Street Style: The 19 best outfits from Daybreaker, Toronto’s new 6 a.m. dance party

Street Style: The 19 best outfits from Daybreaker, Toronto’s new 6 a.m. dance party

Daybreaker, the Brooklyn-based morning rave, hosted its first Toronto event earlier this month, at Miss Thing’s Coconut Room on Queen West. At the crack of dawn, hundreds of chipper millennials showed up in their silliest ensembles for a light workout followed by a sweaty, DJ-led dance party. Afterward, attendees changed out of their glittery leggings and went straight to the office (still buzzing, but sans hangover—the only thing on tap was cold-brew coffee). Here, 19 of our favourite a.m. looks.

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Name: Megan Marsh
Age: 30
Profession: Marketing manager
“It’s such a positive thing. Who doesn’t want to dance at 6 a.m.?!”

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Name: Mitchell Stern
Age: 31
Profession: Entrepreneur
“I’m sorta working the event—I’m the co-owner of Station, a cold-brew coffee company—but I can still wear a bit of flair. The leggings are from the Queen West shop Nuvango.”

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Name: Jenn Mansell
Age: 29
Profession: Online business owner
“I was a counselor at an adult summer camp this year, and my nickname was Snazzy. So this jacket is sorta my signature thing.”

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Name: Matt Hunter
Age: 28
Profession: Entrepreneur
“Everyone needs an opportunity to let loose.”

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Name: Alan Gertner
Age: 31
Profession: Entrepreneur
“Finally, another chance to wear my Burning Man outfit!”

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Name: Gary LeBlanc
Age: 43
Profession: CEO
“This is exactly what I wore to Burning Man.”

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Name: Brian Coones
Age: 43
Profession: Entrepreneur
“I grabbed this look from the top of my Burning Man pile.”

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Name: Steve Tam
Age: 29
Profession: Business owner
“This jacket was made by a close friend—I call it Angel Wings of the Playa. It’s filled with love.”

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Name: Kaela Bree
Age: 30
Profession: Entrepreneur
“My outfit is by the Toronto designer Magpie. I heard she designed for Prince.”

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Name: Liam Hunter
Age: 23
Profession: Sales associate
“I came wearing the fringe, but then I got cold. A fellow Daybreaker tossed me this coat. That’s what it’s all about.”

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Name: Jordan Gildersleeve
Age: 28
Profession: Non-profit consultant
“I wanted to wear something summery.”

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Name: Cait Brenchley
Age: 29
Profession: Community manager
“There’s no better way to start the day than by dancing. I thought I’d try and bring a little sparkle to the morning.”

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Name: Steve Ballantyne
Age: 34
Profession: Cold brewer
“This is my third morning dance party. These are our people, you know? Everyone is so fun and self-expressive.”

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Name: Demetra Ecomomou
Age: 30
Profession: HR professional
“My whole outfit is from H&M.”

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Name: Rhea Mehta
Age: 31
Profession: Toxicologist
“I’m representing mother nature.”

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Name: Clinton Robinson
Age: 34
Profession: CEO
“This is my take on business casual.”

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Name: Lynn Strybosch
Age: 29
Profession: Pharmacist
“C’mon, furry boobs are the best!”

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Name: Matty Shestalo
Age: 32
Profession: Podiatrist
“I rustled through my tickle trunk and this outfit was on top. It’s very important to have a tickle trunk.”

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Name: Jeff Ord
Age: 30
Profession: Non-profit executive director
“In my imagination, I wear this every day. It’s sort of a retro-futuristic-cowboy look.”