DC FASHION WEEK: INTERVIEW W/ FOUNDER EAN WILLIAMS & RUNWAY ROUNDUP

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Washingtonians put great value on the utility of all things. For example, first date talking points include, “What do you do?” “Who do you work for?” “Do you think you could connect me with…?” Unsurprisingly, Washington takes the same approach with fashion. In a city where a bespoke blazer is the holy grail of any wardrobe, utility of fashion means a perfect power piece to get you from point A to point B. At my first fall DC Fashion Week, a flagship event which sets the tone for the coming year’s trends, I quickly noticed the event caters almost exclusively to ready-to-wear styles for a diversity of women. This was a sharp departure from the avant-garde (aka, who cares if it’s not wearable – it’s art!) nature of fashion week I had come to know and love as a native New Yorker. Continue reading

DC STREET STYLE

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HOW TO WEAR BLACK IN THE SUMMER

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A fierce black ensemble is the adult equivalent of “we’re the cool kids and you can’t sit with us.” Maybe that’s why New Yorkers are obsessed with wearing black and why we can’t let it go, especially when we move away from NYC. But living in a city that adopts Southern preppy and colorful contemporary year-round, my idea of how to wear black in the summer, as a New Yorker in DC, has transformed over the years. Continue reading

HOW TO WEAR SEERSUCKER: REINVENTING THE CLASSICS

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Ever since Melania Trump brought ​feminism​ back in style, the bouffant-effect has taken over our closets like a 24-hour news cycle. Unlike said news cycle, almost anything looks good when run through a bouffant filter. And as trendy as this trend may seem, it is happily giving new life to the protocols of style in Washington, DC. Enter a new take on how to wear seersucker.

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CLAIRE UNDERWOOD STYLE, HOUSE OF CARDS: PART 3

Behind every great man there [are many] great [women]. Behind every great woman, is a man who is surprised. Asserting your path as a woman often means letting your presence do the talking, and letting your actions do the walking. Enter a fifth season of Claire Underwood style: a woman who has always dressed for the job she wants, on House of Cards. Continue reading

5 UNIQUE TRENCH COAT IDEAS

5-unique-trench-dc-fashion-blogger-nyc-fashion-blogger-indian-fashion-blogger-fall-fashion-outerwear-0Life, nor fashion, should be faced with a confidence crutch, nor a style safety blanket. Fall is a time when the leaves change color. When trends are predicted. And when elections are decided. In a city that sees so much change, it’s a wonder that key style pieces are worn year after year, with little update.  Since the beige trench coat is DC’s go-to fall item, here are 5 Unique Trench Coat Ideas. Don’t be beige in a crowd of beige. Continue reading

DAY TO NIGHT OFFICE WEAR AT THE KENNEDY CENTER

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#FashionRule: #OfficeWear should have just 3 to 4 colors

DC blurs all sorts of lines.  Your obsession becomes your career (politics, PR, fashion etc.)  Your career becomes your social life.  And your private and public image become interchangeable.  That’s why you must always dress to impress.  In this town, going from day-to-night means, means seeing the sunset with your work phone in tow. Continue reading