The District is definitely buzzing with inaugural fever, but with so many events stretching out over the long weekend, it's important not to go overboard buying up black-tie garb (which is why renting a dress is one practical option). So, keep this in mind: You may not have many chances to re-wear that floor-length gown, but picking up a bit of bling never hurt anybody — especially when it's a cool, versatile piece that will add personality to your outfits for years to come.
Which is why we're smitten with Gerard Yosca's This and That stone cuff bracelet, available at Dupont Circle mainstay Proper Topper. It's elegant and sparkly enough for the most upscale event, without veering into prom-queen, rhinestone territory, and it works with your everyday professional and casual ensembles, as well. It's definitely a more stylish souvenir than that Inauguration 2013 snow globe, wouldn't you agree?
Gerard Yosca Stone Cuff, $145, available at Proper Topper, 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW; 202-842-3055.
Photo: Courtesy of Gerard Yosca