Posted by Sara Mullally on January 28, 2015 | No Comments »
It goes without saying that Olivia Pope is the ultimate BO$$. In honor of the return of Scandal tomorrow tonight, I’ve made an ode to this powerhouse of a woman played by the dynamic Kerry Washington. If you don’t watch Scandal a) you should start and b) you should dress like her regardless. We all have those events when we need to look adult and proffesh, and Olivia is the ultimate pro. Who knew work trousers could be so chic?! She also knows how to rock a statement coat like a pro and wear lots of neutrals without being boring. My personal favorite Olivia Pope ensemble: matching luxe PJs and a cashmere cowl neck sweater. I compiled Olivia’s most iconic looks and broke down the formula to her ever-polished equation. As Liv would say, “it’s handled!”
In the early seasons of Scandal, costume designer Lyn Paolo really tried to stray away from the ever-present black. Olivia definitely favors neutral colors such as dove gray, camel, and taupe. Her coat, gloves, and bag are perfect for looking put together in cold weather.
This is one of my favorite Oliva Pope looks because she completely redefines the traditional work suit. Intermix actually created an Olivia inspired collection, and this capelet is one of their piece. The black gloves and trousers are staples.
I still don’t know how Olivia has time to work out, nor how she actually swims in these bathing suits, but its fabulous. Get one of her graphic bathing suits (left, right) and her swim cap, which is worn by US Olympic swimmers!
Olivia winds down in either silk or a pajama set, often with a cozy sweater. Popcorn and her fabulous wine glasses are truly necessary to get this look.[Images of Olivia Pope from top via Buzzfeed, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and E Online]