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What Washingtonians Actually Wear to Work

All photographs by Jeff Elkins.

Victoria Croog, 39

Clinical director of radiation oncology at Sibley Hospital

wear to work

“I work with cancer patients. I choose not to wear a doctor’s coat because I want to be there for them as a human being.”

Ron Akins, 45

Manager of retail programs at the National Retail Federation

wear to work

“Bow ties are one of my signatures—I have over 80. We have events around the country, and people look for my bow ties.”

Meaghan Moynahan, 28

Program analyst at the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service

wear to work

“If you feel like it’s not appropriate for the workplace, it probably isn’t. Two huge things I see are too short and too tight.”

Joseph Nicynski, 33

Business manager at Apple

wear to work

“Men wearing pink. It’s not a good idea or a bad idea—it’s just an idea.”

Arienne Thompson, 34

Director of PR at MoKi Media

wear to work

“Think of work as an extension of your life—you still need to be yourself. If your friends walk into your office and don’t recognize you, something is wrong.”

Victor Nguyen-Long, 37

General manager of experience innovation at Audi of America

wear to work

“My favorite thing to wear to work is shoes without socks.”

This article appears in our April 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.