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Shop Your Closet – Ragnar Kjartansson at the Hirshhorn – 12.15.2016

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Politiquette Tip: Shopping your closet can be one of the best ways to find an outfit you never knew you had.  With only one new item, the J. Crew cami, I was able to put this entire outfit together from my closet.

Shop my look:

Photo Information:  Photos taken by Anna Myer at the Hirshhorn MuseumCheck out the Ragnar Kjartansson exhibit featuring the “Woman in E” until January 8, 2017.

 

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Michaela Buerger – Downtown DC – 03.03.2016

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sweatshirt by Parisian designer Michaela Buerger | pants by Michael Kors | clutch by Hugo Bossshoes by Kate Spade

I am a huge fan of the sweatshirt dressing trend.  It was two spring fashion seasons ago that designers started pairing sweatshirts with fancy skirts, dresses, and pants on the runways.  Now most every store has unique and creative sweatshirt styles available.  What could have been a short-lived trend, has taken off and become an easy way to be dressy and comfortable at the same time.  This is definitely a look that women of every generation can embrace and for multiple occasions.  I even think professional women in DC can wear the sweatshirt look to the office on a casual Friday if balanced with a dressy skirt or leather pants.

A few of my favorite designers who pioneered this look include Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu and Christopher Kane.

Here are some of the sweatshirts I recommend:

Photo Information: Photos taken by Anna Meyer at 10th and G Street, NW.

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Michael by Michael Kors – The Hirshhorn Museum – 01.07.2016

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Leather pants by Michael by Michael Kors

Michael Kors is an established global fashion empire.  With multiple lines, some more reasonably priced than others, most people have encountered Michael Kors in some capacity.  His carry-all tote bags and oversize wrist watches became “it pieces” to the point of saturating the market.  I even recall Anne Romney during the last presidential campaign being totally into her Michael Kors watch and talking about it during interviews.  This is a woman who can afford any watch she desires!  While those are probably the most recognizable items from the Michael by Michael Kors brand, there are many items in his lower priced collection, including these leather pants, that are worth checking out.

Leather pants styled with faux fur scarf by Banana Republic; sweater by Acne; shoes by Kate Spade; rings by Maison Margiela

POLITICS

For many years I thought about purchasing a pair of leather pants.  I finally found this pair on sale recently and decided I would give them a try.  I am very happy I purchased these pants because they are a great wardrobe staple.  Any wardrobe can benefit by adding a pair of leather or faux leather pants and here are some reasons why:

-When I received these pants, I couldn’t stop thinking of ways to wear them.  I knew that by having this one pair of pants in my closet I had multiple new outfit options.

-Also, it is freezing outside right now and I am uninspired to dress up.  I can put these pants on with anything, including an oversize cozy sweater like the look I am featuring today, and be warm, comfortable and stylish.

-Lastly they increase your cool-factor.  I was recently styling someone and the point was to come across fresh, hip and cool.  One of the easiest ways to do this, is by wearing leather pants.

Similar leather pants:

ETIQUETTE

Gone are the days when leather pants were only for rebels and rock stars.  Mainstream women are all now wearing leather pants.  From corporate executives to ladies of the Junior League, leather pants are everywhere and I am a big advocate that leather pants can be worn most anywhere.  Washingtonians, listen up, you can even wear leather pants for work.  My best advice is that you make certain the pants aren’t too tight or form fitting.  For example, I have curves so I would wear a longer shirt that covers my backside and a blazer for the office.  There can definitely be limitations, but there are always ways make leather pants appropriate.

Photo Information: photos taken by Anna Meyer at the Hirshhorn Museum.