How Moving Changed My Personal Style

In case you don’t know, almost two months ago, R & I moved from San Francisco to Toronto. Needless to say that California is very different from DT Toronto. Everything from the weather to the energy of the city is very different. Toronto has an East coast city vibe, which means hustling and just a constant flow of energy in the air. Whereas, SF is more mellow and chill, in the classic California style.

Over the 4 years I lived in SF, I struggled to find a true sense of style I could relate to in that city. San Francisco is a true hippy town, with less focus on being fashionable per se. But you also have the tech presence which is overtaking the city with their Northface jackets, Lululemon pants, and hiking boots. My style is neither of those. Also, SF people don’t really like to dress up and like to keep thing casual… very casual. Rarely you see women in heels or red lips while men rarely wear nice blazers.

My day to day style, definitely changed a lot when I was in SF. I found myself with very basic looks most days and dressing up was almost exclusive to events, blog photos or fancy date nights. And honestly, I didn’t like that at all.

Fashion is not a new found hobby for me. It’s a passion that I had ever since I was a little girl. So finding myself stuck in basic and boring outfits wasn’t something I enjoyed, but somehow became kind of normal.

Fast forward to the last couple of months here in Toronto. Living in Downtown, reignited my true sense of style as if it was dormant for years. Torontarians are very fashionable people and always on top of the latest trends. Walking in the streets of Toronto, you’re surrounded by fashionable people everywhere. I started getting inspired by strangers passing by… and I loved it!

Whether it’s in coffee shops, restaurants bars everyone is well put together and it’s just lovely! No more The North Face jackets at dinner tables… (If you know, you know)

I’m really excited to see the evolution of my style in the upcoming months. Maybe in a couple of years, I will do a side by side comparison of my style in San Fransico and my style in Toronto and see how much my sense of fashion truly changed.

If you ever changed cities or countries before, did you see a change in your style? Let me know!

XoXo,

Tamara

Follow:

17 Comments

  1. Jodie
    April 27, 2018 / 9:29 am

    That makes a wonderful case for moving to a different city, Tamara. It’s no fun to feel stifled…
    You always have such wonderful style, so I can’t wait to see how it evolves!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      April 28, 2018 / 9:56 am

      I love it too, it’s such an amazing city! Hopefully, you’ll be able to live here pretty soon hun!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      April 28, 2018 / 9:56 am

      Thank you, Kathrine! Have a great weekend!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      I totally get you, but at the end of the day, I think we should do whatever makes us happy even if we stand out. Maybe you’ll inspire people to start dressing up more…

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Thank you Lesley!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. monica sors
    April 30, 2018 / 7:50 am

    This look is gorgeous!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: TOUS DÍA DE LA MADRE

    • Tamara
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks Monica, have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. May 3, 2018 / 11:33 am

    I’m excited to see how your style will evolve! I love Toronto and whenever I visit it reminds me of a Canadian version of Chicago. I kinda was the same with style. I always grew up in the city and later in life my parents decide we should live the suburbs and it is crazy how the style changes. Everything was basic and you get weird looks when you are “fashion forward”. But I did fall into the trap and when I moved back to the city, it felt so good to dress like myself!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  4. May 18, 2018 / 6:04 am

    What a beautiful outfit, tamara! I really looooove the trousers 🙂
    Have a nice day!

    xx Aline – https://carmitive.com

  5. June 20, 2018 / 6:53 am

    loving your outfit and the post’s content. =)

  6. July 4, 2018 / 3:45 am

    That’s a perfect color combo, Tamara 🙂 xo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.