Thursday nights at 10:00 PM has us glued to the television for the best new drama on TV, Scandal. This show is a political drama where the main character, Olivia Pope, (Kerry Washington) left the White House as a communications director to start her own crisis management firm, Olivia Pope and Associates. These associates, we call themselves gladiators, are a colorful bunch of characters who solve and help keep the nation's most elite secrets from getting out... legally and/or illegally. It's insanely addictive and very scandalous indeed! Of course, with a great show comes great fashion. Olivia's wardrobe has us swooning in every episode.
|The Scandal cast.|
Olivia's style reflects her personality and it's down to a science. There's a balance of strength and vulnerability as well as power and femininity. Her closet is filled with soft tones, pastels, and neutrals. She's a professional woman and dresses the part of a female in a male dominated field. Her clothes are never too trendy but have clean lines and silhouettes.
If you are a fan of the show, you might noticed that a lot of her clothes are recycled in many episodes. This shows us that Olivia is like many other women and has a closet of clothes where she mixes and matches different pieces. Her accessories are kept at minimal. She wears studs, long delicate necklaces, the occasional elbow gloves and her Prada bags. She doesn't wear bright bold colors or too many prints, but what she lacks in color and print she definitely makes up for in interesting textures and feminine details like bouclé and draping.
Even though this show is only in it's second season, we have a really good feeling that it'll last for years and many seasons to come. Olivia's style will evolve with the show, revealing more strong and tailored pieces. Since her style reflects her mood, maybe in the future we'll see more color, prints, and dresses.
Take a closer look at Olivia's style:
A woman of many jackets and coats with button detailing, belt ties, and exaggerated lapels.
White is her go to color of choice and goes beautifully with Kerry Washington's complexion.
She wears high collared structured jackets and tops with feminine details like three quarter sleeves and peplum waist.
Simple, soft, silk tops are a definite feminine look.
Olivia rarely wears dresses but her power suits definitely speak for themselves!
On the rare occasions that Olivia does dress up in evening gowns, they're always simple yet elegant and chic.
Do you watch Scandal? What's your favorite look? What are your thoughts on Olivia's style? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris