We’re excited to check back in with DC-based E from District of Chic, who was first featured here in November 2016. E is clearly having tons of fun with fashion, exploring fashion-forward looks and making vintage items and retro elements work for her trendy style. She wears high heels almost exclusively, has quite the collection of statement bags, fun footwear, and bold jewellery that, together with her polished make-up, complete every outfit to perfection.
“My son was born a little over 3 years ago, so being a mom has definitely had a substantial impact on my personal style. In the beginning, I had to work around spit-ups, accidents, and lack of sleep, which definitely ‘toned down’ my more over-the-top outfits and steered me towards washable fabrics. Now that he’s getting older, I’m definitely finding it easier to be more creative with my closet again. I still love mixing vintage, designer, and inexpensive pieces, but I have tried to become more environmentally conscious with my shopping and only go for ‘fast fashion’ pieces I feel I will get a lot of wear out of. Thrifting is also still a favorite pastime of mine!”
This elegant look is as much about the gorgeous dress as it is about the statement accessories. E is wearing a sleeveless striped dress in a scuba-style fabric. The asymmetrical handkerchief hemline creates lots of movement, while the light aqua with black, tan and brown is a wonderful colour combo. The bold necklace with oversized resin stone is eye-catching and picks up the earth tones in the dress. Arm candy consisting of a stack of thick and thinner enamel bracelets do the same. E’s hexagonal bucket bag with gleaming D-ring hardware adds extra structure. Finally, the straps on the dainty high-heeled sandals with see-through detail echo the tie belt on the dress.
E glams up her flared jeans with a vintage blouse and gold accessories. She’s tucked the black, red, gold and white scarf print blouse — a vintage find — which makes her legs go on forever. Adding a thigh-length faux fur vest further accentuates the long lean line. The asymmetrical faux fur style also gives the look a retro ‘70s vibe. A gold skinny belt accentuates our blogger’s waist. Shiny gold pointy-toe booties peek out from under the perfect length jeans. Oversized seashell hoop earrings and structured cream chain-strap bag with interesting gold hardware finish off the outfit.
Here’s a dressy office look built around on-trend statement culottes. The crisp pleats and banded cuffs add structure to the ultra-wide-leg midi silhouette. Tucking a simple black tank shows off the high-waisted style. Pairing them with a tailored blazer in a neutral that works with the black and grey lets the culottes do all the talking. E jazzes things up with patent pointy-toe stilettos with gold logo ornament and a bold chain necklace with ornamental stone. Small hoop earrings, a structured satchel and dramatic dark red lip are the perfect finishing touches.
This denim-on-denim outfit with Western vibe is on-trend and creative. E is wearing a fit-and-flare two-toned patchwork denim dress with asymmetrical hemline. The black belt with ornate silver detailing accentuates her waist and echoes the black bag and boots. An oversized black denim jacket casualizes the look and adds a rugged touch. The statement knee-high boots with sharp conical heel and silver metal plaques play up the Western vibe in a fashion-forward way. Pulling back her hair with charming bobby pins showcases the gold and turquoise chandelier earrings. E ads silver cuffs and rings, chain-strap bag and polished make-up, and is good to go.
A polished casual outfit with a high “crisp factor” thanks to the white footwear and topper. Our blogger is sporting ink slim-fit trousers with a cosy marled sweater in a rainbow of colours. The cropped denim jacket dresses up the look. So do E’s gorgeous pointy-toe stiletto booties with etched buckle. The clear bag with colourful tassels and light blue strap adds a playful touch. The mixed resin circle drop earrings are arty and a trendy nod back to the transparent bag.
The long tapestry coat in rich brown, black and golden tones is the star of the show. Skinny jeans and a black turtleneck are the perfect backdrop for this vintage patterned gem. Tucking the turtleneck into the jeans, and tucking the jeans into the tall boots (making their second appearance) creates a long lean line that is emphasized by the midi length of the duster coat. The studded belt adds a touch of hard edge. The silver hardware echoes the silver accents on E’s fab boots. Gold earrings peeking out from under our blogger’s polished bob and her go-to dark red lippy complete the look.
Let us know what you think of E’s wonderful style, and be sure to visit her blog to browse the rest of her outfits.