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Summer Style Needs and Wants

Summer arrived exactly one week ago and I will be hitting the stores to pick up a few essentials. This season’s trends are winning ones and I’m excited to try out all of the off-the-shoulder shirts and dresses, button-front denim mini skirts and cute lace up flats I’m seeing every where.  Here are a few of my favourite picks courtesy of SheIn. Like ’em? Act fast! SheIn is having a great sale today and tomorrow (June 27th- 28th) with free shipping worldwide, today only! 

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1. A-line Denim Mini skirt

I have been dying for a little button/snap front A-line mini skirt. This one is ideal with its perfect wash and large pockets.

2. Jumpsuit – $19.99

Jumpsuits are still really big this season. This particular style is a rich navy (one of my favourite colours) and I love the flattering wide, cropped legs.

3. White Lacy Romper – $21.99

White lace is breezy and light for summer, so this lace-trimmed, gauzy romper couldn’t be more fitting for the hot weather.  Even better? It’s off-the-shoulder – very on trend right now!

4. Blue Striped Off-The-Shoulder Blouse – $13.99

I am totally obsessed with this off-the-shoulder blue-striped blouse that Olivia Palermo is rocking. SheIn has an extremely similar version for much less! The blue-stripes are so light and pretty, it shows off the shoulders which is always great in my book, and SheIn’s version has slightly longer, tied sleeves – a beautiful detail.

5. Pleated Culottes – $18.99

I am all about culottes right now. Love this cute style in blush pink (one of Pantone’s colours of the year) and the light fabric is sure to keep you cool in the summer heat.

6. Green Flared Skirt – $12.99

This gorgeous skirt in bright emerald is sure to make a statement at a summer wedding, a night out with girlfriends, or pair it with a blazer for work. This one is totally ending up in my closet.

7. Tie-Dye Dress – $12.99

I love this little dress because it would be the perfect beach cover-up.  It would also fit right in at a music festival. A real score at $12.99.

8. Pom Pom Gladiators – $35.99

These super fun pompom gladiators are EVERYWHERE this summer. I desperately want a pair! They are so, so fun and will be sure to lighten up any outfit!

9. Crossbody Purse – $29.99

An awesome alternative to the pricey Chloé Drew Bag, this perfect crossbody would compliment summery outfits in bright colours and neutrals alike. It’s also surprisingly roomy!

What will you be adding to your closet? Any trends that you are coveting right now? Please share in the comments! xo

*Header image courtesy of www.stylecaster.com

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. June 27, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Wish I could pull off a jumper!

    • Dominique
      June 27, 2016 / 2:25 pm

      There is a jumper out there for everyone. Promise! Although I could see my husband calling me a paratrooper if I were to wear one! LOL! xoxox

  2. June 27, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Summer styles are my FAVORITE. Love this round up.

    • Dominique
      June 27, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Taylor! Don’t you just love summer style? Cute sundresses are totally my weakness. Thanks for reading!

  3. June 27, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    I’m loving all of these pieces! The A-line skirt, tie-dyed dress, and crossbody purse my absolute favorites. I’m loving the uprising in denim and tie-dye garments in fashion because those things were always my favorites as a child.

    • Dominique
      June 27, 2016 / 3:01 pm

      I’m totally with you! I just bought a Levi’s denim jacket. I have always wanted one! I feel it will never go out of style. Also on the hunt for all things tie-dye, so I can’t wait to add that tie-dye dress to my wardrobe. Thanks for reading!xooxo

  4. June 27, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE 6 & 9!!! That skirt is Everythjng!!!

    • Dominique
      June 27, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      Right? I love that skirt too! And the little crossbody purse is such a steal! Thanks for reading, babe! xo

  5. June 27, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Love all of these styles. Jumpsuits are definitely at the top of my list! And that purse seriously looks like the real thing…LOVE!

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    • Dominique
      June 28, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Incredible, right? Thanks for reading!

  6. Louisa
    June 27, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    I need those gladiator sandals been seeing them everywhere lately!

    • Dominique
      June 28, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Me too! Totally treating myself to a pair. They are so fun!

  7. June 28, 2016 / 10:19 am

    Love the off the shoulder top and the Chloe cross body! Great finds.


    • Dominique
      June 28, 2016 / 1:14 pm

      Definitely! I can’t get over the prices!

  8. June 28, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    That jumpsuit in #2 is so pretty and looks so comfy and stylish! I would love love love to have that as a summer essential in my wardrobe….adding it to my list of things to get! <3

  9. June 28, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    I love anything off the shoulders. Too bad it’s not appropriate for the office…or is it?

    • Dominique
      June 28, 2016 / 11:02 pm

      Apparently, it is, looking around my office! I personally wouldn’t, but it’s way better than socks with Birkenstocks! LOL! Hope you are well, Derly!

  10. June 29, 2016 / 10:26 am

    Gladiator sandals are definitely perf for summer! ?

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