You don’t have to be a super fan of the hit ABC drama Scandal to appreciate Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) incredible sense of style. She did, after all, inspire an entire collection of power pieces available at The Limited. Yet, while we love Pope’s White House-ready pantsuits and polished sheath dresses, it’s her next-level outerwear—a collection of belted trenches and luxe wrap coats—that are every bit as enticing as the series’ cliffhangers. In honour of the show’s season four return (tonight at 10pm), we’re revisiting some of Pope’s greatest outerwear hits and showing you how to get the look!
Show off your personality with an eye-catching print.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Hooded Belted Plaid Wrap Coat ($195)
A tweed coat can add textural intrigue to a simple button-down blouse and trousers.
The coat-cape hybrid is at once polished and relaxed, making it a no-brainer choice for the office and weekend.
A fit-and-flare silhouette lends just the right amount of fun femininity to a tailored jacket.
A collared wool coat that hits mid-thigh can work overtime as a ladylike dress.
A nude, single-breasted coat is a timeless investment that will go with everything in your wardrobe.
Black and white doesn’t have to be boring, so long as the right print is involved.
Take a page from Pope’s stylebook, and elevate your belted coat with leather gloves.
A plaid coat is a surefire way to add panache to your nine-to-five mix.