2013 DC Style Roundup — By the Pros
BYT Staff | Dec 20, 2013 | 9:00AM |

Good Morning! So, with all the respect as we have for your style obsessions, we decided that instead of some weak-ish/subjective “THIS IS WHAT WE THINK IS BEST IN DC STYLE” round up, we should ask some of our favorite professionally stylish ladies around town what the highlights and lowlights of 2013, as well as what they’re looking forward to in 2014. After all a dozen minds and taste levels are better than one. Consider this your ultimate insider’s guide/style cheat sheet (plus hey-some great last min NYE outfit inspirations too hidden in there), and also, feel free to post your favorites in the comments.

BONUS: ON THE NY SIDE OF THINGS-WE DID ONE of THESE TOO. NATIONAL STYLE DOMINATION.

Check out what these lovely lady sartorialists had to say:

 

HOLLY THOMAS – REFINERY 29
Washington DC Editor
Website/Blog: http://www.refinery29.com/washington-dc
Twitter: @hollyt81 |  Instagram: @hollyt81

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?
“Favorites: leather, photo prints, minimalism, pointy-toed shoes, cutout booties, high-waisted everything. Least: overdosing on ’90s nostalgia — it wasn’t that great the first time around.”
 
What item could you not live without this year?
“It’s a tie between chelsea boots and high-top Chucks. I wear them both religiously.”
 
What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?
“Confession: I haven’t shopped in months — but I do have some favorite places when I’m in the mood to browse, starting with Redeem, Wink, and Crossroads Trading in DC. I rarely get to NYC, but when I do, I always want to go to Creatures of Comfort, Reformation, and Pixie Market. And for online shops, I love Anthom, Need Supply, ASOS, and Bona Drag.”
 
Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?
“Legendary Beast for jewelry, Treasury for pretty dresses, and Dr. K’s for everything else.”
 
What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?
“I recently discovered Darling magazine and am captivated by the sheer beauty of it. Truthfully, I don’t read fashion mags like I used to — I don’t have enough time to devote to them, and there are other things I get more enjoyment out of reading in my limited free time. As for blogs, I like Creature Comforts, Domaine Home, Meg Biram, A Thousand Threads, A Daily Something, and Classy & Fabulous. Clearly, there’s a theme here — beautiful photography and minimal ‘what I want right now’ roundups.”
 
Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year? (photos encouraged!)
“My list: Michelle Williams, Solange, Diane Kruger, Giovanna Battaglia, and Elisa Nalin.”
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In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?
“I love Virginia Arrisueno’s tastefully-edgy aesthetic. Marlene Hu always looks perfectly put-together, and I’m jealous of pretty much everything Paige Speyer from Wink wears. I think Carla Cabrera and Ashley Thomas have on-point style, too.”
 
It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?
“I’m excited about a resolution that’s been a long time coming: Only buying what I really and truly love, never settling for quick-fix substitutions that don’t quite measure up. Choosing quality over quantity; being more creative with what I have; and making up occasions to wear everything in my closet — especially the fancy things.”

MICHELLE THOMAS – SHOP AROUND | WASHINGTONIAN
Design & Style Editor, Washingtonian
Website/Blog: Washingtonian.com/style
Twitter: @MichelleThomas4 |  Instagram: @michiethomas

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?

I could not get enough leather this year. On tops, on sleeves, on dresses, on jewelry… leather was EVERYWHERE and I loved every luxe bit of it. Likewise, haircalf. I love me a good hide. I also was feeling the “fancy sweatshirts” and dressed up sweatpants/track pants. Most comfortable trend ever. Like wearing secret pajamas to work.

Trends that need to die a quick death: sneaker wedges, mullet dresses, crop tops and flatforms. Not a fan. And even as a loud-and-proud cat lady, I very much did not understand or approve of the cat faces on everything from leggings to sweatshirts. So juvenile. And kinda creepy.

In beauty, I loved the bright lips — I’ve been wearing a bold matte lip for a few years so I was really excited to have tons of new options. Nail art was fun for a hot second, but I’m glad to see a gradual return to normal, one-color manis.

