Warm Weather Dressing 101

Victoria Day weekend marks the official start to summer.  The warm weather is here and it better stay!  Sunny skies means everyone is coming out of hibernation and it's time for your legs to say, "Hello world give me a tan." It's also time to clean out your closet and invest in a few summer staples to compliment your busy summer social calendar.  It's been a rough spring, you deserve to get outside this summer and look damn good.

We've picked our favourite pieces and Gotstyle's very own Charlotte Jenkins will show you how to style this season's must haves for all those must attend events.

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Summer brunch in Toronto features the city's top chefs at the most sough after restaurants putting a gourmet spin on bacon and eggs.  Your hangover sweats will not cut it if you hope to score a table on one of hottest patios. Dress to impress while keeping a low key persona with casual separates.  Classic stripes are elevated with a flowing skirt that features an elastic waistband to accommodate generous helping of french toast and many fresh mimosas.

Tiger of Sweden Stripe Top $99
American Vintage Skirt $188
Tiger of Sweden Sandals $299
Tiger Of Sweden Leather Belt $99
Le Specs Sunglasses $88

Tip: One of our favourite brunch spots is School, a must have is the Chicken & waffles! What's your favourite brunch spot?


Sometimes we underestimate how much fresh air affects us. We all need to go outside more!  Sunshine and fresh air can do wonders to lift your spirits, and there are so many parks around the city perfect for an afternoon hang out. Grab a book and spend an hour sunbathing or round up a posse of friends for a picnic party!  Our perfect park outfit features double denim, layers and more classic stripes.

Levi's Classic 501 CT Jeans $90
Velvet Stripe Tee $148
Levi's Denim Jacket $98
Tiger Of Sweden Sandals $299
Le Specs Sunglasses $88

Tip: Swap out the sandal for a cute sneaker if you're forced to run after toddlers or frisbees.


Wedding season is upon us, how many invites do you have?  The goal is not out shine the bride while still looking amazing and being comfortable for a long day of photos, cocktails, eating and dancing.  Welcome to every girls summer fashion challenge! Long, beautiful maxi dresses are the answer-stunning patterns, slimming silhouettes and no one sees your feet when you kick off your shoes for late night dancing.

Parker Printed Maxi Dress $398


Pretty in pink! Play with all shades of pink for summer's girly events; baby showers, baby birthday parties and baby naming parties.   The monochromatic theme keeps your look modern and a shoulder bag keeps your hands free for champagne and cupcakes.

Tiger of Sweden Drop Waist Dress $229
Opelle Leather & Suede Mini Purse $250
Jenny Bird Pearl Cuff $95


This summer update your office style with sexy and sophisticated separates that look great in the office, but even better for your busy schedule of lunch meeting and after work cocktails.  A blazer is still the essential business piece and will protect you from your overzealous office air conditioning.  Pair with a hight waisted shorts and swap your blouse for a monochromatic linen tee to perfect the modern business woman look.

James Jeans Double Breasted Blazer $398
James Jeans High Waisted Shorts $250
Fine Collection Linen Tee $85
Tiger Of Sweden Leather Pumps $249
Eye Bobs Reading Glasses $75


Family dinners can range from fun to extremely nerve racking, especially if you're meeting his family for the first time. Dress conservatively in a simple white blouse and a printed party skirt that will accommodate a hearty meal and a potluck setting of desserts.

American Vintage Blouse $220
Ted Baker Skirt $289


Warm weather, a hot date and an even hotter outfit; the perfect ingredients for a night out on the town. Swap out your basic little black dress for a bodycon burgundy number with a daring neckline that can literally stop traffic when you cross the street. Throw on a bold lip, a simple heel and a healthy dose of confidence.  Keepsake Lace Up Dress $240 Tiger of Sweden Leather Heels $249

Warm weather, a hot date and an even hotter outfit; the perfect ingredients for a night out on the town. Swap out your basic little black dress for a bodycon burgundy number with a daring neckline that can literally stop traffic when you cross the street. Throw on a bold lip, a simple heel and a healthy dose of confidence. 

Keepsake Lace Up Dress $240
Tiger of Sweden Leather Heels $249


With a ton of bands touring this summer, the best evening out may prove to be a concert. Indoor and outdoor venues heat up with dancing fans (yourself included) so stay cool in a colourful crop top.  Plus your friends can spot you easily in the crowd!

Keepsake Crop Top $165
American Vintage High Waisted Pants $228

Tip: Do your research before buying tickets, a lot of deal websites have offers for a ton of big name concerts this summer. Who are you seeing this summer?


Off the shoulder is one of this summer's biggest trends so it's time to jump on the bandwagon. Bare shoulders keep you as cool as the cucumber in your drink while looking effortlessly chic. Rooftop cocktails are one of the summer's most important to do's, with so many great places offering an epic view of our city and endless sunshine to support your summer tan. Parker Off Shoulder Maxi Dress $368

Off the shoulder is one of this summer's biggest trends so it's time to jump on the bandwagon. Bare shoulders keep you as cool as the cucumber in your drink while looking effortlessly chic. Rooftop cocktails are one of the summer's most important to do's, with so many great places offering an epic view of our city and endless sunshine to support your summer tan.

Parker Off Shoulder Maxi Dress $368


Toronto has a vibrant vintage scene, full of unique shops, markets and estate sales. Take advantage of the warm weather months to explore hidden gems from all sides of the city.  Grab an easy, fashionable outfit paired with statement accessory and you're good to go - because you never know who's street style photo you could end up in!

Just Female Jumpsuit $218
Brixton Straw Hat $95

Tip: Check out the Vintage Crawl and other arts tours this summer for free fun!