DC fashion has a bad reputation for being kind of dowdy and cookie cutter, but there are ways to dress well and still look appropriate for a conservative work environment. Michelle Obama has brought a style of her own to the White House, giving DC a breath of fresh air. For my own attempt, I puchased this Diane von Furstenberg pencil skirt for a steal at the Potomic Mills outlets. I do not own the purple Marc Jacobs bag (sigh), but an oversize bag is a must in DC as are sunglasses and a change of shoes for commuting.
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Where do you find your fashion inspiration? I'd love to hear your ideas!