TPWP Guide - The carefully curated and constantly evolving guide to Washington DC
DC Fashion Blogs
A Lacey Perspective
( 385 Articles )
Lacey of A Lacey Perspective is one of the most prominent style bloggers in the DC area. This fact is partly due to her blog and partly because she is the co-founder (along with Elizabeth of So Much to Smile About) of CapFABB, the largest and most active organization of style bloggers in Washington DC. Lacey's style can best be described as upscale-chic with Southern flare, she is from Texas after all. You can expect a good helping of animal prints, floral prints, and pops of color; Lacey knows when to dress up and when to dress down. Also to be expected: continually adorable photos of her Pug, Lucy.
A Loyal Love
( 205 Articles )
Tammy's style is the perfect combination of pretty, edgy, and chic. We enjoy seeing her personal style photos and are inspired by her ability to mix leather and basics so effortlessly. Tammy is actually an engineer! We've never met one that dresses this well and has such a beautiful smile - her husband is a very lucky man.
( 163 Articles )
Apollina is the amazing combination of attorney and high-fashion baker. What is a high-fashion baker you ask? Someone who creates baked goods inspired by runway collections and fashion spreads. In between her baking posts, you will find her blogging about inspiring fashion and design, which she mixes with a tactful amount of political discussion - this is what we love about Washington DC!
( 160 Articles )
Aureta is the mysterious queen of DC style bloggers. She travels extensively, so you never know where she will turn up next, but you can be sure it will be an exotic location or to-die-for fashion event. Incredibly sweet, Aureta is of Albanian descent, has a unique style all her own and one amazing closet. She also has a soft side, "BelleRose" is the name of the children's book she is currently authoring.
Be Loud Be You
( 263 Articles )
Krystin has some of the most cutting-edge daring style in DC. She is not afraid to take risks. As a result, Krystin is a constant inspiration for us. She goes the extra mile in her blog posts, partnering with her friend and photographer Denisio (of The Ravenous Creator) to create excellent images in interesting locations; of course it also helps that she is beautiful. Krystin and Denisio also operate an online vintage store: 8 Vintage. One last thing we love about Krystin: her adorable son!
Because I Am Fabulous
( 259 Articles )
We once called Sai Sankoh the Daphne Guinness of the Washington DC style scene. Known for her dramatic outfits and entrances, Sai has many fans and a prodigious clothing collection, from coveted designer items to her own creations; Her friendly outgoing personality eliminates any diva presumptions. Born in Sierra Leone, she has a formidable online presence as one of the forces behind Because I Am Fabulous, a blog that features personal style, plus celebrity news and other inspirations. While everything Sai wears looks expensive, resourcefulness is her greatest trait: She is an expert in vintage and thrift, in addition to having dresses created from her own fabrics - this is what separates the most stylish from the merely fashionable. The Washington DC style blogger scene would be far less exciting without Sai!
Chain Strap Purse
( 492 Articles )
Alison is a recent Washington DC transplant that has quickly made a name for herself in the style blogging world. Holding degrees in Political Science and Communications, she has a day job and also finds time to be the Public Relations Director of the Capital Area Fashion & Beauty Bloggers. Her blog posts are meticulous and her photographs of great quality, Alison is adorable and her outfit posts an excellent illustration of how to mix and match, how to use color, and how to make everything look like it cost $1,000.
Classy and Fabulous
( 113 Articles )
Elena is the mysteriously gorgeous Russian-born blogger of DC who moved to the city after graduating from art school in Baltimore. Her long legs and sleek dark hair impart an air of royalty to her outfits, which are invariably chic. Her blog "Classy and Fabulous" has some of the best photography found in any DC fashion blog. We also love her whimsical photos of flowers, objects, and other arrangements on Instagram.
Denisio Is Dressed
( 161 Articles )
Denisio of Denisio is Dressed has a wide range of interests from photography to vintage reconstruction and cooking. The quality of the photographs on her blog are among the very best in the Washington DC style blog scene. The photos are a joint effort between Denisio, her husband, and Krystin (of Be Loud Be You), who she typically teams with for outfit posts. Reconstructing vintage is another of her passions and this fact directly reflects in her style, which is colorful, daring, and a perfect complement to her uniquely exotic features. She also runs a online vintage store with Krystin: 8 Vintage. Last but not least, you will find a sprinkling of food and cooking related posts, another of her talents. This is one of the best blogs in the city!
