2019 at 2:59 am
  • Reply Julia

    You look so nice in all of these outfits! I’m about to head off on a tropical vaca myself soon and this inspired me to actually start trying to put together some cute outfits for it so that I don’t just end up wearing the same thing every day, haha

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    June 28, 2019 at 10:49 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! Ooh how exciting, I hope you have the best time!x

      June 29, 2019 at 10:08 am
  • Reply Kim

    I love these looks Soph! Especially those Top Shop trousers and the tropical print top. I need to get myself a pair of pastel trousers for the Summer season.

    June 28, 2019 at 8:36 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! They’re such a staple and pastels are perfect for the warmer seasons x

      June 29, 2019 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Chloe Chats

    Such cute outfits. I always have a few white dresses when I’m on hols, I have a midi white dress with buttons going down the front which I love, and wore it on one of my evenings on holiday! Makes me miss being on holiday so much haha. Cute post!

    Chloe xx

    July 1, 2019 at 9:48 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! Ooh you can’t go wrong with a pretty white dress. I’m a complete holiday addict- always on the hunt for the next one!x

      July 2, 2019 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Natonya

    You look so stylish Soph, this was a great lookbook! Nice choice with the tropical print, you just can’t go on vacay without a floral-print something right?! That wrap dress was super elegant and casual, excellent choice for comfy but cute vacay style!


    July 29, 2019 at 4:27 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks so much! I totally agree- I love wearing prints in summer x

      July 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

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