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While it's not a chore, by any means, shopping for work clothes isn't always the most enjoyable retail therapy. But one under-the-radar D.C. brand is striving to change that. Meet MAONO, a lifestyle brand launched in 2011 with the mission of supplying worker bees with high-quality staples — think blazers, button-up blouses, skirts, pants, and small leather goods. Catering to men and women, MAONO combines commerce with philanthropy, donating five percent of proceeds to Casas Taiguara and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica. The brand is helmed by local real estate pro and former government employee Syga Thomas, who collaborates with designers and manufacturers to expand the collection piece-by-piece — which means you'll find new items on the site from week to week. We've done your homework for you and pulled together our favorites from the site's current offerings (including a to-die-for ivory blazer) — click through for the cheat sheet.
Summer isn't the only time of year for wearing those trusty throw-on-and-go dresses. We find that the artfully lazy one-piece outfit is a seasonless treasure. And, crisp autumn weather just cues the hunt for a new version of the wardrobe staple: one that helps bring boots back into rotation, pairs well with tights, and read
Beauty products. Fashion. Cuisine. Don't the French always seem to do everything better? And, while we may not have a one-way ticket to the City of Lights at our disposal, there's no denying we can all use a little dose of la vie Parisienne — be it a dozen macarons or the latest issue of Vogue Paris — every now and read