Kerry Washington’s Tips to Take Your Office Wardrobe to the Next Level

For Kerry Washington, dressing the part—in this case, Scandal’s style savvy Olivia Pope—means navigating a smart-meets-sultry wardrobe of versatile pieces. Think: expertly tailored suit separates, ladylike dresses, and statement outerwear that simultaneously exude elegance and power. After four years of playing television’s most trendsetting political woman, it’s safe to the actress has learned a thing or two about dressing for the workplace. In light of The Limited’s spring Scandal collection, we asked Washington to help us build the perfect nine-to-five closet. Keep reading for her picks. 

The Limited Scandal Collection Trench Cape ($178)
“I love this jacket. It combines two classic Olivia Pope favourites: the trench and the cape.”

The Limited Scandal Collection Draped Front Cardigan ($80, coming soon)
“This sweater is gorgeous. We obsessed over these buttons. It feels luxurious and looks great on EVERYONE.”

The Limited Scandal Collection Liv Flare Leg Trouser Pants ($98)
“The Liv flare pant leg is fashion forward and extremely flattering.”

The Limited Scandal Collection Tweed Print Dress ($128, coming soon)
“This dress is simply stunning—one of my absolute favourites. It is the perfect day-to-night dress for almost any occasion.”

The Limited Scandal Collection Shawl Collar Coat ($198)
“This is the perfect remake of our wrap coat for spring—shorter, slimmer, and a perfect pastel for the season."

The Limited Scandal Collection Epaulet Cardigan ($80)
“The drape front cardigan is an ideal layering piece for spring, adding sophistication to any look.”

The Limited Scandal Collection Lace Overlay Skirt ($90)
“This lace overlay skirt is the perfect piece for when you want to feel sexy, flirty, and smart.”

The Limited Scandal Collection Mixed Media Peplum Jacket ($148, coming soon)
“This season we created looks inspired by all of the female characters on the show. I’m in love with this Quinn jacket.”

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