As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C., is always bustling with activity and has an appropriately formal air about it. This clearly translates to the business dress code for both men and women. While there are no official rules, here are a few things to keep in mind.
- Suits are commonplace for both men and women. While in the mid-summer heat, jackets may be carried while commuting, most professionals don’t forgo them entirely even when humidity soars.
- Depending on your audience, consider sprucing up your standard suit or blouse and blazer combination with a fun accessory like a patterned tie or a statement necklace.
- Heels are commonplace for women but not required. Particularly if you’re commuting to and from meetings on the Metro, consider wearing a pair of stylish, sensible flats or low heels.