What item could you not live without this year?

I finally, finally bought my first pair of boyfriend jeans this year at an outlet shopping mission with Holly Thomas, and I lived in them all spring and summer. Then this fall, I bought a pair of black coated Hudsons, and I’ve been in those constantly ever since boot season arrived. I also bought, like, 85 pairs of single-sole pumps. They feel so fresh and feminine after so many years of platforms.

What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?

My favorite local boutiques are Redeem, Wink, Lori Graham Home, and Bluemercury. Hu’s Wear and Hu’s Shoes, for fantasy-shopping only. Online, I’m a major eBayer, and I shop a lot at Luckyscent to feed my fragrance addiction. Best secret bargain-shopping sources: The Nordstrom Rack in Tysons Corner; Loehmann’s Back Room in Friendship Heights, the new TJ Maxx in Georgetown.

Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?

I’m don’t really go for much vintage in my clothing wardrobe, but I do love a fab piece of vintage jewelry or a cool decor item. So that informs my picks: Treasury, Legendary Beast and Foundry.

What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

There are so many! For fashion, I love Atlantic-Pacific, the Glamourai, Song of Style, Who What Wear and The Cut. For home and lifestyle blogs, I’m always reading Sacramento Street, Apartment 34,  Camille Styles, Meg Biram, Made by Girl… I could go on and on. For print, I love Rue, Anthology, Architectural Digest and, of course, the return of Domino.

Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year?

Nicole Richie is one of my all-time favorite style celebs, and this year was no exception. Girl rocked a gray bouffant hairdo and lace cat ears this year, and looked amazing. (See also: Jenna Lyons.)

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In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?

Does Aureta still count even though she’s constantly jet-setting? I also think Meg Biram, Carla Cabrera, and Marlene Hu Aldaba are some of this city’s best-dressed women. The Hugh & Crye guys always turn it out, too.

It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?

Right now I’m really into geometric everything — sculptural shapes, graphic prints, high-contrast and sharp corners. And I’m excited about all of the organic-glam elements in both fashion and home: marble prints, agate, and malachite. I think we’ll see a lot of that in coming months.

 

HOLLEY SIMMONS – WASHINGTON POST EXPRESS
Fashion & Dining Editor, The Washington Post Express
Website/Blog: Washingtonian.com/style
Twitter: @holleyunedited | Pinterest: /holleys | Instagram: @holleysimmons

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Photo By Jason Barnes, Courtesy of Holley Simmons

 

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?

Favorite: Leather accents. We saw a lot of playful uses of leather, from the piping on the lapel of a blazer to tuxedo stripes on leggings. It’s totally bad ass without trying too hard.

Least: Pleats. No matter the form – skirts, pants, shorts – they’re very unflattering.

What item could you not live without this year?

Belly tops.

What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?

I love Buffalo Exchange. There’s a huge mix of styles and the prices are unbeatable. Also Unique thrift stores, but only if I’m in the mood to hunt.

Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?

There are so many. Dr. K’s for leather. Blue’s Hard Goods for jeans. Treasury for vintage dresses. Amalgamated for everything. Literally everything in that store is perfect.

What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

Rookie Magazine, Lucky, Refinery29, Washongtonian’s Shop Around, and new-to-the-scene Racked DC. Also, not so much a blog but Open Source Fashion DC is a great resource.

Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year?

Beyonce. Always and forever.

In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?

I love seeing whatever Jason Barnes dreams up. He’s one of my favorite associates at Buffalo Exchange. He’s not afraid to turn fashion on its head and wear whatever the hell he feels like on a daily basis. Also, one time I asked him what he was being for Halloween and he told me something along the lines of “The model in mesh and neon from Versace’s fall 2013 ready to wear runway show during Paris Fashion Week.”

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It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?

More mixed prints!

MEG BIRAM – MEGBIRAM.COM
Blogger/Curator/Online Shop Owner
Website/Blog: MegBiram.com
Twitter: @megbiram | Pinterest: /megbiram | Instagram: @megbiram | Facebook: /megbiram

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?

