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!