|In July 2005, some members of the Northwestern University’s women’s lacrosse team wore flip-flops to meet President George W. Bush. The choice of footwear raised a stir in Washington and beyond. (David Bohrer/Associated Press)|
Abra Belke shudders when she thinks about summer mornings in the Rayburn Building. “It sounds like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” said the former Capitol Hill staffer and lobbyist. “Interns and junior staffers are just clomping down the hall in their $5 Old Navy flip-flops.”
Flip-flops are a fashion don’t for Belke, who writes the Capitol Hill Styleblog. But those Hill aides aren’t the only ones flashing their toes. All across Washington, rising temperatures mean a switch to summer styles. And from shoulders to shoes, it’s a moment that tests what can and can’t be worn at work.
For some HR departments, the change of season — and the arrival of a new batch of interns — is an occasion to send friendly reminders about the dress code, which in this city can come with a level of detail befitting the Federal Register.
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Saturday, June 7, 2014
For Summer in Washington, Don't Put Your Best Flip-Flop Forward
Each week in our Saturday Supplement, we re-post an entry of interest to both residents of the Washington area and visitors to DC that first appeared in another publication's website.
- A New Video Vision @Women's Museum in the Arts
- Trace the Earliest Steps on the Yellow Brick Road
- 22 Things You Have to Explain to Out-of-Towners Ab...
- Oh What A (60s) Night
- Futbol and Food: What So Proudly We Hail
- Smithsonian Folklife Festival Underway
- Side Show: Grandeur from the Grotesque
- A Look at Ethnic Media @The Newseum
- Will Robots Someday Win Soccer's World Cup?
- Gay-Hating Holy Rollers Descend on DC
- Freedom Summer 1964 and Its Impacts Today
- March for Marriage: One Love, One LIfe, One Man, O...
- Welcome to Counter Culture in the Capital
- See Hillary Sign. See Hillary Run?
- Ralph Fasanella @The American Art Museum
- Oh, Say Do You See What They See?
- Shark Girl Dives Deep to Show Her Love For Sharks
- CNN News Anchor Looks Back at Tiananmen Square
- Brazil's Dance with the Devil: Love of Soccer Batt...
- Documentarian Ken Burns Talks the Roosevelts - Ted...
- Soul of Our Nation Is at Stake, Says Sen. Cory Boo...
- Masks and More @National Museum of African Art
- Oh Say Can You See These Facts About the Star-Span...
- For Summer in Washington, Don't Put Your Best Flip...
- Gay Pride: Out Is In
- If the Idea of Chewing on Insects Doesn't Bug You,...
- Summer Film Series Takes Flight in Crystal City
- Portraiture in the Time of TV's Mad Men
- Smithsonian National History Museum Turns 50
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