September 24th, 2013
Bombshells! I hope you all are having a fabulous start to your week.
September is just about up which means Hello to cooler weather, pumpkin
spice everything, chunky knits, and the return of our coveted Fall tv
Today’s What to Wear request is from our very own Fashion Bomb staffer, Jihan, who writes, “Have
we done one of these? Scandal is about to premiere and I’m sure it
would be a hit. Work wear, gym wear, red carpet, brunch, press
conference? Could be cute…”
I concur Jihan! I thought this was a wonderful What to Wear suggestion seeing as how Scandal
is such a popular show and Ms. Kerry Washington was recently declared
People Style Watch Magazine’s Most Stylish Woman. So why not pay a
little style homage to her beloved character, Olivia Pope, just in time
for the show’s October 3rd premiere?
Now I’ll be honest, I think I might be the only person who doesn’t
tune in to watch the drama unfold on the ABC hit. But, I have noticed
the stylish digs adorned by Kerry Washington as the head of the White
House’s crisis management team and the president’s love interest (I do
know that much about the show). So I’ve taken a few notes in
preparation for today’s Scandal inspired looks and have used
Jihan’s suggestions for appropriate occasions in which to wear such an
outfit. And with that being said, let’s jump into the first look…
Olivia Pope lives for a neutral color palette, so for a work-ready look, opt for a grey pencil skirt, topped with an embellished sleeve grey top, and Chinese Laundry Kristin Cavallari Copertina suede pumps.
Incorporate a stylish print with a grey check trench coat mixed with a structured leather tote. For the final touch, soften your lids with a pink eyeshadow option and a deep burgundy lip.
An oversized coat in a pastel hue is right on
trend for this season’s outerwear staple, and Olivia is known to rock a
classically stylish coat, so for look #2, soften up a conservative grey
trouser and white button up ensemble with a pale pink overcoat, a grey satchel handbag, and suede Saint Laurent pumps.
Add an additional dose of femininity with a draped necklace and a pair of Kate Spade New York perforated leather gloves. Lastly, match your makeup palette to your ensemble with a soft pink blush, a complimenting mani, and a neutral eyeshadow.
Head out to brunch in a black and white plaid fitted dress (find a similar style here) uplifted by black patent leather peep toe pumps and a classic black tote.
Spice up this printed frock with a pair of long leather gloves, Stella McCartney cat eye sunglasses, and pearl earrings.
Get fit and fab in a pair of grey workout leggings topped with an aqua hued long sleeve knit top and Reebok ZigQuick Fire Lightweight running shoes.
Carry everything you’ll need to power through your workout including your iPhone, a pair of earbuds, water bottle, and flavored lip balm in a trusty gym bag.
Olivia attends her fair share of White House black tie events and this Oscar de la Renta number would be perfect for such an occasion.
Accent this floor length gown with a pair of silver ankle-strap heels, a gold evening box clutch, and silver layered oval dangle earrings.
What do you think? Did you get your Olivia Pope style fix with today’s wardrobe suggestions?