Huge fan: faux fur, hats, leather, mirrored prints

Not a fan: waterfall cardigans

What item could you not live without this year?

My panama hat. Wore it to the pool every day this summer.

What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?

In DC — Wink, Cusp, Intermix, Barney’s CoOp, AllSaints, Rag & Bone in Georgetown, and Muleh on 14th.
Online — shopbop.com, barneys, nordstrom, asos, rag & bone, allsaints, ssense, helmut lang, kelly wearstler

Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?

Pretty People in Alexandria, Good Wood on U for home

What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

http://sincerelyjules.com/ +http://www.songofstyle.com/
+ Harper’s Bazaar + Elle

In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?

Carla of Anthom/The President Wears Prada, Kate Bennett and Michelle Thomas of the Washingtonian, Paige of Wink

It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?

Launching new tops for my Manifesto line!

 

MORGAN HUNGERFORD WEST – Panda Head

Art director, keeper of the Panda Head lifestyle platform (Panda Head Blog, Panda Head Newsletter, and Panda Head Teepees), and co-founder Topaz + Arrow, a monthly, DC-based, DIY workshop series
Website/Blog: PandaHeadBlog.com
Twitter: @pandaheadmorgan | Pinterest: /pandaheadmorgan | Instagram: @pandaheadmorgan | Facebook: /PandaHead

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?

I loved the return to minimalism – grown up Olsen twin vibez! – and all things a little futuristic as much as I dug every single witchy, desert-woman, dirty, vintage Americana offering. Also SNEAKERS. And all things athletic. But mostly sneakers. Least favorite…maybe cut-outs? But I hate neither the player nor the game. Get what’s yours, ladies.

What item could you not live without this year?

I probably got the most wear this year out of light-wash boyfriend jeans, and as of late I am thanking the universe for the pair of navy oxfords magically appeared in my closet after I bought them/immediately forgot about them like four years ago.

What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?

Treasury’s Lithics line embodies all my minimalist jewelry fantasies; Violet is great for all things fun and on-trend. The Mutiny workroom secretly makes me wish I was a dude. That said I still spend most of my time at the thrift store sourcing for all sorts of weird DIY and decor projects, and it’s a constant source of under-ten-dollar gems. See: kimonos, coats of all kinds, and the bulk of my silk blouse situations.

Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?

SECRETS.

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What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

I didn’t even realize it until now but think I dumped all my fashion blog obsessions this year for food sites…Garance Doré is still a forever favorite, and even though Into The Gloss is beauty-centric, I still pull a ton of inspiration from the ladies they feature.

Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year? (photos encouraged!)

Mandy Moore came out of nowhere and looked amazing in every single event photo I saw her in. Anyone featured in a Madewell catalog. Effie Trinket.

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In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?

My Topaz + Arrow partner/DeNada knitwear designer Virginia Arrisueño consistently manages to show up in leather sweatpants when I’m in actual sweatpants – she is VERY CHIC. Redeem’s Lori Parkerson has amazing style. OJBG creator Otessa Ghadar has this awesome 70s/90s vibe going – she always looks great. And my friend, artist/illustrator Katie D’Angelo might be the best/most originally dressed person in DC. Everything she wears has that perfect twinge of WEIRD and it just kills me.

It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU. I WANT LEATHER PANTS.

E – DISTRICT OF CHIC
Website/Blog: http://www.districtofchic.com/
Twitter: @DistrictofChic | Pinterest: /districtofchic| Instagram: @DistrictofChic| Facebook: /District-of-Chic

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?

I loved the return of the mid-heel. And plaid! Can’t think of anything that truly offended me…

What item could you not live without this year?

My Sophie Hulme mini bag

What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?

Net-a-Porter for high end pieces. Anthom for a cool, but affordable selection.

Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?

Secondi always has great stuff and I’ve recently discovered Treasury for carefully curated pieces.

What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

Gary Pepper, They All Hate Us, StyleHeroine

Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year?

Giovanna Battaglia  – she’s pretty much the grown-up I aspire to be.

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In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?

Carla Cabrera – she’s always wearing something unique that I want!

It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?

More dainty, ladylike things!

