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Wear + When: Celebrating Bastille Day
Welcome to Wear + When—a new weekly feature where we orient your wardrobe around Washington’s event calendar. Up this week: what to wear to ring in the French Revolution.
Watching the Maid Race (left)
A chic Parisian-geek look that’ll work while watching L’Enfant Cafe and Bar’s legendary Maid Race and the after party. A Chanel-esque sweater brings a hint of old-world class to a heather-grey tee, while on-trend accents such as cut-out oxfords and thick-rimmed glasses bring everything back to 2010.
Eating Escargot (right)
Planning to celebrate with French cuisine? Scalloped accents and classic ballet flats dress up a dinner outfit without sacrificing style, while a simple black choker—made on the cheap with left-over ribbon—lends the outfit a subtle sexiness.