Okay, we know that Scandal protagonist Olivia Pope is everyone’s style crush, but Kerry Washington, the star who portrays her, is no slouch either. Kerry’s style game’s been on point since way before Scandal even existed. She always looks ladylike but she’s not afraid to take risks.
Below are Kerry’s five best looks of all time:
At an Apple event in New York City, April 2010
We love the sweet silhouette of this springy dress, and we also love the way Kerry gives it a bit of edge by pairing it with black tights and tall black boots.
At the Film Independent Spirit Awards, February 2011
Kerry embodies the playful vibe of the Film Independent Spirit Awards in this long-sleeved dress. This dress is proof that you can be totally sexy while keeping most of your skin covered. The bold floral pattern is eye-catching in the best way possible.
At a Hollywood premiere, October 2012
Kerry’s really letting her wild side out with this dress. Though its silhouette is somewhat simple, its print is totally bold. She amps up the fashion-forward factor with a studded clutch and matching shoes, but keeps the look from being too over the top by keeping her hair and makeup classic.
At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, January 2013
This dress looks simple, until you notice the details. From the spangly brocade bodice to the delicate lace on the hem, this dress is totally worthy of style star Kerry. Her swept-up hair allows the dress to shine.
At a shopping event, February 2015
If there’s one thing you should know about the Pink Martini team, it’s that we love a good polka dot. So naturally, we’re fawning over this dress. But it’s not just the spots that grabbed our attention. We’re also crazy about the slightly flared, three-quarter-length sleeves, the high neckline and the bag she paired with it.
Channel Kerry’s fashion-forward grace in our ladylike Emma Dress in White.