Amanda Brooks of Vogue fame might have demonstrated here how you can be both fashionable, a little daring and still work-appropriate in a city like Washington, DC.
We get a bad rap for being super un-cool when it comes to dress. Well, we're not NYC and we're never going to be. We'll always be a bit more conservative (somewhat due to the industries (like the Hill/law firms)) that dominate the job market but DC girls still have style.
As soon as I saw Brooks' outfit, I thought, "I could totally wear that to work and feel like I'm in something very unique, but classic" -- which is work appropriate in my mind.
(via Garance Dore)