C’mon, who doesn’t love uncovering an awesome new Internet destination? We’re all about tiny puppy videos and genius Tumblrs, but our fave form of distraction is fashion and design blogs (duh). Hungry for fresh inspiration on a slow afternoon, we checked in with some of our fave Washington-area style bloggers to see who they turn to for sartorial motivation on the Internet. On your mark, get set, bookmark—we guarantee there’s a new favorite in here for you.
“One of the best fashion blogs for bargain shoppers. She consistently finds the diamonds in the H&M rough along with the best deals at GAP, Ann Taylor, and other national retailers. The way she tailors her pieces and puts outfits together, she makes a $20 shirt look nicer than a $200 one.”
—Belle of Capitol Hill Style
Tulip Louise and Cheetah Is the New Black
“I like both Alicia [Cheetah] and Anna [Tulip] so much because they’re approachable in their fashion. They both evoke a “real girl” quality that not everyone can convey through digital media. They also happen to be very sweet in person.”
—Meg of Mimi & Meg
"I've been following Sabrina since I started blogging. Her style is very casual, so I get a lot of my chill-day inspiration from her. She is also the only person I know who can wear Converse shoes with a really dressy outfit and look super cool doing so--I'm still trying to figure out how to do that. Sabrina also travels a lot and attends tons of cool parties, so not only do you get major inspiration from her outfit posts, but you also get to see a lot of other fashionistas on her blog who are also bloggers, editors, and/or models."
--Carlis of Spicy Candy DC
"I absolutely love Zina's style. She's effortless and always puts together a stunning look that never seems to be the same as the last. She plays with colors and patterns, but her basic outfits are what I love the most--a simple maxi skirt paired with a tank or jacket and you're out the door. There is something really chic about European women, and this Spaniard certainly makes it look easy."
--Katya of Spicy Candy DC
"Quintessential Swedish style. Columbine's looks are perfectly understated and well balanced."
--E of District of Chic
Poor Little It Girl
"Atlanta Magazine's style editor by day and budget blogger by night, Cathy hits the nail on the head with what every fashionista is thinking: I want it, but can I afford it? Yes. You can, and she finds that piece for you. She is fabulous!"
--Lacey of A Lacey Perspective
"I found Closet Confections via Pinterest and have been a fan ever since. She really knows how to dress her figure, isn't afraid of color, and is a good example of a woman who can incorporate current fashion trends yet still look professional."
--Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen
"Wendy has definitely become my go-to person for fashionable style as well as visual art on her YouTube channel. I'm happy to call her a friend, and she has been nothing but supportive of my recent fashion journey."
--Melanie of LaBelleMel
Blame It on Fashion
"This LA blogger has access to H&M's showrooms and will frequently show H&M pieces before they arrive in the stores."
--Tammy of A Loyal Love
Penny Pincher Fashion
"Everything on this blog is super affordable, hence the name. But she knows how to pick out great pieces on a budget and styles them really well."
--Alison of Chain Strap Purse
Good Bones, Great Pieces
"This blog is by a mother/daughter duo (the daughter is a former editor of Teen Vogue; the mother used to work for Martha Stewart Living TV) focusing on home design, fashion, and style. I've never really been interested in home design and decor, but after following this blog, I have a new appreciation for it."
--Kara of Politics of Pretty