Sidewalk Style: Legally Fashionable

This week, we noticed an attorney in an eye-catching vintage outfit.

Jessica Johnson
Age: “How old do you think I am?”
Attorney for a federal agency

What she’s wearing: Vintage dress and matching jacket (the label is Lilli Ann Knit) from Remix Vintage on Capitol Hill. Her shoes are Kenneth Cole Reaction, and the earrings were a gift from a friend who was with her when she bought the outfit.

Do people often stop you to ask about your clothes?
“It happens a lot. I call this my magic suit. I don’t think I own anything else that gets me this much attention!”

Where do you shop?
“The majority of my professional clothes come from Filene’s Basement. And I shop at the consignment and vintage stores. Since I went to law school, I have a lot of loans to pay back, so I’m on a budget.”

How would you describe your style? Is this a typical look for you?
“This is sort of out of character. I tend to dress conservatively and for practicality. Maybe that’s because of my upbringing in Alaska. When I dress up, I want to wear something unique and unusual. I wore this because Michelle Obama made an appearance at our office today and I thought there might be a chance that I’d meet her.”

Do you think Michelle Obama has made an impression on Washington’s style?
“She brings an extra vibrance. I think it’s too early to say if she’s starting any specific trends yet. She’s classy with a bit of spunk.”

Rachel says:
What a fun outfit! The jacket would be great with so many other outfits, such as a cream top with a black (or red or blue) pencil skirt, jeans and piles of necklaces for the weekend, or just belted. The possibilities are endless.

Weigh in on Jessica’s style!

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