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10 DC Instagram Influencers to Follow for Summer Beauty and Fashion

By the Editors | July 14, 2020 | Style & Beauty


Dog days be damned—these are truly the hours to shine, even when social distancing and mask-wearing are de rigueur. Here are women who embrace the current situation and add daily doses of smart fashion and endless fun.

Lauren Oshie, @lauren.oshie

Nothing says summer swelter like ice hockey, right? With the renewed NHL season almost underway and Capitals superstar TJ Oshie back on the ice, the Oshie’s more fashionable half offers a light, airy aesthetic coupled with the reality of motherhood. She makes it all look pretty damn effortless. Must be those Minnesota roots.

Alicia Tenise, @aliciatenise

Whether social distancing poolside or trekking to the Blue Ridge Mountains (we love her July 1 timelapse post!), Tenise offers a divine fashion sensibility and carefree vibe, especially for summer days and nights.

Sara Azani, @sara.azani

This former Modern Luxury woman of style and Style MBA founder is forever surprising us. Azani’s beach-themes this summer have been sexy and fun while also waving the motherhood flag (after all, she’s hanging out with her kids and hubby on the shore). Look for her summer makeup recs, too.

Saumya, @myriadmusings

Creativity reigns here: In some posts, we see this Chevy Chase fashionista barefoot in a sundress and plucking hydrangea buds, while in another we see her wearing a lovely summer jade jumper in the middle of a deserted street. Casual chic rules.

Elisabeth Pendergrass, @districtofchic

Elisabeth Pendergrass’ meanderings this summer have been to spots like Hot Springs, Va., and Lake Moomaw. Her major declaration: This is the summer of comfort. Each look reflects brilliant picks for the wandering soul.

Vy Luu, @district.vy

From street fashion during the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this month to alluring looks for the shore, Luu offers the world a refreshing and colorful take on life in the District.

Krystin Hargrove, @krystinhargrove

This local entrepreneur conveys summer love through impeccable fashion, inspirational quotes and enduring themes like “Self + Accountability” and “Risk + Purpose.” She never disappoints.

Sarah Phillips and Michelle Martin, @fiftytwothursdays

They met at Radford University in 2003, and these sorority sisters have been influencing each other — and now Instagram’s fashion and fitness community — ever since. Sarah lives in Alexandria and Michelle in Santa Monica, Ca., so the posts speak to bicoastal trends. We love Sarah’s summer bathing suits and Michelle’s maternity looks.

Claire Ashley, @claireashleybeauty

Getting summer makeup tips from Claire Ashley feels like landing insider intel from a best friend from a long-ago summer camp. Look for timely and sensible riffs that are perfect for everything from poolside romps to social-distanced dates.

Lacey Faeh, @alaceyperspective

Sun-splashed tableaus and daily style, beauty and travel inspiration land daily in the happy Instagram grid of this local influencer. Her summer penchant for vibrant pinks and reds leave us swooning.

Photography by: Courtesy of INFSD Swimwear