HAYA TETROASHVILI – GOOD GOOD GORGEOUS
Website/Blog:  http://goodgoodgorgeous.com/
Twitter: @GoodGorgeous| Pinterest: /goodgoodgorgeous Instagram: goodgoodgorgeous

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?

My favorite trend of 2013, I have to say I am in love with soft pink outerwear (coats, jackets) which we have seen many designers embrace this Fall/Winter.

Least favorite, I’m not a fan of skirts over trousers!

What item could you not live without this year?

More than one item, it’s a one category! My cropped tops, each one of them, can’t live without them! Oh and my Gucci bag, stole it from my mom, and I literally don’t wanna use another bag.

What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?

In DC I love making my way to Redeem, online I love Farfetch.com, SSENSE, The Outnet, Asos, Mr Porter, (the list is endless but these are my favorites)

Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?

I am not a big thrifter, but I would say TARI in Georgetown!

What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

My favorite blogs are Garance Doré, Style Heroine, Always Judging, The Haute Pursuit, Camille over the Rainbow, Jack & Jill, The Sartorialist! I love Fashion Gone Rogue, Elle UK, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, ZINK Magazine, Pinterest is a huge source of inspirations for me, and just looking at lookbooks for inspiration, men’s style is also a huge inspiration for me!

Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year? (photos encouraged!)

It’s tough to pick one, I love Marion Cotillard’s style, and I love Jessica Alba’s style (especially on the red carpet), and the always unique Gwen Stefani!

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In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?

Kate Warren, designer Erika Tapia Schrieber, the stylish ladies behind Shop Anthom Carla and Ashley. maybe I shouldn’t say it but my husband, I think he is always very well dressed!

It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?

I am excited for NYC Fashion Week, I am excited to see thew new Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere comes up with for the brand, what new designers will come to light, and even though this isn’t directly fashion but I’m excited to see what the newly assigned Apple creative director Angela Ahrendts (who transformed Burberry’s image ) will do for the brand! And of course what new Beauty (make up/hair) trends will come up!

NICOLE AGUIRRE – WORN MAGAZINE/WORN CREATIVE
Website/Blog: http://www.worncreative.com/
Twitter: @worncreative| Facebook: /worncreative

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?

Favorites: Plaid, leather, Chelsea boots, shorter bangs. Hated: patterned denim, ombre hair taken too far.

What item could you not live without this year?

I could not live without a black straw cowboy hat and black boots. It was western year apparently.

What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?

I don’t shop much, but I could spend hours at TopShop in NYC. I picked up these babies when I was there last.

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Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?

Dr. K!

What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

I love collecting international fashion magazines, especially NUMERO and LOVE. My bad-ass female-lead team at Worn Creative are my style inspiration.

Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year? (photos encouraged!)

Miranda Kerr. Always perfection. It’s a total mystery to me how she does it AND walks around with a baby.

Who are the best dressed Washingtonians?

Anastasia Thomas, Behnaz Babazadeh, and Beth Silverberg looked pretty great this year.

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It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?

I’m excited that leather pants are back in style. Anything that’s fashionable and scooter/motorcycle-friendly makes me happy. I can’t get on a Vespa in a mini skirt, although I’ve tried, with embarrassing consequences. I’m also excited for both hats and bangs to go out of style so I can keep wearing them and be the only one 🙂

CARLIS & KATYA – SPICY CANDY DC
Website/Blog: http://www.spicycandydc.com/
Twitter: @SpicyCandyDC| Pinterest: /spicycandydc | Instagram: spicycandyDC | Facebook: /SpicyCandyDC

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?
Katya: By far my favorite trend of 2013 was the crop top. It’s fun, flirty, sexy, easy to style and keeps you in check when it comes to exercising. Everyone knows you need a toned midriff to pull it off! Also, being a jewelry boutique owner, I have to give it up to the layering of jewelry trend for necklaces, bracelets, and rings. I absolutely love it and my customers do too! Least favorite is probably the harem pant — so not flattering.

