Black is always ubiquitous, but you can make it your own with a bit of shine. ARAM evening collection by Juan, $685
Look lovely at a celebratory brunch when you wear a sheath dress in a flattering tone. Diane von Furstenberg Jori-Cap Sleeve Dress, available at Neiman Marcus, $325
You must carry a great lipstick, your ID, and your cards for evening parties. Tote them in a pretty metallic clutch. Lanvin Swirl Deco Box, available at Neiman Marcus, $2490
Own the dance floor when you step onto it—or at least own a pair of shiny black shoes. Salvatore Ferragamo Andrea Lace Up, available at Neiman Marcus, $560
Now that you know how to celebrate the Presidential inauguration, you only have one other thing to decide: what to wear. This is one of the biggest weekends in Washington, so you’ve got to strike the right balance between polished and unique. Luckily, area retailers are ready to help, especially those who’ve set up shop at Tysons Galleria (2001 International Drive, McLean, 703-827-7730).
The weather promises to be chilly (we hear weekend lows could dip into the 20s), but the Tysons inaugural fashion forecast is looking pretty hot. Have a look at some of the stylish offerings.