Signs of fall are in the air in D.C! Leaves are falling, the morning air is crisper, and sweater weather is fast approaching. As this cooler weather rolls into town, warm accessories are much needed to keep ears covered and hands warm. The age old struggle of finding warm, but stylish, clothing is back. However, that struggle fades away with DeNada Designs.

This fabulous knitwear company was founded in 2005 by Virginia Blance Arrisueño. Arrisueño’s designs are inspired by her Peruvian heritage as well as her current busy lifestyle. Traditionally when knitwear is mentioned, outdated styles and awkward design flaws pop into mind. However, this is not the case with DeNada Designs. It was important to Arrisueño that her customer could see and feel the quality in her pieces before anything else. Along with the improved quality, she took a basic piece, like an infinity scarf, and added a hood to it to make the piece trendy rather than typical.

DeNada Designs, which are all hand-made in Peru, are all made with Alpaca, Acrylic, and Wool. This ensures quality, comfort, and maximum coziness in all the pieces. Another prominent aspect of DeNada Design’s is that all the styles are gender neutral. Both men and woman appear in their clothing ads, sporting the same styles. Arrisueño’s designs flow beautifully from a woman’s closet to a man’s. The metro style is popular with the men in Washington D.C. and these designs will allow their metro styling to shine even on the coldest winter days.

Walks to the office, or on campus, will never look better. The collection stays pretty neutral with shades of black and white. However, shades of chartreuse green appear to add a splash of color in DeNada Design’s fall collection. Arrisueño’s high quality designs are meant for everyday wear, rather than “once in a while” wear. While quality is a large priority for this company, “wearability” is still valued at the highest position. What’s the purpose of a piece of clothing that is only worn once every two months, or only worn when it is the perfect temperature and the perfect event? Rather than have your lifestyle try to fit in with high maintenance pieces, DeNada Designs add stylish practicality to your lifestyle.

With D.C. weather being anything but predictable, make sure to stop in and grab some new knitwear from DeNada Designs for the colder seasons! And if the D.C. Metro area sees the return of “Snowmageddon,” you’ll at least be stylish while knee deep in snow!

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By Emily O'Rourke @emilyorourke22


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