Carlis: My favorite trend this year is leather! Specially leather pants. Least favorite goes to the flannel shirts tied around waist and overalls, I think it might be because I totally wore both trends at the same time when I was 15 and it just didn’t look good!! lol

What item could you not live without this year?
Katya: My jewelry, of course – I certainly gained a whole new appreciation and understanding for it this year! Especially near and dear to my heart this year were the Jennifer Zeuner evileye/hamsa Sari necklace (for protection of course!), my personalized Katya ring (I also gifted Carlis a matching one for her birthday so we both have one as the BFFs that we are), and my sterling silver hamsa necklace that I literally wear with everything!

Carlis: My vintage blazers in which I have in every basic color and of course my Jennifer Zeuner personalized ring I got on my birthday! 😉

Carlis and Katya rings (Jennifer Zeuner)

What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?
Katya: In the DC area, ever since I opened a boutique in Old Town, Alexandria I usually try to stay in town and support all of our local businesses, we pretty much have it all within our boutique district. In NYC, my favorites have to be SoHo and NoLita neighborhoods. You have everything from Phillip Lim and Opening Ceremony to the best vintage spots. Oh and I always always stop in at Love, Adorned – I absolutely love their design, decor, and incredibly curated inventory – I get tons of jewelry inspiration every time I go. I’m not a big online shopper, but I do love ANTHOM for under the radar designers and capsule collections, as well as Revolve Clothing and TopShop.

Carlis: I never really shop online unless it’s for shoes or furniture. I find myself shopping a lot in all the stores near Metro Center which include, Zara, H&M. T.J Maxx and American Apparel.

Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?
Katya: I like Tari on Wisconsin and my local Goodwills 🙂

Carlis: GoodWill! Specially the one in Arlington, VA, they pretty much know me by name there. I also love Unique thrift store in Gallows Rd, VA.

What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

Katya: My top three blogs right now are Native Fox (I would kill for Jennifer’s closet), Amlul by Gala Gonzales (I’m also really loving her new Manlul features, men’s style could be so inspiring), and Zina of Fashion Vibe. And of course, I find tons of inspiration on Pinterest, but who doesn’t now a days?

Jennifer of Native Fox

Carlis: Nylon Magazine has always been my number one source of inspiration followed by a large number of street style blogs. I’m also still obsessing over Karla’s Closet blog! I love that her style is always evolving but she never really follows trends. New obsession goes to LEAF T.V! Geri Hirsch is a genius.

Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year? (photos encouraged!)
Katya: I don’t really keep up with celebrity style all that much, but Rihanna continues to transform herself and brings a fresh and unique perspective to her personal style every year. And I have always been a fan of effortless “model off duty” looks by Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Carlis: The only time I really every check out celebrity trends are in the red carpet. Per usual Rihanna and Nicole Richie kill it! but I also been crushing on Naya Rivera’s red carpet style.

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In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?
Katya: This year I totally fell in love with Haya’s effortless chic style and wonderful personality that radiates every time she steps foot into a room — to see what I’m talking about, head over to her blog GoodGoodGorgeous and be ready to be totally inspired by this transplant from Barcelona who now calls Washington her home.

Carlis: I love Virginia’s style of DeNada Designs and also Quincy of Prepster Punk, they both always look effortlessly cool without trying hard,

It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?
Katya and Carlis: This year we are excited for SpicyCandyDC to take a slightly different direction (more on that in the new year), as well as finishing up my boutique’s re-design and transformation so that we could celebrate the upcoming two years of hard labor in style! Of course we are also looking forward to DC’s ever growing fashion community and all the wonderful things our local business owners, bloggers, editors, and all the rest of the “movers and shakers” have in store for our city!

 

NATALIE & ERIKA PINTO – The Fashionably Broke
Twitter: @NatalieandErika Instagram: @TheFashionablyBroke

“Inspiring girls everywhere to live a fashionable lifestyle, on any budget.”

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?

Favorite: Can’t live without leather.  Least Favorite: Peplum or Polka dots, we can’t decide.

What item could you not live without this year?

TOPSHOP Leather Bomber jacket – Because it’s “cool” and warm!

What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?

