Usually centered around politics, DC has always garnered a pretty dry reputation. I started Citizens of DC with the idea of creating an outlet that showcased DC as the transient melting pot it truly is. By recording these interesting people in their everyday commutes throughout life, I attempt to capture their style and the developing trends on the street. These are the citizens of DC…
“I feel creativity is synonymous with uniqueness. I try to keep my attire understated, my clothes never speak louder than I do. I like simple, non-complex but unorthodox. Almost the entirety of my outfit is thrifted and tailored, I look for good foundations to tweak and make my own.”
Derek Cardigan Glasses, Copper sea shell bracelet from Eastern Market , Gold ring was a high school graduation gift from parents, stole the silver spoon ring from fiancé, Cole Haan wingtips and grey plaid pants from Bespoke Not Broke a consignment store in Silver Spring.
“Being a DC native, I’ve found the environment here to be a unique mix of urban and suburban, and I’m starting to see more and more how that reflects in me. It’s in my music (www.soundcloud.com/naimahmusic) through the mix of organic and electronic elements, and in my fashion of mixing softer elements — loose and light clothing, with hard, edgy items. I guess that’s pretty evident in this outfit, a bit of the ethereal, outdoor vibes of this floral dress mixed combined with these tough, city-walking boots.”
“I feel like my mood is the biggest influence on my style. I have my grungy, crazy, and chill days. Sometimes it is a combo of all three.”
“I think men in America should wear clothes with more color therefore I’d say my style is colorfully audacious.”