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    With warm weather on the horizon, it’s time to revamp your wardrobe with the top trends of the summer season. Whether you’re looking for a full closet refresh or a few key pieces to spice up your looks, there are plenty of summer fashion trends worth adding to your rotation.

    To make your summer outfit planning easier, be sure to make use of our digital service, StyList. With StyList, you can search and shop your fave summer trends from multiple stores at Yorkdale, add items from each store to a single basket, and check out with a single transaction. Within 48 hours, your items will be available for in-mall or curbside pickup at no charge, so you’ll have more time to enjoy those summer activities.

    Ready to get started on your summer wardrobe? Read on for the summer 2023 fashion trends we’re obsessing over.

    Shop our top summer fashion picks

    Trending Accessories

    image of a pink longchamp bucket bag perched atop a wooden stool with fruits surrounding it.


    lifestyle image of two pairs of Chloe sunglasses on a sheet in sunlight


    No summer ensemble is complete without the perfect accessory, and this season’s hottest picks take inspiration from big moments in pop culture. “Mermaidcore,” inspired by the live-action The Little Mermaid, is making waves this season, with pearl accents, sequin handbags and shell-shaped jewelry dominating the runways. Seventies-style accessories, particularly sunglasses, are also having a moment thanks to Daisy Jones & the Six. And, of course, we can’t forget about Barbiecore pink, a nod to the much-anticipated Barbie movie coming out this summer.

    Discover trending accessories at Bottega Veneta, Longchamp and Chloe.

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    Denim Daze

    close-up image of a model wearing a denim maxi skirt from Reformation


    close-up image of a model wearing baggy jeans and sandals from Oak and Fort

    Oak + Fort

    It’s no secret the fashion world has an unwavering obsession with denim. You can expect the fabric to be seen season after season, just in different shapes and silhouettes. Denim maxi skirts are still the fashion It-girl’s fave and are the perfect piece to dress up or down this summer. The runways also saw plenty of baggy, utilitarian cargo jeans reminiscent of the ones worn in the ‘90s. And if you’re looking for fresh ways to incorporate denim into your wardrobe, try adding denim accessories, like a jean handbag or denim slides.

    Discover denim picks at Cos, Oak + Fort and Reformation.

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    Asymmetrical Hems

    close-up image of a woman wearing asymmetrical jeans from Agolde

    Agolde at Holt Renfrew

    close-up image of a model wearing black skirt with an asymmetrical hem and black heeled lace up sandals. both are from Oak + Fort

    Oak + Fort

    Can’t choose between the micro and maxi trends? Embrace the best of both worlds by opting for asymmetrical hems, allowing you to enjoy both style and comfort. The summer 2023 runways saw plenty of angular hemlines, whether in the form of a dramatic leg slit or a subtly angled summer dress. And remember – asymmetrical hems aren’t just limited to skirts and dresses – for an elevated look, try an asymmetric fitted shirt.

    Discover asymmetrical picks at Oak + Fort, Reformation and Holt Renfrew.

    Fancy Footwear

    image of two pairs of stuart weitzman loafers. the one on the left is black and the one on the right is cream.

    Stuart Weitzman

    image of a pair of black leather chloe sandals


    Footwear is one of the easiest ways to transition your wardrobe and make for a great starting point to build your summer outfit. The cowboy boot trend is still going strong, as are ballerina flats and sporty sneakers. We’re also seeing the resurgence of wedge sandals and classic Mary Janes. But the biggest trend of the season is puff-ified versions of classic silhouettes: think padded loafers, puffy slides and blown-up Nappa leather mules.

    Discover summer footwear at Bottega Veneta, Stuart Weitzman and Chloe.

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    Summer Beauty Essentials

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    Westman Atelier at Sephora

    image of a bottle of chanel liquid bronzer

    Chanel Beauty at Holt Renfrew

    For beauty enthusiasts, summer is also a great time to test out new makeup looks. Trending this season is “cloud skin” aka makeup with a soft matte finish that looks breathable and humidity proof. The look can be achieved with a mattifying primer paired with your go-to dewy foundation or tinted moisturizer to create a shine-free complexion with natural radiance. Bold blush and lips are also a must for summer 2023, with extra pops of colour seen on the faces of models and celebrities alike. And of course, a sunkissed look will always be a summer fave and can be achieved with a great bronzer. Just don’t forget the SPF!

    Discover summer beauty essentials at Holt Renfrew and Sephora.

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    Match the Occasion

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    Give the gift of style this summer by gifting your loved one’s a Yorkdale gift card. Our e-gift cards are a fun way to surprise someone with the addition of a personalized message or video, while a physical gift card is great for the traditionalist. Plus, you can even team up with family and friends on a joint e-gift card for group gifting!


    Summer 2023’s fashion trends are all about making a statement – from your accessories, your footwear and your beauty looks. Whether you’re going bold with your summer outfits or are simply incorporating these trends to add some excitement to your personal style, the most important thing to remember is to have fun with it!

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