Kerry Washington Makes a Strong Fashion Statement…

Kerry Washington Makes a Strong Fashion Statement in &Quot;scandal"
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Besides fall fashion and the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks, the return of fall’s primetime lineup is one of the things I look forward to most come September/October. One of new favorite shows debuted last season on ABC starring Kerry Washington as my version of a female superhero.

Scandal is a drama about a firm run by Kerry Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, that is hired to clean up scandals for high profile people. There are a lot of twist and turns and of course some tricky love decisions, but the show also is a great example of how a woman in such a powerful position should dress.

Olivia Pope is sharp, intelligent and never loses her cool. Among her many clients is the President of the United States. She often chooses pantsuits over skirts or dresses, but adds feminine touches to counterbalance her toughness. Her color scheme sticks to professional blacks, navys and grays, but she incorporates different patterns and softer fabrics. For example if she is wearing wool pants, she will pair it with a silk shirt and she almost always wears heels.

Her fashion doesn’t include statement pieces, but instead additions like delicate, chain necklaces and simple yet eye-catching embellishments to her jackets. One of my favorite looks of hers is what I consider an Olivia Pope signature piece: a stark white, fitted trench coat. It flatters her figure and makes her looks effortlessly chic and polished.

Olivia Pope is petite but holds a mighty punch. Her clothing doesn’t swallow her up and doesn’t overshadow her capabilities. Instead it does just the opposite and really showcases her as a strong, fashion-savvy woman. I can’t wait until the season two premiere!

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