David Thompson, 16, and Britteny Hartwell, 17
Students at DC’s Cardozo High School
What he’s wearing:
Vintage leather jacket, jeans from American Apparel, Hollister hoodie, Hot Topic scarf, Adidas sneakers, and fanny pack from a stand downtown. I asked David about the hat and he couldn’t remember where he’d gotten it, but Britteny said you can find them at Victoria’s Secret.
Where he likes to shop:
H&M, American Apparel, Hot Topic, Armani Exchange, and Up Against the Wall.
How he likes to dress:
“I like my clothes fitted. I like my jeans to fit tight, like skater boys wear.”
His post-high school plans:
“I want to be a veterinarian and model. Right now I model for Peaceoholics.”What she’s wearing:
H&M jacket, American Eagle hoodie, pants from Target, and Adidas sneakers.
Where she likes to shop:
“The same places he does! And I like Alloy and Delia*s.”
How she likes to dress:
“Cute but comfortable.”
Her post-high-school plans:
“I want to be a legal assistant.”
I love this look, especially for teenagers. It’s bright, youthful, and visually appealing. Bright sneakers are exploding in DC, and sneaker stores like Commonwealth in Adams Morgan, the U Street Corridor’s Palace5ive, and Kickballers in Georgetown are just a few of the stores supporting the habit. Companies are partnering with artists of every ilk to produce unique, limited-edition shoes, so it’s like owning a wearable piece of art.