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By Politiquette’s Marissa Mitrovich: Politiquette is a place to be inspired by the art of fashion. Readers gain an understanding of the politics of why to wear–and the etiquette of when to wear–specific styles. Marissa Mitrovich founded Politiquette with the goal of bringing further substance to the dialogue surrounding style in DC. 

DC you’ve been asking (well Kathryn Lyons definitely has) and I’m here to tell you what the hottest fashions are for spring & summer 2016

Walking the runway that is the Halls of Congress calls for a look that is a little more understated than the couture fashions by leading designers this spring.  However, there are some very affordable and easy ways for Washingtonians to incorporate the styles and trends in a way that’s unique to DC.  I promise you that DC executives, reporters, and bureaucrats alike can all wear the fashions that are so vogue right now and I’m not just talking about fashion icons like Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg or Senator Marco Rubio here. Everyone is able to be Fashionably Famous in DC!

Check out these styles below and shop the DC version for your own closets.

For the Women.


Runway (photo NYTs): Jonathan Simkhai

Lace yourself here, ladies.

Bold stripes

Runway: Ralph Lauren

Be bold. Check this out.

Bomber jackets

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Runway: Roberto Cavalli Spring-Summer 2016

Buy your own bomber jacket here.

White shirt redux

Runway: Delpozo

Redux your shirts white now.

Block heels

Runway: Image c/o Gucci

Throw a block (heel) party.

For the Men.

Bomber jackets

Runway: Ralph Lauren Spring-Summer 2016

Bombs away, gentlemen.


Runway: Dolce & Gabbana

Suit yourself.


Thomas Pink Spring Summer 2016 London Collections Men
Runway: Thomas Pink Spring Summer 2016 London

Check it out here.


Runway: Gant Image

Ride your own wave.

Lower skate-style shoes

Runway: Raf Simons Addidas

Skateboard not included.