You can find Diego Gonzalez-Zuniga at the intersection of fashion and community – an accomplished retail professional turned neighborhood advocate and marketer, he spends what free time he has left documenting his (very stylish) love affair with the place he has called home for the past 5 years – Washington D.C.
His blog, Diego Downtown, launched earlier this year to fill what Diego thought was a void in the market – a place for men to find fashion and lifestyle inspiration that felt like the eclectic, curated and homegrown creative community that he lived in. Dedicated to spotlighting local boutiques and makers alongside national brands, Diego’s point of view is always about a sense of discovery and how people truly like to shop – high and low, at the mall and on Main Street. His hope is that one day D.C. will be known not only as a city with government and political influence, but also as one of notable style as well.
Named as one of the “Best Instagram Accounts to Follow” by Washingtonian magazine in 2016, Diego has also recently been featured by Complex Magazine, DC Refined, Made In The District and Fashionista Street Style. He is also regular contributor on several local television networks as a local style expert and is an active member of the DC chapter of The Fashion Group International, where he works to advocate for local brands, makers, and emerging designers.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN 3 WORDS? Modern, detailed, experimental
WHAT DO YOU BUY IN BULK? Chambray shirts and white t-shirts. You can never have enough!
ITEM YOU'LL NEVER PART WITH? My all-black All Saints moto jacket. It’s a timeless piece.
WEEKDAY OUTFIT GO-TO? Dark denim shirt, white t-shirt, and black slim jeans with white chucks.
IF YOU COULD ONLY WEAR ONE DESIGNER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHO WOULD IT BE? Tom Ford.
PERSONAL STYLING TRICKS? Cuffing sleeves and pants adds a finishing touch to any outfit.
WHAT WOULD YOU NEVER WEAR? Never say never!
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE DC FASHION SCENE? It’s growing more and more everyday and people are finally starting to create their own sense of style using local creative influences.
WHAT IS THE LAST CLOTHING OR ACCESSORY ITEM YOU PURCHASED? An amazing dark brown suede backpack from Club Monaco.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FASHION TREND OF ALL TIME? Well-suited blazer with a slim t-shirt underneath.
WHERE DO YOU GET MOST OF YOUR MEN’S FASHION INSPIRATION FROM? To be honest, Pinterest.
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