Unlike most profession, Capitol Hill staffers have whole weeks (months) when the Boss isn’t around and the dress code is a bit more lax. Think of it as one long casual Friday. Unfortunately, some Hill Staffers get a little too casual.
Jeans are fine for work, if styled correctly. But the Uggs, t-shirts and occasional sweatpants are not acceptable attire. This is still Capitol Hill, a professional work environment deserving of respect, even during recess.
So what do I like to wear during recess? Well, if the weather’s right, my preferred attire are sweater dresses. They’re warm, comfortable and it doesn’t take much to make them look chic.
I kept the color palette very neutral with an oatmeal-colored dress and coordinating brown and rose gold accessories. I’d add a pair of dark brown tights, but I wouldn’t add a belt. This dress has more of a relaxed fit, and I wouldn’t want to mess with that.
If you’d like to know where these pieces came from (particularly the awesome dome ring that’s under $50), head over to my Polyvore page. I’d post it directly, but Polyvore and Squarespace have connectivity issues. Also, the dress couldn’t be clipped, but it’s $50, and can be found here.