It’s finally time to look like a gladiator.
Kerry Washington, Lyn Paolo (costume designer), and The Limited’s head of design have come together to make a Scandal-inspired collection. When I first found out about it, I was overly excited. My favorite choice of style is political style. Michelle Obama, Jackie O, Princess Diana, and Olivia Pope are my favorite style icons, because these women have truly embodied elegance and power.
What I love about this collection is the color palette. Olivia Pope wore dark hues, but she also worked lighter hues. She made pastel pink and white just as powerful as cobalt blue, candy apple red, or statement black and white. That wool pink coat is going to be best seller. They incorporated a darker color, that lays beautifully over or underneath a lighter color, it’s a darker hue of teal. Lastly, I love that they weren’t afraid to include white.
They hit the power suits on the head. Olivia Pope knew how to show her body without showing her body, and it was very sophisticated and understated sexy. When she walked in the room, without saying a word, she demanded attention. I would like to think that those power suits had something to do with that. The slim-flared pant gives you a longer leg, while the ankle pant gives a little more refinement.
I will never forget the scene when Olivia Pope strutted away in that white coat. Everyone on twitter simply lost it, and for the next few minutes all of us tweeted about that coat. Wrap coats are actually trending for Fall/Winter 2014. I particularly think the coat for the Fall/Winter is the best part of the entire outfit. It can make or break your whole look. I have to have that pastel pink wool coat, it has my name all over it. The coats for this collection were drapy and beautiful with wide collars. They can paired nicely with neat leather gloves.
The accessories match perfectly, solid leather handbags with nice structure to them. Olivia Pope always had a nice handbag, and the ones here are no different.
Time for the inner gladiator to come out. The collection hits store September 23, 2014.