DC: She’s Unique (for jewelry, it’s actually located in Alexandria, VA) NYC: The Ave. of America’s Marshalls Online: ZaraYour favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city? Miss Pixies

What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

Song of Style, Damsel In Dior and We Wore What

Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year? (photos encouraged!)

Jessica Alba.  We especially loved her street style this year and her red carpet looks were stunning, as always.

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In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?

Aureta Thomollari, and just her because no one compares.

It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?  

We’re so excited because we just moved in together, which means one thing: combined closets.  We are going through a major purge and with that means also a lot of shopping!  We are also excited for a fresh year of New York Fashion Week.  We missed it this past September, so it will be fun to get back in the excitement of upcoming trends.

LACEY MAFFETTONE – A LACEY PERSPECTIVE
Website/Blog: ALaceyPerspective.com
Twitter: @LacePerspective | Pinterest: /LacePerspective| Instagram: @laceperspective | Facebook: /ALaceyPerspective

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?

I loved the color blocking trend and did not like the wedge sneaker trend.

What item could you not live without this year?

My Sophie Hulme Tote!

What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?

ASOS, Net-a-Porter & Zara

Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?

I love Meeps in Adams Morgan.

What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

I love flipping through Vogue or clicking over to Krystal of This Time Tomorrow for inspiration.

Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year? (photos encouraged!)

Olivia Palermo always, Jenna Lyons for her amazing masculine/feminine mix and Solange Knowles for pushing the envelope.

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In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?

Fashion bloggers, of course!

It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?

I am so pumped that the full midi skirt is back and will be going strong in 2014!

 

KARA MANOS – POLITICS OF PRETTY
Position: Author, Politics of Pretty
Website/Blog: politicsofpretty.com
Twitter: @politicspretty | Pinterest: /politicspretty | Instagram: @politics_pretty | Facebook: /PoliticsofPretty

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Lets talk trends. Favorite/least favorite of 2013?

Favorites: black/white combo, cut-out dresses and tops, and bright colored cross body bags. For a while I loved peplum… now I’m over it. Also wasn’t a fan of: flatforms, sneaker wedges (although I kind o wish I had bought them when they were trending), and mullet dresses.

What item could you not live without this year?

My J.Crew Mari Sandals in Shocking Pink (they were a great conversation starter) and the Wall Street Journal photographed them during fashion week. My feet were in the WSJ! So cool.

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What is your favorite place in DC/NYC/Online to shop?

Urban Chic and Ginger have always been go-to places for me every season but I visited Style Etoile back in November and loved the merchandise they had there. And Bluemercury of course for luxe beauty products.

Your favorite thrift/vintage spot in the city?

Los Gitanos Vintage

What are your favorite blogs and magazines for style inspiration?

This year I was obsessed with west coast style blogs like GalMeetsGlam.com, Could I Have That?, Song of Style, 9 to 5 Chic…

Which celebrity killed it in the fashion game this year?

Kate Middleton (she made her pregnancy look so easy), Zooey Deschanel, Lily Collins

In your opinion, who are the best-dressed Washingtonians?

My cousin Tara Papanicolas is an amazing stylist and can put together looks effortlessly. Anchyi Wei always looks so chic when she’s out and about.

It’s almost 2014! What fashion-centric things are you excited about?

Wide leg trousers, pretty pastels (seriously, is it spring yet?) and colored eyeliner/mascara.

 

Soooo that’s what these lovelies had to say. Anything to add? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Anonymous says:

    This roundup pretty much has the same clique that struts around DC thinking they know fashion, they really dont…ESPECIALLY fashionablybroke girls and spicycandydc, really?!?

    I hope ya’ll could do better and search for more DC bloggers!

  • Anonymous says:

    Men?

  • Anonymous says:

    I guess my problem with this round up is the lack of style vs knowledge of whatever happens to be trendy. Crop tops, really? Style is innate–you have it or you don’t.

  • FashLove says:

    Love the round-up! Katherine’s blog is one of my absolute favorites. One note though – DC is incredibly diverse with tons of fashion talent (ex. including but not limited to Because I am Fabulous, The Everyday Catwalk) that I don’t feel was represented.