Guide to Washington DC’s Top “Micro” Influencers

top micro influencer in washington dc

So, I left NYFW with many ideas and so much motivation to get things going in DC. As stores open here and brands look for people to work with, I decided a guide to washington DC top influencers would certainly help out. When I write top influencers, I am in fact speaking on certain things.

  1. An influencer under 25k in instagram following
  2. An influencer with great engagement
  3. An influencer with high quality photos
  4. An influencer who does not get enough exposure although content is phenomenal
  5. An influencer with a blog site that has recent posts

I also want to highlight by Washington DC, I have included Virginia and Maryland (not baltimore) based influencers. It’s come to my attention that the same influencers are often used in campaigns here and it’s time to show the world that DC has a plethora of superb content creators to work with outside of the usual. (The usual are great but let’s shake things up)

To create this list, I first went through and found those I routinely visit their feed to see the latest and greatest and then I asked some of the top content creators in this area who they consider the top “micro” influencers. These DC top influencers I asked are people with over 50k following, who post consistently and have high engagement. High engagement is very important to me because it not only shows that the content is superb but that these bloggers are actually influencing others and relating to them.

New instagram algorithm or not, certain follower counts should see a decent amount of likes and if they do not,I feel as if something is not right. And by not right, I do not mean buying followers but that they really aren’t putting alot of effort into relating with their audience and have not built a strong, loyal following.

And if you are a brand looking for influencer marketing, don’t you want those who have built trust with their followers? Trust means their audience is far more likely to purchase or try out what they are marketing!

Before I release this list, I also want to highlight that I will be doing this for stylists, vintage and thrift store owners, and makeup artists as well. I may even expand it for photographers in the area. But for now- lets focus on micro fashion influencers in washington dc. I am keeping it pretty short for now but want to add to it as more people come into the industry. If I missed someone and you think they are fabulous, please leave it in the comments or email me and I will certainly take a look. I want this to be a great list filled with amazing talent!

Women’s Fashion

  • Vy Luu- @district.vy {Petite blogger, fantastic imagery, food and fashion mixed}
  • Saumya- @myriadmusings {great style, variety of content, mostly style focused and love of shoes}
  • Courtney- @currently_courtney {Clean photography, simple yet edgy outfit selections}
  • Dani- @blonde_inthedistrict {great photography, model, fun flair, edgy and shoots around DC}
  • Roxanne- @glassofglam {classic style with a mix of boho, fun photography, very relatable style}
  • Iliana- @sophisticatedfashionista {great clean photography, lots of beauty content mixed with fashion}
  • Jacqueline- @themodalista {beauty content that is relatable, cohesive feed, great style}
  • Dionna- @mademepretty {tons of travel posts, adds own flair to simple outfits, very confident}
  • Elana- @thestyledigestion {very happy feed, clean photography, great use of backdrops and simple outfits}
  • Alison- @wardrobe_oxygen { very cute outfits, mom blogger, travel, and superb writing}
  • Patty- @pattys_kloset {bright and happy photography, lots of style content, simple looks with a twist}
  • Julien- @juliengarman {cohesive feed, superb photography, very editorial}
  • Maria- @theesperenzamaria { very cohesive feed, happy vibes with moody editing, GORGEOUS hair,  beauty with fashion mixed}
  • Anchyi- @anchyi {amazing photography, cohesive feed, very editorial, dark and moody feel, edgy styling}
  • Tamara- @blitzandglam {bright and clean photography (shes a photog), great style, variety of images}
  • Ondia- @theondiaj {beauty and hair guru, editorial images, great variety and simply stunning}
  • Erin- @erinkrespan { clean photography, cohesive feed, lifestyle images}
  • Tashira- @politicsandfshn {cohesive feed with great photography, great use of accessories and superb writing}
  • Char Elizabeth- @styled2be {bright and clean photography, very happy feed, accessory queen (bags!)}
  • ME.. @commecoco

Men’s Style/ Perspective

  • Barnette | @dcfashionfool  {Takes simple suits and adds flair, great photography, variety of suits to style}
  • Cory | @the_fashionable_man { amazing photography, cohesive feed, great mix of clothing styles}
  • Oneil | @thecreativegentleman {Stellar photography, cohesive feed, amazing style with wide array}
  • Nick| @sirdapperdom { very dapper, great photography, mostly suits and outerwear, great variety of poses}
  • Earl| @shopearlscloset {eclectic vintage dealer with a great sense of personal style}
  • Diego | @diegodowntown {makes basic sporty looks look like a million bucks, great photography}
  • Devon | @fashioncitizen {stylist with a great sense of personal style, fantastic outerwear}
  • Jermaine | @jensplusone, @jmkmaull {I mean duh, a little favoritism for a very new influencer + my photographer and totally not fitting of the criteria but….}

I hope you all enjoy this list and please know something more formal will be coming soon. I want to make sure that comme coco not only shows my personal style and life but also highlights all the amazing bloggers and content creators in the DC, MD and VA area that do not always get the exposure. The industry is saturated and it is often hard to find some great folks to work with and I hope that I can shine light on those who are kicking butt and taking names!

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10 Comment

  1. Alison at Wardrobe Oxygen
    October 4, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    This is such a phenomenal resource, Jen. With studies proving that big influencers aren’t bringing the ROI, the microinfluencer is even more valuable. Thank you for including me!

    1. Jen
      October 5, 2017 at 1:21 am

      Thank you so much Alison!

  2. Vy
    September 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    This is honestly amazing, I am more than honored to have made this list with some of the best bloggers in town (who I also follow and adore!)

    You are so great! Love this post!

    – Vy | http://www.districtvy.com

  3. Courtney
    September 28, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you again for including me!! Great idea for a post… keep up the great work!! So inspiring… I love seeing women support other women! XO

  4. Claudia
    September 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    So excited to check out this list! You are always so supportive of people following their passion. And you always give a shout out to those who sometimes go unnoticed (hello dapper men!)
    Keep doing you 🙂

    Claudia

    1. Jen
      September 26, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      THANK YOU!!!!
      I try to be because I really think we all can win!

  5. Michsi
    September 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    This is a great list! You’re right about the list having the same people over and over. It’s nice to have a fresh take on style and happenings around the city!

    1. Jen
      September 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you Elle and thank you for helping me!

  6. Ondia
    September 26, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    GASP! Thank YOU so much Jen for mentioning me in this post! I truly appreciate you. I’m going to check out these other talents too!

    1. Jen
      September 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      It is much deserved. keep up the great work!

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