District Dress Up
( 133 Articles )
Abbey is a young Louisiana native who likes to wear and style the latest trends (leather skirts, peplum silhouettes, spiked gloves). Abbey's blog "District Dress Up" is a collection of her outfit photos taken around DC plus her shopping guide and advice.
District of Chic
( 328 Articles )
E of District of Chic is the quiet superstar of DC style blogging. Containing some of the best outfit photography of any style blog in Washington DC, District of Chic is the perfect conduit for E's personality. Aside from the obvious, her beauty and great style, we love that she maintains just enough distance to keep the reader interested.
Go Kate Shoot
( 58 Articles )
Kate Warren of Go Kate Shoot is the ever-present, energetic, and indefatigable art and style photographer of the Washington DC scene. A recent transplant to this city, raised in Vermont, Kate has made a name for herself with surprising rapidity through her photographs and daring unique style. Currently Kate works as a photographer for the Corcoran and the Washingtonian along with many other collaborations and projects - Oh, and she also finds the time to hold down a full time job in Health Policy. Her blog is a must-read for anyone who is interested in keeping up with the creative goings-on in DC.
Good Good Gorgeous
( 95 Articles )
Haya is a Barcelona-born world traveler and lover of dancing, fashion, and beauty. Haya's European-inspired style and wispy hair look chic yet uncomplicated. She also has an online store of bags, jewelry, and accessories and a prolific set of Pinterest boards full of pretty fashion inspiration.
High Fashion 4 Less
( 265 Articles )
Sara's blog, High Fashion 4 Less, is predicated on resourcefulness. Her intent is to show readers they can be stylish without spending enormous sums of money. From fashion to home decor, we think she has lived up to her mission. Her personal style ranges from lamé tights and fur to understated casual with a pop of color. This blog is not just pretty pictures, the words populating her posts are insightful and thoughtful.
( 118 Articles )
Although we've never met Buki in person, we fell in love with the effervescent smile in her photos. Buki is a fashion designer and personal stylist with an amazing ability to mix intricate Nigerian textiles with chic black suits, simple dresses, and casual outfits for a beautifully unique look. A couple months ago she held a pop-up shop for her made to order fall collection (Olu Bukun Mi) at Tari. We look forward to getting to know her and seeing more of her designs.
( 205 Articles )
The first time we met Melanie we bonded over our love for food and traded restaurant recommendations for every city we visited. It's funny that neither of us is a food blogger. Melanie's blog "La Belle Mel" showcases her personal style and extensive portfolio of wedding photography. She also has a popular YouTube channel with useful hair and beauty tutorials (love her hair bun video). Her sweet and bubbly personality comes through each post and we love seeing her friendly smile.
( 55 Articles )
Maria-Alejandra Avellaneda is one of our favorite style bloggers in DC. Of Peruvian descent, she is a recent graduate of Marymount University with a degree in fashion merchandising. Alejandra's style is preppy with a heavy mix of rebellion. We loved the light-blond stripe she recently dyed into her dark hair.
Miss Lyle Style
( 198 Articles )
Cheralee of Miss Lyle Style is one of the most remarkable individuals in the DC style scene. From Cape Town, South Africa, she moved here to attend college (in Fashion Merchandising) and has immediately become a key element of the Washington DC style blogger world. Already featured in Refinery 29 Washington DC, she attracts attention without saying a word, probably because she's incredibly photogenic. But you must talk to her because you will be further charmed by her wit, enthusiasm and kindness. All these qualities are evident in her blog: an amazing collection of style and fashion, mixed with thoughtful words; a must read.
My Closet in Sketches
( 79 Articles )
Lauren of My Closet in Sketches is charming, intelligent, beautiful and incredibly creative. Hailing from Michigan, she is one of the most successful bloggers in DC. There are no outfit photos to be found on her blog because she uses her illustrations to tell her stories. She draws her outfits and then writes about them by hand, everything feels so personal and full of life. Lauren is a frequent collaborator and contributor with Lucky Magazine and an all around creative genius.
My Designer Dreams
( 283 Articles )
We met Tamika when we photographed her for the La Petite Marmoset Vintage Holiday Look Book. Little did we know at the time just how ambitious she is! Apart from modeling part-time, she works for a DC-based designer, creates her own designs, and interns behind the curtain at New York Fashion Week. Tamika's blog is a mix of behind the scenes photos from fashion in DC and NY, inspirations, and personal style. We admire her drive, beauty and personal style. Keep an eye on her!
Nom Nom Bling Bling
( 308 Articles )
Linda of Nom Nom Bling Bling is a food and fashion enthusiast. Her blog features crisp clean style photos and mouth watering images of the food she cooks. We love her versatility, wide-legs jeans to tights, color to black and white. She hasn't been blogging for long, but we think she has a talent for it; incidentally so does Elle Magazine, her photo is featured in the March 2012 issue.
Rosa Loves DC
( 105 Articles )
Rosa is fellow scientist with an adorable little chihuahua named Lola and a great eye for girlie fashion, graphics, and delicious food. Her blog "Rosa Loves DC" is a great source of all things pretty and sparkly (but she also loves zombies). Although we may be biased, we are huge fans of a scientist who never leaves home without lipstick.
( 295 Articles )
Nifesimi is a Baltimore MD based blogger with such great style that we had to include her in this Washington DC centric blogger directory. She is adorable, always smiling in her photos - which happen to be excellent. She also occasionally posts images of stylish friends and other inspirations. We love her unique mix of patterns, solids and bright colors; she may have the best collection of pants we've ever seen! One of the best style blogs anywhere near DC.
So Much to Smile About
( 413 Articles )
Elizabeth of So Much to Smile About is one of the friendliest people in the DC style scene; She is also one of the most notable. The co-founder of CapFABB (Capital Area Fashion & Beauty Bloggers), she heads an organization with over 400 members. In addition, her personal blog is a constant source of outfit inspiration, mixed with event coverage and personal style posts. Elizabeth is originally from Wisconsin and has quickly made DC home in the few short years she has lived here. I expect that she will be a cornerstone of this city's style community for years to come.
Spicy Candy DC
( 306 Articles )
The sweet ladies of Spicy Candy DC, composed of Carlis Alejandra Sanchez and Katya Ananieva, are some of our closest friends in the DC fashion scene. Originally just personal style bloggers, Spicy Candy has leveraged their following into work as stylists, planning and hosting events, magazine spreads, and other general fashion mayhem. With one of the strongest followings in the DC area, and a cameo in the March 2012 issue of Elle Magazine, these are two women to keep under close watch!
( 247 Articles )
Cortnie of Stylelust Pages has a wide range of personal style, from a simple maxi dress to fur, spikes and color. She also has a wide range of talent: her Etsy store sells the clutches she makes and Cortnie works as a style and image consultant. Style runs in the family, her sister, Ashleigh (of The Daileigh) is a style blogger as well.
( 265 Articles )
Ashleigh of The Daileigh is a prolific outfit poster with incredible versatility. You will sometimes find a piece re-used from a previous outfit post is unrecognizable because it is integrated so well into the latest outfit. Her ability to mix prints, colors and solids is inspiring and admirable. In addition to her blog, Ashleigh also writes for Style Magazine, and style runs in her family: her is sister is Cortnie of Stylelust Pages.
( 436 Articles )
The Daybook probably falls into the "Mommy Blog" classification, since it is about Sydney and her life with her husband and baby boy, but it's really so much more than that. Firstly, her personal style and photography is a cut above almost any blog in DC; So impressive, in fact, that it landed her a style writer position with the Washingtonian. It has also landed her a very substantial following, easily one of the largest in Washington DC. Her style is a bit rock and roll, which is a great counterpoint to the wholesome fairy-tale like family life she leads. You up end up reading page after page, wondering how she makes it all work. We definitely feel the love in The Daybook.
The Fashionably Broke
( 340 Articles )
Fashionably Broke consists of sisters Natalie and Erika Pinto. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, their blog is an of-the-moment style and lifestyle diary. Erika is currently attending Virginia Tech, thus the sisters - and best friends - are in a long distance blogger relationship. You need not worry about distance driving them apart, they are dedicated to fashion!
The President Wears Prada
( 66 Articles )
The President Wears Prada is the official blog of TPWP Guide. Started in 2008, we had little idea it would become what it is today. The blog began as a simple outfit post/style blog and grew in scope and ambition as we improved our photography and met other like-minded people in Washington DC. Our mission now is to highlight the most creative elements of DC, from food to art, design, and fashion; in addition, the blog serves to highlight our numerous projects, which range from TPWP Guide to fashion photo shoots and short films. - For more information see our About page.