Haute in Washington! Trends We’re Coveting

April 18, 2011

As we flipped through magazines and perused websites this spring, we went gaga for the eau naturel. Neutral, natural, new nudes are our favorite look – eminently wearable to the office, parties and play, these classic looks are perfectly put together – something that any good DC-er loves. Stroll the halls of the House or Senate buildings in a neutral sheath dress and you’re on your way to a corner office in no time. Pair this season’s far-out neons with neutral shoes to avoid your look being too over-the-top. We are huge fans of the colorb locked look, but, to match with DC’s more conservative style, pairing neutral shades together can form a pretty palate that won’t cause passers-by on Wisconsin Avenue to stop and go “what WAS she thinking?!?”

A word to the wise – we stuck with classic, feminine silhouettes for our neutral palate- you want this look to be polished, pressed and yes, maybe even ironed. For an elongated leg, we’re thrilled that wedges and espadrilles have come back into style – nude shoes make your legs look long and lean without the pain of heels. And, in 90+ degree DC summer heat … Who wants to be any more uncomfortable than they already are? Plus, this trend is a great jumping off point to move into the boho chic look, to pop with a splash of oh so trendy (yet harder to pull off in DC) neon and to use as a transition into full on white for summer.

Antik Batik embellished dress
$495 – net-a-porter.com

Donna karan dress
$1,595 – net-a-porter.com

Stella mccartney dress
$785 – net-a-porter.com

French Connection jacket
$268 – usa.frenchconnection.com

Flower shoes

Sergio Rossi wedge pumps
$448 – intermixonline.com

Anya Hindmarch metallic clutch
$365 – net-a-porter.com

Kate Spade leather bag

White House Black Market champagne jewelry
$24 – whitehouseblackmarket.com

Fringed shawl
$20 – needsupply.com


Thanks to the always stylish Makeda for asking us to draft this guest post. We can’t wait to see what she comes up with for this week’s edition of Friday’s Fancies over on our sister site, GalTime.com.

Writer about town McLean Robbins authors the DC lifestyle blog DeaconDoesDC.com.

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