A couple of weeks ago, Washington, DC law firm, Troutman Sanders asked me to speak to its women’s group about spring trends and office style. I featured some of DC Style Factory’s favorite professional looks and styles from Betsy Fisher, The Shoe Hive and Bloomingdale’s at the evening cocktail-hour presentation. The group of women was full of great, fun questions. Is the pencil skirt still THE professional skirt silhouette for women? Yes. Hosiery with open-toe shoes? No. Midi skirts for petite women? Yes! We talked slouchy trousers, cigarette pants, high-waisted longer pencil skirts, scarves, pointy-toe pumps and more. And as with any DC Style Factory presentation, there was lots of laughter. Because even in the office…what you wear is supposed to make you smile, right?
Photography by Emma McAlary.