As a professional working woman on a budget in Washington D.C., I've found I enjoy casual business wear, such as long slightly form-hugging knit skirts I can pair with sleek high-heeled leather boots and one piece dresses and separates in timeless colors and styles that I can mix and match to create the look of having a larger wardrobe. I opt for classic, durable name brands rather than Wal-Mart chic. I've found Filene's Basement and Ross to be a couple of good places, but I'd love to know of any best kept secrets in the D.C. area or online that other working female professionals can recommend.
I just like my clothing to be slightly comfortable, natural (does not necessarily have to be organic) and give me room to move, rather than being hemmed in by designs that will not fit if I eat that last slice of holiday pie. My favorite piece of clothing is a stretchy ankle-length denim skirt I bought in Europe and have worn to death, I believe, along with my favorite pair of well-worn mid-calf black leather Esprit boots, with buckle, zipper and lacing -- and I can no longer find an identical pair anywhere!
For example, Anne Taylor Loft is not out of my price range -- so anything along those lines or more inexpensive. Please help.
So far for me, it's Burlington Coat Factory, Ross, Newport News, Filene's Basement. I'm looking for a place that specializes in casual business clothing for women that is stylish and made for young professional in their 20's and 30's.